04.07.11 Sting Announces Exclusive Sting.com Fan Club Concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Thursday, April 28...


Sting Performs his Greatest Hits, Re-imagined for Symphonic Arrangement Accompanied by Orchestra and Band, Conducted by Sarah Hicks.

Following sold-out performances throughout North America, Europe and Australia, the celebrated Symphonicity world tour was recently extended to include additional performances across Europe this summer (see below itinerary). In keeping with tradition and in preparation for the summer tour, Sting will perform a special concert, exclusively for Sting.com fan club members, at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Thursday, April 28 at 8PM.

Tickets for the Apollo concert will go on sale Friday, April 8 at 12noon/EDT via http://tickets.sting.com/. Legacy fan club members will enjoy a one-hour advance window to purchase tickets from 12noon ET, followed by a general on-sale to all members beginning at 1pm/EDT. All tickets are $75.00 each. As quantities are limited, each member will have the opportunity to purchase up to 4 tickets on a first come, first served basis.

VIP Packages are also available for purchase at $150 each, which include one seat located within the first 10 rows of the theater plus admission to a pre-show cocktail reception, with beer/wine and light fare served, in the Soundstage room at the Apollo Theater.

In order to purchase tickets or VIP packages, Sting.com fan club members must retrieve their unique access code at http://tickets.sting.com/. This code must then be entered at point of purchase on the Ticketmaster website.

To become a fan club member, please visit https://signup.sting.com/. In addition to the opportunity to purchase tickets to this exclusive, members-only event, fan club members also enjoy access to advance ticket purchases, exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage and photos, members-only contests, and interaction with thousands of fans from around the world within the Sting.com community.

The Symphonicity tour finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, accompanied by esteemed local orchestras and a group of accomplished musicians, comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), Rhani Krija (Sting's longtime multi-genre percussionist), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist). These performances will also feature a conductor new to the Symphonicity tour, Sarah Hicks, cited in the New York Times as part of a "new wave of female conductors." In 2009, Sarah was named Principal Conductor, Pops and Presentations of the Minnesota Orchestra, and concurrently holds the positions of both Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony and Staff Conductor at the Curtis Institute of Music.

To accompany the Symphonicity world tour, Deutsche Grammophon/Cherrytree Records released a live CD/DVD package, "Live in Berlin", featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, in November 2010. The exclusive collection features previously unreleased material and many of his greatest hits, such as "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "King Of Pain," "Fields Of Gold," and more, all re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Deutsche Grammophon/Cherrytree Records also released a companion studio album, "Symphonicities", in July 2010 to critical acclaim.

The world tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc. in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions.

SYMPHONICITY SUMMER TOUR 2011 ITINERARY:

06 Jun - Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest, Romania
07 Jun - Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria
08 Jun - Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
10 Jun - Stozice Arena, Llubljana, Slovenia
11 Jun - Schwarlz Freizeitzentrum, Graz, Austria
13 Jun - Olimpsiki, Moscow, Russia
18 Jun - Ergo Arena Gdansk/Sopot, Gdansk, Poland
20 Jun - Aalborg Hallen, Aalborg, Denmark
22 Jun - Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach, Germany
23 Jun - Arena in Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
25 Jun - Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany
27 Jun - Minsk Arena, Minsk, Belarus
29 Jun - Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava, Slovakia
30 Jun - Budapest Arena, Budapest, Hungary
09 Jul - Moon & Stars Festival, Locarno, Switzerland
11 Jul - Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
18 Jul - SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
19 Jul - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
21 Jul - Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival, Lyon, France
22 Jul - Poupet Festival, St. Malo Du Bois, France
23 Jul - Nimes Festival, Nimes, France
25 Jul - Monte Carlo Sporting Club Festival, Monte Carlo, Monaco
29 Jul - Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
30 Jul - Cavea dell'Auditorium Parco della, Rome, Italy

Itinerary subject to change. Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.
Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting will perform in Lyon this summer as a part of his critically-acclaimed Symphonicity world tour. Following sold-out performances across North America, Europe and Australia, Symphonicity finds Sting performing his greatest hits re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, accompanied by a symphony orchestra and band, conducted by Sarah Hicks. On July 21, 2011, the Symphonicity tour will appear at the Les Nuits de Fourviere Festival in Lyon, France.
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