Sting hits the road for a stripped down tour of hits

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his solo career, rock icon Sting has announced plans to hit the road for a “Back to Bass” tour of North America which will see the singer performing some of his greatest hits in a “stripped down” format.

The tour is in support of his forthcoming box set collection ‘Sting: 25 Years’- which arrives on September 27th. The tour will feature Sting backed by a 5-piece band in an intimate theatre setting. It kicks off in Boston on October 21st at The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center and will extend across the U.S. and Canada. 

Cities announced today include Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

‘Back to Bass’ finds Sting performing songs spanning his solo career, from his 1985 debut ‘The Dream Of The Blue Turtles’ to his latest release, ‘Live in Berlin,’ plus a selection of The Police’s greatest hits.

Highlights include the Grammy winners “Brand New Day” and “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” plus fan-favorites “Englishman In New York,” “Desert Rose” and “Roxanne.” Sting will be joined by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry(vocalist).

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sting’s solo career, the definitive box set ‘Sting: 25 Years,’ will be released on September 27th. 
This collection captures for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring solo career and contains three CDs, all re-mastered exclusively for this set and personally curated by Sting, as well as a previously unreleased live DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased, filmed at New York City’s Irving Plaza.

The discs are housed in a hardcover book featuring rare photos, complete lyrics, and newly written commentary by Sting. In addition, ‘Sting: The Best of 25 Years’ (single disc) will be released on October 18, 2011.

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