Sting Expands Symphonicity tour

Sting, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, will extend his world tour to Europe and the UK this autumn.

The Symphonicity tour, commencing in Vancouver on June 2, followed by sold-out performances across North America throughout the summer, will find Sting performing his most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio (Pavarotti, Bocelli).

Presented in a variety of settings, the European tour will begin September 3 at Oslo's Konserthus followed by a September 5 performance at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. On October 5, Sting, accompanied by Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, will perform a special concert in his hometown at The Sage Gateshead. Also announced today are performances at other prestigious venues such as London's Royal Albert Hall on October 1, Teatro Verdi in Florence on October 25, Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan on November 2, and Santa Cecilia in Rome on November 10.

Additionally, September will find the tour making stops in Stockholm, Helsinki, Berlin, Koln and Paris, followed by concerts in Dublin, Nantes, Antwerp, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart throughout October, with additional performances in Turin and Vienna in November.

Drawing from a diverse and illustrious career that has produced numerous multi-platinum albums, a staggering list of number one songs, countless accolades and worldwide record sales of nearly 100 million, Sting's greatest hits will be reinterpreted with brand new orchestrations arranged by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin, and Nicola Tescari. Selections, created especially for this tour, will include fan-favorites such as "Roxanne," "Next To You," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Every Breath You Take," to notable songs from Sting's enduring solo career "Englishman in New York," "Fragile," "Russians," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fields of Gold," and "Desert Rose."

To accompany Sting's highly-anticipated world tour, Deutsche Grammophon will release a companion CD, Symphonicities, this summer. The new studio album serves as the ultimate commemoration of the live concert experience, with the first single, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" to be released digitally on Monday, May 24th. Additional highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as "Roxanne" and "Next To You," as well as songs from Sting's enduring solo career including "Englishman in New York," "I Burn for You," "Why Should I Cry for You" and "She's Too Good For Me," among many others. Symphonicities is produced by Rob Mathes and Sting, and mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Franz Ferdinand).

Sept. 03 Oslo, NO Konserthus
Sept. 05 Copenhagen, DE Royal Theatre
Oct. 01 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
Oct. 05 Gateshead, UK *The Sage Gateshead
Oct. 25 Florence, IT Teatro Verdi
Nov. 02 Milan, IT Teatro Arcimboldi
Nov. 10 Rome, IT Santa Cecilia

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