Live Nation have announced that STING will extend his critically-acclaimed Symphonicity world tour to Australia and New Zealand in January and February, 2011.
Following sold-out performances across North America and Europe, Symphonicity finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement.
Sting will also be joined by a group of accomplished musicians, comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), Rhani Krija (Sting's longtime multi-genre percussionist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (Australian vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).
"I am looking forward to performing in Australia and New Zealand, having a whole new palate of musical colors to work with and reinventing the songs that have been the staples of my live shows for over thirty years," says Sting.
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 most celebrated songs have been re-interpreted with brand new orchestrations.
Selections, created especially for this tour, will include fan-favorites such as The Police hits "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", "Next To You" 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".
Janurary - February 2011
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Sandalford Winery, Perth
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Barossa Arts & Convention Centre
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Sydney Symphony | Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Sydney Symphony | Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley
Sydney Symphony | The Riverstage, Brisbane
NZSO | CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
NZSO | The Mission Winery, Napier
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