Sting - „My Songs“-Tour - 15.10.2021
Continuation of the acclaimed world tour. Four concerts in Oberhausen, Hamburg, Leipzig and Zurich.
Sting will continue its acclaimed "My Songs" tour in autumn 2020 with four more concerts in Germany and Switzerland. From 14 to 18 October 2020, the singer/songwriter will perform in Oberhausen, Hamburg, Leipzig and Zurich.
Sting: My Songs is a rollicking, dynamic show focusing on Sting's most popular songs and encompassing the successful career of the 17-time Grammy Award winner both on The Police and as a solo artist. Fans can look forward to a musical journey through time with classics like "Englishman In New York", "Fields Of Gold", "Shape Of My Heart", "Every Breath You Take", "Roxanne", "Message In A Bottle" and many more of his successes. Sting will be accompanied by an electric rock ensemble, with Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar), Kevon Webster (keyboard), Shane Sager (harmonica) as well as Melissa Musique and Gene Noble (backing vocals).
The composer, singer/songwriter, actor, writer and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England. In 1977 he moved to London to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, won six Grammys and two Brit Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
As one of the world's most prominent solo artists, Sting has won another 11 Grammys, two Brit Awards, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award, four Oscar nominations, (including a nomination for "The Empty Chair" by JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY in 2017), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine's Century Award and was named MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. He is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the American Music Award of Merit and the Polar Music Prize. Honorary Doctorates in Music were awarded to Sting by the University of Northumbria (1992), Berklee College of Music (1994), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006), and Brown University at their 250th anniversary celebrations (2018).
During his illustrious career, Sting has sold nearly 100 million albums with The Police and as a solo artist.
Following his critically acclaimed album 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop collection in more than a decade, Sting and reggae star Shaggy released a collaborative, island-driven album entitled 44/876, fed by the many surprising connections of their music. The title of 44/876 refers to the country codes of their home country and expresses above all the duo's love for Jamaica: Shaggy's native land, where Sting wrote classics like "Every Breath You Take" by The Police. The release went straight to number 1 in the German charts and reached the top 10 in the UK. For no less than 20 weeks the album stayed in the American Billboard Charts and won the GRAMMY for best Reggae album.
Recently the current album Sting: My Songs was released, which presents contemporary interpretations of his most famous hits. Following this, Sting started his world tour of the same name, a rollicking, dynamic show featuring the most popular songs of his career with The Police and as a solo artist. A special edition of My Songs in November 2019 will also include a bonus CD of new live recordings from the My Songs world tour.
On May 22, 2020, Sting will open his "My Songs" guest performance series at "The Colosseum" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a selection of his songs, accompanied by visual references to his most impressive videos and inspirations.
Sting has appeared in more than 15 films, directed the critically acclaimed film Kids - In the Streets of New York and starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway in 1989.
His current theatre project is the TONY nominated musical The Last Ship, which is inspired by memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England, where he was born and grew up. The play Show with music and texts by Sting was performed on Broadway in 2014/2015 and continued with a theatre tour in England in 2018.
In the spring of 2019, Sting himself played the role of Jackie White, foreman of the shipyard, in the production of The Last Ship at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. He will also play this part at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles (14.01.2020 - 16.02.2020), in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theater (20.02.2020 - 22.03.2020), in Washington, D.C. at the National Theater (27.03.-05.04.2020), in St. Paul, MN at the Ordway Center (08.-19.04.2020) and in Detroit, MI at the Detroit Opera House (22.-26.04.2020). More information about the international Last Ship Tour at www.thelastshipmusical.co.uk.
Sting's support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid reflects his universal commitment. Together with his wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the rainforests and the people who live there. Together they have organized 18 benefit concerts to raise funds for the endangered resources of our planet and to raise awareness of the problems. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has grown into a network of interlinked organizations operating in over 20 countries on three continents. www.sting.com. The next concert in this series will take place in December at New York's Beacon Theater.