VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC
Public Sale Date15 January 2017, 10:00AM
TicketsALL SEATED HKD 588 / 788 / 1088 / 1288
(+HK Ticketing Fee)
Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album “57th & 9th” and with sold out concerts already confirmed in North America and Europe, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation Lushington are proud to announce the return of English singer-songwriter STING, performing live in Singapore on 28 May 2017 (Sunday) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium at the Sports Hub and in Hong Kong on 3 June 2017 (Saturday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC.
Tickets from S$108 for Sting’s performance in Singapore will go on sale on 15 December at 10am via all Sports Hub Tix channels.
Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning 9 December (Friday) 10am to 10 December (Saturday), 11.59 pm. Details at www.sting.com/tour.
Tickets from HKD588 will be available via HK Ticketing on 13 January at 10am.
Members of HKT, The Club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to public on sale date, from 9 January (Monday), 10am to 10 January (Tuesday), 11:59pm. For membership sign up & enquiries, please visit https://www.facebook.com/TheClubHongKong.
Live Nation Lushington member can pre purchase on 11 January (Wednesday) as well from 10am to 11:59pm.
On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting will be joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guest in Singapore will be singer/songwriter Joe Sumner.
Sting’s twelfth solo studio album, “57th & 9th”, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, was released November 11 on A&M/Interscope Records. The ten-song collection represents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles from the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” to the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head” and the anthemic “50,000.” The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, was recorded in just a few weeks with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), as well as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and backing vocals by the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.
ABOUT STING: Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.
Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources, with the next event scheduled for December 14 at Carnegie Hall. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.
ABOUT JOE SUMNER: Joe Sumner has been honing his solo work for the past five years. While simultaneously fronting rock band Fiction Plane and pushing boundaries in the tech space with his app Vyclone, Joe has been painstakingly stripping back all that he finds inauthentic.
The result is a spacious and colorful sound that would not be out of place in a Wes Anderson movie. Starting with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, he writes heartfelt, playful and genuine songs that are never quite finished. ‘Every time I play a song I leave at least a few parts of it completely open to improvisation.’ he says of his loose and collaborative performing style. ‘After you play a song fifty times I think it should get better, not just stay the same!’
This open-minded attitude comes in part from his extremely varied musical experiences – from touring with acts that he literally calls family (The Police, Sting) to artists like Snoop Dogg or singing in a modern opera and writing hits for other European artist. Joe also teaches highly-acclaimed workshops at music schools focusing on the emotional pressures of songwriting.
Joe Sumner’s debut solo single ‘Jellybean’ will be released in January 2017.