Sting 'Symphonicity' Tour @ Hope Estate

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Sting 'Symphonicity' Tour

Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting will extend his critically-acclaimed world tour, Symphonicity, to Australia and New Zealand in January and February, 2011.

Following sold-out performances throughout North America and Europe, Symphonicity finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio (Pavarotti, Bocelli). For this portion of the tour, Symphonicity will feature the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Perth, Barossa Valley and Melbourne and the Sydney Symphony in Sydney, Brisbane and Hunter Valley.

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 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 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'.

To accompany Sting's celebrated world tour, Deutsche Grammophon/CherryTree Records, recently announced a live CD/DVD package, 'Live in Berlin', featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, available internationally on November 26, 2010. This exclusive collection features previously unreleased material and many of his greatest hits, such as 'Roxanne', 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', 'King Of Pain', 'Fields Of Gold', and more, all re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Featuring special guest Branford Marsalis on select tracks, this live concert experience is quintessential Symphonicity!

Deutsche Grammophon/CherryTree Records also released a companion studio album, 'Symphonicities', to critical acclaim. Highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', 'Roxanne' and 'Next To You', as well as songs from Sting's 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.

Sting's first venture into the classical realm began with the success of his #1 album 'Songs from the Labyrinth', a lute-based interpretation of the music of 16th century composer John Dowland, released in 2006 on Deutsche Grammophon. After completing the enormously successful Police reunion world tour, Sting returned to pursue his passion for combining musical genres with his most recent release 'If On A Winter's Night...' which debuted at #1 on Billboard's classical chart.

Prior to starting his solo career, Sting was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received 16 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. He is also a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

"We are thrilled to be a part of bringing this exciting and unique tour with Sting to the world," said Arthur Fogel (CEO/ Chairman Live Nation global Touring). "The arrangements, combined with Sting's brilliant songwriting and musicianship, will no doubt result in a magical evening of music."


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Sydney Opera House - Forecourt 04 February, Sydney Opera House - Forecourt 03 February, The Riverstage (Sydney Symphony) 07 February, Hope Estate (Sydney Symphony) 05 February, Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall (Sydney Symphony) 01 February, Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall (Sydney Symphony ) 31 January, Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) 28 January, Barossa Arts & Convention Centre (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) 26 January, Sandalford Winery (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) 22 January


White Bay 31 December


Perth Concert Hall (Edin Karamazov) 05 December, Brisbane City Hall (Edin Karamazov) 01 December, Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall (Edin Karamazov) 30 November