x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Sting to play Abu Dhabi

Sting is returning to the Emirates, where he will perform at the du Arena in March.

Sting’s latest global jaunt is the Back to Bass tour, which according to critics, finds at him at his most playful as he delivers hits from both the Police and solo career.  AFP
Sting’s latest global jaunt is the Back to Bass tour, which according to critics, finds at him at his most playful as he delivers hits from both the Police and solo career. AFP

Sting is coming to the UAE. The rock icon and former frontman of The Police will play at du Arena in Yas Island on March 14.

The 61-year-old musician's latest global jaunt is called the Back to Bass tour, which according to critics, finds at him at his most playful, delivering hits from his solo career, plus classics from The Police.

Sting will be backed by a five-piece group: his long-time collaborator Dominic Miller on guitars, the drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, David Sancious on keyboards, the backing vocalist Jo Lawry and Peter Tickell, who could be the first musician to play the electric fiddle at the du Arena.

With over 100 million albums sold, Sting is one of the pop world’s most successful artists. His latest compilation, The Best of 25 Years, finds Sting releasing a rather lean 12-song compilation, including unreleased live versions of The Police’s Message in a Bottle and Demolition Man, as well as the solo cut Heavy Cloud No Rain.

Tickets will be on sale on Monday from www.thinkflash.ae or via 800FLASH (35274). Prices range from Dh295 for general admission and Dh495 for grandstand seating. Golden Circle tickets can be snapped up for Dh695.

 

 

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