Sting - BACK TO BASS - New Tour Announced!

September 12, 2011

Live Nation is pleased to announce that this fall, Sting will embark on the Back to Bass Tour throughout North America as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his solo career by taking it back to bass… all the hits, stripped down, as they haven't been played in years. In support of his forthcoming box set collection Sting: 25 Years, slated for release on September 27, the tour features Sting backed by a 5-piece band in an intimate theatre setting.

Beginning in Boston on October 21 at The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center, the tour will extend across the US and Canada. Cities announced today include Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Back to Bass finds Sting performing songs spanning his dynamic and enduring solo career, from his 1985 debut The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to his latest release, Live in Berlin, plus a selection of The Police's greatest hits. Highlights include the Grammy winners "Brand New Day" and "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" plus fan-favorites "Englishman In New York," "Desert Rose" and "Roxanne." Sting will be joined by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist).

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sting's solo career, the definitive box set Sting: 25 Years, will be released on September 27, 2011 and features three CDs and a previously unreleased live DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza. The discs are housed in a hardcover book featuring rare photos, complete lyrics and newly written commentary by Sting.

In addition, Sting: The Best Of 25 Years, comprised of 12 remastered tracks including several remixes and newly unearthed live recordings, will be released on October 18, 2011.

Pre-order Sting: 25 Years (box set):
The Official Sting Store

Pre-order Sting: The Best Of 25 Years ( audio CD):
The Official Sting Store

The Fan Club presale for performances in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and Vancouver will begin at 10AM (local time) tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13. Legacy Fan Club members will be given a one hour advance window at the start of the presale followed by a presale to all members beginning at 11AM (local time). Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, September 19 at 10AM (local time).

The Fan Club presale for performances in Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle will begin at 10AM (local time) Tuesday, September 20. Legacy Fan Club members will be given a one hour advance window at the start of the presale followed by a presale to all members beginning at 11AM (local time). Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, September 26 at 10AM (local time).

VIP Packages are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more.


October 21 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center
October 26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
October 29 Washington, DC Constitution Hall

November 1 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
November 5 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
November 6 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
November 12 Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
November 16 Dallas, TV Verizon Theatre
November 17 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
November 20 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre
November 22 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
November 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

December 2 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
December 5 Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre
December 8 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Itinerary subject to change. Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.
posted by kat673
Am I crazy or are there no New York area dates yet? Please stop here!!!!
posted by joyous01
How about just Acoustic Guitar?
I was wondering what Sting would do to top the Symphonicity tour. I personally love Concert Bands and Symphonic Wind Ensembles, so I thought that the last tour was his best and will be impossible to top...and I've seen most of them, including the Police (way back when). My son and I had a discussion recently, and we both came to the conclusion that the only way Sting will sound any better would be if it was just him, alone...and a guitar. Guess I'll have to wait to find out if this concert will surpass the show last year at the Apollo Theater ( I have my doubts) as I don't see a NYC or Jones Beach tour date...yet! I haven't looked at the playlist for the "25 years" collections yet. I hope there's a rendition of "Fragile" with just Sting and a guitar. 18 years ago, he played at the Little Theater in Madison Square Garden (The Paladium) and when the band took a break he did a breath-taking rendition of "Fragile", alone, with just the guitar. I've waited for that version to show up somewhere, but it never has. Maybe my wish will be granted somewhere in the new collection.
posted by Ukredfish
great !
Can we have french dates ???? Paris, Montpellier or Nimes ? Is back to bass, a sort of tribute for Winehouse ?
posted by sandraheppenstiel
I can't find the presale password anywhere! Can someone help me out?
posted by nickyv
I am hoping to finally see Sting up close for my 40th birthday and anniversary! Hoping we get tickets to the San Francisco show and make it a great trip - especially since we live in Texas!!!
posted by kerribuehler
New Member
I just joined the fan club when I purchased tickets on Ticketmaster :o) does anyone know how I get my membership information? I need the password for the pre-sale in Illinois so I can buy tickets for my sister to go for her birthday :o)Is there someone with the fan club I can contact and give them my Ticketmaster order number so I can get the password?
posted by phil9
love tour to come to the uk
posted by phil9
Hope there will be uk dates, Manchester would be execelent.
posted by wildflower8
The Legacy seats that were offered were quite bad. There was nothing remotely close to the stage and we're supposed to be the most avid of fans. I am, again, greatly disappointed!
posted by hon68261
So F@(%!N pumped
Got VIP tkts. Can't wait. Rosemont theater here we come!! Sweet home Chicago
posted by jennyb
Accurate info, please
You promise 4 pres-sale tickets for each show for (Legacy) fan club members but I actually couldn't purchase more than 3 total...for 2 different shows. The error message I received said I exceeded the quota. Is LiveNation in tune with your ticket quotas??? Kinda disappointing if I wanted to go to more than 2 shows, no?
posted by norokun
Please! Welcome to Japan! Please!!!
posted by beautifulmess
Just a bit further north of Miami, say Atlanta Georgia? Pretty Please.... with sugar on top :)
posted by ktyfromsouthfrance
Waiting from French dates.... don't forget Paris & Montpellier..... Cross Fingers
posted by mongirette
Bring on the night... Paris !!!! 25 years after !
posted by goofygirlz
Amazing News!!!
I can't wait to see the performance in Miami. I NEVER miss him when he is in town. So odd how I just commented on Facebook about my favorite memories of seeing him in concert up and down the east coast when BAM! I get an e-mail that US tour dates have been announced. Thanks for making this Monday become a great one! Can't wait to get tickets tomorrow with my Legacy Status!!!!!!
posted by invisiblechum
Where does he get the energy for this? Not that I am complaining. Looking forward to the UK part of the tour! Thank you Sting :)
posted by soulcage62
uk dates please
mr sting can we have uk dates for this tour
posted by dbergeron
Déjà 25 ans !
À l'aube de ses soixante ans, Sting, tu nous épates encore tant de ta grande forme que de ta vie personnelle et de ton exceptionnel talent musical! J'ai bien hâte de te revoir et te souhaite une excellente année en tournée! D.
posted by jdtam5
So happy!!!! Can't wait!
posted by lilybright
Welcome to Finland !!
posted by hollywoodremax
Vancouver xoxo Sting!
Cant wait to see the Maestro Sting!!!! xoxoxoxoxox
posted by brijohn
There is a God after all
This is just wonderful news!!!!!!
posted by
Cant tour the U.S. without coming to Nashville!
posted by pcrag
How about the UK?
This sounds like a reprise of the Broken Music Tour. You never brought that to the UK, so hope you get here this time!
posted by merneit1984
Spain please!
Looks great!!! Spain please!!!
posted by jeanette
Don't forget the UK
Don't forget ut in the UK - we would LOVE to see the Back to Bass tour. Please?
posted by Mister_G
Honeymooning in the US in November. Would love to make the Houston show a gift for my new wife. Otherwise...make sure you come to the UK!!!!!
posted by
Back to Bass it's an amazing tour name! Come back to Europe, too!! :)
posted by ghost222
I'm so Happy, I Can't Stop Crying!
YES!!!! The summer is coming to an end but here comes Sumner time!!!!!
posted by metskid11
Please come to New York!
posted by TarAncalime
Sting driving me insane
yep, Sting offially drives fans insane.....especially his European ones!
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Sep 11, 2011
This performance of "Fragile," filmed on September 11, 2001, is dedicated to all those affected by the tragic events of that day.
Sep 10, 2011
What's your favorite memory of being at a Sting concert? Use the comments section below to let everyone know what your favourite memory from the Sting concerts you have attended is. How close were you? Was it a club, a theatre, an arena, an amphitheatre...? Did you meet or talk to Sting or any of the band? Did anything special happen - a marriage proposal or were you invited on stage to sing perhaps? Was a new song performed? Which tour was it? Don't spare any details - we want to hear all about it!