Sting ‘Symphonicity’ Australian Tour – January/February 2011 [Tour News]

We are delighted to announce that STING will extend his critically-acclaimed Symphonicity world tour to Australia in 2011 and will play some of Australia’s most iconic and atmospheric venues alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony & the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Steven Mercurio.

Following sold-out performances across North America and Europe, Symphonicity finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement.

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, 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. 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.”

Don’t miss one of the most special tours to come down under this Summer – Sting, Symphonicity Tour.

2011 Tour Dates:

22 Jan Sandalford Estate – Swan Valley WA
26 Jan Barossa Arts & Convention Centre SA
28 Jan Sidney Myer Music Bowl VIC
31 Jan Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall NSW
1 Feb Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall NSW
3 Feb Sydney Opera House – Forecourt NSW
4 Feb Sydney Opera House – Forecourt NSW
5 Feb Hope Estate Winery NSW
7 Feb Brisbane Riverstage (Botanic Gardens) QLD