Sting Announces Back To Bass US Tour, Including Wiltern Theatre Stop In LA

From Sting.com:

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.

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.

BACK TO BASS TOUR 2011 ITINERARY:

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.

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