Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sting - Bell Centre on Saturday, July 24th.

For immediate release

March 2, 2010

An evening with


With The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bell Centre


Tickets available at the Bell Centre Box Office

Charge by phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269

Order online at: www.geg.ca

Ticket prices: $56.00 / $86.00 / $150.50 (+ service charges)

* Limit of 8 tickets per person

Gillett Entertainment Group is pleased to announce that STING will be performing his most celebrated songs accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (conducted by Steven Mercurio) at the Bell Centre on Saturday, July 24th.

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 greatest hits will be reinterpreted with brand new orchestrations created especially for this tour. Selections will include fan-favorites such as “Roxanne,” “Next To You,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” 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.”

Presented in a variety of settings, the world tour begins June 2nd in Vancouver and then travels to numerous cities across North America.

Never afraid to blaze the path of new musical territory, Sting’s foray into the classical realm began with the crossover 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 uniting musical genres with his most recent release If On A Winter's Night which debuted at #1 on Billboard's classical chart and remains there.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra has previously performed with internationally-renowned artists ranging from opera luminaries Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa and the late Luciano Pavarotti to popular cultural icons including Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Michel Legrand, Diana Krall, Tina Turner and Randy Newman. The 45-piece orchestra will be featured on all North American concert dates of the tour.

Sting will also be joined by a quartet comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting’s longtime guitarist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).