OMG, Sting Plays Frisco June 2nd! At the “America’s Cup Pavilion?” Yes – That’s the New Name for Piers 27-29

I’ll tell you, I don’t know why former Mayor Gavin Newsom trying to cut a sweetheart deal with Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison in exchange for being made Honorable, Grand Exalted Ambassador at Large for the America’s Cup 2013 isn’t considered a form of bribery, but there you go.

Anyway, the upshot is that Sting will have a place to perform his greatest hits in the 415 on June 2nd, 2013. Ticks go on sale February 22nd. Deets below.

Uh, how many motor yachts are going to putt-putt across the Atlantic and through the Panama canal to see a staged race of overly-large catamarans and how much money will the Eurotrash spend in town while they’re here? Not as many/much as “projected,” that’s for sure. Presenting your wasteful (and yet somehow “sustainable”) America’s Cup 34:

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All the deets, after the jump.

Sting: Back To Bass Tour Extends Through 2013

NEW NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED

Performing His Most Celebrated Hits, Stripped Down With A 5-Piece Band

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013 — Following the critical and popular success of Sting’s 2011-2012 world tour throughout North America, Europe, the UK, South Africa, and Asia, Live Nation is pleased to announce that the Back to Bass tour will continue this year, with Sting performing many of his greatest hits, stripped down, with a 5-piece band.

Beginning on May 30 in Kelowna, British Columbia, the tour will extend across North America in June with performances in cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Atlantic City, Kingston, and Boston, followed by a return to Europe through July with concerts in Poland, Ireland, France, Denmark, and Norway. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks (latest itinerary included below).

Tickets for select European dates go on sale beginning January 24 and 25, with tickets available for several concerts in North America beginning January 28. As on sale dates vary, please visit www.sting.com or www.ticketmaster.com for complete tour and ticket information.

The Back to Bass tour has garnered spectacular reviews around the world:

“Sting brushes time aside in sublime performance.”

- The Boston Globe (October 24, 2011)

“A better ‘Sting’ than ever.”

- Nice Matin (November 13, 2012)

“The concert of the year.”

- Korzar (November 18, 2012)

“His concert was a musical masterpiece.”

- Onet Muzyka (November 22, 2012)

Sting will be joined by his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), David Sancious (keyboards) Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals).

Members of the Sting fan club have the opportunity to purchase tickets for many of the concerts in advance of the general public at www.sting.com. For complete tour and ticket information, please visit: www.sting.com.

VIP Nation is offering a variety of exclusive packages along the Back to Bass tour that include premium seats, access to soundcheck, a meet & greet with Sting, specially designed merchandise, and more. For details, please visit http://www.sting.com/tour/index/.

The tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc.

STING: BACK TO BASS
TOUR ITINERARY AS OF 2013-01-22

Date: City: Venue: On sale Date:
—– —– —— ————-

May 30 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place Mon. Jan. 28
May 31 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Mon. Jan. 28

June 02 San Francisco, CA America’s Cup Pavilion Fri. Feb. 22
June 03 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl Sat. Jan. 26
June 05 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre Mon. Jan. 28
June 07 Chicago, IL Ravinia Thu. Apr. 25
June 08 Chicago, IL Ravinia Thu. Apr. 25
June 12 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Fri. Jan. 25
June 14 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center Sat. Feb. 16
June 15 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center Sat. Feb. 16
June 17 Kitchener, ON Memorial Auditorium Mon. Jan. 28
June 18 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre Mon. Jan. 28
June 20 Bangor, ME Waterfront Pavilion Fri. Feb. 1
June 21 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion Mon. Jan. 28
June 22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Fri. Feb. 1
June 24 Summerside, PEI Credit Union Place Mon. Jan. 28
June 26 St. John’s, NFLD Mile One Centre Mon. Jan. 28
June 29 Oswiecim, PL Life Festival Oswiecim, Stadion Mosir Thu. Jan. 24

July 01 Cork, IE Live at the Marquee Thu. Jan. 31
July 06 Arras, FR Main Square Festival Fri. Jan. 25 (single day tickets)
July 10 Mainz, DE Mainz Volkspark Fri. Jan. 25
July 12 Stavern, NO Stavern Festivalen Thu. Jan. 24

Itinerary subject to change. Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.
For complete tour and ticket information, please visit www.sting.com.
For high resolution photographs and press materials, please visit: http://www.sting.com/PR.

About Sting:

Composer, singer, author, actor, activist – Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since 1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his solo career, 25 Years, the definitive box set collection and the double disc, The Best Of 25 Years were released. Sting 25, the free iPad APP, which was awarded the prestigious Cannes Lion for Best Design/Aesthetic at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is also now available on iTunes and features exclusive all-star performances from his 60(th) birthday benefit concert, plus rare interviews, photos, music videos, and more. Sting has sold nearly 100 million albums from his combined work with the Police and as a solo artist and has earned an additional 10 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Oscar nominations.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

SOURCE Live Nation

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Live Nation

CONTACT: Sting Media Inquiries:, Tracy Bufferd/Nicole VanGiesen, Forge Ahead Media, Inc., +1-212-777-5110, Nicole@ksmgmt.com, or Live Nation Inquires: Liz Morentin, +1-310-975-6860, lizmorentin@livenation.com

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