STING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE LAST BANDOLEROS & JOE SUMNER Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
57TH & 9TH TOUR
Following sold out concerts across North America and the recent launch of the European leg, Sting’s 57th& 9th World Tour, with special guests, The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking the world by storm with rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
The guitar-driven rock tour, which launched in North America last month and is currently in Europe followed by concerts in Central & South America and Asia before returning to Europe for select summer festival appearances has just confirmed 3 additional North American dates this September, including Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on September 1, located at the site of the historic 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY.
These additional concerts have been added after the first leg of the North American tour garnered rave reviews:
The set pulsated though the overwhelming database of new songs, solo material, and classic Police hits. Sting is a universal story teller, built from the stuff of what they say legends are made of”- Vancouver Weekly
“‘Petrol Head’ [is] a pedal-to-the-metal, grungy rocker that recalls mid-career Police and that his phenomenally tight band sunk its teeth into with gusto. [Sting] was in fine vocal form all night.” – Billboard Magazine
“‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’ is his catchiest song in decades, while ‘Petrol Head’ rocks at a full throttle not heard since 1978’s ‘Outlandos d’Amour.’ – The Atlanta Journal- Constitution
“Sting showcases versatility, depth and enduring rock power at ACL Live. He proved he still has the chops to deliver a thrilling set of strobe enhanced, gut punch rock ‘n’ roll.”- Austin 360
“His voice retained all of the urgency, yearning and range of his “Reggatta de Blanc” era” – New Orleans Advocate
On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting is joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) with backing vocals from Diego Navaira & Jerry Fuentes of The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner.
Sting’s twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, was released November 11 on A&M/Interscope Records. The ten-song collection represents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles from the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” to the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head” and the anthemic “50,000.” The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, was recorded in just a few weeks with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), as well as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and backing vocals by the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.
57th & 9th is promoted by Live Nation Global Touring, produced by Cherrytree Management and RZO Entertainment. For complete tour and ticketing information visit: www.sting.com
ABOUT STING: Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and 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 studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (most recently for “The Empty Chair” from JIM: The James Foley Story), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.
Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 18 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.