Exclusive Concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Thursday, April 28
Following sold-out performances throughout North America, Europe and Australia, the celebrated Symphonicity world tour was recently extended to include additional performances across Europe this summer (see below itinerary). In keeping with tradition and in preparation for the summer tour, Sting will perform a special concert, at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Thursday, April 28 at 8PM.
The Symphonicity tour finds Sting performing his greatest hits, re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, accompanied by esteemed local orchestras and a group of accomplished musicians, comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), Rhani Krija (Sting's longtime multi-genre percussionist), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist). These performances will also feature a conductor new to the Symphonicity tour, Sarah Hicks, cited in the New York Times as part of a "new wave of female conductors." In 2009, Sarah was named Principal Conductor, Pops and Presentations of the Minnesota Orchestra, and concurrently holds the positions of both Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony and Staff Conductor at the Curtis Institute of Music.
To accompany the Symphonicity world tour, Deutsche Grammophon/Cherrytree Records released a live CD/DVD package, Live in Berlin, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, in November 2010. The exclusive collection features previously unreleased material and many of his greatest hits, such as "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "King Of Pain," "Fields Of Gold," and more, all re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Deutsche Grammophon/Cherrytree Records also released a companion studio album, Symphonicities, in July 2010 to critical acclaim.
The world tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc. in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions.
SYMPHONICITY SUMMER TOUR 2011 ITINERARY:
06-June Bucharest, RO Piata Constitutiei
07-June Sofia, BG Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
08-June Belgrade, RS Belgrade Arena
10-June Ljubljana, SL Stozice Arena
11-June Graz, AT Schwarlz Freizeitzentrum
13-June Moscow, RU Olimpsiki
18-June Gdansk, PL Ergo Arena Gdansk/Sopot
20-June Aalborg, DK Aalborg Hallen
22-June Mönchengladbach, DE Warsteiner HockeyPark
23-June Leipzig, DE Arena in Leipzig
25-June Salem, DE Schloss Salem
27-June Minsk, BY Minsk Arena
29-June Bratislava, SK Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
30-June Budapest, HU Budapest Arena
09-July Locarno, CH Moon & Stars Festival
11-July Montreux, CH Montreux Jazz Festival
18-July Mannheim, DE SAP Arena
19-July Munich, DE Olympiahalle
21-July Lyon, FR Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival
22-July St. Malo Du Bois, FR Poupet Festival
23-July Nimes, FR Nimes Festival
25-July Monaco, MC Monte Carlo Sporting Club Summer Festival
29-July Venice, IT Piazza San Marco
30-July Rome, IT Cavea dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica