Sting will perform in Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia on September 29 and in Kaunas Arena, Lithuania on October 10 within his “57th & 9th World Tour”. The show will feature songs from his latest album as well as Sting’s biggest hits and beloved songs from “The Police” repertoire. Sting’s son, musician Joe Sumner will be the special guest for the shows.
Following sold out concerts across North America, Europe, South America and Mexico, Sting’s 57th & 9th World Tour, is taking the world by storm with rave reviews from fans and critics alike. It has been named as “the show of a lifetime”.
The guitar-driven rock tour, which launched in North America, visited Europe, Central and South America and is currently in Asia before returning to Europe for select summer festival appearances has now confirmed an extended fall tour with new shows announced today in Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary and Macedonia.
On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting is joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) with special guest Joe Sumner, as well as accordion player, Percy Cardona, who regularly performs with The Last Bandoleros.
“At the heart of what Sting does is a supreme songwriting talent, flowing melodies, audacious grooves and meaningful lyrics delivered by a master musician who seems to get a genuine sense of accomplishment from performing at the highest possible level. This show deserved a badge of honour.” – The Telegraph, UK
“Sting isn’t just a performer who comes to put on a show. He is an artist who arrives to create art on the stage.” – Alto Voltaje (Puerto Rico)
“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
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
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 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.
Joe Sumner has been honing his solo work for the past five years. While simultaneously fronting rock band Fiction Plane and pushing boundaries in the tech space with his app Vyclone, Joe has been stripping back all that he finds inauthentic.
The result is a spacious and colorful sound that would not be out of place in a Wes Anderson movie. Starting with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, he writes heartfelt, playful and genuine songs that are never quite finished. ‘Every time I play a song I leave at least a few parts of it completely open to improvisation.’ he says of his loose and collaborative performing style. ‘After you play a song fifty times I think it should get better, not just stay the same!’
This open-minded attitude comes in part from his extremely varied musical experiences – from touring with acts that he literally calls family (The Police, Sting) to artists like Snoop Dogg or singing in a modern opera and writing hits for other European artist. Joe also teaches highly-acclaimed workshops at music schools focusing on the emotional pressures of songwriting.
Joe Sumner’s debut solo single ‘Jellybean’ was released earlier this year in limited capacity and will be available worldwide for stream and download in the summer of 2017.
Tickets for the shows in Tallinn and Kaunas go on sale on Friday, June 2 at 10:00 in Ticket Service box offices:
Ticket price: from 49 EUR