Sting: Back To Bass Tour Extends Through 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 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 or 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 For complete tour and ticket information, please visit:

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

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






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          


Thu. Apr. 25

June 08      

Chicago, IL          


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
For high resolution photographs and press materials, please visit:

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 60th 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:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. 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


Sting Media Inquiries:, Tracy Bufferd/Nicole VanGiesen, Forge Ahead Media, Inc., +1-212-777-5110, [email protected], or Live Nation Inquires: Liz Morentin, +1-310-975-6860, [email protected]