Sting Reveals Europe Plans

Sting’s “Back To Bass” tour lays out plans for the U.K. and Europe in a winter excursion beginning the first week of February.

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NBC "Today" show, New York City

Celebrating Sting’s 25 years as a post-Police solo artist, the “Back To Bass” tour features the artist performing stripped-down versions of his hits while accompanied by a band featuring guitarists Dominic Miller and Rufus Miller, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, electric fiddler Peter Tickell, and vocalist Jo Lawry.

Of course, there’s a new album coinciding with the tour. In this case it’s the box set Sting: 25 Years which chronicles his solo career.

The U.K./Europe journey launches in the United Kingdom at Gateshead’s The Sage Feb. 5. Other destinations include Amsterdam, Netherlands, at Heineken Music Hall Feb. 7; Stockholm, Sweden, at Waterfront Congress Centre Feb. 12; Warsaw at Sala Kongresowa Feb. 15; the Prague Congress Center in the Czech Republic Feb. 18; Vienna, Austria, at Gasometer Feb. 19; Grenoble, France, at Summum Feb. 21; Frankfurt, Germany, at Jahrhunderthalle Feb. 29; Brussels, Belgium, at Cirque Royal March 4-5 and Paris at Zenith Paris March 13.

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Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, Conn.

Sting returns to the U.K. beginning in mid-March, playing the Apollo 2 Manchester March 16; Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium March 17 and London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo March 19.

Fan club presales for select markets begin today and general onsales launch Friday. Head on over to for more info.