The two artists will be bringing music from their 44/876 album, released April 20, as well as performing together on selected hits from each other’s music catalogue, such as Sting’s “Every Breath You Take” and Shaggy’s “Mr. Boombastic.” Each artist will be accompanied by members of his respective band.
The album came about after Sting and Shaggy recorded their “Don’t Make Me Wait” single. Turns out the artists enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to create an entire album based on the Caribbean music and sounds that have influenced each performer’s music.
There’s more of the new album on the way. 44/876: The Remixes will be released May 24 and contains remixes of the 44/876 tracks by artists such as Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, Brazil’s Tropkillaz, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom and Grammy-award-winning producer Dave Audé.
Produced by RZO Entertainment and promoted by Live Nation Global Touring, the North America adventure follows the two musician’s Summer tour of Europe and begins Sept. 15 at Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater. Destinations include the Tabernacle in Atlanta, the Masonic in San Francisco, The Pageant in St. Louis and Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. Last stop is Oct. 15 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Sting has been playing to sold-out audiences longer than some of his fans have walked this earth. His three September 2017 shows at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA., moved 20,892 tickets to gross $1,966,355.
Shaggy is also a powerful box office force. Playing clubs in 2017, the artist sold-out Neumos in Seattle when fans scooped up all 650 tickets, resulting in the total gross reaching $13,000. His December. gig at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas sold 750 tickets and grossed $21,952.
Sting and Shaggy will perform May 25 at New York’s Central Park as part of the summer concert series on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
There will be a presale for Sting’s fan club members beginning May 21.