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Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Cape Town, Joburg, Music | 4 comments

Sting to Sing in South Africa

1317390261_sting-25-years-2011Big Concerts announced that ex-Police frontman and 25 year solo artist Sting will visit South Africa in March 2012 for 4 concert dates in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Sting will bring his Back to Bass Tour to the Coca-Cola Dome on 24 & 25 March and to the Grand Arena on 27 & 28 March. Ticket prices start at R395 and go on sale this Friday (25 November) via Computicket.

Back to Bass will see Sting performing songs spanning his 25-year solo career, from his 1985 debut The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to his latest release, Live in Berlin, plus a selection of The Police’s greatest hits.

Highlights include the Grammy winners “Brand New Day” and “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” plus fan-favourites “Englishman In New York”, “Desert Rose” and “Roxanne”.

Stings’ tour band will include his long time guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist).

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sting’s solo career, the definitive box set Sting: 25 Years, was released on last month and features three CDs and a previously unreleased live DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza. The discs are housed in a hardcover book featuring rare photos, complete lyrics and newly written commentary by Sting.

(If the R1,000-odd price tag for the Definitive Box Set is a little steep, can also set you up with a double-CD collection: Best of 25 Years for under R120 at the moment.)



  1. And the talk behind the scenes was the MADONNA announcement……

    • The Madonna rumours happen regularly I guess. She hasn’t been on tour since Sticky & Sweet Tour which closed end-2009, so she may be thinking about hitting the road again to promote her next album?

      This latest rumour seems to be linked to her announcing that her next studio album will be ready in March/April 2012 and to a dodgy report on a fan web site. Her agent has already denied the legitimacy of the supposed Live Nation letter, but who knows – where there’s smoke….

      Check official response from Maddy’s “people” on Billboard:

  2. hello there ,i am happy that a good musician like STING is to peform in south africa and i looking foward to seeing him live.wonderful!

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