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Sting Releases “57th and 9th”, Announces World Tour

Sting: 57th and 9th

Sting has returned with his first rock-oriented album in thirteen years. 57th and 9th came together in an impulsively over a few weeks earlier this year and ranges in topic from Syrian refugees (“Inshallah”) to climate change (“One Fine Day”) to the loss of musical heroes (“50,000”).

“There’s a child in all of us that looks at cultural icons and goes, ‘How could they die?’ Because we’ve invested this sort of godlike immortality to them,” he told USA Today. “‘50,000’ is from the point of view of someone who’s been there watching his friends die and facing his mortality. Mortality is something that once accepted, it’s not morbid. If anything, it makes your life richer — at least, that’s the philosophy I’m developing as I speak to you.”

The bass legend has also a boatload of tour dates in support of the album for 2017. The tour will kick off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia before snaking across North America and jumping the Atlantic for a month in Europe.

57th and 9th is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

57th and 9th Track List:

  1. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
  2. 50,000
  3. Down, Down, Down
  4. One Fine Day
  5. Pretty Young Soldier
  6. Petrol Head
  7. Heading South On The Great North Road
  8. If You Can’t Love Me
  9. Inshallah
  10. The Empty Chair

Sting 2017 Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
Feb 1Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
Feb 2Portland, ORTheater of the Clouds at Moda Center
Feb 5San Francisco, CAThe Masonic
Feb 8Los Angeles, CAPalladium
Feb 11Rancho Mirage, CAAgua Caliente Casino
Feb 14Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
Feb 16Kansas City, KSUptown Theater
Feb 17St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
Feb 19Austin, TXACL Live at The Moody Theater
Feb 20Dallas, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Feb 22New Orleans, LAUNO Lakefront Arena
Feb 23Houston, TXSmart Financial Centre
Feb 25Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Feb 27Atlanta, GATabernacle
Feb 28Nashville, TNMunicipal Auditorium
Mar 2Minneapolis, MNThe Myth
Mar 3Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
Mar 5Toronto, ONRebel
Mar 6Montreal, QCMetropolis
Mar 8Boston, MAHouse of Blues
Mar 9Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
Mar 11Philadelphia, PAFillmore
Mar 12Washington, DCThe Theater at MGM National Harbor
Mar 14New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom
Mar 21Barcelona, ESSant Jordi Club
Mar 23Milan, ITFabrique
Mar 25Hamburg, DESporthalle
Mar 27Warsaw, PLTorwar
Mar 29Stuttgart, DEPorsche Arena
Mar 30Zurich, CHSamsung Halle
Apr 1LuxembourgRockhal
Apr 2Brussels, BEForest National
Apr 4Dusseldorf, DEMitsubishi Electric Halle
Apr 5Amsterdam, NLHeineken Music Hall
Apr 7Manchester, UKApollo
Apr 9London, UKEventim Apollo Hammersmith
Apr 12Paris, FROlympia
Apr 13Paris, FROlympia