Sunday February 19

Sting 57th & 9th Tour with special guests Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros

Following the recent release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Sting will take to the road in 2017 on a very special tour featuring concert dates in clubs, theatres and arenas throughout North America and Europe.

On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting will be joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, The Last Bandoleros.

In North America, every ticket purchased online includes a digital download of Sting’s new album 57th & 9th.

Sting’s twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, was released November 11 on A&M/Interscope Records. The ten-song collection represents a wide range of Sting’s musical and songwriting styles from the raucous, guitar-driven first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” to the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of “Petrol Head” and the anthemic “50,000.”  The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, was recorded in just a few weeks with Sting’s long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), as well as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and backing vocals by the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.

ABOUT STING:

Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and 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 studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. 

As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists,  Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.  Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the most prestigious cultural prizes in the United States. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach.  Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there.  Together they have held 17 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources, with the next event scheduled for December 14 at Carnegie Hall. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.

ABOUT JOE SUMNER:
Joe Sumner has been honing his solo work for the past five years.  While simultaneously fronting rock band Fiction Plane and pushing boundaries in the tech space with his app Vyclone, Joe has been painstakingly stripping back all that he finds inauthentic. 

The result is a spacious and colorful sound that would not be out of place in a Wes Anderson movie.  Starting with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, he writes heartfelt, playful and genuine songs that are never quite finished.  'Every time I play a song I leave at least a few parts of it completely open to improvisation.' he says of his loose and collaborative performing style.  'After you play a song fifty times I think it should get better, not just stay the same!'

This open-minded attitude comes in part from his extremely varied musical experiences - from touring with acts that he literally calls family (The Police, Sting) to artists  like Snoop Dogg or singing in a modern opera and writing hits for other European artist.  Joe also teaches highly-acclaimed workshops at music schools focusing on the emotional pressures of songwriting.

Joe Sumner's debut solo single 'Jellybean' will be released in January 2017.

ABOUT THE LAST BANDOLEROS:
The Last Bandoleros are a four-piece outfit blending Tex-Mex, country and rock n’ roll. Their story begins in San Antonio, Texas with guitarist/producer Jerry Fuentes who, during a musical pilgrimage to Manhattan, chanced to meet New York native, singer-songwriter/producer Derek James. 

Fuentes and James began collaborating in Brooklyn.  But, Fuentes kept being drawn back to his native Texas to record in the same San Antonio studio where a couple of talented brothers were also emerging.  Diego and Emilio Navaira, sons of Tejano music legend, Emilio Navaira, Sr., had been making a name for themselves around town for their energetic live performances and sterling vocal chops.  Fuentes decided to combine both of his universes by introducing Derek to Diego and Emilio and inviting them to joint-sessions in Brooklyn and San Antonio where riffs and lyrics began flying fast.

Newly christened The Last Bandoleros, the quartet began playing live, opening for The Mavericks, Jon Pardi, Josh Abbott Band, Los Lonely Boys and Marc Broussard. Recognizing their high level of musicianship, Sting called upon them to sing backing vocals on his "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" single which soared the heights of radio charts around the world. 

Praise also began pouring in from the music press. Rolling Stone wrote: "[The Last Bandoleros'] music caroms wildly from rock and country to conjunto and pop, adding up to a sound that's hard to get out of your head." People Magazine dubbed the band "ones to watch” and Entertainment Weekly included them in their “Breaking Big” list. HITS Magazine described The Last Bandoleros as “Tex-Mex meets harmony-rich Beatlesque pop, with a healthy dollop of boy-pop charisma.”

The Last Bandoleros combine their unique cultural experiences with rare musical camaraderie and, as audiences will continue to discover, their exuberance and joy are contagious.

HOT SOUND PACKAGE
Package to include:
• One (1) general admission standing ticket with early entry
• Priority check-in and entrance
• Access to watch Sting's sound check/rehearsal before the concert
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate to remember your evening
• Onsite check-in staff

You will be contacted via email by SLO Customer Service with details about your package elements. Package elements are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances. NO NAME CHANGES will be permitted. This package is WILL-CALL ONLY*. The original Hot Sound Package purchaser and all members of the party must be in attendance at the time of check-in and enter the venue together. A valid ID of the original Hot Sound Package purchaser is required. Please note that sound check will take place prior to the show, please plan on early arrival to the venue. At packager's discretion, exclusive merchandise will either be shipped directly to the address provided at purchase (alternate shipping addresses are not permitted) or available for pick-up on the night of the show. If merchandise is available for pick up on the night of show, a valid ID of the original purchaser is required.  If shipped, delivery of merchandise may arrive a minimum of 30 days after the show.  Merchandise is not needed for entry to the show. Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorize access into the venue or backstage areas.  Packager is unable to ship merchandise outside of the US and Canada. For questions related to your package elements please email slocustomerservice@slotix.com. 

HOT SEAT PACKAGE
Package to include:
• One (1) premium Price Level 1 reserved ticket
• Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
• Collectible laminate to remember your evening
• Onsite check-in staff

You will be contacted via email by SLO Customer Service with details about your package elements. Package elements are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances. NO NAME CHANGES will be permitted. At packager's discretion, exclusive merchandise will either be shipped directly to the address provided at purchase (alternate shipping addresses are not permitted) or available for pick-up on the night of the show. If merchandise is available for pick up on the night of show, a valid ID of the original purchaser is required.  If shipped, delivery of merchandise may arrive a minimum of 30 days after the show.  Merchandise is not needed for entry to the show. Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorize access into the venue or backstage areas.  Packager is unable to ship merchandise outside of the US and Canada. For questions related to your package elements please email slocustomerservice@slotix.com.

Doors: 6:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM

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