STING Announces 'Back To Bass' European 2012 Tour Dates

Photo by Kevin Mazur
Performing His Greatest Hits, Stripped Down
To Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of His Solo Career

(Tuesday, November 15, 2011) Following the success of his North American tour this fall, Live Nation is pleased to announce that Sting’s Back to Bass Tour will extend to Europe early next year as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his solo career by taking it back to bass…all of the hits, stripped down, as they haven't been played in years. 

Currently garnering stellar reviews throughout North America, the European tour will begin February 5th, 2012 in Newcastle at the Sage Gateshead with additional performances in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Prague, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Vienna as well as multiple dates in France, Germany and the UK (itinerary below). Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, November 18th.

“…an exquisite performance…”
The Boston Globe, Oct. 24, 2011

“Every Little Thing He Does is Magic – Sting Captivated DC.”
The Washington Examiner, Oct. 31, 2011

“...A sonic adventure that revisits past triumphs and explores some lesser-known gems…”
The Toronto Star, Nov. 2, 2011

In support of Sting: 25 Years, the recently released box set collection, Back to Bass finds Sting performing songs spanning his dynamic and enduring 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 fan favourites such as “Desert Rose,” “Every Breath You Take,” and “Fields of Gold.” Sting will be joined by a band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Rufus Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry(vocalist).

Sting: 25 Years, was released on September 26, 2011.  This collection captures for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring solo career and contains three CDs, all re-mastered exclusively for this set and personally curated by Sting, as well as a previously unreleased live DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased, filmed at New York City’s Irving Plaza. The discs are housed in a hardcover book featuring rare photos, complete lyrics, and newly written commentary by Sting. Sting: The Best of 25 Years is also available as both a single and double disc.

Members of the Sting fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance with complete tour and ticket information at VIP Packages are also available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit:

The tour is promoted by Live Nation and produced by RZO Entertainment, Inc.

Sting: Back To Bass Tour – 2012 European Itinerary:

February 5   Gateshead, UK - The Sage Gateshead  On sale Nov 18

February 7  Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Heinekin Music Hall On sale Nov 19

February 9  Gothenburg, Sweden - Lisebergshallen  On sale Nov 18

February 12  Stockholm, Sweden - Waterfront  On sale Nov 18

February 13  Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer Theatre On sale Nov 21

February 15  Warsaw, Poland - SalaKongresowa  On sale Nov 25

February 18  Prague, Czech Republic - Congress Center On sale Nov 25

February 19  Vienna, Austria - Gasometer  On sale Nov 18

February 21  Grenoble, France - Summum On sale Nov. 25

February 22  Toulouse, France - Zenith On sale Nov 25

February 24  Claremont-Ferrand, France - Zenith  On sale Nov 25

February 25  Marseille, France - Le Dome de Marseille  On sale Nov 25

February 29  Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle  On sale Nov 18

March 2  Koln, Germany - E-Werk  On sale Nov 18

March 4  Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royale  On sale Nov 18
March 5  Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royale  On sale Nov 18

March 7  Stuttgart, Germany - Beethovensaal  On sale Nov 18

March 8  Lille, France - Zenith On sale Nov 25

March 10  Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle  On sale Nov 18

March 13  Paris, France - Zenith  On sale Nov 18

March 16  Manchester, UK - Apollo  On sale Nov 18

March 17 Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium  On sale Nov 18

March 19  London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo  On sale Nov 18

Itinerary subject to change. Additional cities and venues to be confirmed.

For complete tour and ticket information, please visit