Following their European summer dates, Sting & Shaggy have announced a North American tour this fall. The duo are set to play songs from their recently-released, island-flavoured album, 44/876 and to collaborate on each other’s most celebrated hits such as ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Englishman In New York,’ ‘Message In A Bottle,’ ‘It Wasn’t Me,’ ‘Mr. Boombastic’ and ‘Angel.’
Kicking off in Miami on 15 September at The Fillmore Miami Beach, Sting & Shaggy: The 44/876 Tour will make stops at various venues along the way including Atlanta’s Tabernacle, The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, plus additional Fillmore plays in both Philadelphia and Denver, before culminating at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on 15 October 15. The full itinerary is below.
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Thursday, 24 May at 10am local time(s) at Ticketmaster and the usual outlets. Every online ticket purchase includes one physical or digital copy of Sting and Shaggy’s album, 44/876. Members of the official Sting fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Monday, May 21.
Sting and Shaggy initially joined forces to record a new song, ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ (which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart), as a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influenced them both and ended up recording an entire album full of joyful and uplifting, melodic music. With its title referencing their respective telephone country codes (44 for the UK, Sting’s birthplace and 876 for Jamaica, Shaggy’s homeland), 44/876 honors the duo’s deep-rooted love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s birthplace, and where Sting penned such classics as ‘Every Breath You Take.’
Also on 25 May, Sting and Shaggy will perform in NYC’s Central Park for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert series. Fans interested in attending the free concert should arrive to Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6AM when the park opens to the public.
Sting and Shaggy will be joined on the 44/876 Tour by Sting’s players Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).
Sting & Shaggy play the following US dates on the 44/876 tour:
September: 15 Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
September 17: Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
September 19: Washington, DC – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
September 20: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
September 21: Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
September 25: Boston, MA – House of Blues
September 26: New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17, Seaport District NYC
September 28: Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 30: Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
October 01: St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
October 02: Chicago, IL – The Aragon Ballroom
October 04: Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
October 05: Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 08: San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
October 09: Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
October 10: Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
October 12: Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
October 13: Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
October 15: Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern.
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