Eighteen years ago in 1994, the crowd at the Plenary Hall of the Jakarta Convention Center was left awed with the mesmerizing show of British singer-songwriter and overall great musician STING as he performed the Ten Summoner’s Tales concert. This year, Sting returns to quench his fans longing with a bigger bang as the STING: Back to Bass Concert gets underway on 15th December 2012 at the Mata Elang International Stadium, Ancol, Jakarta.
The Jakarta Show also marks the last stop and pinnacle for the Back to Bass World Tour. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sting’s solo career, the Back to Bass tour is also to support the release of the box set Sting: 25 Years, a collection chronicling the former member of the band The Police chief solo career. For the tour –and his performance in Jakarta, Sting will be joined by longtime guitarist Dominic Miller plus Rufus Miller (guitarists), Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocalist). As the title suggests Sting will also obviously put his fingers “back to bass”.
The show promises to have all the hits, stripped down to rock ‘n’ roll arrangements (as in no strange arrangements or exotic instruments such as mandolins, Northumbrian pipes, and others). Some of Sting and The Police hits such as ‘Message in the Bottle’, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘Englishman in New York’, ‘so lonely’, and many others, will be performed with a basic rock n roll formation as when the hits were originally recorded.
Born as Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, Sting is not only known as a legendary musician but also activist, actor and philanthropist. His musical career began with The Police, a new wave band which he formed with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums and produced some of the everlasting hits such as ‘So Lonely’, ‘Every Breath you Take’, ‘Roxanne’, and others . Since his first solo album ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’ in 1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums. Sting has varied his musical style throughout his career, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, New Age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, three Brit Awards – winning Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Third Eye Management (TEM) Asia has prepared 8000 tickets which have been on sale since 26th September 2012, with prices ranging from IDR1,900,000 to IDR 5,000,000. The first 500 ticket buyers will receive Sting’s “The Best of 25 Years” album and a voucher from Hard Rock Café.
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