Sting Giving Songs Orchestral Spin
Veteran rocker Sting is reworking his greatest hits for the Royal Philarmonic Concert Orchestra in preparation for a joint tour this summer (10).
The former Police frontman will give songs like Roxanne, Every Breath You Take and Englishman in New York a classical makeover for his latest road show and the tracks will be performed by Sting and the 45-piece Royal Philarmonic Concert Orchestra under the direction of conductor Steven Mercurio.
It won't be the star's first collaboration with an orchestra - he has previously been invited to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Illinois (2008) and he joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in Pennsylvania in January (10) to mark the 153rd anniversary of the Academy of Music.
And Sting is overjoyed to be working more closely with classical musicians. He says, "Performing with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra was truly a highlight of my career. I'm delighted by this new opportunity to tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and reinterpret the songs I've been playing for many years."
The tour will kick off in Vancouver, Canada on 2 June (10) and include dates in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Texas and Seattle, Washington, before heading to the U.K. and Europe later this year (10). (MT/WNWC/IG)
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