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Sting to perform in Riga this summer

05.03.2012

On July 29, world-famous British musician Sting will perform at "Arena Riga" as part of his 25th anniversary tour, LETA was informed by the concert agency "FBI" representative Kristaps Karklins.

On July 29, world-famous British musician Sting will perform at "Arena Riga" as part of his 25th anniversary tour, LETA was informed by the concert agency "FBI" representative Kristaps Karklins.

In Riga, just like in other tour venues, Sting will be accompanied by his long-term colleague, guitarist Dominic Miller, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, keyboard player David Sancious, violinist Peter Tickell and vocalist Jo Lawry.

Sting is a composer, singer, songwriter and actor, highly praised in all these areas. However, he is always looking for new inspirations. Sting was born in Newcastle, England. In 1997, he moved to London and soon thereafter joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (who was soon replaced by Andy Summers) to form the New Wave band "The Police". They released five chart-topping albums, won six Grammy Awards and became members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Together with "The Police", Sting sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. As a solo artist, he received ten more Grammy Awards, as well as Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.

To celebrate his 25th anniversary as a solo artist, the musician has gone on a tour, performing his best songs - "Sting: The Best of 25 Years", explained Karklins. Such hits as "Fragile", "Desert Rose", "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You", "Englishman In New York" and others will be performed in Riga.

Tickets to the concert will go on sale on March 1 and will be available at all ''Bilesu Serviss'' ticket outlets, as well as on "Ticketpro" and "Bilesu serviss" websites - "www.ticketpro.lv" and "www.bilesuserviss.lv". Their prices will range from LVL 25 to LVL 35.

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