Back to Bass Tour

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Back to Bass Tour
Back to Bass Tour Poster.jpg
World tour by Sting
Start date 21 October 2011
End date 31 July 2013
Legs 7
Shows 157
Sting concert chronology
Symphonicity Tour
(2010–11)
Back to Bass Tour
(2011–13)

The Back to Bass Tour is an ongoing concert tour by English musician and singer-songwriter Sting. The tour's start coincided with the release of 25 Years and The Best of 25 Years, two compilation albums that commemorated the 25th anniversary of Sting's solo career.

Background[edit]

The tour was officially announced on 12 September 2011 via his official page.[1] The first announcements concerned shows to be held in Northern America between October and December 2011. On 15 November 2011, the European dates were announced.[2] That leg of the tour ended in March 2012, followed by four performances in Africa.

Sting returned for the a summer tour to Northern America, playing seven shows in the beginning of June before heading back to Europe. He played several shows at festivals throughout June and July 2012.

In June 2012, Sting announced a return to Europe in fall, playing shows predominately in France and Central Europe during November 2012.[3]

On 22 January 2013 it was announced that Sting would continue to tour as part of the Back to Bass Tour in the Summer of 2013, with various shows being announced for Europe and Northern America.[4] The tour would commence at the end of May 2013 with a concert in Kelowna, Canada, after a 10-month break. Further announcements of dates were made all through February and March, some of them explicitly stating that "... additional cities [are] to be announced!".[5] The final dates were announced on his official page on 18 April 2013, with a concert being held at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.[6] The 2013 Summer tour will have 40 stops in Northern America and Europe, and will be most likely the last leg of this tour.[6]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[7]
21 October 2011 Boston United States Wang Theatre
22 October 2011
24 October 2011 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre
26 October 2011 Philadelphia Tower Theater
27 October 2011
29 October 2011 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
1 November 2011 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
2 November 2011
5 November 2011 Chicago United States Queen Elizabeth Theatre
6 November 2011 Detroit Fox Theatre
8 November 2011 New York City Roseland Ballroom
9 November 2011
10 November 2011 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
12 November 2011 Miami Jackie Gleason Theater
13 November 2011
16 November 2011 Dallas Verizon Theatre
17 November 2011 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
18 November 2011
20 November 2011 Denver Wells Fargo Theatre
22 November 2011 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
25 November 2011 Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
26 November 2011 Reno Reno Events Center
28 November 2011 Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre
29 November 2011
30 November 2011
2 December 2011 San Francisco Nob Hill Masonic Center
3 December 2011
5 December 2011 Seattle Paramount Theatre
6 December 2011
8 December 2011 Vancouver Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9 December 2011
10 December 2011
Europe[7]
5 February 2012 Newcastle England The Sage Gateshead
7 February 2012 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
9 February 2012 Gothenburg Sweden Lisebergshallen
10 February 2012
12 February 2012 Stockholm Waterfront
13 February 2012 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Theatret
15 February 2012 Warsaw Poland Sala Kongresowa
16 February 2012
18 February 2012 Prague Czech Republic Congress Center
19 February 2012 Vienna Austria Gasometer
21 February 2012 Grenoble France Summum
22 February 2012 Toulouse Le Zénith de Toulouse
24 February 2012 Clermont-Ferrand Le Zénith d'Auvergne
25 February 2012 Marseille Le Dôme
26 February 2012 Monte Carlo Monaco Opéra de Monte-Carlo
28 February 2012 Munich Germany Kesselhaus
29 February 2012 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
2 March 2012 Cologne E-Werk
4 March 2012 Brussels Belgium Cirque Royale
5 March 2012
7 March 2012 Stuttgart Germany Beethovensaal
8 March 2012 Lille France Le Zénith de Lille
10 March 2012 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
12 March 2012 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhall
13 March 2012 Paris France Le Zénith de Paris
14 March 2012
16 March 2012 Manchester England Apollo Manchester
17 March 2012 Scotland Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
19 March 2012 London England Hammersmith Apollo
20 March 2012
21 March 2012
Africa[7]
24 March 2012 Johannesburg South Africa Coca-Cola Dome
25 March 2012
27 March 2012 Cape Town Grand West Arena
28 March 2012
North America[8]
2 June 2012 Thackerville United States WinStar World Casino
3 June 2012
5 June 2012 St. Louis Fox Theatre
7 June 2012 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
9 June 2012 Atlantic City The Borgata
11 June 2012 Montreal Canada Place des Arts
12 June 2012 Lewiston United States Artpark
Europe[7][8]
16 June 2012[A] Helsinki Finland Lasipalatsi
17 June 2012[B] Oslo Norway Frognerbadet
19 June 2012[C] Bergen Koengen
21 June 2012 Odense Denmark Engen Fruens Bøge
23 June 2012[D] Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
25 June 2012 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
26 June 2012 Budapest Hungary Budapest Arena
27 June 2012 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
29 June 2012[E] Oeiras Portugal Jardim do Palácio do Marquês de Pombal
30 June 2012 Marbella Spain Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club
1 July 2012[F] Ibiza Sant Antoni de Portmany
3 July 2012 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
4 July 2012[G] Henley-on-Thames United Kingdom Berkshire Bank of the River Thames
6 July 2012[H] Cognac France Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club
7 July 2012[I] Albi Scene Pratgraussals
8 July 2012[J] Argelès-sur-Mer Festival Grounds
10 July 2012 Piazzola Italy Anfiteatro Camerini
12 July 2012 Molfetta Molo del Porto
13 July 2012 Taormina Teatro Antico
15 July 2012[K] Perugia Festival Grounds
18 July 2012[L] Toulon France Festival Grounds
19 July 2012[M] Nyon Switzerland L'Asse Festival Grounds
21 July 2012[N] Carhaix-Plouguer France Festival Grounds
22 July 2012 Arcachon Stade Velodrome d'Arcachon
25 July 2012 Moscow Russia Olimpiski
27 July 2012 St. Petersburg New Arena
29 July 2012 Riga Latvia Riga Arena
31 July 2012 Kaunas Lithuania Žalgiris Arena
7 November 2012 Strasbourg France Le Zénith
9 November 2012 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
10 November 2012 Amnéville Galaxie
12 November 2012 Nice Palais Nikaia
14 November 2012 Bordeaux Patinoire Mériadeck
15 November 2012 Rouen Le Zénith
17 November 2012 Košice Slovakia Steel Aréna
19 November 2012 Ostrava Czech Republic ČEZ Aréna
21 November 2012 Lodz Poland Atlas Arena
23 November 2012 Krasnodar Russia Basket Hall
24 November 2012 Rostov-on-Don Palace of Sports
Asia[7][9]
26 November 2012 Istanbul Turkey Ataköy Athletics Arena
28 November 2012 Beirut Lebanon B.I.E.L.
1 December 2012 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena
2 December 2012 Hong Kong China Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
5 December 2012 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena[10][11]
9 December 2012 Manila Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum
12 December 2012 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
13 December 2012 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
15 December 2012 Jakarta Indonesia Mata Elang International Stadium
14 March 2013 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Yas Island[12]
North America[9]
7 April 2013[O] Atlanta United States Centennial Olympic Park
30 May 2013 Kelowna Canada Prospera Place
31 May 2013 Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
2 June 2013 San Francisco United States America's Cup Pavilion
3 June 2013 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
5 June 2013 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7 June 2013[P] Highland Park Ravinia Park
8 June 2013[P]
10 June 2013 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater[13]
12 June 2013 Baltimore Pier Six Concert Pavilion
14 June 2013 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
15 June 2013
17 June 2013 Kitchener Canada Memorial Auditorium
18 June 2013 Kingston K-Rock Centre
20 June 2013 Bangor United States Waterfront Pavilion
21 June 2013 Boston Bank of America Pavilion
22 June 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
24 June 2013 Summerside Canada Credit Union Place
26 June 2013 St. Johns Mile One Centre
Europe[9]
29 June 2013[Q] Oświęcim Poland Stadion Mosir
1 July 2013[R] Cork Ireland The Docklands
3 July 2013 Gothenburg Sweden Liseberg
4 July 2013 Rättvik Dalhalla
6 July 2013[S] Arras France Grand'Place
8 July 2013 Verona Italy Verona Arena[14]
9 July 2013 Rome Foro Italico[14]
10 July 2013 Mainz Germany Zollhafen-Nordmole
12 July 2013[T] Stavern Norway Festival Grounds
13 July 2013 Copenhagen Denmark Tivoli Gardens[15]
14 July 2013[U] Rotterdam Netherland Ahoy
16 July 2013[V] Montreux Switzerland Auditorium Stravinski
18 July 2013[W] Juan-les-Pins France Seaside Stage
19 July 2013[X] Zurich Switzerland Festival Grounds[16]
21 July 2013 Kazan Russia TatNeft Arena[17]
22 July 2013 Samara Palace of Sports[17]
24 July 2013 Chelyabinsk Traktor Sport Palace[17]
25 July 2013 Yekaterinburg Ice Palace[17]
27 July 2013[Y] Tienen Belgium Grote Markt[18]
29 July 2013 Cattolica Italy Cattolica Arena della Regina[14]
31 July 2013 Bucharest Romania Romexpo[19]

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Musicians[edit]

Source:[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sting – BACK TO BASS – New Tour Announced!". sting.com. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sting – Back To Bass – European Tour 2012!". sting.com. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Back To Bass Fall Tour 2012 – New European Performances Confirmed!". sting.com. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "BACK TO BASS TOUR – NEW SUMMER 2013 DATES ANNOUNCED!". sting.com. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Back To Bass Summer 2013 Tour – Concert in the Netherlands Announced...". sting.com. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Back To Bass Summer 2013 Tour – Montreux Jazz Festival Now Confirmed...". sting.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Back to Bass Tour : 2011/12". sting.com. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Summer : 2012". sting.com. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Back To Bass : 2013". sting.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Lee, Rachel (12 December 2012). "CJ threatens chokehold on concert industry". Korea Times. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Around Town". Korea Times. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "New Concert in Abu Dhabi Confirmed in March...". sting.com. 3 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Atlanta Performance Confirmed...". sting.com. 27 February 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Dates In Italy Announced...". sting.com. 18 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Concert in Copenhagen Confirmed...". sting.com. 5 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Concert In Zurich Confirmed...". sting.com. 5 March 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Several Dates in Russia Confirmed...". sting.com. 7 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Concert In Belgium Confirmed...". sting.com. 18 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Concert in Bucharest Confirmed...". sting.com. 20 February 2013. 

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