Sting to launch “Back to Bass” tour in Boston

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his solo career, Sting has revealed plans to hit the road this fall for a tour of North America. He’ll kick off the “Back to Bass” tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre on Friday, October 21. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $51 to $151.50, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Telecharge.

On the theater tour, Sting will be performing his songs in a stripped down style “as they haven’t been played in years” according to a press release. Fans can expect a set filled with hits and favorites from throughout his solo career as well as a selection of The Police’s greatest hits. Sting will be backed by a 5-piece band featuring his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, as well as guitarist Rufus Miller, drummer, Vinnie Colaiuta, electric fiddle player Peter Tickell and singer Jo Lawry.

The tour will be in support of Sting’s forthcoming box set, Sting: 25 Years, which will be released on September 27. The 3-disc set, which was personally curated by Sting, features re-mastered versions of hits, fan favorites and rarities over the course of his solo career. It also comes with the previously unreleased live DVD, “Rough, Raw & Unreleased”, which was filmed at New York City’s Irving Plaza. The whole set is packaged in a hardcover book featuring rare photos, complete lyrics and newly written commentary by Sting.

In addition, a single disc compilation called Sting: The Best of 25 Years will be released on October 18.

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