Sting brings legendary hits to Istanbul’s stage
Sting. REUTERS photoSting will perform in Istanbul on Nov. 26 with tickets released for sale Sept. 3. Sting last came to Turkey in 2006 to perform for 15,000 fans at Kuruçeşme Arena. This time he will appear at Ataköy Athletizm Arena in Istanbul joined by a 5-piece band made up of Dominic Miller on guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, David Sancious on keyboards, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and Jo Lawry on back up vocals.
Sting will visit Turkey as a part of his Back To Bass Fall 2012Tour. The singer 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. The artist also has three Brit Awards, including one for Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song under his belt. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.