MOSCOW, November 5. /TASS/. British singer and songwriter Sting will begin his Russian tour in the city of Yekaterinburg on Monday, Director General of the Matreshka Concert agency Vera Borina told TASS. She also rejected media reports claiming Sting had demanded that no VIP zones should be created at his Russian concerts.
“There will be VIP seats in all cities,” Borina said, adding that the only issue concerned the location of VIP zones. “No one will sit on a coach in front of the stage,” she noted.
Ivan Gomelsky, the promoter of Sting’s shows in Yekaterinburg, said earlier that the artist had expressed a wish “to see a fan zone in front of him, to which people can get inexpensive tickets.”
Following the Yekaterinburg concerts, Sting will give concerts in Kazan on November 7 and in St. Petersburg on November 9. His Moscow show is scheduled for November 11. Sting will perform with Jamaican musician Shaggy.
Sting and Shaggy released a joint album called 44/876 in March 2018. The album’s title refers to the telephone codes of the United Kingdom and Jamaica. A thing to note is that it was in Jamaica where Sting wrote his hit song Every Breath You Take.
The British singer last toured Russia in October 2017.
Sting launched his career with a rock band The Police together with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. They released five chart-topping albums, received six Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1985, Sting chose to go solo, eventually earning ten Grammys, two Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and three nominations for the Academy Awards. Thanks to both his solos and performances with The Police, Sting has sold over 100 million records.
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