According to Live Nation’s statement, the 17-time Grammy Award-winning singer-musician is preparing a dynamic concert program, playing his most popular hits, songs written both with the band Police and solo. At the concert, among other things, timeless classics such as Fields of Goldthe Roxannethat is Every Breath You Take or the Message in a Bottle.
Members of the official Sting fan club can first buy tickets for the Budapest concert via the website. The advance purchase option will also be available to registered Live Nation members from November 22, full ticket sales will start on November 24.
Sting (originally known as Gordon Sumner) has made fifteen studio albums so far, his latest album was released last year The Bridge with title. The themes of the songs written and recorded during the pandemic deal with personal loss, isolation, confusion, confinement, and extreme social and political upheaval.
Sting’s varied and highly successful career has produced an astounding number of chart-topping songs, numerous accolades, and over 100 million records sold. Between 1977 and 1983, he was the singer and bassist of one of the defining bands of the new wave, the Police, along with guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland. He has been working solo since 1984.
The 72-year-old singer’s first concert in Budapest took place in 1988 during the Amnesty International tour, when he performed with Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and Tracy Chapman at the Népstadion. In 2004, he played music in front of 250,000 people at the free Contact concert in the capital’s Parade Square. He last gave a concert in Hungary last October.
(Cover photo: Sting at the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena on July 2, 2019. Photo: Mohai Balázs / MTI)