Sting coming to the Netherlands for Symphonica in Rosso

Superstar Sting is coming to the Netherlands this year for the Symphonica in Rosso concert.

Sting will perform on October 15 at the Gelredome in Arnhem and there is a high probability that he will also perform on Saturday, October 16 in Arnhem.

It is with great honour and pleasure to announce that Sting will be headlining this years’ edition of the successful concert series Symphonica in Rosso.

Following concerts in previous years by Marco Borsato, Paul de Leeuw, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, Sting will be performing his most celebrated songs accompanied by the 45-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and conducted by Steven Mercurio, at the most spectacular music event in The Netherlands.

The 5th edition of Symphonica in Rosso will commence on October 15 and promises to be, the highlight of the 2010 musical year.

“I’m delighted by this new opportunity to perform at Symphonica in Rosso with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and reinterpret the songs I’ve been playing for many years, commented Sting.

Sting’s diverse and illustrious career has produced numerous multi-platinum albums, a staggering list of number one songs, countless accolades, and worldwide record sales of nearly 100 million. Sting’s greatest hits will be re-interpreted with brand new orchestrations created especially for this tour. Selections will include fan-favorites such as “Roxanne,” “Next To You,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” and “Every Breath You Take,” to notable songs from Sting’s enduring solo career – “Englishman in New York,” “Fragile,” “Russians,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Desert Rose.”

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra has previously performed with internationally renowned artists ranging from opera luminaries Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the late Luciano Pavarotti to such popular cultural icons as Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Michel Legrand, Diana Krall, Tina Turner, and Randy Newman. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio (Pavarotti, Bocelli).

Sting will also be joined by a quartet comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting’s longtime guitarist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (vocalist), and Ira Coleman (bassist).

Symphonica in Rosso is the largest and most innovative annual entertainment concept in the Benelux region. Symphonica in Rosso breaks from the tradition of typical live concerts to entertain fans with a rich multi sensory mix of perfectly orchestrated elements combined to deliver an unforgettable experience for the thousands of fans per evening.

Presale tickets for this show will be available to members of the Fan Club beginning Friday, April 23. Legacy members will have a one hour advance window when presales open at 10am (local time) with the presales then open to all members at 11am (local time). Tickets will be available to the public starting Saturday, April 24.

Tickets for Symphonica in Rosso will go on sale on April 24 at 10.00am via www.livenation.nl, www.symphonicainrosso.nl, and 0900-10102020 (€0,45 p.m.).

Sting will follow in the footsteps of Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Paul de Leeuw and of course Marco Borsato.

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