Sting’s classical tour coming to Hollywood Bowl


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Sting, who last appeared at the Hollywood Bowl with his old group the Police, is returning on June 15 with the type of band more traditional on the Bowl stage -- a symphonic orchestra.

The British singer-songwriter is launching a world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra under conductor Steven Mercurio. The 45-member orchestra is associated with London’s famed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and generally performs classical, light classical and pop music.


Sting and the 45-member orchestra will perform symphonic arrangements of some of his hits, including ‘Roxanne,’ ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,’ ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’ and ‘Fields of Gold.’ The Live Nation tour begins June 2 in Vancouver, Canada, followed on June 9 in Denver and then coming to Los Angeles. Later stops include New York; Boston; Dallas; Houston; Philadelphia; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and Washington, then back to Canada with more U.S. and world cities to be added.

Sting, whose past albums include rock, jazz, country and world music, took a turn in 2006 with classical music on his album ‘Songs from the Labyrinth,’ a lute-based interpretation of the music of 16th century composer John Dowland. A few years later he was invited to perform with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Tickets go on sale March 8 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

-- Sherry Stern (on Twitter @sherrystern)