Sting has lined up 10 shows this fall to benefit New York City’s Public Theater. Taking place at the venue’s intimate 250-seater Anspacher Theater, the shows will be the first and only time Sting performs songs from his new album The Last Ship.
Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala, Marriott Marquis Theatre, New York City
June 13, 2013
Scheduled to be released Sept. 24, The Last Ship shares its title with Sting’s upcoming play premiering next year. Both the album and play were inspired by the shipbuilding community of Wallsend, England, where he was born and raised.
“The Public Theater, a New York institution committed to supporting all of the city’s distinct communities, was a natural fit to perform this material that is, at its core, about the importance of community,” Sting said.
As you can probably imagine, the folks at the Public Theater are very excited about hosting Sting this fall.
“Sting is one of the great artists of our time, a brilliant songwriter who is also a model of activist commitment,” Public Theater’s artistic director Oskar Eustis said. “The Last Ship is shaping up to be a masterpiece, both an elegy for and a celebration of the working class life of the Newcastle shipyards. The Public is honored to call Sting a friend and thrilled to be hosting these benefit concerts.”
The shows are scheduled for Sept. 25-28, Oct. 1, 4-6 & 8-9. All proceeds will benefit the Public Theater and your ticket purchases are tax deductible.
BIEL, Beirut, Lebanon
November 28, 2012
In addition to the 10 shows, Sting has also lined up a special gig for his official fan club to take place on his Oct. 2 birthday. For this show 100 Sting.com fan club members will receive free tickets via lottery.
Speaking of free tickets, a limited number of free seats will be distributed by way of a lottery each show day. Entries will be taken between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. each performance day with drawings beginning at 6 p.m. You must be present to win.
You have several options for buying tickets. American Express cardmembers can purchase advance tickets beginning July 10 at 6 p.m. and running until 10 p.m. July 14.
An exclusive fan club pre-sale begins July 13 at noon EST and runs until 8 p.m. July 14.
General onsales launch July 14 at 10:01 p.m. EST via the Public Theater’s website and July 15 at noon at the box office or by phone. Visit Sting.com for more information.