KUALA LUMPUR: British superstar Sting will be performing here on Feb 1, for a second time since he last played in the capital more than a decade ago.
The 53-year-old music legend has confirmed his concert, to be held at the Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil here, organised by Malaysia’s Jojo Entertainment and Singapore-based regional promoters Lushington Entertainments.
Lushington Entertainments director Michael Roche said they had decided to “work a date” for Sting to play here following the tremendous response to his concerts set for next month in Singapore and Hong Kong.
“The top seats for those shows went through the roof and were snapped up in record time. We expect to see a similar response for the Kuala Lumpur leg of Sting’s Sacred Love Tour,” he said in a telephone interview from Singapore.
Tickets for the Putra Stadium concert go on sale on Monday.
The universally acclaimed singer-songwriter, actor and activist will be playing solo material and also a few classics from his Police days.
After 27 years, Sting remains at the forefront of public consciousness with his current album Sacred Love (2003) along with writing some of the most enduring songs of our time.
Roche said: “The show also falls on a public holiday for Kuala Lumpur. So that makes a good opportunity for fans to experience an international class act kicking off the Malaysian concert calendar next year.”
Some of the classics from Sting's Police days are Every Breath You Take, Spirits In A Material World, Message In A Bottle and Roxanne, and his famous solo material include If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, Fields of Gold and Desert Rose.
Earlier this year, Sting was presented the prestigious Person of the Year award by the MusiCares Foundation in the United States.
In 2003, Sting was named Billboard’s Century Award Honouree as recognised at the Billboard Music Awards.
For the Kuala Lumpur concert, tickets priced at RM128, RM228, RM348 and RM468 are available through Ticket Charge.
Those interested can call the hotline 03-7726 2002 or browse www.ticketcharge.com.my
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