Sting & Shaggy Bring Upbeat, Island-Flavored "44/876 Joint Tour" to The Theater at MGM National Harbor Wednesday, Sept. 19
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (May 21, 2018) – The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced that following a European summer tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to a variety of North American venues this fall. Performing in intimate clubs and theatres, the iconic artists will combine their bands to play songs from their recently released, island-flavored collaborative album, 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records), and to collaborate on each other’s most celebrated hits such as “Every Breath You Take,” “Englishman In New York,” “Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Mr. Boombastic” and “Angel.”
Kicking off in Miami on September 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach, Sting & Shaggy: The 44/876 Tour will make stops at various venues along the way, including a stop at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Tickets range in price from $90, excluding applicable service charges, and go on sale Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com. Every online ticket purchase includes one physical or digital copy of Sting and Shaggy’s album, 44/876. Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Monday, May 21. Please visit www.sting.com/tour for details. M life Rewards members and Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale Wednesday, May 23 from 10 a.m. PT to 5 p.m. PT. To join the program or for more information, visit mlife.com.
Sting and Shaggy initially joined forces to record a new song, "Don’t Make Me Wait" (which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart), as a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influenced them both and ended up recording an entire album full of joyful and uplifting, melodic music. With its title referencing their respective telephone country codes (44 for the UK, Sting’s birthplace and 876 for Jamaica, Shaggy’s homeland), 44/876 honors the duo’s deep-rooted love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s birthplace, and where Sting penned such classics as “Every Breath You Take.”
Along with continuing each artist’s exploration of reggae and its transcendent rhythms, songs like “Don’t Make Me Wait,” “Morning is Coming,” and “Gotta Get Back My Baby” reveal Sting and Shaggy’s shared passion for creating timeless music that defies expectation.
On May 25, 44/876: The Remixes will be released on A&M/Interscope Records, featuring an albums’ worth of remixes of songs from their album by a diverse range of artists including Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, the Brazilian duo Tropkillaz, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom (Madonna, Lady Gaga) and Grammy-award winning producer Dave Audé, among others (track listing included below).
Also on May 25, Sting and Shaggy will perform in NYC’s Central Park for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert series. Fans interested in attending the free concert should arrive to Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6AM when the park opens to the public. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2rKWqi6
Sting and Shaggy will be joined on the 44/876 Tour by Sting’s players Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).
The tour is produced by RZO Entertainment and promoted by Live Nation Global Touring.
44/876: THE REMIXES Track listing:
Don’t Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix)
Dreaming In The U.S.A. (Chris Baio Remix)
Morning Is Coming (Rory Stone Love Black Dub Day Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Tropkillaz Remix)
Just One Lifetime (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Jungle Josh x JROB Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (iLL Wayno Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (One Drop Remix)
Gotta Get Back My Baby (Dave Audé Radio Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Club Mix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Madison Mars Remix)
Don’t Make Me Wait (Tom Stephan Club Mix)
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