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Sting plans Houston-area concert stop to tout his first rock album in 10 years

Sting plans Houston-area concert stop to tout his new rock album

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Sting is playing at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land in February 2017. Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Sting, former frontman of The Police and longtime solo artist, is planning a Houston-area stop at the new Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land on February 23, 2017.

The North American leg of his upcoming 57th & 9th tour will hit 24 cities, starting with Vancouver, British Columbia, on February 1. The tour will also go to Austin on February 19 and Dallas on February 20, as well as 14 cities in Europe and the United Kingdom. This will be his first appearance in the Houston area since co-headlining a concert with Paul Simon that launched the joint tour at the Toyota Center in 2014.

Sting is touring in support of his new album, also titled 57th & 9th. After spending more than a decade dabbling in musical genres like classical and jazz, 57th & 9th represents Sting's first rock/pop project since 2003's Sacred Love.

Special guests on the tour will include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner and San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, the Last Bandoleros, who provided backing vocals on the new album.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale Monday, November 21, at 10 am on Ticketmaster.com. Every ticket purchased online includes a digital download of 57th & 9th. Members of the official Sting.com fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Tuesday, November 15. Citi cardmembers can also take advantage of a special presale opportunity, taking place Thursday, November 17, through Sunday, November 20.