Veteran rocker Sting will take his music to the historic Odeon of Herodes Atticus, know to Greeks as the Irodion, at the base of Acropolis in Athens.
The two shows, on June 22-23, 2018 will be part of the former Police frontman’s summer European tour and part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, which takes place every summer.
An announcement on Sting’s web site promises the concerts will “undoubtedly be the music event of the year! At…a venue of unique acoustic and historical significance, this world-renowned artist will give two concerts to the Greek audience over two evenings that will be remembered for a long time!”
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.
Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has received the Kennedy Center Honors, The American Music Award of Merit and most recently, The Polar Music Prize.
Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.
Sting is not a stranger to Greece. He’s performed several times with Greek singer George Dalaras, including a historic 2001 concert at Greece’s Olympic Stadium where the duo performed a Greek-English version of the song “Mad About You.”
Sting will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus during the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.
Friday 22 June 2018
Saturday 23 June 2018
Tickets will go on sale in the second half of January 2018.
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