Sting comes to Manila

Pia Ranada
The Sunday, December 9 concert, a part of his “Back to Bass World Tour,” promises to be a celebration of all of his hits

MANILA, Philippines – Sting has arrived in Manila!

His Korean Air flight touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport early morning Saturday, December 8, in time for his concert Sunday, December 9, at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

A legal alien. Sting arrives in Manila for his December 9 concert.

Sting, an English musician whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, first became famous as the lead vocalist and bassist for The Police, a New Wave band that brought to the world such songs as “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take,” and “Message in a Bottle,” among others.

After the group disbanded, Sting went on to pursue a highly successful solo musical career. He is responsible for the extremely catchy Karaoke favorite, “Englishman in New York” as well as other hits such as “Fields of Gold,” “Fortress Around Your Heart,” and “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You.”

The December 9 concert, a part of his “Back to Bass World Tour,” promises to be a celebration of all of his hits, including those from his years as frontman for The Police. In fact, the name of the tour presages what fans can expect from the concert because, aside from singing, Sting will be playing his principal instrument, the bass guitar.

True Sting die-hards will also be pleased to know that the concert is a promotion of his newest 3-CD-DVD box collection that includes “Sting 25 Years” and “Sting: The Best of 25 Years.”

A fan has his photo taken with English musician Sting at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

If you’re lucky, you may buy your concert tickets from any Ticketnet outlet or you can get them online at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • P 15,840 (VIP)
  • P 10,560 (Patron)
  • P 7,920 (Lower Box A)
  • P 5,810 (Lower Box B)
  • P 3,700 (Upper Box)
  • P 1,030 (General Admission) – Rappler.com

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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.