Sting will perform at the Athens Epidaurus Festival on July 5!

Sting

An announcement with all the information about the start of the presale and ticket prices will be made very soon.

Sting returns to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on Friday, July 5, for a captivating concert in the shadow of the Acropolis as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival. Accompanied by an electric rock band, Sting will deliver an energetic performance featuring his best-loved songs from his successful career as a member of The Police and as a solo artist.

Alongside him, as his official guest, will be Giordana Angi, a composer and lyricist who has written #1 songs for platinum artists Tiziano Ferro and Loredana Bertè. As a performer, she has sung at the top San Remo festival, frequently appears on Italy's most popular TV show 'Amici' and has achieved platinum status with her own albums.

Sting

Recently, Giordana has been part of a recording duo with French superstar Pascal Obispo and has released new music in English, including the songs 'Take Us Home' and 'That's What Time Does', as well as the Italian duet 'Amante' with Sting, with whom will appear as the opening act on his 'Sting 3.0' tour in Europe this summer.

The setlist will include timeless and now classic songs such as 'Fields of Gold', 'Roxanne', 'Every Breath You Take', and 'Message in a Bottle', among many more of his iconic tracks. Sting's recent performances have been hailed as a masterclass, and The Guardian has described him as "great" for his wonderful pop persona.

His great career

Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, writer, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England, before moving to London in 1977 to form the band The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, won six Grammys and two BRITs, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

One of the world's most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 11 Grammy Awards, two BRITs, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, and one TONY nomination. He has sold more than 100 million albums both with The Police and as a solo artist and is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He has received honours from the Kennedy Center and honorary Doctorates of Music from Northumbria University (1992), Berklee College of Music (1994), Newcastle University (2006), and the University of Brown (2018).

Sting, partnered with Martin Kierszenbaum of Cherrytree Music Company, has appeared in over 15 films and various television shows and authored two books, including the best-selling novel "Broken Music," according to the New York List Times.

Sting

In 1989, he starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway. His most recent play is the Tony-nominated musical The Last Ship, inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England, where he was born and raised.

In 2019, he released the album My Songs, featuring modern interpretations of his most famous hits. This was followed by a world tour and a successful run of shows in Las Vegas. His latest album, The Bridge, showcases the complexity and variety of his creative path, representing various phases and styles from across his unparalleled career.

Sting recently produced Shaggy's Com Fly Wid Mi album, where the iconic reggae artist covered Sinatra's songs over a reggae beat and was awarded a Grammy nomination.

Last year, Sting became a partner of the Ivor's Academy—the highest honour available to those who have reshaped and redefined the art and technique of music creation. The song 'Every Breath You Take' was added to Spotify's 'Billions Club' as it has garnered over a billion streams on the platform.

The music video exceeded 1,000,000,000 streams on YouTube.

Rich philanthropic work

Sting's support of human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Live Aid reflects his art in its universal impact. Along with his wife, Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect the world's rainforests and those living there.

According to a press release, they have organised 19 charity concerts to raise financial support and awareness for our planet's vulnerable resources.

Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded into a network of organisations active in more than 20 countries on three continents.

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