Posted: 2:35 pm Friday, May 18th, 2018
By Donna Donna
Sting and Shaggy are taking their collaboration on the road this fall with the “44/876” joint tour. The co-headlining junket comes to The Rooftop at Pier 17 in NYC on 9/26.
Sting and Shaggy plan to play selections from their new album, as well as collaborate on each other’s hits, such as “Every Breath You Take,” “Englishman in New York,” “Mr. Boombastic” and “It Wasn’t Me.”
The album and tour title takes its name from 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.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Thursday, May 24 at 10am local time(s) at http://www.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. Get details at sting.comPlease visit http://www.sting.com/tour for details.
Read all about NYC’s newest venue The Rooftop at Pier 17 HERE and see the full 44/876 tour schedule below.
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.’
Also on 25 May, 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.
Here’s the full North American schedule for Shaggy and Sting’s 44/876 Tour:
Sept. 15 — Fillmore in Miami Beach, FL
Sept. 17 — Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA
Sept. 19— The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, DC
Sept. 20 — The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 21 — Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ
Sept. 25 — House of Blues in Boston, MA
Sept. 26 — The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York, NY
Sept. 28 — The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON
Sept. 30 — The Armory in Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 1 — The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
Oct. 2 — The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL
Oct. 4 — Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO
Oct. 5 — Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO
Oct. 8 — The Masonic in San Francisco, CA
Oct. 9 — Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA
Oct. 10 — The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 12 — Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA
Oct. 13 — Park Theater in Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 15 — The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA