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Following last night’s GRAMMY’s, where Sting & Shaggy were awarded Best Reggae Album for their collaborative UK Top Ten hit record 44/876, the pair have announced their return to the UK with The 44/876 Tour.
2018 saw Sting & Shaggy bring The 44/876 Tour to North America, South America and Eastern Europe. Hailed “one of the most anticipated concerts of the year” and “a reggae rock dance party that never lets up,” the show sees the pair collaborating on each other’s most celebrated hits such as "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman In New York," "Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” "Mr. Boombastic" and Angel, as well as new hits from 44/876, which has just been awarded the 2019 GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album.
In Spring of 2018, Sting & Shaggy made UK headlines with a memorable performance of ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ at Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall. The track also featured on their collaborative Top Ten album release, dubbed “fantastically catchy” with “songs strong enough to fit anywhere into Sting’s impressive canon” in The Telegraph’s four-star review, and “a fine bromance” by The Guardian. The pair also performed the track live on BBC’s The One Show, and in the latest series of Mrs. Browns Boys.
2018 also saw the release of “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)”, a further collaboration from Sting & Shaggy that featured dancehall music sensation Ding Dong. The pair’s latest music video, “Gotta Get Back My Baby” is available to watch here. 2019 will also soon see the release of the pair’s next single, ‘Just One Lifetime’.
Sting and Shaggy will be joined on The 44/876 Tour by Sting’s longtime collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar), as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).
Sting and Shaggy play O2 Academy, Birmingham on 24 May 2019.
Tickets are on sale this Friday 15 February at 9am.
Members of the artist fan clubs will have the opportunity to access tickets starting February 12 at 9am until February 13 at 5pm by visiting sting.com.
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