After his successful orchestral tours of late, Sting is going back to the basics this fall with the stripped-down Back to Bass Tour.

The former Police frontman and rock icon will pick up his signature instrument for at least 15 concerts across North America. The tour launches October 21 at the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA, and continues through December 8 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

Other confirmed shows include October 29 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC; November 1 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; November 5 at Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, IL; November 17 at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX; and November 28 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Public onsales for the Back to Bass Tour are split between September 19 and September 26 (see itinerary below). According to and the tour’s other primary sellers, regular Sting tickets range in price from $45 to $155, before fees.

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Of course, for those fans who want to distinguish themselves as “VIP,” packages are also available for a premium on In those markets where packages are already available, ticket prices vary between $275 and $300 for a single ticket in the first 15 rows, early entry and special merchandise.

The Back to Bass Tour is significantly more intimate than Sting’s more recent road efforts. The singer-songwriter spent much of summer 2010 touring with the 45-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. That venture included two dozen performances in markets across the United States and Canada, followed by a year of international tour dates.

In addition to his Back to Bass Tour, Sting also has planned a couple new releases commemorating his lengthy career. The definitive three-disc “Sting 25 Years” drops first on September 27 and is followed on October 18 by “Sting: The Best of 25 Years,” a single disc of remastered, remixed and live tracks.

Sting – Back to Bass Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 21 Boston, MA Wang Theatre *
October 26 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre *
October 29 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall *
November 1 Toronto, ON Massey Hall *
November 5 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre *
November 6 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre +
November 12 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater *
November 16 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie +
November 17 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater +
November 20 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre +
November 22 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre +
November 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern *
December 2 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center +
December 5 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre +
December 8 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre *

* September 19 onsales
+ September 26 onsales