Following shows in Europe, Sting and Shaggy will bring their co-headlining tour, in support of their latest collaborative record 44/876, to North America this Fall.
The North American tour will kick-off later this year on September 15 in Miami, Florida and will make stops in big cities like Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlantic City, Denver, New York City, and Las Vegas. After 18 shows, the trek will wrap-up in Los Angeles, California on October 15. During the performances at intimate venues and clubs, the pair will play songs from their album, but also will collaborate on each other’s top hit solo tracks like Sting’s “Every Breath You Take” and Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.”
Originally, the pair teamed up to record the song “Don’t Make Me Wait,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart. However, the song and collaborative beats inspired both artists, who decided to record an entire album. According to Live Nation, the album title refers to their telephone country codes; 44 for Sting in the UK and 876 for Shaggy’s birthplace of Jamaica.
Sting’s players Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) will join the tour, as well as Shaggy’s band members Melissa Musique (backing vocals), Gene Noble (backing vocals) and Kevon Webster (keyboards).
The unique pairing of the British rocker and American reggae artist surprisingly works, with blended upbeat, island-like tracks. Songs “Don’t Make Me Wait,” “Morning is Coming,” and “Gotta Get Back My Baby” showcase the duo’s combined talents for feel-good music.
On May 25, the duo will perform together at Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert series in New York City’s Central Park. This day will also mark the release of 44/876: The Remixes, an album’s worth of remixes from Shaggy and Sting’s album, including remixes from various artists and producers.
Check out the full list of tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to see Sting and Shaggy in concert later this year.
Sting & Shaggy 2018 North America Tour Dates
Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
House of Blues
New York, NY
The Rooftop at Pier 17, Seaport District NYC
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
St. Louis, MO
The Aragon Ballroom
Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl
The Van Buren
Rancho Mirage, CA
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA