Sting To Play Benefit Concerts for The Public Theater

10 CONCERTS TO BENEFIT THE PUBLIC THEATER

SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 9

 

PERFORMING SONGS FROM HIS NEW ALBUM,

THE LAST SHIP, 

FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME


Limited Number Of Free Tickets To Be Offered For Each Concert

100 Sting.com Fan Club Members To Receive Free Tickets

To A Special Birthday Celebration Performance 

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that, for the first
and only time,
Sting will perform songs from his new album, The Last Ship, for 10 concerts to benefit The Public Theater in their intimate, 260-seat Anspacher Theater from
September 25 – October 9.
An evening of music and storytelling with one of the world’s most
prolific artists, these performances will offer unique insight into the
creative process of both his new album, to be released
September 24, and his forthcoming
play of the same name, premiering in 2014. All proceeds benefit The Public Theater and are tax deductible.

“Sting is one of the great artists of our time, a brilliant songwriter who is also a model of activist commitment,” said
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “The Last Ship
is shaping up to be a masterpiece, both an elegy for and a celebration
of the working class life of the Newcastle shipyards. The Public is
honored to call Sting a friend and thrilled
to be hosting these benefit concerts.”

 

Sting added, “The
Public Theater, a New York institution committed to supporting all of
the city’s distinct communities, was a natural fit to perform this
material that is, at its core, about the importance of community.”

 

In
the spirit of The Public Theater’s ongoing mission of accessibility, a
limited number of free seats will be distributed the day of each
performance via a lottery system.  Entries will be taken between 5:30
p.m.
and 6:00 p.m. each performance day, with a drawing beginning at 6:00 p.m. (All entrants must be present to win.)

 

Sting
also has a long tradition of hosting special events for members of his
official fan club. In addition to these 10 performances, 100 Sting.com
Fan Club members
will receive free tickets, selected via lottery, to attend a very
special concert in celebration of Sting’s birthday on Wednesday, October 2 at The Public Theater. For details, please visit www.sting.com.

 

American Express ® Cardmembers can purchase advance tickets beginning on Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. EST through Sunday, July 14 at 10 p.m. EST at
http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/296
or 212-967-7555.

 

An exclusive pre-sale for Sting.com Fan Club members will begin Saturday, July 13 at 12noon EST and conclude Sunday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Sting.com Fan Club
members must purchase tickets by phone at 212-967-7555.

 

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Sunday, July 14 at 10:01 p.m. EST at
http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/296 and beginning Monday, July 15 at 12noon
EST by phone or at the box office.

 

Benefit
ticket prices range from $250-$2,500, with tickets at the top tier to
include VIP seating and a pre-show meet & greet with Sting. Tickets
are tax deductible
for US residents. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m.

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