Sting scheduled to play in Athens tonight and Thessaloniki tomorrow

He may not have a brand-new album out at the moment, but the number of songs that he has written and the public have come to love is enough of a reason to want to go and see Sting play live. The British musician is playing at Terra Vibe in Malakassa tonight and at Thessaloniki’s Lazariston Monastery tomorrow. What makes Sting stand out is that there is hardly anyone who has not been touched by at least one of his songs, which are simple yet very real and beautiful and have turned into great hits. Sting is not only a musician, but also an actor and an activist, the son of a Newcastle milkman who worked as a soccer coach and a laborer before turning to music. Inspired by jazz and the Beatles, Sting met Stewart Copeland and then went on to form the Police in 1977, along with guitarist Andy Summers. The band met with huge success, which was also the case for Sting when he decided to embark on a solo career. Once on his own, he expanded his sound and incorporated more jazz and classical music elements. Sting has remained at the forefront of the music scene for four decades now and has written some of pop music’s all-time classics. He will present many of them at Terra Vibe, joined by a small band. Fiction Plane, an act from North London with strong influences from bands like U2, Eels and Pavement, will open the concert. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket House: 42 Panepistimiou in Athens and 20 Ethnikis Amynis & Tsimiski in Thessaloniki. Terra Vibe is at the Malakassa Interchange on the Athens-Lamia highway and Moni Lazariston is at 21 Kolokotroni in Stavroupolis.

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