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Sting back in Manila on Oct. 2 for 'My Songs' concert at Big Dome.

Iconic singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting is set to return to Manila this year as part of his ongoing tour.

"Sting: My Songs" at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Oct. 2 is presented by Cherrytree Management, Live Nation and Ovation Productions.

The concert by is rollicking and dynamic featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner's prolific career both with The Police and as a solo artist. Hailed a "masterful performance from start to finish," fans can expect to hear "Englishman In New York," "Fields Of Gold," "Shape Of My Heart," "Every Breath You Take," "Roxanne," "Message In A Bottle" and many more by Sting accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble.

Tickets go on sale July 3 at www.buytickets.asia and www.ticketnet.com.ph. Members of Sting's Fan Club will have the opportunity to access exclusive pre-sale tickets July 1 and 2 prior to the general public by visiting www.sting.com.

The man

Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

As one of the world's most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 11 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.

Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has received the Kennedy Center Honors, The American Music Award of Merit and The Polar Music Prize.

On May 24, Sting dropped new album "Sting: My Songs," featuring contemporary interpretations of his most celebrated hits, was released and followed by a European summer tour of the same name.

Next year, Sting will headline a Las Vegas residency, "My Songs," set to open at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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