Iconic British rocker Sting will bring his 57th & 9th Tour to Toronto’s Rebel on Sunday, March 5. Also on the bill, which is set to kick off at 8 p.m., are special guests Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros.
Sting, best known as the bass-playing frontman of The Police, released his twelfth solo studio long-player, 57th & 9th, in November 2016 via A&M/Interscope Records. The 10-track collection, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200, is supported by the singles “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” “50,000,” “Petrol Head,” and “One Fine Day.”
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Sting’s sophomore solo LP, ...Nothing Like the Sun. The album, released in October 1987 through A&M Records, features several high-profile guest guitarists, including former Police bandmate Andy Summers, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and Hiram Bullock. Five singles were released from ...Nothing Like the Sun: “We’ll Be Together,” “Be Still My Beating Heart,” “Englishman in New York,” “Fragile,” and “They Dance Alone.”
Sting will be joined on the road by a 3-piece backing band, featuring his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums), and Rufus Miller (guitar).
Also on the bill is Sting's son Joe Sumner and frontman for the rock band Fiction Plane. Sumner, who has been working on solo material for the past five years, has released four full-length’s with his band: Everything Will Never Be OK (2003), Left Side of the Brain (2007), Sparks (2010), and Mondo Lumina (2015). The 40-year-old singer-songwriter and bassist released his debut solo single “Jellybean” back in January.
Tex-Mex pop rock outfit The Last Bandoleros will open the show. The group comprised of Diego Navaira (bass, vocals), Emilio Navaira (drums, vocals), Jerry Fuentes (guitar, vocals), and Derek James (guitar, vocals), are gearing up to release their debut EP via Warner Music Nashville. They reissued their catchy single “Where Do You Go?” in April 2016, shortly after signing a recording contract with the label.
General Admission tickets are $106.50 CA and may be purchased online. Every ticket purchased includes a digital download of Sting’s 57th & 9th. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 19 and over event. Rebel is located at 11 Polson Street #1 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit Sting’s website and Rebel’s website.