British rocker Sting back to perform in Hong Kong on December 2

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 September, 2012, 3:17am

It's been four years since British rocker Sting last performed in Hong Kong and fans can look forward to an early Christmas present this year.

The Grammy award-winning singer will be back on December 2 for a show at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai as part of his Back to Bass tour. The tour starts on November 7 in France and its only stops in Asia will be Hong Kong and Singapore.

The former singer and bassist of The Police has released more than 10 albums since 1985 - the year before the band split up - and ticket holders can expect a set heavy with hits from his time with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting will be joined by a five-piece band of long-time collaborators - Dominic Miller on guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, David Sancious on keyboards, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and vocalist Jo Lawry.

The singer is touring to promote his 25th anniversary double CD box set, titled The Best of 25 Years. The rock 'n' roll veteran has sold nearly 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. Tickets are priced from HK$488 to HK$1,388 and will go on sale at 10am on Thursday at HK Ticketing and Tom Lee Music outlets.