‘Englishman in Plovdiv’: Sting to return to Bulgaria

Written by on December 15, 2017 in Leisure - Comments Off on ‘Englishman in Plovdiv’: Sting to return to Bulgaria

This guy seems to love Bulgaria. At least he comes to this country every five minutes. Soon he will meet himself at Sofia Airport, on Trakiya Motorway or in Old Town Plovdiv. He will catch himself eating ‘Shopska Salata’ at local restaurants, or having rakiya with a beer chaser at a bar in that city.

Well, just three months ago, Sting stood on a Bulgarian stage. In that case it was ‘Arena Armeets’ in Sofia. Now, Sofia Music Enterprises says they are bringing him back. The difference is the surrounding, which will be very special this time. In June 2018, the British superstar will be performing at Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre, twice in a row, on June 19 and 20 2018.

They actually squeezed these two Bulgarian dates into Sting’s Summer Tour in Europe. As things stand right now, the “Englishman in Plovdiv” will actually start that tour in Bulgaria.

This year, he and his band toured many countries, from Korea to Bulgaria and from the US to Britain, for several months in a row. Airport lounges, First Class seats on aircraft, hotel suites, stages. Also the touring chaos is an integral part of Sting’s life. Transport, ‘backline’, backstage rooms, catering, soundchecks and all of that stuff.

Oh sure, we remember “Roxanne”, “Message in a Bottle” and all of that. “The Russians Love Their Children Too”. Absolutely. They still do. Actually, remembering these songs recorded decades ago, by his former band The Police or by Sting himself, just shows some of us how old we are. Damn. Well, so is he. He will be 66 when he hits that Plovdiv stage.

For the 100 million records he sold, he got 16 Grammy Awards. In a good deal, he would have received 100 million Grammy Awards.

His interesting and long biography can be read on his website.

Tickets for Sting in Plovdiv are now on sale, for prices of 110 to 190 leva, at Eventim Bulgaria and Ticketpro. Sting’s gig dates: June 19 and 20 2018, 8pm, Ancient Theatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.





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