Mark Cuban’s new concert hall has a new opening date and it has reserved a big name number: Sting.
According to a statement from Live Nation, the 17 Grammy winner will open the Echo Lounge & Music Hall on Tuesday, December 14. Tickets go on sale December 3 at 10 a.m. on livenation.com.
The performance will feature Sting in a particularly intimate setting, albeit with a band and it will be electric, not acoustic. Not SO intimate, OK.
The event will also feature special guest Joe Sumner, a songwriter and musician who is also the kind son of Sting.
The last time Sting performed in Dallas was in 2017, at the Texas Trust CU Theater in Grand Prairie while on tour in support of his then released album, 57th and 9th.
The date at The Echo Lounge appears to be unique, as Sting has no further dates planned until March, when he will resume a world tour that began in 2019; it begins in Europe, then arrives in the United States in the summer of 2022.
The Echo Lounge & Music Hall experienced bumps in its path towards opening.
The venue was first announced in January 2020 as HiFi Dallas. COVID-19 pushed that back until October 2021, when it was rebranded as the Echo Lounge, with a lineup of shows and debuts hoped for in November.
Located at 1323 N. Stemmons Fwy., It was developed in partnership with Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks, and is adjacent to the Mavericks’ training center. When it opens, the 1,000-person club is designed to host concerts by touring artists as well as local artists in the heart of the city.
It has a main music room, lounge and outdoor patio and will serve upscale food, cocktails, and craft beer.
Here’s a nice summary of Sting’s career:
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, songwriter and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England, before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The group released five studio albums, won 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 Britons, one Golden Globe, one Emmy, four Oscar nominations, one TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. In 2003 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his myriad contributions to music. 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. Sting received honorary doctorates in music from the University of Northumbria (1992), Berklee College of Music (1994), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006) and Brown University at his 250th ceremony. launch (2018).
After his critically acclaimed album, 57th and 9th, his first rock / pop collection in over a decade, Sting and reggae icon Shaggy, both managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, released an island-influenced collaborative album, titled 44/876, drawing on the many surprising connections at the heart of their music. With its title referring to the codes of their country of origin, 44/876 above all honors the duo’s mutual love for Jamaica: the homeland of Shaggy and the place where Sting wrote classics such as “Every Breath You Take “from The Police. Their chart-topping release debuted at No. 1 in Germany and top 10 in the UK. It has spent more than 20 weeks at the top of Billboard’s reggae album charts in the United States, achieved gold certifications in Poland and France, and received the GRAMMY Award® for best reggae album.
In 2019, Sting was honored at the BMI Pop Awards for his hit single “Every Breath You Take”, which became the most played song, with 15 million plays on the radio, from BMI’s catalog of over 14 million musical works. Most recently, the song was added to Spotify’s “Billions Club”, having amassed over a billion streams on the platform.
Also in 2019, an album titled My Songs, featuring contemporary interpretations of his most famous hits, was released and followed by a world tour of the same name, which will resume later this year and run until 2022. The Sting’s ‘My Songs’ world tour is a dynamic and exuberant show featuring his most beloved songs spanning the 17 GRAMMY Award® winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist.
Sting’s latest album, The bridge, showcases his prolific and diverse songwriting prowess. Representing various scenes and styles throughout his unparalleled career and drawing inspiration from genres such as rock n ‘roll, jazz, classical and folk, the eclectic album showcases Sting’s quintessential sound on tracks. pop-rock such as the opening rock salvo of the album “Rushing Water” and the new indie-pop sound “If It’s Love”.
Sting also recently launched his Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, featuring a collection of his most beloved songs; the residency will resume in June 2022.