Tim Yap’s tweet was right, after all. In its latest post on its official website, Ovation Productions has announced that Sting will indeed perform in Manila on December 9 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The actual announcement reads: “Sting has just been confirmed to perform in Manila on December 9 at the MOA Arena. Tickets will be on sale starting September 21 at 12 noon at all SM Ticket outlets and online at www.smtickets.com.
InterAksyon earlier reported that on September 11 multimedia personality Tim Yap tweeted about the legendary singer-songwriter’s upcoming Manila gig, complete with details of the date and venue. It was a premature announcement that came with no confirmation from the organizers involved.
This was followed by a report that several promoters, including Ovation Productions, were still bidding for the event.
Sting’s 2011- 2012 “Back to Bass” world tour has garnered spectacular reviews throughout North America, Europe, the UK, and South Africa. The tour heads to Southeast Asia in December. Sting’s Manila concert is promoted by Ovation Productions, the same group that staged Sting’s memorable sold-out concert in Manila at the ULTRA outdoor stadium in 1994.
This will be the third Manila stop for the Grammy-winning artist who scored dozens of hits both as a solo act and as frontman of The Police, the band he co-founded with guitarist Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.
Sting’s two previous concerts in the country were in 1994 for his “Summoner’s Tales” tour – also promoted by Ovation as mentioned in their announcement – and in 1996, for his “Mercury Falling” tour that was presented by J & B and Gilbey’s Gin.