Sting and Shaggy to bring UK tour to Birmingham

By Rebecca Stanley | Birmingham | Music | Published:

Music icons Sting and Shaggy are coming to Birmingham on their new headline tour.

Sting and Shaggy

The announcement comes after the duo won the GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album for their collaborative release 44/876.

The show will see the pair performing each other's most celebrated hits.

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE, better known as Sting, is a British musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.

As a solo musician and a member of hit band The Police, he has received 17 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

In 2002, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He is best known for a series of hit songs, such as Every Breath You Take, Englishman in New York, Desert Rose, Roxanne and Message in a Bottle.

Oville Richard Burrell CD, known by stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican musician, singer and DJ who perfected his signature singing voice while serving in the United States Marine Corps.

He is best known for a series of hit songs such as Oh Carolina, Angel, It Wasn't Me and Boombastic.


Shaggy has received a number of accolades, such as a Grammy Award for his 1995 album Boombastic.

Sting and Shaggy will come to Birmingham's O2 Academy on May 24.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

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