Sting announces Bic Runga as additional special guest for My Songs tour dates in NZ; cancels Napier concert

Sting returns to New Zealand this March for the first time in 8 years, on his critically acclaimed My Songs tour.  

Live Nation is delighted to announce Bic Runga (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) will join the tour as special guest in addition to Joe Sumner who performs on his first solo New Zealand tour.

Sting’s My Songs tour plays in Christchurch on Wednesday, March 1 at the Christchurch Arena.

Sting • My Songs tour 2023

Out of respect to those affected by the devastating impact of Cyclone Gabrielle and in the interest of focusing critical attention and resources on relief efforts, Sting’s concert on Saturday, March 4 at Mission Estate Winery in Napier will no longer proceed. A donation will be made by Sting and Live Nation to the Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s Cyclone Relief Fund. All ticket holders will receive an automatic refund. If your details have changed, or you have any refund enquiries, please contact your point of purchase. 

Since the release of her first single Drive in 1996 – Bic Runga has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll song-writing award. Bic has won a total of 20, the most Tui Awards (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever. She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. Bic’s debut album Drive was certified seven times platinum and featured the enormous hit ‘Sway’. The follow up album, Beautiful Collision in 2002 was certified an incredible eleven times platinum and featured the hits ‘Get Some Sleep’, ‘Something Good’ and ‘Listening For The Weather’. 

Bic Runga joins Sting and Joe Sumner in concert this March, she will perform songs from her illustrious and extensive back catalogue.  Don’t delay for your tickets to this exciting night of musical history.

Sting’s My Songs concert is an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s illustrious career both with The Police and as a solo artist. Sting will be accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble and fans can expect to hear ‘Englishman In New York,’ ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Roxanne,’ ‘Message In A Bottle’ and many more., 

Following a sold out six-night residency at the London Palladium, My Songs was hailed “a masterclass” by UK’s The Times; “Sting remains an undeniably skilled performer with a gold-plated back catalogue”. A musical journey taking in hits like ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Shape of my Heart’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Demolition Man’, the concert was described as “a rare treat” by The Telegraph and saw Sting praised as “near peerless” by The Guardian with “sublime pop alchemy”. 



With special guests Joe Sumner and Bic Runga


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