Foreign artists take to the stage with rock, pop and club music

Newsroom 19/01/2009 | 15:49

British singer and former The Police vocalist Sting will make a stop in Bucharest at the Palace Hall for a sold-out concert. The performance will combine some of his most famous hits such as “Fields of Gold” and “Message in a Bottle” with songs from his most recent studio album “Songs from the Labyrinth.” The album, which is a tribute to Elisabethan composer John Dowland, was released in 2006 and went to the top of the Billboard chart where it stayed for 15 weeks in a row. Sting will be accompanied in concert by lute master Edin Karamazov, who also collaborated on the album.
French singer Helene Segara will play Romania on February 16 at the Palace Hall. The singer has in the past collaborated with Laura Pausini and Andrea Bocelli, the latter collaboration resulting in the well-known hit “Vivo per lei,” and her albums have sold 10 million copies. The artist will be promoting her latest album “Mon pays c'est la terre.” Segara has been in showbiz for around ten years and her first album “Coeur de verre” went platinum. Tickets cost between RON 100 and RON 300 and can be purchased from the Palace Hall, the Germanos network or online from
Finnish rock band The Rasmus will hold a concert on February 16 at Hard Rock Cafe. The band will play Romania for the second time, as part of the tour for the promotion of their latest album “Black Roses,” which will take them to 30 European cities.
The Rasmus, basically a high- school band, which gained international acknowledgement with the hit “In the Shadows,” has so far sold 3.5 million copies, won five platinum discs and three golden ones.
Electropop quartet Ladytron was confirmed as the opening act of the second Depeche Mode concert that will take place on May 16 in Bucharest, Izvor Park. Apart from Bucharest, Ladytron will open for Depeche Mode in Sofia, Belgrade and Zagreb. Previously, they have been the opening act for Bjork and Nine Inch Nails. Ladytron – DJs Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu, Mira Aroyo (vocals) and Helena Marnie (keyboards) – formed in Liverpool. The band gained international recognition in 2002 with the launch of its third studio album “Light & Magic” which spawned hits such as “Seventeen,” “Evil” and “Blue Jeans”.
Otilia Haraga

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