GRAMMY Award-winning artists Sting and Shaggy will perform on the steps of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on G Street in Washington, D.C. at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 2, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The performance precedes Game 3 of the 2018 Stanley Cup® Final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena at 8 p.m. ET. The concert, rain or shine, will be open to the public. No ticket will be required to attend the performance.
The area around Capital One Arena will have restrictions for Game 3. There will be no vehicular traffic in the blocks around the Capital One Arena. The closures are in effect now through June 11. For detailed transportation and road closure information, visit https://mayor.dc.gov/.
Portions of Sting and Shaggy’s performance will air during the live game broadcast on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.
Sting and Shaggy recently released an island-inspired collaborative album 44/876 on Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records. In creating 44/876, Sting and Shaggy drew from the many surprising connections at the heart of their music. With its title referencing their home country codes, 44/876 first and foremost honors the duo’s love for Jamaica: Shaggy’s homeland, and the place where Sting penned such classics as The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.”
The album’s lead single, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” debuted at no. 1 on Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart. 44/876: The Remixes was also recently released and features an albums’ worth of song remixes from their album by a diverse range of artists including Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, the Brazilian duo Tropkillaz, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom (Madonna, Lady Gaga) and Grammy-award winning producer Dave Audé, among others.
Sting and Shaggy will take their collaboration on the road this summer when the two iconic artists embark on a European tour of various historic venues, performing their most celebrated hits as well as songs off their new album together, followed by a North American tour in the fall. For tour itinerary and tickets, please visit: http://www.sting.com/tour
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