Sting to appear for two live shows in Athens on June 22-23

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sting poses for a portrait to promote his musical "The Last Ship" at Neil Simon Theatre in New York. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

British composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting will perform in Athens at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for two live sets on 22-23 June 2018, as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, in what will undoubtedly be the music event of the year.

His latest album, 57th & 9th, was released in November 2016 followed by the critically-acclaimed 57th & 9th World Tour which recently concluded having performed 115 concerts throughout North America, Asia, Latin America & Europe.

At the foothills of Acropolis, on a venue of unique acoustic and historical significance, the world-renowned artist will give two concerts to his Greek audience.

Sting formed The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers in 1977. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.