So far, only the first two months of the schedule has been confirmed, running through March 22 in Montreal.

As exclusively revealed here yesterday (Nov. 17), Sting's Sacred Love tour will begin Jan. 23 at the Knight Center in Miami. So far, only the first two months of the schedule has been confirmed, running through March 22 in Montreal. These shows will be held largely in theatres, including three early March performances at New York's Beacon Theatre.

Members of Sting's fan club get first crack at seats via the artist's official Web site. American Express cardholders can purchase tickets beginning tomorrow (Nov. 19), while members of Clear Channel's getAccess program can buy seats on Thursday. Some shows will go on sale to the general public this weekend.

The initial North American run will be followed by approximately 35 shows in Europe, beginning in late April, playing some theatres but mostly arenas and festivals. Afterward, Sting will return to North America for a run of 30-35 amphitheaters in July through September. Plans then call for a return Europe and other international territories. The total tour could include as many as 150 shows in 2004.

This is Sting's first tour since the two-year outing in support of his 1999 A&M album "Brand New Day," which grossed more than $54 million from 104 shows worldwide in 1999-2001.

"Sacred Love" is No. 25 in its sixth week on The Billboard 200 and has sold 522,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album's next single, "Whenever I Say Your Name" featuring Mary J. Blige, will be released Nov. 24 internationally, augmented by Will.I.Am's remix featuring Black Eyed Peas.

As previously reported, Sting will receive Billboard's Century Award as well as perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas.

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