The Marriot Grand Ballroom at Resorts World Manila will be the site of a first in the international music scene when the largest-selling American instrumental artist Chris Botti and Sting share the stage for a concert in March 2016.
Entitled Chris Botti featuring special guest, STING: Up Close and Personal, this exclusive and limited VIP-seating show presents fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a stellar performance by these two Grammy Award-winning artists. Only 60 guests will get to sit at the exclusive “stage seats” just a breath away from the stars.
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD “When I Fall In Love,” Botti’s success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.
Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.
Grammy Award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist Sting was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a successful solo career. As a solo musician and a member of The Police, Sting became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has received 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1984, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003. Most recently, he received a Tony nomination for his score written for the Broadway musical, The Last Ship.
“This concert has a unique value proposition,” said Martin Paz, Chief Integrated Marketing Officer, Resorts World Manila. “Unlike other shows with VIP seating that are typically restricted to front row seats, meet-and-greets, or autograph signing sessions, we now take things to a whole new level wherein those in stage seats get to watch the concert on the stage itself and just a breath away from the artists.”
As the Marriott Grand Ballroom has a 3,180 seat capacity for this intimate show, which is relatively limited compared to arena concerts, tickets are expected to sell out quickly due to the unique opportunity it presents Botti and Sting fans.