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Sep 09

Sting to perform during Formula 1™ Grand Prix weekend in Austin, Texas

One night only at ACL Live at The Moody Theater; tickets on sale Sept. 13

Circuit of The Americas logoCircuit of The Americas™ and ACL Live today announced that Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning artist Sting will perform a one-night-only concert at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on the eve of the 2013 Formula 1™ United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

The world-renowned musician will play to an intimate audience of 2,100 in a special engagement Saturday, Nov. 16, just hours before the world’s best drivers and their teams race for fortune and glory at the United States only Formula 1 racetrack.

“Circuit of The Americas is thrilled to invite an internationally acclaimed artist like Sting to be part our second Grand Prix celebration,” Circuit President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sexton said. “Sting’s rich body of work and magnetic stage presence will make for an unforgettable performance, and we think the chance to hear him sing in one of Austin’s iconic concert venues will be popular with Formula 1 fans in town for race weekend.”

“We could not be more excited to host Sting during Formula 1’s Grand Prix celebration,” said Chairman and CEO of Stratus® Properties Beau Armstrong. “Austin City Limits Live was built with the forethought to provide a world-class, intimate setting for iconic artists and their fans. Sting is a perfect example of the level of talent we are honored to present.”

A prolific singer, songwriter and composer, Sting has evolved into one of the world’s most distinctive performers, merging jazz, reggae, classical and New Age elements with tremendous success. After disbanding The Police at the peak of the band’s popularity, Sting has forged an enduring solo career, releasing 14 solo albums. His latest, The Last Ship, will be released on Sept. 24, and is inspired by his forthcoming Broadway play of the same name. As a solo artist and member of The Police, he has earned 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award and three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song.” Sting is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit www.sting.com.

Tickets for “Circuit of The Americas & ACL Live Bring You Sting” go on sale Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. CDT and start at $250 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.acl-live.com.

Sting’s performance is one of many special activities taking place during Grand Prix weekend, including Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell, which runs Nov. 14 – 17 in downtown Austin. The free festival features six music stages, along with interactive games and exhibits, an action sports zone, family activities and a variety of food and products from local restaurants, artisans and retailers.

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first racing facility in the United States purposely built for Formula 1™ racing and is designed to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. The Circuit is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named the 2012 “Sports Event of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American host of the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games.

Additionally Circuit of The Americas welcomes spectators from around the world for some of the most prestigious national and international motorsports series, including MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships.

Circuit of The Americas’ 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and sporting use. Its signature 3.4-mile, 20-turn undulating racetrack features remarkable elevation changes and a number of challenging turns patterned after some of the world’s iconic Grand Prix tracks. The Austin360 Amphitheater is an expansive outdoor live music space, featuring the largest permanent stage in Central Texas and the capacity for 14,000 guests. The Circuit’s iconic 25-story Observation Tower has a viewing platform offering 360-degree views of the venue, downtown Austin and Texas Hill Country. The 44,000-square foot Event Center offers an expansive convention and banquet space that doubles as an international Media Center during sports and entertainment event. The Event Center includes more than 30 broadcast booths, an internal café and dedicated news conference room. The Circuit’s massive Main Grandstand features permanent seating for 9,000, a variety of well-appointed suites, and the Velocity Lounge and hospitality area. Circuit of The Americas also offers a state-of-the-art on-site medical facility, parking for 25,000 vehicles, taxi and shuttle bus depots and a permanent heli-stop. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or the Circuit’s dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com.

About Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

Winner of 2011 Pollstar Award: “Best New Major Concert Venue” Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the new home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. ACL Live is nestled next to the W Austin Hotel & Residences, which are both located within Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy building of its type in the world to be LEED certified. LEED is a mark of excellence developed by the U.S. Green Building Council acknowledging measurable performance attributes that benefit human and environmental health. ACL Live is the premier destination in Austin for live performances as well as numerous special and private events.

source: circuitoftheamericas.com