Sting last came to Turkey in 2006 to perform for 15,000 fans at Kuruçeşme Arena. This time he will appear at Ataköy Athletizm Arena in Istanbul joined by a 5-piece band made up of Dominic Miller on guitar,
The Arena, in the Ataköy/Bakırköy section of Istanbul 14 km (9 miles) west of Sultanahmet, and a few kilometers (as the bird flies) east of Atatürk International Airport, holds nearly 6000 spectator seats.
Many fans may be coming from other parts of Turkey, and other countries, to attend the concert, so you should be sure to reserve your hotel room(s) well in advance for November 26th, and perhaps one or two days on either side of that date.
You can also combine your concert visit with a tour to the highlights of Istanbul. Denizhan will be available in Istanbul after November 27th. You can also do a day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul.
Sting also performed a concert at the Grand Theater of Ephesus in on July 02 1993. After the fans attending the Sting concert caused a great deal of damage and destruction, it was decided not to permit such concerts being held there any more. Sting`s first visit to Turkey was to Izmir in 1976 while was working on board SS Orina. The singer entertained passengers onboard the SS Oriana in his pre-Police days as a member of the Ronnie Pearson Trio during the summer of 1976.
Sting`s concert at the Grand Theater of Ephesus in 1993: