Former Police frontman Sting is returning to Canada this spring with a tour that includes many smaller cities, starting in British Columbia and extending through Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

Sting took his music back to the basics in October 2011, playing with a five-piece band after spending two years on a reunion tour with the Police and a year of playing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Extending his Back to Bass Tour, he is joined by his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, David Sancious on keyboards, Peter Tickell on electric fiddle and vocalist Jo Lawry.

For this run, the British singer will perform many of his biggest hits, including Roxanne and Synchronicity, in concert.

The tour, which kicks off in B.C., includes the following Canadian dates:

  • May 30: Kelowna, B.C. (Prospera Place).
  • May 31: Victoria, B.C. (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre).
  • June 17: Kitchener, Ont. (Memorial Auditorium).
  • June 18: Kingston, Ont. (K-Rock Centre).
  • June 24: Summerside, P.E.I. (Credit Union Place).
  • June 26: St. John's, N.L. (Mile One Centre).

Sting will also take his latest tour through the United States, Ireland, France, Denmark and Norway.