A publicist for AC/DC’s Brian Johnson has confirmed that he will be on Sting‘s first album of new material in 10 years.
‘The Last Ship’ will hit stores on Sept. 24th and is the soundtrack to a theater production of the same name set to debut on Broadway in 2014.
Sting screened the production in May in hopes of finding financial backers, according to the New York Times. The story explores the demise of the shipbuilding industry in the ’80s and is set at a shipyard in Wallsend, England, a town near where Sting grew up.
The album will be released in several configurations, including a 12-song version and a two-disc deluxe set featuring five bonus tracks. There’s also a 20-song super deluxe version with special packaging that will be available through Amazon. Digital and vinyl versions will also be available.