The Police Rehearse, Announce Reunion Tour
February 12, 2007


The Police in 2007

The worst-kept secret in the music business became official today, as The Police played a short set together in Hollywood and announced their 2007 world tour. The press conference/rehearsal started off with a loop of an old clip of Sting saying that if there was a Police reunion tour, he would be found "certifiably insane."

The band took the stage and performed a tight version of "Message In A Bottle." Then Sting admitted the real reason they were there, announcing "We're gonna come clean, we're gonna go on tour." Drummer Stewart Copeland joked that they are doing "the jam band thing" and working without a setlist today. The band kicked into "Voices Inside My Head," which bled into "When The World Is Running Down."

Tour producer Arthur Fogel of Live Nation then gave a speech, revealing that the tour starts May 28 in Vancouver, BC in Canada. The North American tour will run until early August, before The Police hit England and Europe in September and October. They'll be back in North America in late October, then visit Mexico, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The band will play arenas and stadiums, and as rumored, they will play at Fenway Park in Boston and headline the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. Tickets will be $225, $90 and $55 and some shows will go on sale this weekend. The tour is sponsored by Best Buy, and the band insisted that a portion of ticket revenues go to charity with WaterAid, a global organization for clean water, getting the proceeds.

When asked what made him change his mind about reuniting, Sting told the audience that three months ago, he called [guitarist] Andy Summers and Copeland and said, "We should do a tour." He said that, "It would surprise them, it would surprise the world and it surprised me too," and added that the Police were "a very important part of my life I've run away from for the past 25 years." The band also insisted that they are now "older and wiser and a bit more mellow."  Copeland said that they're done bickering and that he "just wants to play music." He added that they liked each other as human beings, they just always fought about the music. Sting also promised no extra musicians on stage, just the three of them.

After some joking around, they played "Can't Stand Losing You" while calling out the chord changes, thus proving they still are rehearsing. The Police wrapped up with "Roxanne," noting that since they played it the night before at the Grammys, they knew they could play it.

Sting's son Joe Sumner's band Fiction Plane will open the North American leg of the tour.

The Police tour dates announced thus far:
May 28 - Vancouver, BC
June 6 - Seattle
June 9 - Denver
June 15 - Las Vegas
June 16 - Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN
June 18 - Phoenix
June 26 - Dallas
June 30 - New Orleans
July 2 - St. Louis
July 22 - Toronto
July 25 - Montreal
July 28 - Boston (Fenway Park)
August 1 & 3 - New York City




 
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Christopher K
APD/MD, KDND & KUDL
Sacramento

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