The Police Will Tour Beginning May 28
February 12, 2007 at 11:27 AM (PT)
After the highly anticipated GRAMMY appearance last night -- where they performed "Roxanne" together after having disbanded in 1984 -- THE POLICE followed up today with a major concert tour announcement.
THE POLICE's STING, STEWART COPELAND and ANDY SUMMERS came onstage at L.A.'s WHISKY A GO-GO TODAY to the sound of STING's long-ago quote about a reunion happening would be "cause to certify me insane" and ripped into a version of "Message In A Bottle."
The band then confirmed their highly anticipated concert tour will begin on MAY 28 in VANCOUVER, playing arenas, some stadiums and making some special appearances throughout NORTH AMERICA. Some of the North American tour highlights announced include a headline performance at this year's JUNE 16 BONNAROO FESTIVAL in TENNESSEE, an appearance at BOSTON's historic FENWAY PARK on JULY 28 and two MADISON SQUARE GARDEN performances in NEW YORK CITY on AUGUST 1 and 3. Concert dates were also confirmed in SEATTLE, DENVER, LAS VEGAS, PHOENIX, DALLAS, NEW ORLEANS, ST. LOUIS, TORONTO and MONTREAL.
LIVE NATION Chairman/Global Music ARTHUR FOGEL also announced that the tour will continue this fall with dates in the U.K. and EUROPE, including appearances in HOLLAND, GERMANY, ITALY and FRANCE with additional countries to be announced. Additional dates in MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND are anticipated.
"The anticipation and excitement to see THE POLICE is overwhelming and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of bringing the band to their fans worldwide," said FOGEL.
A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to WATERAID, an international NGO founded in 1981 and dedicated to reducing poverty by improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education.
For complete information go to www.thepolicetour.com.