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I'm So Excited! The Police Are Going On Tour!  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Wow! The Police are going on tour again! I can't wait! That's a must-go for me!

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/arti..._N12388626_RTRUKOC_0_UK-POLICE.xml



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reunited rock trio the Police said on Monday they would launch a world tour in May, more than 20 years after frontman Sting angered his bandmates by leaving for a successful solo career.

Sting, 55, joked during a news conference that he was "certifiably insane" to resurrect the band for a tour that will begin in North America and take in Europe, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Long resistant to the idea of a reunion with his estranged bandmates, guitarist Andy Summers, 64, and drummer Stewart Copeland, 54, Sting said he woke up one day about three months ago and decided to call them up and suggest a tour.

"If you'd asked me the day before I made this decision, I would have said, 'You're out of your mind. My head is somewhere else,'" he said.

The Police ended their seven-year run following a 1984 world tour for the album "Synchronicity," which included the Grammy-winning song of the year "Every Breath You Take."

Sting, the group's primary songwriter, who once described the Police as "a marriage of convenience," wanted more creative freedom. Summers and Copeland wanted the group to carry on, even though tension within the band often led to fistfights.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
"If you'd asked me the day before I made this decision, I would have said, 'You're out of your mind. My head is somewhere else,'" he said.

And there, somewhere else, should his head stay. True artists should proceed and create new things.
That's why I'm happy Peter Gabriel does not want to tour with Genesis again, though I really like old Genesis.



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Are you going to send an SOS to the world? Will Roxanne have to put on that dress tonight? Wherever they go, will you be watching them?

User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 1):
And there, somewhere else, should his head stay. True artists should proceed and create new things.
That's why I'm happy Peter Gabriel does not want to tour with Genesis again, though I really like old Genesis.

Exactly....once I adored Police, I still believe they are one of the best things that happened in popular music during the 20th century....this could go wrong...horribly wrong, a clap-along show with all those great songs adjusted to the 2007 mainstream audience. And Police was definitely NEVER intended to be mainstream.

btw: is there an album coming along?



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Quoting Andreas (Reply 3):
btw: is there an album coming along?

Probably a "new" live album. Why should they miss this obvious chance to sell a couple of thousand records?
At the same time, I don't believe they are doing it primarily for financial reasons. All three, and first and foremost Sting who had the original idea, are wealthy enough not to be tempted to make some easy money. At least they should not feel tempted to ...



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Wow! The Police are going on tour again! I can't wait! That's a must-go for me!

Heard this over the weekend, I'm on!!!



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Wow! The Police are going on tour again

I can see it now - ANCflyer, his hat, IAH777 and a couple of the others hit Crapchester, Des Moines, Gary, Guantanamo.....  Wink



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 4):
Probably a "new" live album. Why should they miss this obvious chance to sell a couple of thousand records?
At the same time, I don't believe they are doing it primarily for financial reasons. All three, and first and foremost Sting who had the original idea, are wealthy enough not to be tempted to make some easy money. At least they should not feel tempted to ...

You are never ever too rich!



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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

I'll certainly pay my ticket to finally see them live !!!! Sting has always been a great source of inspiration when I learned (and I still learn) playing bass guitar. I certainly want to see Stewart Copeland doing his job for The Police. I've been very sceptic about thoses reash tours, but last time I saw a concert like this was The Who last year in a festival, and it was an incredible gig! I'm sure The Police's tour will be excellent.

Do do do di da da da !

[Edited 2007-02-13 11:13:10]


Whatever
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

I'm looking forward to this and will most likely purchase a ticket if they play PHX. In my mind the Police and GNR are the best bands of the 80's.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 8):
been very sceptic about thoses reash tours, but last time I saw a concert like this was The Who last year in a festival, and it was an incredible gig!

They've been a working band again for the past seven years now. Besides, they always were an extraodinary live act.

But I do agree with you, I think the Police will be excellent performers.



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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Uau!

I like  Smile

I hope I get the chance to see the Police. One of my all time favorite bands. This is great news.

saludos

Asturias



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 7):
You are never ever too rich!

Ok, but as soon as you start compromising your reputation as an artist, this can backfire. And Sting would certainly face kind of a herculean task to spend all his money before disappears from this world anyway. That's ok in my book. He doesn't conduct sweatshops in the far east, he doesn't exploid the poor. His house his his sweatshop and the only one sweating is him. I just don't like reanimated musical zombies - first The Who, now The Police, and one day (but hopefully not) Genesis. And, frankly, the mere idea of seeing a 55-year-old singing De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da makes me cringe.
Rather than dwelling in the past, I'd rather want Sting to come with something fresh.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 12):
I just don't like reanimated musical zombies

You can't say that just because they're older, that's ridiculous. No-one ever said that Beethoven should give up because he was over 30. In the case of the latter you mention, they have a new album out, critically acclaimed, which makes up a substantial proportion of their show. The question is, are they good. If they are, what's the problem?



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 12):
That's ok in my book. He doesn't conduct sweatshops in the far east, he doesn't exploid the poor.

But he did try to save the rainforest before taking Jaguar's money to promote and sell nice wood-trimmed expensive limos  Wink



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 13):
You can't say that just because they're older, that's ridiculous.

But that's not the point. I don't care about the age of these three gentlemen, heck Gabriel is in his mid-fifties and balding, still I'd steal to get my hands on a ticket if he's on tour once in a decade. Thing is, I'd feel uncomfortable would he tour with Genesis and perform "The Lamb .." again. Great times, certainly, but they are over, and artists should proceed.

However, I did not know The Police recorded a new album with new sonsgs. One German newspaper said, they were undecided if they'd come with some new material.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 15):
However, I did not know The Police recorded a new album with new sonsgs

Not the Police, the Who.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Good shit, I wonder how much the tickets will be going for?

Anybody know?


User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2659 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Quoting AAce24 (Reply 17):
Good shit, I wonder how much the tickets will be going for?

Anybody know?

Here's the offer for the Toronto show. I think I'll pass on this one.

http://www.ticketsnow.com/TicketsList.aspx?PID=466860

Correction: This page is way too expensive. Ticketmaster talks about $ 59.50-225 range. Anyway, I consider $ 45 for the YES 30-th anniversary tour show money way better spent.

[Edited 2007-02-13 14:17:00]

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Quoting AAce24 (Reply 17):
Good shit, I wonder how much the tickets will be going for?

$50 - $225 according to L.A. Times, Spiegel (or was it the Frankfurter?) reports.



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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Ahh not too bad.

I wouldn't shell out 225, but 50 seems about reasonable.


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Then again, 50 would probably get you a ticket in the back, behind a big pillar...

Still, I'm excited to see them going back on tour. I saw Sting last summer at the Werchter Classics rock festival... he was great... such a captivating presence. Such a voice... such great music!



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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Quoting Bwest (Reply 21):
Then again, 50 would probably get you a ticket in the back, behind a big pillar...

Yeah I figured that much. You get what you pay for I guess?


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Well, if you happen to be in Europe in summer (or was it fall?): tickets are still a lot cheaper over here then in America.
I wouldn't go to a stadium to see Police anyway; three men and 12 lamps on a giant stage 200 yards away - pretty much pointless.
Best would be a club of course, but a normal venue (an audience of up to 8,000) would be ok. If I go, that is.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Glad to hear of the new tour.

Glad to hear that they are putting there past fights behind them. I know that it wont be the same as it was 25 years ago but at least it gives people the opportunity to see them live.
I wish I could have went with my older sister to see them perform Chicago's Soldier Field with Joan Jett back in 1983 on the Synchronicity tour.


Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland are outstanding musicians. I am sure it they recorded an album it would be outstanding.



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25 CroCop : Amazing these guys survived the 80's/90's/00's/ they SUCK! i THOUGHT THEY WOULD HAVE DIED BY NOW, guess not.
26 CastleIsland : I wonder if Andy Summers has discovered the bass and midrange knobs on his amplifier sometime over the past 22 years.
27 Superfly : HAHA! I believe he deliberately went for a light guitar sound. It sounds very artistic and he plays with a lot of finesse. Perhaps thats why he chose
28 CastleIsland : No doubt. He's a very good player. To be honest, I always thought it sounded cheesy.
29 Cumulus : https://tickets.thepolicetour.com/ No E.U dates scheduled yet.
30 767Lover : I was there for the Synchronicity concert in Kansas City's Kemper Arena! I hope to be at one of these shows!
31 Post contains images Superfly : Damn you were lucky! Did Joan Jett open? To think that was going to be my first rock concert only to be told that I couldn't go just hours before the
32 767Lover : If I remember right it was UB40...
33 Steve6666 : Why would they be dead? They were only in their 20s/30s back when they were producing new material and have all had successful individual careers sin
34 Jj : Here's hoping they come to Argentina!!! I mean they come to south america, they might as well stop in BA. If they do, I'm going. I don't care how much
35 DeltaDAWG : This was the best news this year! Now, if only Men at Work would reunite!
36 CroCop : I thought they were the bee gees, the Gibbs brothers or brother died.
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