Monday, February 12, 2007

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are The Police and we're back!"

With those words, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers launched into "Roxanne" to open the Grammy Awards last night.

This morning, the three convened at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angleles to officially announce their North American tour that will kick of in Vancouver on May 28. Other official tour dates are as follows:

May 28, 2007 Vancouver BC CA GM Place
Jun 06, 2007 Seattle WA US Key Arena
Jun 09, 2007 Denver CO US Pepsi Center
Jun 15, 2007 Las Vegas NV US MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jun 16, 2007 Manchester TN US Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Jun 18, 2007 Phoenix AZ US US Airways Arena
Jun 26, 2007 Dallas TX US American Airlines Center
Jun 30, 2007 New Orleans LA US New Orleans Arena
Jul 02, 2007 St. Louis MO US Scottrade Center
Jul 22, 2007 Toronto ON CA Air Canada Centre
Jul 25, 2007 Montreal QC CA Bell Centre
Jul 28, 2007 Boston MA US Fenway Park
Aug 01, 2007 New York City NY US Madison Square Garden
Aug 03, 2007 New York City NY US Madison Square Garden

Hopefully more dates will be added due to popular demand.

Other than The Pixies, there is no band that I have most wanted to see live in concert (The Beatles can't really be counted since John Lennon was murdered when I was only three years old). I don't know what the sponsor Best Buy is paying these guys, but it must be a ton for Sting to agree to do this. He has always been pretty much against another tour.

Tickets will surely be scarce and I would say the best bet to see them would be at Bonaroo or any other festival they choose to add to the schedule. I saw The Pixies at Coachella in 2004 thinking that their reunion might be short-lived plus the odds of acquiring tickets were much higher. Other than Bonaroo, most of the listed venues probably only have about a 30,000 person capacity. I would certainly not be crushed if I didn't get to see The Police play, but if I have the opportunity, I certainly intend to take it.

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