Monday, January 22, 2007

Are The Police the Next Band to Reunite? Potential Tour Dates Listed

The much-loved '80s rock group The Police is rumored to be on the verge of reuniting for a tour this summer to coincide with their 30th anniversary. If it happens, this will be the first time the band has performed live shows since they disbanded in 1986. They did briefly reunite to play at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Last month the band's record label, A&M Records, said, "It is our intention to mark the anniversary by doing something special with the band's catalog of songs. Needless to say, everyone is hopeful the band will support our plans and while early discussions have taken place, nothing has been decided."

Several weeks after Billboard reported this story, Sting is on record as mentioning the band's anniversary, saying, "We started 30 years ago so it would be nice to do something to celebrate. We don't quite know what, but we're talking about it."

In addition to the possible Police tour, there has been talk of more Police merch being issued, including DVD releases and another multiple-disc CD collection. This will probably complement the box set of studio recordings and rarities that was issued more than a decade ago.

Last week the Sting/Police fan site reported that several festival tour dates have appeared on a tour Web site:

"According to, The Police are scheduled to appear at the following events:
- Hyde Park Calling 2007 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2007
- Glastonbury Festival 2007 22-24 Jun 2007
- Isle Of Wight Festival 2007 08-10 Jun 2007
No offical confirmation on this so far."

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