Tuesday, January 30, 2007
NEWS FLASH: This week in Vancouver, the trio has been spotted by local residents and fans coming to and fro from a rehearsal space. The sightings were unconfirmed until today when a public announcement was made by the GRAMMY.COM website.
"FIVE-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING BAND THE POLICE REUNITE FOR FIRST TIME ON THE GRAMMY AWARDS WITH HISTORIC KICK-OFF PERFORMANCE.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2007) — In an historic GRAMMY® moment, the Police(Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers) will reunite and perform together for the first time on the GRAMMY's when they open the 49th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast on Feb. 11, it was announced today by The Recording Academy®. With five GRAMMY Awards to their list of accolades, the Police, one of the most famous bands in the world, create a purely original sound by infusing reggae with pop and rock — a sound that will be heard around the world from the GRAMMY stage."
According to StingEtc.com tour dates should be announced soon.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Hello everyone. Three months have flown by and a new year has begun. Time to get back to blogging. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and you're ready to begin anew. New projects, new goals, new enthusiasm. So here is some exciting news. At least it is for me.
In case you haven't heard, there is a rumor the Police are reuniting for a summer tour. Here is a quote from Billboard.
"Rumors are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the United States, which would be the legendary trio's first since disbanding in 1986. Sources tell Billboard.com the reports are legitimate but would not publicly comment until final details are nearer to completion. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of "Roxanne," the single that broke the Police in the United States." Discussions have been underway as to how this will be commemorated," reads a post on Sting.com attributed to an A&M spokesperson. "While we can confirm that there will indeed be something special done to mark the occasion, the depth of the band's involvement still remains undetermined."
But, on the website StingUs.net they say it's not a rumor and a 60 city tour in May and June is soon to be announced. Well, this is news. Sting has claimed for years that he just doesn't see himself playing with Stewart and Andy publicly again. He's obviously changed his mind. OK by me.
For those of you who saw the Police in concert in the 80's I'm sure you will agree with me that those shows were some of the most riveting and electrifying shows ever. Especially the Ghost in the Machine tour in '82. For me that particular show at Kemper Arena in Kansas City was mind blowing. I felt my life was changed. I was so impassioned about the show, I went to see them two weeks later in St. Louis. That show was just as profound.
Mark and I saw Sting perform Police songs a year ago on his Broken Music tour with his very talented young bandmates and it was not too bad. But it wasn't the Police. And it just made you wish you could hear him do it with Andy's excellent guitar work and Stewart's kenetic drumming. So, we will be anxious to see if they can recreate the magic this summer. I hope the rumor is true.