Monday, February 12, 2007

The Police Break Out! Details on Their 2007 World Tour...

It's been quite a 24-hour period for '80s rockers The Police. Last night they jump-started the 49th Grammy Awards with a kickin' version of Roxanne, and this morning (11 a.m. L.A. time) the announced details and dates for their first tour in more than two decades.

The Police 30th anniversary tour will hit the road in Vancouver on May 28th and continue in Canada and the U.S. through early August. The band will then tour Europe in September and October, then will resume the U.S. portion of the tour in late October. The Police will also play dates in Mexico, South America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Police announced the details in a combination performance/press conference at the Whisky night club in L.A. They performed a couple of songs for the assembled media and invited guests--including a number of their fan-club members--and then they and their representatives took questions about the tour.

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Some of the tour dates The Police will be playing include:
6/16 - Bonnaroo Festival, Tennesee
7/28 - Fenway Park, Boston
8/1, 8/3 - Madison Square Garden, New York

The North American legs of the tour will also include dates in Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, St. Louis, Toronto, and Montreal.

Tickets for the Boston and New York City shows will go on sale Tuesday, February 20th.

The tour is sponsored by Best Buy stores, and members of the stores' frequent buyer club or members' club or whatever it's called will have a chance to get tickets before the general public. The Web site is also offering fan club memberships that offer access to ticket presales. From what I've found out, the memberships cost $100 each, and I'm not sure if that's a one-year membership or lifetime, etc.

I was a casual fan of The Police back in the day. I enjoyed many of their songs but was into other bands more, so never actually owned an album by The Police. Hearing more of their music leading up to the reunion announcement has really gotten me enthused about this tour, and I dare say I'm seriously considering trying to catch one of the shows.

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