Guest Author - Lizz Shepherd
The Police formed in 1977 when Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers and Henry Padovani played clubs in London under the name The Elevators. Padovani left the band before the end of the year, and the remaining threesome went on to classic rock history. The Police recorded five studio albums and one live album, as well as several compilations.
The band members started to go their separate ways in 1984, with each member seeking a solo career. In 1986 they split, seemingly for good. But, over the years they have performed together for various occasions. The 2003 induction of The Police into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame saw them reunite to play a few songs at the induction ceremony. In 2007 they reunited in honor of the 30th anniversary of the band. That reunion continues this year with a concert tour planned for the summer.
2008 Tour Dates:
Thursday, May 1 Kanata, ON, Scotiabank Place
Saturday, May 3 Buffalo, NY, HSBC Arena
Sunday, May 4 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
Saturday, May 10 Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
Sunday, May 11 Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
Tuesday, May 13 Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
Wednesday, May 14 Omaha, NE, Qwest Center Omaha
Friday, May 16 Orlando, FL, Amway Arena
Saturday, May 17 West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre
Tuesday, May 20 Spring, TX, Woodlands Pavilion
Wednesday, May 21 Dallas, TX, Superpages.com Center
Friday, May 23 Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, May 24 Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion-AZ
Monday, May 26 Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre-CA
Tuesday, May 27 Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
Wednesday, May 28 Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
Tuesday, June 3 Marseilles, France, Marseilles Stadium
Tuesday, June 3 Mannheim, Germany, SAP Arena
Thursday, June 5 Dusseldorf, Germany, LTU Arena
Sunday, June 8 Manchester, England, UK, MEN Arena Manchester
Friday, July 11 Ridgefield, WA, Clark County Amphitheater
Saturday, July 12 Quincy, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre
Monday, July 14 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
A two CD set is available, comprised of some of the most intricate, eloquent songs.
To get the most complete set of Police music, check out the box set.