Following an electrifying rehearsal performance at The Whiskey on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, The Police today confirmed their highly-anticipated concert tour will begin on May 28th in Vancouver, playing arenas, some stadiums & making some special appearances throughout North America.
Some of the North American tour highlights announced include a headline performance at this year's June 16th Bonnaroo Festival, an appearance at Boston's historic Fenway Park on July 28th and two Madison Square Garden performances in New York City on August 1 and 3. Concert dates were also confirmed in Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, St. Louis, Toronto and Montreal.
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation Chairman of Global Music, also announced that the tour will continue this fall with dates in the UK and Europe, including appearances in Holland, Germany, Italy and France with additional countries to be announced. Additional dates in Mexico, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand are anticipated. "The anticipation and excitement to see The Police is overwhelming and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of bringing the band to their fans worldwide," said Mr. Fogel.
In 1977, The Police stormed the music scene by blending reggae, punk, jazz and rock. Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers created an unmistakably nuanced sound filled with evocative melodies, infectious lyrics and rock & roll swagger. The Police dominated the top of the charts and radio airwaves worldwide with five #1 albums and a succession of top 10 hit singles. In the six years they were together, The Police became one of the world's most famous bands, earning six Grammy Awards and countless fans around the globe.
Special guest Fiction Plane will join The Police for the North American portion of the tour. Known for their high-energy live shows, this dynamic rock trio will be releasing their 2nd full length album in May. Fiction Plane are: Joe Sumner (Bass); Seton Daunt (Guitar); Pete Wilhoit (Drums).
Additional support artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to WaterAid, an international NGO founded in 1981 and dedicated to reducing poverty by improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education. Working in 17 of the world's poorest countries, WaterAid and its partners have already helped over 10 million people gain access to water and sanitation and is committed to helping to reduce by half the proportion of people living without these basic necessities of life by 2015.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY 2007
5/28 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
6/6 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
6/9 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
6/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena
6/16 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
6/30 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
7/2 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
7/25 – Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
7/28 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
8/1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
8/3 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Additional North American concert dates in Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Edmonton, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Tampa, San Francisco's Bay Area, Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Washington/Baltimore area to be announced