Police Announce Last Show Ever

The Police Announce Last Show Ever

The Police
The Police, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, held a press conference today (May 6) in Times Square and announced the band's final concert ever will be held in New York in August. Details on specific date and tickets will be revealed soon.

"We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB's in 1978 and this summer, thirty years later, our journey will come full circle as we play our final show here in New York City," said The Police.

The band also announced that their final concert will be a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the production of arts programming for Thirteen/WNET and WLIW New York. Tickets will be available nationally online via Thirteen/WNET and WLIW.

Sting and the Police also announced that they will contribute $1 million to Mayor Bloomberg's MillionTreesNYC initiative - which aims to plant 1 million trees across all five of New York City's boroughs by 2017. At the press conference, Sting said: "Some people may be surprised to know that the greatest single contribution to greenhouse gases is deforestation. We all want cleaner and cooler air, and planting trees is the best way to achieve that.

The Police are on tour now, dates available here...

http://www.thepolice.com

[Published on: 5/6/08]

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Chaloupka Tue 5/6/2008 03:12PM
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Chaloupka

Apparently their reunion hasn't been quite what they had hoped for . . .

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/6/2008 03:35PM
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RothburyWithCheese

Good riddance....At least now Copeland go go back to a real band---OYSTERHEAD!!!

theragman Tue 5/6/2008 03:36PM
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i for one, had a blast during their set at Bonnaroo even though i've never been a huge fan.

mahgeetah Tue 5/6/2008 03:38PM
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mahgeetah

Is it worth the ticket price for an average fan of their music?

joda2 star Tue 5/6/2008 03:39PM
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They Made $20 million each and they are out.

DONE deal..

Good for you

great times

moejoerisin Tue 5/6/2008 03:43PM
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moejoerisin

the police rock(ed).

3Player star Tue 5/6/2008 04:47PM
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3Player

who cares? not even sure why The Police is noted here, and at $100 dollars a ticket, and no euphoria at their shows, not even sure I would go for FREE. . .

sk8er4ever0101 starstarstarstar Tue 5/6/2008 05:13PM
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you would go for free :P

but deffinatly not a fan of the ticket price....

they will be back!

chinacatsunflower1989 Tue 5/6/2008 06:02PM
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chinacatsunflower1989

Eh, im not the biggest fan of the police but i am a fan of Oysterhead...Go Stewart Copeland!!

Easywind1975 starstarstarstar Tue 5/6/2008 06:35PM
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Easywind1975

Pretty cool they're going out on a charity event....

FunkyYotchStellStell Tue 5/6/2008 06:49PM
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FunkyYotchStellStell

Hell yeah! Plant dem trees, Sting! Way to live your lyrics. "When the world is runnin down...you make the best of what's still around..." Love it. Definitely wanna catch this gig. The Police are a rockin group of dilfs.

BRabbit Tue 5/6/2008 09:28PM
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acomma Tue 5/6/2008 09:58PM
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acomma

Sting is a very talented man, but it appears the money got to his head... it unfortunately happens to too many people. The Police made some good music, cashed in on an overhyped summer tour, and now leave everyone wondering "what next?"

sk8er4ever0101 Tue 5/6/2008 10:42PM
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mrcaldwell Tue 5/6/2008 11:13PM
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garriswh Wed 5/7/2008 12:06AM
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While I definitely like some old Police, I thought they sounded pretty damn stale from what I've heard of the reunion stuff. Good to see they maybe realized it.

pugs689 Wed 5/7/2008 12:09AM
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skoorbalot star Wed 5/7/2008 12:48AM
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Copeland deserves Oysterhead. They fuin' rocked the shoot at Roo 2006. Oysterhead kicks the Pigs' asses.

river_chaser starstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 06:08AM
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Hooray sting! Planting trees is really going to stop global warming... not. Is anyone else tired of celebrities who think they're doing something good for the planet, while completely ignoring the root cases of global warming?

laxma13951 Wed 5/7/2008 06:10AM
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When all else has been done and said Along comes Mr. Oysterhead

permilla starstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 06:21AM
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Yeah right, never say never. They'll be back.

kirkbrew Wed 5/7/2008 06:31AM
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kirkbrew

"our journey will come full circle as we play our final show here in New York City," How poetic!

"Some people may be surprised to know that the greatest single contribution to greenhouse gases is deforestation. We all want cleaner and cooler air, and planting trees is the best way to achieve that."

Their private jets probably aren't a big help either.

pcoker Wed 5/7/2008 06:41AM
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pcoker

It's time. I was VERY dissapointed with their show at Bonnaroo. There is no way I'd pay $100+ to see them again. I liked the Police more before I saw them live.

umoe Wed 5/7/2008 06:49AM
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JoeyTheFoot Wed 5/7/2008 07:51AM
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JoeyTheFoot

^^^Until Metallica and Kayne West this year....

sleewell Wed 5/7/2008 08:20AM
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sleewell

is this their "final" show until they need more money or actually their final show???

SCIRGR84EVS Wed 5/7/2008 09:05AM
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i think the $400,000,000 from this tour will probably be enough to support these guys for at least a few years.

brewer247 Wed 5/7/2008 10:29AM
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brewer247

I for one, am looking forward to their show this summer at Red Rocks. The Police at Red Rocks should be SWEEEEET!

Toadie396 Wed 5/7/2008 03:28PM
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Too bad global warming's a hoax.

ratdog85 Wed 5/7/2008 05:47PM
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ratdog85

when mr. copeland said that miles davis was a, "out of tun junkie" he lost all my respect.

ReaganSector9 starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 05:48PM
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ReaganSector9

Sting is an amzing song writer. Way to support the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Brant420 Thu 5/8/2008 06:55AM
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with all that money donated to NYC, they couldn't have thrown some money to CBGB to keep it open? come on

DaMule Fri 5/9/2008 05:54AM
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DaMule

^^Right???

Besides, this is the last police show until they need more money anyway.