Sting Denies Possible The Police Reunion At Desert Trip

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Last October the Desert Trip music festival made its debut at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California featuring The Who, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. The lineup for the rumored 2017 edition of the festival hasn’t been confirmed, but don’t expect to see The Police reuniting for the event.

According to founding The Police bassist Sting, the group has no intentions of coming together for Desert Trip. Referencing his reunion tour with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers in 2007, Sting told Gary Graff of WCSX that he felt “a circle was closed at that time.” Here’s the complete quote:

I don’t think we’re old enough yet … I’m very proud of the legacy of The Police. It still seems to live on in people’s memory and fondness. I still play a lot of those songs which I wrote 40 years ago, so I’m very proud of it. I’m not sure that I need to recreate it again. Having done it eight years ago, very successfully, I feel a circle was closed at that time. But we’re still very much in touch and friends and mutually proud of our achievement.

Last year Sting issued the solo album 57th & 9th. It was his first solo record of rock music released in 13 years.