The Police Reunion Tour

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The Police Reunion Tour
ThePoliceReunionTourPoster.jpg
Tour by The Police
Start date 28 May 2007
End date 7 August 2008
Legs 10
Shows 152
The Police concert chronology
A Conspiracy of Hope Tour
(1986)
Reunion Tour
(2007–2008)

The Police Reunion Tour was a 2007–2008 worldwide concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. At its conclusion, the tour became the third highest grossing tour of all time, with revenues reaching over $340 million. The tour began in May 2007 to overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans and critics alike and ended in August 2008 with a final show at Madison Square Garden.

History[edit]

On 24 January 2007, Rock101, a radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia, reported that the trio was coming together again and had in fact begun tour rehearsals in Vancouver.[1] There were numerous sightings of the group and their entourage in the Vancouver area as expectation built of such a tour.[2]

The reunited Police performed at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on 11 February 2007 in Los Angeles. On 12 February, The Police held rehearsals and a press conference for the media at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, where they confirmed that they would be undertaking the world tour starting in Vancouver in May.[3] It was also announced that the opening act for the North American and European legs of the tour would be Fiction Plane, a pop-rock band from England featuring lead singer and bass guitarist Joe Sumner, the son of Sting. In Philadelphia, Scottish rock band The Fratellis also joined Fiction Plane as an opening act. In addition, Maroon 5 joined the bill in Miami and Maxïmo Park joined The Police and Fiction Plane on the Twickenham dates, London. Tour sponsorship is from Best Buy. A portion of ticket sales is being donated to WaterAid.[4]

Since concert tickets went up for sale worldwide, some concert dates were sold out in just minutes. Tickets for the entire British tour, the band's first in 24 years, sold out within 30 minutes.[5] Worldwide, they have sold about 1.5m tickets with revenues reaching $168m.[6]

The Police and Best Buy announced 4 August 2008 that they would release a collector's set entitled Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires. The set will include an entire concert recorded live in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the tour. The set will come in the following packages: 2DVD/2CD, 1 Blu-ray Disc/2CD, and 3 premium 180-gram vinyl LPs with MP3 file key. The set will include bonus footage, including a documentary shot by Copeland's son Jordan entitled Better Than Therapy. The set was released on 7 October 2008 from Best Buy.[7][8]

The tour is a finalist for the Billboard 2008 Touring Awards for Top Tour and Top Draw.[9] The 2008 portions came in fourth in Billboard's grosses rankings for that year.[10]

The show[edit]

The first concert was held in Vancouver on 28 May 2007 in front of 22,000 fans at one of two nearly sold-out shows. Opening with "Message in a Bottle", the band performed for roughly two hours, playing mostly chart hits with a smattering of other favourites popular among fans of The Police. While the Vancouver concerts received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics,[11][12] drummer Stewart Copeland in a forum posting (on his official site) called the band's 30 May performance "lame" and took humorous pokes at himself and his bandmates, calling one of Sting's song-ending leaps that of a "petulant pansy instead of the god of rock", joking that the band botched the key changes so thoroughly they ended up playing "avant-garde twelve-tone hodgepodges" of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me", suggesting guitarist Andy Summers was "in Idaho" when he and Sting ended up half a bar out of sync with Copeland's drumming, and claiming he "made a hash" out of a fill in "Walking in Your Footsteps" by playing it in the wrong part of the song. In spite of these glitches, however, he said he was enjoying himself and after the set he and his bandmates fell into each other's arms backstage, laughing.[13]

Set List[edit]

The Police say good night to 22,000 Fans in GM Place on 28 May

North American I[edit]

Songs Changes
"Message In A Bottle"
"Synchronicity II" Not Played in Los Angeles (was played at Dodger Stadium), Seattle, nor in Saratoga Springs, New York
"Spirits in the Material World" Not played in Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, East Hartford, Boston (Fenway or Garden shows), Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, St. Paul, Miami, Tampa, Louisville, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Hershey, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Kansas City.
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" Switched with "Spirits" in Denver
"Driven To Tears"
"Walking on the Moon" Moved earlier and replaced "Spirits" in New York, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, St. Paul, Chicago, Tampa, Louisville, Boston, East Hartford, Detroit.
"Truth Hits Everybody"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"The Bed's Too Big Without You" Moved earlier and played before "Truth" in Houston, New Orleans, and St. Paul and played before "Every Little Thing..." in Boston. Not Played in Los Angeles (was played at Dodger Stadium).
"Murder By Numbers" Not played in New York, East Hartford, Boston, Oakland, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, St. Paul, Miami, Tampa, Louisville, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Hershey, Toronto, East Rutherford.
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Walking In Your Footsteps"
"Can't Stand Losing You" / "Reggatta De Blanc"
"Roxanne"
Encore I
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
Stepped off stage at Edmonton, East Hartford, Oakland, Dallas, New Orleans, St. Paul, and Tampa here then came back on
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next To You" / "Dead End Job" "Dead End Job" not played in Phoenix, New York, Boston, Chicago, East Rutherford & East Hartford, Atlanta (17 November). Both songs not played in Edmonton.

European I[edit]

Songs Changes
"Message In A Bottle"
"Synchronicity II"
"Walking on the Moon"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven To Tears"
"Truth Hits Everybody"
"Hole In My Life" (Note: not performed on North American I tour). Played before "Truth Hits Everybody" in Amsterdam, Antwerp and second Paris concert
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Walking In Your Footsteps"
"Can't Stand Losing You" / "Reggatta De Blanc"
"Roxanne" Was not played in Antwerp because of voices problems of Sting
Encore I
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next To You" / "Dead End Job" "Dead End Job" not played in Stockholm, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Antwerp and Cardiff. In Paris, former band member Henry Padovani joins the band for "Next to You"

North American II[edit]

Songs Changes
"Message In A Bottle"
"Synchronicity II" Not played in Montreal (12 November)
"Walking on the Moon"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven to Tears"
"Hole In My Life"
"Truth Hits Everybody"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Walking In Your Footsteps"
"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Reggatta De Blanc"
"Roxanne" Not played in Boston (11 November) and in Montreal (12 November)
Encore I
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next To You"

Latin American[edit]

Songs Changes
"Message In A Bottle"
"Synchronicity II"
"Walking on the Moon"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven To Tears"
"Hole In My Life"
"Truth Hits Everybody"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Walking In Your Footsteps"
"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Reggatta De Blanc"
"Roxanne"
Encore I
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next To You"

Australia, New Zealand, Asia & Hawaii[edit]

Songs Changes
"Message In A Bottle"
"Synchronicity II"
"Walking on the Moon"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" (Not played in Wellington. In Adelaide & Perth Fergie joins the band for Don't Stand So Close to Me)
"Driven To Tears"
"Hole In My Life"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Walking In Your Footsteps" (Not played in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Hawaii)
"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Reggatta De Blanc"
"Roxanne"
Encore I
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next To You"

North American III[edit]

Songs Changes
"Bring on the Night"
"Demolition Man" played after "Walking on the Moon" in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, West Palm Beach, Houston and Phoenix.
"Synchronicity II" not played in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, West Palm Beach, Houston, Seattle, Orlando, Phoenix or San Diego.
"Walking on the Moon"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven To Tears"
"Hole In My Life"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Message in a Bottle" played after "Bring on the Night" in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, West Palm Beach, Houston, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego.
"Invisible Sun
"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Reggatta De Blanc" Last song of the main set in Buffalo, Columbus, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Orlando and San Diego.
"Roxanne" Played as the first encore song in Buffalo, Columbus, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Orlando and San Diego.
Encore I
"King of Pain" Left stage in Columbus, Encore II was started by the next song.
"So Lonely"
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next To You" Done in Encore III in Columbus and in The Woodlands.

European II[edit]

(Based on Marseille, France show, 3 June 2008.)

Songs Changes
"Message in a Bottle"
"Walking on the Moon"
"Demolition Man"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When The World Is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven To Tears"
"Hole In My Life"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Invisible Sun"
"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Reggatta De Blanc"
Encore I
"Roxanne"
"King of Pain"
"So Lonely"
"Next to You"
Encore II
"Every Breath You Take"

North American IV[edit]

(Based on the show at PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey on 3 August 2008)

Songs Changes
"Sunshine of Your Love" Played at Madison Square Garden show only.
"Message in a Bottle" Played with the New York Police Department Band at Madison Square Garden show.
"Walking On the Moon"
"Demolition Man"
"Voices Inside My Head"
"When the World is Running Down"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven to Tears"
"Hole in My Life"
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" Joined by Sting's daughters and Summers's sons at Madison Square Garden show.
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" Started with Sting singing the chorus of "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" at Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach Theater shows.
"Invisible Sun"
"Can't Stand Losing You"
Encore I Between "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Roxanne", Sting shaves his beard off, and returns and plays part of "Purple Haze" at Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach Theater shows.
"Roxanne"
"King Of Pain" Featured Sting performing the "That's my soul up there" lyrics between the song's individual lines at Bonnaroo and Madison Square Garden show.
"So Lonely" Throughout the tour, the song's verse beginning with "Now no one's knocked upon my door" is repeated - the line "Welcome to this one-man show" is replaced the first time with "Welcome to 'The Andy Summers Show'", followed by "Welcome to 'The Stewart Copeland Show'" the second time. Andy Summers' guitar solo followed by a repeat of the chorus separates the two verses.
"Down So Long (Intro)" Teaser of the first verse only, segueing into "Every Breath You Take" at Madison Square Garden show.
"Every Breath You Take"
Encore II
"Next to You"

Stage design[edit]

The Police performing "Roxanne" on 28 May 2007 at GM Place, Vancouver

The stage setup for The Police was a simple split-level oval design, ringed with blue lights. Above the stage were seven LED screens—three in the front of the stage, one on each side and two in the rear. The setup was not used during the show in The Woodlands on 20 May 2008 due to the smaller stage at the venue. In Marseille, France on 3 June 2008, the screens were used but not the split-level oval stage setup.

The placement of the band members echoed that of previous tours, with Sting and his bass equipment located stage-right, with Andy Summers and his guitar pedals and amps on stage-left. Stewart Copeland was located in the center rear, seated behind his drum kit. Behind him on a platform that could be raised and lowered, was a percussion setup consisting of various timpanis, hanging rotosounds, tuned percussion kits, and digital xylophone centered by a 60" gong used on various songs.[14]

Musical changes[edit]

The Police had spent months in North Vancouver and Tuscany, Italy rehearsing and putting a new spin on the songs. "I think we've got a good mix now where the fans get the song they remember, and most of it will sound the way they remembered it. Just when they are enjoying that, they get a new twist. I think all three of us are pretty happy with the balance there" Stewart Copeland from the 2007–2008 Tour Program describing the new takes on the songs. They updated them, and wrote out all of the backing parts so the three of them can play them; though some backup instrumentals and vocals (either pre-recorded or performed by off-stage musicians) were used.[15]

Tempos were slowed down for several songs, most notably "Don't Stand So Close to Me", which was slowed down to accent the powerful lyrics of the song. During "Wrapped Around Your Finger", "Walking In Your Footsteps" and "King of Pain", Stewart Copeland moved back and forth during the songs between his drumkit and the percussion setup on the elevated riser.

"The songs have to evolve. Twenty-odd years later we have to be better musicians than we were. So we've slowed it all down, looked at where we are, and how the songs are now happening by listening to ourselves play them", said Sting in the 2007–2008 tour programme.

Stewart Copeland was quoted as saying that he would "like to add 'Hole In My Life'" to the playlist at some point in the tour, and the song was performed live for the first time when the European tour kicked off in Stockholm on 29 August.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
28 May 2007 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
29 May 2007
2 June 2007 Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium
6 June 2007 Seattle United States KeyArena
7 June 2007
9 June 2007 Denver Pepsi Center
10 June 2007
13 June 2007 Oakland McAfee Coliseum
15 June 2007 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
16 June 2007 Manchester Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
18 June 2007 Phoenix US Airways Center
20 June 2007 Los Angeles Staples Center
21 June 2007 Anaheim Honda Center
23 June 2007 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
26 June 2007 Dallas American Airlines Center
27 June 2007
29 June 2007 Houston Toyota Center
30 June 2007 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
2 July 2007 St. Louis Scottrade Center
3 July 2007 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
5 July 2007 Chicago Wrigley Field
6 July 2007
7 July 2007 East Rutherford Giants Stadium - Live Earth
10 July 2007 Miami Gardens Dolphin Stadium
11 July 2007 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
14 July 2007 Louisville Churchill Downs
16 July 2007 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
17 July 2007 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
19 July 2007 Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park
20 July 2007 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
22 July 2007 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
23 July 2007
25 July 2007 Montreal Bell Centre
26 July 2007
28 July 2007 Boston United States Fenway Park
29 July 2007
31 July 2007 East Hartford Rentschler Field
1 August 2007 New York City Madison Square Garden
3 August 2007
4 August 2007 Baltimore Virgin Festival
5 August 2007 East Rutherford Giants Stadium
Europe
29 August 2007 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
30 August 2007
1 September 2007 Aarhus Denmark Vestereng
4 September 2007 Birmingham United Kingdom National Indoor Arena
5 September 2007
8 September 2007 Twickenham Twickenham Stadium
9 September 2007
11 September 2007 Hamburg Germany HSH Nordbank Arena
13 September 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
14 September 2007
16 September 2007 Geneva Switzerland Stade de Genève
19 September 2007 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
22 September 2007 Munich Germany Olympic Stadium
25 September 2007 Lisbon Portugal Estádio Nacional
27 September 2007 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
29 September 2007 Paris (Saint-Denis) France Stade de France
30 September 2007
2 October 2007 Turin Italy Stadio delle Alpi
6 October 2007 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
8 October 2007 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
19 October 2007 Cardiff United Kingdom Millennium Stadium
20 October 2007 London Wembley Arena
North America, Leg #2
31 October 2007 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
2 November 2007
4 November 2007 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
5 November 2007 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
6 November 2007 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena
8 November 2007 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
9 November 2007
11 November 2007 Boston United States TD Banknorth Garden
12 November 2007 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
15 November 2007 Charlotte United States Charlotte Bobcats Arena
17 November 2007 Atlanta Philips Arena
18 November 2007
20 November 2007 San Antonio AT&T Center
24 November 2007 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
27 November 2007 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
28 November 2007
South America
1 December 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
2 December 2007
5 December 2007 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional de Chile
8 December 2007 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Maracanã Stadium
North America
11 December 2007 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Oceania
17 January 2008 Wellington New Zealand Westpac Stadium
19 January 2008 Auckland Western Springs Stadium
22 January 2008 Brisbane Australia Suncorp Stadium
24 January 2008 Sydney ANZ Stadium
26 January 2008 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground
28 January 2008 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
29 January 2008
1 February 2008 Perth Members Equity Stadium
2 February 2008
Asia
4 February 2008 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
7 February 2008 Cotai Strip Macau Venetian Arena
10 February 2008 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome
13 February 2008 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
14 February 2008
North America
16 February 2008 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
17 February 2008
1 May 2008 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
3 May 2008 Buffalo United States HSBC Arena
4 May 2008 Columbus Nationwide Arena
10 May 2008 Rosemont Allstate Arena
11 May 2008 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
13 May 2008 Kansas City Sprint Center
14 May 2008 Omaha Qwest Center
16 May 2008 Orlando Amway Arena
17 May 2008 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre
20 May 2008 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
21 May 2008 Dallas SuperPages.com Center
23 May 2008 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
24 May 2008 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
26 May 2008 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
27 May 2008 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
28 May 2008
Europe
3 June 2008 Marseille France Stade Vélodrome
5 June 2008 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena
7 June 2008 Werchter Belgium TW Classic
8 June 2008 Düsseldorf Germany LTU Arena
10 June 2008 Saint-Étienne France Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
12 June 2008 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
15 June 2008 Isle of Wight United Kingdom Isle of Wight Festival
17 June 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
18 June 2008
20 June 2008 Belfast Stormont Castle
22 June 2008 Mestre Italy Heineken Jammin' Festival
24 June 2008 Belgrade Serbia Ušće
26 June 2008 Chorzów Poland Silesian Stadium
28 June 2008 Leipzig Germany Messehalle
29 June 2008 London United Kingdom Hyde Park Calling
2 July 2008 Valencia Spain Estadio Ciudad de Valencia
4 July 2008 Bilbao Bilbao Live Festival
5 July 2008 Madrid Rock in Rio
North America
11 July 2008 Ridgefield United States The Amphitheater at Clark County
12 July 2008 George The Gorge Amphitheatre
14 July 2008 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
16 July 2008 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
17 July 2008 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre
19 July 2008 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre
21 July 2008 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
22 July 2008
25 July 2008 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
26 July 2008 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
28 July 2008 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
29 July 2008 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
31 July 2008 Mansfield Comcast Center
1 August 2008 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
3 August 2008 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
4 August 2008 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
5 August 2008
7 August 2008 New York City Madison Square Garden

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
GM Place Vancouver 37,018 / 37,018 (100%) $4,046,518
Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton 29,592 / 29,592 (100%) $3,216,118
KeyArena Seattle 29,022 / 29,022 (100%) $3,314,875
Pepsi Center Denver 33,736 / 33,736 (100%) $3,762,755
McAfee Coliseum Oakland 47,202 / 47,202 (100%) $4,572,620
MGM Grand Garden Arena Paradise 16,165 / 16,165 (100%) $2,863,954
US Airways Center Phoenix 16,710 / 16,710 (100%) $1,970,365
Staples Center Los Angeles 17,036 / 17,036 (100%) $2,656,145
Honda Center Anaheim 13,663 / 13,663 (100%) $2,059,675
Dodger Stadium Los Angeles 55,623 / 55,623 (100%) $6,106,010
American Airlines Center Dallas 47,202 / 47,202 (100%) $4,572,620
Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul 17,185 / 17,185 (100%) $1,943,310
Wrigley Field Chicago 79,458 / 79,458 (100%) $9,494,248
Dolphin Stadium Miami 46,105 / 46,105 (100%) $5,094,870
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 18,690 / 18,690 (100%) $2,064,875
Hersheypark Stadium Hershey 30,318 / 30,318 (100%) $3,101,630
Air Canada Centre Toronto 38,031 / 38,031 (100%) $4,456,636
Bell Centre Montreal 41,275 / 41,275 (100%) $4,571,063
Fenway Park Boston 67,154 / 67,154 (100%) $7,644,400
Rentschler Field East Hartford 32,450 / 32,450 (100%) $3,318,015
Madison Square Garden New York City 37,487 / 37,487 (100%) $4,753,610
Giants Stadium East Rutheford 55,247 / 55,247 (100%) $6,415,610
National Indoor Arena Birmingham 24,099 / 24,099 (100%) $3,579,363
Twickenham Stadium London 104,417 / 104,417 (100%) $15,369,280
AOL Arena Hamburg 29,150 / 34,596 (84%) $3,191,128
Amsterdam ArenA Amsterdam 93,211 / 93,790 (99%) $10,216,228
Stadthalle Vienna 15,463 / 15,463 (100%) $1,460,708
Olypiastadion Munich 44,740 / 44,740 (100%) $4,451,894
Estadi Olimpic Barcelona 54,553 / 54,553 (100%) $5,554,320
Stade de France Paris 157,906 / 157,906 (100%) $15,319,076
Stadio Delle Alpi Turin 62,604 / 62,604 (100%) $5,164,887
Croke Park Dublin 81,640 / 81,640 (100%) $11,837,425
Sportpaleis Antwerp 17,905 / 17,905 (100%) $2,002,164
Millennium Stadium Cardiff 48,065 / 48,065 (100%) $5,964,008
Wembley Arena London 11,301 / 11,301 (100%) $1,852,912
Madison Square Garden New York City 34,961 / 34,961 (100%) $4,530,450
Verizon Center Washington, D.C 14,050 / 14,050 (100%) $1,676,406
John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville 10,496 / 10,496 (100%) $1,075,090
Air Canada Centre Toronto 31,286 / 31,286 (100%) $3,828,654
TD Banknorth Garden Boston 14,256 / 14,256 (100%) $1,804,535
Bell Centre Montreal 12,615 / 12,615 (100%) $1,419,151
Bobcats Arena Charlotte 13,741 / 13,741 (100%) $1,523,560
Philips Arena Atlanta 27,665 / 27,665 (100%) $3,249,155
AT&T Center San Antonio 8,967 / 8,967 (100%) $978,905
Indoor Stadium Singapore 10,690 / 10,690 (100%) $2,002,692
The Venetian Arena Macau 7,416 / 7,416 (100%) $919,527
Kyocera Osaka Dome Osaka 21,526 / 21,526 (100%) $2,763,164
Tokyo Dome Tokyo 56,706 / 56,706 (100%) $7,062,008
Neal S. Blaisdell Cente Honolulu 16,444 / 16,444 (100%) $2,192,890
Scottiabank Place Ottawa 10,509 / 10,509 (100%) $1,245,428
HSBC Arena Buffalo 12,091 / 12,091 (100%) $1,146,350
Nationwide Arena Columbus 11,438 / 11,438 (100%) $1,088,290
Allstate Arena Rosemont 12,471 / 12,471 (100%) $1,589,480
Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids 7,624 / 7,624 (100%) $690,620
Sprint Center Kansas City 12,314 / 12,314 (100%) $1,378,942
Qwest Center Omaha 10,701 / 10,701 (100%) $1,134,045
Amway Arena Orlando 11,972 / 11,972 (100%) $1,378,670
Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach 18,523 / 18,523 (100%) $1,416,930
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands 11,624 / 11,624 (100%) $1,020,092
Superpages.com Center Dallas 10,305 / 10,305 (100%) $859,730
MGM Grand Garden Paradise 9,697 / 9,697 (100%) $1,694,228
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Phoenix 10,765 / 10,765 (100%) $909,320
Coors Amphitheatre Chula Vista 17,764 / 17,764 (100%) $1,681,110
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles 32,730 / 33,270 (98%) $3,854,713
Stade Vélodrome Marseille 47,337 / 47,337 (100%) $5,290,050
SAP Arena Manheim 13,735 / 13,735 (100%) $1,510,408
LTU Arena Düsseldorf 46,000 / 46,894 (99%) $5,139,564
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Saint-Étienne 28,964 / 38,193 (76%) $2,721,354
Hallenstadion Zurich 8,896 / 8,896 (100%) $839,957
MEN Arena Manchester 35,603 / 35,603 (100%) $4,578,672
Stormont Castle Belfast 10,588 / 15,000 (71%) $1,313,814
Parco San Giugliano Venice 24,000 / 24,000 (100%) $1,575,246
Usce Park Belgrade 27,104 / 35,000 (79%) $1,309,651
Stadion Slaski Chorzów 47,693 / 47,693 (100%) $3,137,631
Messehalle Leipzig 17,544 / 17,544 (100%) $1,531,333
Hyde Park London 30,000 / 30,000 (100%) $3,239,956
Estadio Cidad de Valencia Valencia 17,352 / 17,352 (100%) $2,193,508
B.F. Live Bilbao 31,500 / 31,500 (100%) $4,392,327
Rock In Rio Madrid 43,843 / 43,843 (100%) $3,881,852
Clark County Amphitheatre Ridgefield 14,253 / 14,253 (100%) $1,195,200
The Gorge Amphitheatre George 10,255 / 10,255 (100%) $1,150,923
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View 16,084 / 16,084 (100%) $1,301,091
Sleep Train Pavilion Concord 11,673 / 11,673 (100%) $951,206
Sleep Train Amphitheatre Marysville 10,519 / 10,519 (100%) $810,149
USANA Amphitheatre West Valley City 15,655 / 15,655 (100%) $1,142,350
Red Rock Amphitheater Morrison 17,313 / 17,313 (100%) $2,520,256
Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee 15,042 / 23,000 (65%) $1,349,740
DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston 14,696 / 14,696 (100%) $1,324,029
Post Gazette Pavilion Burgetsstown 14,696 / 14,696 (100%) $1,324,029
Wachovia Center Philadelphia 11,133 / 12,415 (90%) s$1,270,215
Comcast Center Mansfield 13,523 / 13,523 (100%) $1,352,730
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs 19,010 / 19,010 (100%) $1,504,138
PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel 16,857 / 16,857 (100%) $1,537,688
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh 27,089 / 27,089 (100%) $3,655,783
Madison Square Garden New York City 18,348 / 18,348 (100%) $2,754,050
TOTAL 921,823 / 996,106 (91%) $297,496,364

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police Rehearsing For Tour In Vancouver" - Billboard, 25 January 2007
  2. ^ "Police sightings in North Vancouver" - News 1130, 26 January 2007[dead link]
  3. ^ The Police
  4. ^ http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2007/02/17/3641088-cp.html[dead link]
  5. ^ "The Police reunion tour concert tickets sell out in just minutes," Sideline.com[dead link]
  6. ^ "Turning rebellion into money", The Economist, 15 September 2007
  7. ^ Live CD/DVD To Chronicle Police Reunion Tour
  8. ^ ThePolice.com news .news[dead link]
  9. ^ "Billboard Touring 2008". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2008. 
  10. ^ Waddell, Ray (11 December 2008). "Bon Jovi Scores 2008's Top-Grossing Tour". Billboard. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "UnderGroundOnline review of Vancouver concert". 
  12. ^ "Canada.com review of Vancouver concert". 28 May 2007. 
  13. ^ ""Our first disaster gig!" stewartcopeland.net". 31 May 2007. 
  14. ^ "Stewart Copeland's Amazing Police Reunion Tour Setup"
  15. ^ Background vocals not performed by Summers or Copeland were noticeable in several songs, for example, "Roxanne" and "Every Breath You Take"; An example of other background instrumental is a harmony guitar riff behind the one Summers played in "Message in a Bottle".

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