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The Police
The Police performing live on 1 August 2007 at Madison Square Garden, New York.
The Police performing live on 1 August 2007 at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rock, New Wave, Reggae
Years active 1977–1984, 1986, 2003, 2007–Present
Label(s) A&M
Polydor
Universal Music Group
Illegal
Associated acts Oysterhead, Gizmo
Website www.thepolice.com
Members
Sting
Andy Summers
Stewart Copeland
Former members
Henry Padovani

The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting (vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar, vocals) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion, vocals). The band became globally popular in the early 1980s, playing a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, reggae, ska, and punk music. Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one in the UK and the US and sold over 8,000,000 copies in the US. The band broke up in the mid-1980s, but reunited in early 2007 with the announcement that they were undertaking a world tour. The tour was scheduled from the middle of that year on until mid-2008, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their hit single "Roxanne" and also, to a lesser extent, that of their formation as a group. To date The Police have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. 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Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. ... This article is about the genre. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... 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Contents

Career

Formation

The Police were founded by American-born drummer Stewart Copeland in early 1977. After the demise of his progressive rock band Curved Air, Copeland was anxious to form a new three-piece group and join the burgeoning London punk scene. Singer-bassist Sting and guitarist Henry Padovani began rehearsing with Copeland in January 1977, and they recorded their first Police single, "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving," the following month. Acting Manager Paul Mulligan paid for the recording of the single. In March and April, the threesome toured as a support act for Cherry Vanilla as well as Wayne County & the Electric Chairs. Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Curved Air is a progressive rock group formed in 1970. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... Cherry Vanilla, in the early 1970s worked as Glam rock superstar; David Bowie’s publicist, she had previously performed in Andy Warhol backed play “Pork“, after parting ways with Bowie in the mid 70s, she released two albums of her own. ... Wayne County & the Electric Chairs were part of the original first wave of punk band froms the 1970s. ...


In May, ex-Gong musician Mike Howlett invited Sting and former Eric Burdon and the Animals guitarist Andy Summers to form Strontium 90 with him, as a project band for a Gong reunion. The drummer Howlett had in mind for this band, Chris Cutler, was unavailable to play, so Sting brought along Stewart Copeland. Strontium 90 recorded several demo tracks at Virtual Earth Studios, and then performed at a Gong reunion concert in Paris on May 28, 1977. An album with some of these studio and live tracks (with the first recorded version of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic") was released twenty years later in 1997 under the name Strontium 90: Police Academy. The foursome also performed at a London club as "The Elevators" in July 1977. Gong is a progressive/psychedelic rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. ... Mike Howlett (born April 27, 1950) is a Fijian-born musician and producer based in the United Kingdom. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... Strontium 90 was the name of a short-lived 1977 British band with members Mike Howlett (bass, vocals), Sting (bass, vocals), Stewart Copeland (drums), and Andy Summers (guitar). ... Chris Cutler (born January 4, 1947) is an English percussionist, composer, lyricist and music theorist. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hit single by British rock group The Police. ...


In July 1977, Copeland, Sting, Padovani, and Summers began performing as a four-piece version of the Police. Padovani's relatively limited ability as a guitarist meant that his tenure with the band was short. Soon after an aborted recording session with producer John Cale on August 10, Padovani left the band and Summers took over sole guitar duties. This lineup of Copeland, Sting, and Summers would endure for the rest of Police history. Not to be confused with J. J. Cale. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sting proved to be a capable songwriter. He had previously spent time as a secondary school English teacher, and his lyrics are noted for their literary awareness and verbal agility. Material in the later album Ghost in the Machine was inspired by the writings of Arthur Koestler, and material in Synchronicity was prominently inspired by the writings of Carl Jung. "Tea in the Sahara" on the latter album showed interest in the work of author Paul Bowles as well. Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... For other uses, please see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Arthur Koestler (September 5, 1905, Budapest – March 3, 1983, London) was a Hungarian polymath who became a naturalized British subject. ... Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983. ... Jung redirects here. ... Paul Frederic Bowles (December 30, 1910 - November 18, 1999), was an American composer, author, and traveler. ...


The Police, along with The Clash, are notable as one of the first mainstream white bands to adopt reggae as a predominant musical form, and to score major international hits with reggae-styled material. Although ska and reggae were already very popular in the United Kingdom, the style was little known in the United States or other countries. Prior to the emergence of the Police, only a handful of reggae songs — such as Eric Clapton's 1974 cover rendition of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" or Paul Simon's "Mother and Child Reunion" — had enjoyed any significant chart success. This article is about the English punk rock band. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... This article is about the genre. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... I Shot the Sheriff is a song written by Bob Marley. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Mother and Child Reunion is a song written by Paul Simon, and is on his eponymous debut album. ...


The bleached blonde hair that would become a trademark of the band was a lucky accident, originating in February 1978. The band, desperate for money, was asked to do a commercial for Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum on the condition that they dye their hair blonde. Wrigleys Spearmint is a brand of Wrigleys chewing gum. ... Chewing gum Chewing gum is a type of confectionery designed for fun and chewing. ...


Recording contract

For the Police, their first album, Outlandos d'Amour was a hardship, working on a small budget, with no manager or record deal. Stewart Copeland's older brother Miles Copeland III heard "Roxanne" for the first time and immediately got them a record deal with A&M Records. Originally released in 1978, the single was re-released in 1979, and it was then that the Police gained widespread recognition in the United Kingdom, as well as scoring a minor hit with the song in several other countries, notably Australia. Their success led to a gig at the famous New York club CBGB and a gruelling United States tour in which the band drove themselves and all their equipment around the country in a Ford Econoline van. Outlandos dAmour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Miles Axe Copeland III (born May 2, 1944) is an American entertainment executive, best known for founding I.R.S. Records. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... A&M redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... The Ford E-Series, also known as the Econoline, is a line of full-size vans and truck chassis from Ford Motor Company. ...


In October 1979, the group released their second album Reggatta de Blanc, which was a major seller in many countries and which spawned the U.K. singles "Message In A Bottle," their first #1, and "Walking on the Moon," also a chart topper. The instrumental title track would win the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Message in a Bottle is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. ... On July 20, 1969 man first walked on the moon (see the Apollo 11 mission. ...


In March 1980, the Police did their first world tour, and they were one of the first major rock bands to play in places like Mexico City, Mexico, Bombay, India and Egypt. The Mexico City show was filmed by Canal 13. In May A&M in Great Britain released "Six Pack (The Police)," an expensive package containing the 5 previous A&M singles (not including "Fall Out") in their original sleeves plus a mono alternate take of the popular album track (from Regatta De Blanc) "The Bed's Too Big Without You" backed with a live version of the Outlandos d'Amour track "Truth Hits Everybody." It reached #17 in the U.K. singles chart although chart regulations introduced later in the decade would have classed it as an album. , Bombay redirects here. ... The Six Pack is the title of the collection of seven-inch singles released by rock group The Police in 1980. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ...


Pressured by their record company for a new record and a prompt return to touring, the Police released their third album, Zenyatta Mondatta, in the autumn of 1980. The album gave the group their third U.K. #1 hit, "Don't Stand So Close to Me", and "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da", which charted in the United States. In subsequent interviews Sting stated that he regretted the rushed recording for the album. However, many critics would later cite it as one of their strongest efforts. The instrumental "Behind My Camel," written by Andy Summers won the band a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The song "Don't Stand So Close to Me" won the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance For Duo Or Group. Zenyatta Mondatta is the third album by The Police, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da is a song by The Police, released as a single in October 1980. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Stardom

By this time Sting was becoming a major star, and he established a career beyond the Police by branching out into acting. He made a well-received debut as the 'Ace Face' in Quadrophenia the film version of The Who's rock opera, followed by a role as a mechanic in love with Eddie Cochran's music in Chris Petit's Radio On. He also played the character Feyd Rautha' in Dune and a soldier who is executed for being too brave in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film based on the 1973 rock opera album Quadrophenia by The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... The Whos Tommy, the first album explicitly billed as a rock opera A rock opera is a rock music album or stage production that resembles the form of an opera. ... Raymond Edward Eddie Cochran (October 2, 1938[1]–April 17, 1960[2]) was an American rock and roll musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s, early 1960s, and beyond. ... Chris Petit is an English novelist and film-maker. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Feyd-Rautha portrayed by Matt Keeslar in the Dune miniseries Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen is a key character in the science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ...


As Sting's fame rose, his relationship with band founder Stewart Copeland began to deteriorate. The increasingly strained partnership was further stretched by the pressures of worldwide publicity and fame, conflicting egos, and their financial success. Meanwhile, both Sting and Summers' marriages failed (Sting settled down with new partner Trudie Styler, whom he later married, while Summers, after a brief relationship that fathered a son Andrew Jr., re-married his second wife Kate). Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Look up publicity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... eGO is a company that builds electric motor scooters which are becoming popular for urban transportation and vacation use. ...


The Police's fourth album, Ghost in the Machine, co-produced by Hugh Padgham, was released in 1981. It featured thicker sounds, layered saxophones, and vocal textures. It spawned the hit singles, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Invisible Sun", and "Spirits in the Material World". As the band were unable to agree on a cover picture, the album cover had three red pictographs, "digital" likenesses of the three band members in the style of segmented LED displays, set against a black background. In the 1980's, Sting and Andy Summers became tax exiles and moved to Ireland (Sting to Roundstone in Galway, and Andy to Kinsale in County Cork) while Stewart, an American, remained in England. Singles from Ghost in the Machine Released: 1981 Released: 1981 Released: 1981 Released: May 1982 Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981. ... Hugh Padgham is a British record producer and audio engineer. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hit single by British rock group The Police. ... Invisible Sun is a hit single by rock group The Police, released in 1981. ... Spirits in the Material World is a song by new wave trio The Police, written by Sting. ...


The Police took a sabbatical in 1982, with Sting pursuing his acting career, co-starring with Denholm Elliot and Joan Plowright in the Richard Loncraine film version of Dennis Potter's play Brimstone and Treacle. He also had a minor solo hit in the United Kingdom with the movie's theme song, "Spread A Little Happiness" (which appeared on the Brimstone and Treacle soundtrack, along with three new Police tracks). Summers recorded his first album with Robert Fripp, I Advance Masked. Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE (May 31, 1922 – October 6, 1992) was a distinguished British actor, well known for his appearances on stage, film and television. ... Joan Ann Olivier, Baroness Olivier DBE, née Plowright (born October 28, 1929), known professionally as Dame Joan Plowright is a British actress and widow of Laurence Olivier. ... Richard Loncraine Richard Loncraine is a director of movies and TV. He also invented the chrome version of the popular desk item Newtons cradle. ... Liber Amoris Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935—7 June 1994) was a controversial British dramatist who is best known for several widely acclaimed television dramas which mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social. ... Brimstone and Treacle is a 1970s play by Dennis Potter about a middle-aged middle-class couple living in a North London suburb who are unfortunate enough to have their beautiful undergraduate daughters life reduced to a severely handicapped existence by a hit-and-run driver. ... Brimstone and Treacle is the soundtrack for the 1982 film adaption of the play Brimstone and Treacle. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ...


The Police released their last album, Synchronicity, in 1983. Notable songs from that album include "Every Breath You Take", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", "King of Pain" and the foreboding "Synchronicity II". Except for "King of Pain", the singles were accompanied by music videos directed by Godley & Creme. This album hit #1 in both the U.K. (where it debuted at #1) and the U.S. It stayed at #1 in the U.K. for only two weeks and in the U.S. for 17 weeks. It was nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, but lost to the inevitable winner, Michael Jackson's Thriller. Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... Wrapped Around Your Finger is the second UK single from The Polices 1983 album Synchronicity. ... King of Pain is a song by The Police, originally released on their 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Synchronicity II is a name of a song by The Police. ... Godley & Creme was a duo of English pop musicians and music video directors, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the album. ...


The Police beat out Jackson in one category: "Every Breath You Take" won the Grammy for Song Of The Year, beating Jackson's "Billie Jean". "Every Breath You Take" also won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal while "Synchronicity II" won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. "Every Breath You Take" also won the American Video Award for Best Group video and nabbed two Ivor Novello Awards for the categories Best Song Musically & Lyrically and Most Performed Work. In 1983, Stewart Copeland composed the musical score for Rumble Fish a film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola from the S.E. Hinton novel. A song released to radio on A& M Records "Don't Box Me In (theme From Rumble Fish)", a collaboration between Copeland and singer/songwriter Stan Ridgway leader of the band Wall of Voodoo, received significant airplay upon release of the film that year. This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Susan Eloise Hinton (born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American author who wrote five young adult novels in the 1960s and 70s. ... Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Stan Ridgway was the original lead singer of the band Wall of Voodoo, singing on their debut EP and first two albums, Dark Continent and Call of the West, the last of which included their only hit song, Mexican Radio. The band was named Wall of... Wall of Voodoo is a New Wave art - punk group from Los Angeles best known for the 1983 hit Mexican Radio. ...


Break-up

Although there was never an official split, each band member pursued his own solo career after the Synchronicity tour ended in March 1984. In June 1986, the trio reconvened to play three concerts for the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope Tour. In July of that year, a tense short-lived reunion in the studio produced only subdued re-recordings of "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da". The former was released in October 1986 as their final single together in the form of "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86" (a substantially reworked version of the 1980 original), appeared on the compilation Every Breath You Take: The Singles, and made the UK Top 25. By this time, it was clear that Sting had no intention of continuing with the band, having already released a successful solo debut LP in 1985, the jazz-influenced The Dream of the Blue Turtles. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... A Conspiracy of Hope Tour was a short series of six benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. ... Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album released by Sting. ...


In 1992, Sting wed Trudie Styler. Summers and Copeland were invited to the ceremony and reception. Aware that all band members were present, the wedding guests pressured the trio into playing, and they ultimately performed "Roxanne" and "Message In A Bottle." Copeland said later that "after about three minutes, it became 'the thing' again." Also in 1992, Andy Summers served a brief stint as Musical Director on the short-lived "Dennis Miller Show". Trudie Styler (born 6 January 1955 [1], in Birmingham, England) is an actor and producer. ...


On March 10, 2003, the Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed "Roxanne," "Message In a Bottle," and "Every Breath You Take" live, as a group. The last song was performed alongside Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani, and John Mayer. Towards the end of the song, Copeland, known for tightening his drum heads until his knuckles turn white, as well as striking the drums with excessive force, was playing the drums so hard that the head of his snare drum broke. That fall Sting released his autobiography, "Broken Music". is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Stephen Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York),[1] better known as Steven Tyler (and often nicknamed The Demon of Screamin) is an American musician and songwriter. ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (pronounced [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and occasional actress. ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ...


In 2004, Henry Padovani (the band's guitarist before Andy Summers joined) released an album with the participation of Stewart Copeland and Sting in one track, reuniting the "original" Police members in a performance for the first time since 1977. Also in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked The Police #70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[2] Henry Padovani (b. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


In 2006 Stewart Copeland made a rockumentary about the band called Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, based on Super-8 filming he did when the band was touring and recording in the late '70s and the early '80s. In October 2006 Andy Summers released One Train Later, an autobiographical memoir detailing his early career and time with the band. Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... Super 8 can refer to: Super 8 Motels, a national motel chain Super 8mm film, a form of film often used for home movies, most popular in the 60s and 70s This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...


2007 reunion

In early 2007, reports surfaced that the trio would reunite for a tour to mark their 30th anniversary,[3] over 20 years since their 'final' split in summer 1986. The concerts would coincide with Universal Music (current owners of the A&M label) re-releasing some material from the band's back catalogue.[4] The following statement was released on behalf of the band by a spokesperson at Interscope Geffen A&M Records and posted on Sting's official website: "As the 30th anniversary of the first Police single approaches, discussions have been underway as to how this will be commemorated. While we can confirm that there will indeed be something special done to mark the occasion, the depth of the band's involvement still remains undetermined." The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007-2008 concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ...


On January 22, 2007, the punk wave magazine Side-Line broke the story that The Police would reunite for the Grammys, adding that the song performed would be "Roxanne". All this information appeared to be correct.[5][6] Side-Line also announced in its news coverage that The Police were to embark on a massive tour bringing them to cities all over the world. Billboard magazine later confirmed the rumours, quoting Andy Summers who had discussed earlier in 2006 how the band could have continued post-Synchronicity: "The more rational approach would have been, 'OK, Sting, go make a solo record, and let's get back together in two or three years. I'm certain we could have done that. Of course we could have. We were definitely not in a creative dry space. We could have easily carried on, and we could probably still be there. That wasn't to be our fate. It went in another way. I regret we never paid it off with a last tour."[7] is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... // Side-line Magazine was started in 1989 by two university students David Noiret and Seba Dolimont who noticed that there was a distinctive lack of media interest in the independent music scene, and especially a lack of coverage in the darkwave, dark electro, endzeit, gothic, gothic metal and electro industrial... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... // Side-line Magazine was started in 1989 by two university students David Noiret and Seba Dolimont who noticed that there was a distinctive lack of media interest in the independent music scene, and especially a lack of coverage in the darkwave, dark electro, endzeit, gothic, gothic metal and electro industrial... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ...


The Police opened the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on 11 February 2007 in Los Angeles, California,[8] announcing "We're The Police. And we're back!" before launching into "Roxanne." A&M[9] Records, the band's record company, is promoting the current 2007-2008 reunion tour as the 30th anniversary of the release of their first single and not indeed that of the band's creation. ABC reported, "This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Roxanne,' the single that broke the Police in the United States." The single was released in April 1978. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


The Police opened their Reunion Tour in Vancouver on May 28 in front of 22,000 fans at one of two nearly sold-out concerts. However, Stewart Copeland gave a scathing review of the show on his own website[10], which the press picked up as a feud occurring two gigs into the tour. It was only meant to be tongue-in-cheek and the band took it as light-hearted as it was intended. In October 2007 the group played the largest gig of the reunion tour so far in Dublin, Ireland, in front of 82,000 fans. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


The Police continued their reunion tour in 2008, and locations include New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Macau, Japan, Canada, USA, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, UK, Poland, Argentina and Brazil, where they played for 75,000 people. The concert was opened by Brazilian band Os Paralamas do Sucesso, whose sound is heavily inspired by The Police. Henry Padovani joined the band on stage for the final encore of their show in Paris on September 29th. The Police as a 4-piece band played "Next to You" from the band's first album Outlandos d'Amour. Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Os Paralamas do Sucesso is a Brazilian rock band, formed in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1970s and still active as of 2006. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


The Police have also recently been announced to headline the last night of the 2008 Isle of Wight Festival on 15 June 2008,[11] as well as headlining the Sunday night at Hard Rock Calling (previously called Hyde Park Calling) on the 29th June.[12] According to a famous newspaper in Serbia, The Police will come for a concert on the 24th June in Belgrade. Announcement has been made that the Counting Crows will open for the concert. 52,000 tickets are on sale.[13] The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Hyde Park Calling is a music festival in Hyde Park, London, which first took place on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2, 2006. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... Counting Crows is a rock band originating from Berkeley, California. ...


In February 2008, The Police announced that once they are finished touring they will break up again. According to Sting, "There will be no new album, no big new tour, once we're done with our reunion tour, that's it for the Police".[14]


On May 5th, 2008 The Police announced their final show will be played in New York City. Proceeds will go toward arts programming for the city's public television stations. The group made the announcement while donating $1 million to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's initiative to plant 1 million trees in the city by 2017.[15]


Discography

Studio albums

  • Outlandos d'Amour - November, 1978 - UK #6; US #23 - US sales: Platinum
  • Reggatta de Blanc - October, 1979 - UK #1; US #25 - US sales: Platinum
  • Zenyattà Mondatta - October, 1980 - UK #1; US #5 - US sales: 2x Platinum
  • Ghost in the Machine - October, 1981 - UK #1; US #2 - US sales: 3x Platinum
  • Synchronicity - June, 1983 - UK #1; US #1 - US sales: 8x Platinum

Outlandos dAmour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Singles from Ghost in the Machine Released: 1981 Released: 1981 Released: 1981 Released: May 1982 Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981. ... Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983. ...

Live albums

  • The Police Live! - (1995) US sales: Platinum

The Police Live! is the only live album by The Police, released in 1995. ...

Soundtracks and other contributions

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Compilation albums

There are demo tracks of several Police songs available for listening on Youtube.com. Some were demos of tracks later released on Ghost In The Machine. Among the others were songs that never saw the light of day as far as being released went. These tracks were intended to also be included on "Ghost in the Machine". These demos include... Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ... Roxanne – 3:12 Cant Stand Losing You – 2:48 So Lonely - 4:48 Message in a Bottle – 4:49 Walking on the Moon – 5:01 The Beds Too Big Without You - 4:24 Dont Stand So Close to Me – 4:02 De Do Do Do, De Da... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Very Best of Sting & The Police is the second compilation album issued by Sting. ... The Very Best of Sting & The Police is the second compilation album issued by Sting. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Police is a self-titled greatest hits compilation released by The Police on June 5, 2007 to accompany their reunion tour. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Secret Journey demo 1, Secret Journey demo 2, Hungry For You, Spirits In The Material World, Invisible Sun, Don't You Believe Me, Don't Think We Can Ever Be Friends, It's Never Too Late, Keep Your Day Job, Don't You Look At Me, and Truth Hits Everybody '83 (was obviously not meant to be on Ghost. It is slower paced and resembles the later revised version of "Don't Stand So Close To Me.)


Tribute & covers albums

  • Dance Floor Virus The Ballroom (Dance Pool, 1995) - dance versions of Police songs, featuring Sting doing re-recorded vocals
  • various Reggatta Mondatta - A Reggae Tribute To The Police (Ark21, 1997)
  • various Outlandos d'Americas - A Rock En Español Tribute To The Police (Ark21, 1998)
  • various Reggatta Mondatta - A Reggae Tribute To The Police Volume II (Ark21, 1998)
  • The Secret Police Regatta Copycatta (Arrested, 1999)
  • Invisible Sun A Tribute to the Police (Big Eye, 2001)
  • various Many Miles Away (Solarmanite, 2001)
  • various [?] Every Song You Make - A Tribute To Sting & The Police Vol. 1 (2003)
  • various Blue Note Plays Sting [includes Sting and Police songs](Blue Note, 2005)
  • various ¡Policia! - A Tribute To The Police (The Militia Group, 2005)

Videos

VHS

  • Around The World (1982)
  • Synchronicity Concert (1984)
  • Every Breath You Take: The Videos (1986)
  • Greatest Hits (1992)
  • Outlandos to Synchronicities – A history of The Police Live! (1995)
  • The Very Best Of Sting & The Police (1997)

DVD

  • Live Ghost in the Machine (2001) (Japan-only release)
  • Live '79 at Hatfield Polytechnic (2002) (Japan-only release)
  • Every Breath You Take: The DVD (2003) Expanded DVD release of the original 1986 video compilation, adding live material and a rockumentary about the making of Ghost in the Machine
  • Synchronicity Concert (2005) DVD re-release of the 1983 Atlanta concert (AUS #35)
  • Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (2006) – rockumentary film made by Stewart Copeland
  • Greatest Video Hits (2007) Repackage of 1992 Greatest Hits video

The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ...

Singles

Month of release (UK) Song UK singles U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Main- stream Rock Dutch Top 40 Album
May 1977 "Fall Out"
April 1978 "Roxanne" Outlandos d'Amour
September 1978 "Can't Stand Losing You" 42 Outlandos d'Amour
November 1978 "So Lonely" Outlandos d'Amour
April 1979 (re-r.) "Roxanne" 12 32 21 Outlandos d'Amour
June 1979 (re-r.) "Can't Stand Losing You" 2 9 Outlandos d'Amour
September 1979 "Message in a Bottle" 1 74 2 Reggatta de Blanc
November 1979 (re-r.) "Fall Out" 47
November 1979 "Walking on the Moon" 1 9 Reggatta de Blanc
1980 (Ger. and Fra. only) "Bring on the Night" Reggatta de Blanc
February 1980 (re-r.) "So Lonely" 6 31 Outlandos d'Amour
October 1980 "Don't Stand So Close to Me" 1 10 11 3 Zenyatta Mondatta
December 1980 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" 5 10 11 Zenyatta Mondatta
September 1981 (UK only) "Invisible Sun" 2 Ghost in the Machine
October 1981 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" 1 3 1 1 Ghost in the Machine
December 1981 "Spirits in the Material World" 12 11 7 6 Ghost in the Machine
May 1982 (US only) "Secret Journey" 46 29 Ghost in the Machine
May 1983 "Every Breath You Take" 1 1 1 6 Synchronicity
July 1983 "Wrapped Around Your Finger" 7 8 9 17 Synchronicity
October 1983 "Synchronicity II" 17 16 9 Synchronicity
January 1984 "King of Pain" 17 3 1 Synchronicity
October 1986 "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" 24 46 10 20 Every Breath You Take: The Singles
1995 "Can't Stand Losing You/Reggatta de Blanc" (live) 27 Live!
1997 "Roxanne '97" (featuring Pras) 17 59 38 The Very Best of Sting and the Police
2000 "When The World Is Running Down" (Different Gear vs. The Police) 28

“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... The Dutch Top 40 (Dutch: Nederlandse Top 40) is a weekly music chart, which started as the Veronica Top 40, because the pirate radio channel Radio Veronica was the first to introduce it. ... Fallout may refer to Nuclear fallout Fallout (computer game) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Alternate cover Cant Stand Losing You is a song by rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Alternate cover Cant Stand Losing You is a song by rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Message in a Bottle is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. ... Fallout may refer to Nuclear fallout Fallout (computer game) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... On July 20, 1969 man first walked on the moon (see the Apollo 11 mission. ... Bring On the Night is a live album recorded over the course of several live shows in 1985 and released in 1986. ... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da is a song by The Police, released as a single in October 1980. ... Invisible Sun is a hit single by rock group The Police, released in 1981. ... Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hit single by British rock group The Police. ... Spirits in the Material World is a song by new wave trio The Police, written by Sting. ... Secret Journey is a song released as a single by The Police on May 1982 only in the US. Categories: | | ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... Wrapped Around Your Finger is the second UK single from The Polices 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Synchronicity II is a name of a song by The Police. ... King of Pain is a song by The Police, originally released on their 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... Pras (born Prakazrel Michel on October 19, 1972) offered up his first solo effort, Ghetto Supastar, in the fall of 1998, following in the footsteps of his fellow Fugees Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill. ...

Band members

Line-ups

(January 1977-July 1977)
(July 1977-August 1977)
  • Sting - bass, lead vocals
  • Henry Padovani - lead guitar
  • Andy Summers - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Stewart Copeland - drums, percussion, backing vocals
(August 1977-1984)
  • Sting - bass, lead vocals
  • Andy Summers - guitar, backing vocals
  • Stewart Copeland - drums, percussion, vocals
(June 1986-January 2007)

(The Police disbanded) Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ...

(January 2007-present)
  • Sting - bass, lead vocals
  • Andy Summers - guitar, backing vocals
  • Stewart Copeland - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Awards

BRIT Awards

  • 1982 – Best British Group
  • 1985 – Outstanding Contribution To Music

The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ...

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Behind My Camel is the eighth track from the 1980 album, Zenyattà Mondatta, by the British rock band, The Police. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Synchronicity II is a name of a song by The Police. ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • The Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 11, 2003 [1]

References

  1. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Police fan bands go on patrol
  2. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ The Police 2007 reunion
  4. ^ Police fans may soon be walking on the moon again. The Mail on Sunday, December 31, 2006.
  5. ^ The Police reunion at Grammys
  6. ^ The Police to play "Roxanne" at Grammys
  7. ^ Police Reunion Rumors Reaching Fever Pitch - Billboard, January 3, 2007
  8. ^ Police to reunite for Grammy gig
  9. ^ ABC News: ABC News
  10. ^ Stewart Copeland on his own forum
  11. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Police 'coup' for Wight festival
  12. ^ Hard Rock Calling
  13. ^ ”The Police” concert will be opened by “Counting Crows“
  14. ^ Sting Can't Wait To Be A Solo Singer Again
  15. ^ The Police to perform final gig in New York - Yahoo! News

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See also

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ...

External links

  • The Police - official website
  • PoliceWiki
  • UnRated Magazine Review of The Police - Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out
  • http://www.jambase.com/ - Stewart Copeland Interview
  • Photos from The Police`s last tour - Amsterdam Show
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... Outlandos dAmour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Singles from Ghost in the Machine Released: 1981 Released: 1981 Released: 1981 Released: May 1982 Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981. ... Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983. ... Fallout may refer to Nuclear fallout Fallout (computer game) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Alternate cover Cant Stand Losing You is a song by rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... Message in a Bottle is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. ... On July 20, 1969 man first walked on the moon (see the Apollo 11 mission. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da is a song by The Police, released as a single in October 1980. ... Invisible Sun is a hit single by rock group The Police, released in 1981. ... Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hit single by British rock group The Police. ... Spirits in the Material World is a song by new wave trio The Police, written by Sting. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... Wrapped Around Your Finger is the second UK single from The Polices 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Synchronicity II is a name of a song by The Police. ... King of Pain is a song by The Police, originally released on their 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ... Roxanne – 3:12 Cant Stand Losing You – 2:48 So Lonely - 4:48 Message in a Bottle – 4:49 Walking on the Moon – 5:01 The Beds Too Big Without You - 4:24 Dont Stand So Close to Me – 4:02 De Do Do Do, De Da... Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ... Live was an album by The Police, released in 1995. ... The Very Best of Sting & The Police is the second compilation album issued by Sting. ... The Police is a self-titled greatest hits compilation released by The Police on June 5, 2007 to accompany their reunion tour. ... This page includes the concert tours by The Police. ... The Police Around the World Tour is a 1977-1980 concert tour by The Police, making it their first International Tour. ... The Police Zenyattà Mondatta Tour is a 1980-1981 concert tour by The Police. ... The Police Ghost in the Machine Tour is a 1981-1982 concert tour by The Police. ... The Police Synchronicity Tour is a 1983-1984 concert tour by The Police. ... A Conspiracy of Hope was a short tour of six benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. ... The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007-2008 concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ...

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