Announced today, The Police will return to North America this summer to play their final area appearances in a number of arenas and amphitheaters predominantly in markets where they did not perform in 2007. An additional 30 dates have been confirmed beginning May 1st in Ottawa and culminating August 4th at Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach. Along the way, the tour will also visit The Gorge in Seattle, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and the Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (complete itinerary attached).
In 2007, The Police concert schedule included sold out performances at many of the most historic and renowned stadiums around the world including: Fenway Park (Boston), Wrigley Field (Chicago) and Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles), along with Twickenham Stadium (London), Stade de France (Paris) and River Plate Stadium (Buenos Aires). As already confirmed, The Police will return to Europe this summer for a select number of prestigious festival events including such performances at the Isle of Wight and Hyde Park Festivals in the UK, the Rock In Rio Festival in Spain, and the TW Festival in Belgium. The Police will also return to Germany, France, Spain and Italy performing at various arenas and stadiums through June and July.
“We are proud to present one of the most anticipated tours of 2008,” said Vik Atal, Chairman and CEO, Citi Cards. “The Police tour is a great example of the benefits of our alliance with Live Nation which enables us to offer our cardmembers exceptional experiences through our innovative Private Pass Program.” Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Monday February 18th at 10am ET through Citi’s Private Pass Program(R). For complete pre-sale details visit: privatepass.citi.com.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters will join The Police for the North American portion of this year’s tour. Also spanning a career of 30 years, Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. He has received a number of Grammy nominations for his recent albums When I Was Cruel, The Delivery Man and for his 2006 collaboration with Allen Toussaint, The River in Reverse. His songs have been recorded by a great number of artists with a list as diverse as his range of musical styles including: No Doubt, Solomon Burke, Dusty Springfield, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.
The Police tour is proud to support Unitus, a world-wide leader at scaling innovative solutions to global poverty. Unitus envisions a world where microfinance is available to every individual; a world where the poor are empowered to work their way out of poverty and build a brighter future. We work toward this vision by accelerating the growth of the world’s highest-potential emerging microfinance institutions. Unitus provides capital investments and capacity-building consulting, thus empowering these organizations to scale and provide life-changing financial services to reach more of the world’s working poor. For further information visit: http://www.unitus.com/
Tickets for the North American concert dates will again be scaled at $225.00, $90.00 and $50.00 in most markets (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale next weekend (February 23-25). There will be a 4 ticket limit per person in the amphitheatre pavilions and for the top price tiered tickets in the arenas. Visit http://www.thepolice.com/ and/or http://www.livenation.com/ for complete on-sale information in your city.
Join The Police Fan Club at ThePolice.com for access to tickets, contests and more. Gear up for tour in the official Police Store! For a limited time, fan club members get free shipping on orders of $110 or more, plus 5% off!
The Police tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring in association with RZO Entertainment, Inc.
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THE POLICE WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS Presented by Citi(R) 2008 - North American Itinerary May 01 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place May 03 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena May 04 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena May 10 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena May 13 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center May 14 Omaha, NE Qwest Center May 16 Orlando, FL Amway Center May 17 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre (formerly Sound Advice) May 20 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 21 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center May 23 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand May 24 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion May 26 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre May 27 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Bowl The Police will perform throughout Europe in June July 11 Portland, OR Clark County Amphitheatre July 12 Seattle, WA The Gorge July 14 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre July 16 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion July 17 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre July 19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre July 21 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 25 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater July 26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater July 28 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion July 29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center July 31 Boston, MA Tweeter Center Aug. 01 Saratoga, NY SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) Aug. 03 Holdmel, NY PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 04 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater For complete tour and ticket information, fan club memberships and more visit: http://www.thepolice.com/
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