Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
I’ll be watching you
(Lyric excerpt from: Every Breath You Take, preformed by The Police)
Monday, FoxNews.com‘s Roger Friedman reported news that fans of 80’s pop rock have longed to hear for 25 years:
The Police are secretly rehearsing in Vancouver for a major, as-yet-unannounced appearance on the 2007 Grammy Awards.
That is not completely unprecedented, The Police did do a small set when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But this time it is different. One paragraph down is this little jem:
And — surprise of surprises — this should guarantee an announcement forthcoming of a huge North American tour, followed by dates in Europe, all beginning in late spring.
The last Police tour was in 1983-1984. Ego’s got in the way (lets face it, money played a large part of it), and there was not another tour. Sting recorded his first solo record The Dream of the Blue Turtles, and it was a hit. There was an attempted reunion tour planned for 1986, but the idea never materialized.
Now, on the 30th anniversary of their first single being released, and 25th anniversary since they have toured, The Police put their ego’s aside ( we hope) and give it another shot. We may even get extra lucky and get another studio record.
Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland all have official press releases about the Grammy gig on their website’s, and except for John Mayer, is there any other reason to watch the Grammy’s this year?
I guess that until there is an official tour announcement, we should hope that that “…little black spot in the sun today…” is the impending announcement, otherwise, I may be the “King of Pain”. Not that I think that Every Little Thing They Do Is Magic, but well, they are just such good musicians.
Here is a pic taken by Stewart Copeland showing the practice stage in Vancouver:
Stewart also has some interesting news about the 30 anniversary of The Police, and what A&M (their record label) plan to do. No official word of a tour, but the demand must be deafening. I bet you can even hear it “Walking on the Moon”.