The Police Play Their Last Concert Tonight

Written by on August 7, 2008

After announcing a full tour to start in 2007 and playing together into 2008, we all knew it would eventually have to end. The Police will play their last concert together (according to the band) tonight at Madison Square Garden, then Sting, Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland will once again go their separate ways. Whether this is the last time we will see the trio together remains to be seen. Some fans speculate (or at least hope) it will happen again, but Reuters news reports a quote from Bill Zysblat, who produced the reunion tour with Live Nation: “I would bet the ranch that this is absolutely the last show ever”

Best Buy will soon release a DVD of the band’s Buenos Aires show. Also, the retailer plans to air a live webcast of some of tonight’s encore songs. Stuart Copeland’s son, Jordan, had been filming a documentary of the Police tour to be called: “Better Than Therapy.” According to Billboard Boxscore research, this was 2007’s highest grossing tour in the United States, raking in over $141 million. The final stop at the Garden will also be a fundraiser for public TV stations WNET and WLIW.

Tonight’s historic show will also include the B-52s, who had been touring to support their new CD, Funplex.

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