03.19.07 Home of the Kentucky Derby, historic Churchill Downs racetrack to host The Police...


With sell-out performances throughout North America and Europe, The Police have now confirmed a very special performance at Churchill Downs, home of America's premier horse race, the Kentucky Derby. The Police will perform under Churchill Downs' famed Twin Spires the evening of Saturday, July 14.

"Churchill Downs is pleased to welcome The Police to perform at the home of the Kentucky Derby," said Churchill Downs President Steve Sexton. "Last September, we hosted our first major concert and were thrilled with the reaction from concert-goers and the community. We are delighted to again play host to a major concert event that will bring economic benefit to the city and surrounding communities and possibly establish another major event tradition in Louisville. We are also excited to be working with Live Nation and SMG again, and believe this will be another incredible musical experience set against the backdrop of our world-famous Twin Spires."

ThePoliceTour.com presale will for this show will commence on Thursday, March 22 at 10am (local time). Head to ThePoliceTour.com Tickets at this time to purchase your tickets for this show. You must be a member to participate in any presales. If you are not a member yet you can find out more information Here.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ITINERARY 2007 (as of March 19)

28 May GM Place, Vancouver BC
30 May GM Place, Vancouver BC
02 Jun Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton AL
06 Jun Key Arena, Seattle WA
07 Jun Key Arena, Seattle WA
09 Jun Pepsi Center, Denver CO
10 Jun Pepsi Center, Denver CO
13 Jun McAfee Coliseum, Oakland CA
15 Jun MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas NV
16 Jun Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
18 Jun US Airways Arena, Phoenix AZ
20 Jun Staples Center, Los Angeles CA
23 Jun Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles CA
26 Jun American Airlines Center, Dallas TX
27 Jun American Airlines Center, Dallas TX
29 Jun Toyota Center, Houston TX
30 Jun New Orleans Arena, New Orleans LA
02 Jul Scottrade Center, St. Louis MO
03 Jul Xcel Center, St. Paul MN
05 Jul Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
10 Jul Dolphin Stadium, Miami FL
11 Jul St Petersburg Times Forum, Tampa FL
14 Jul Churchill Downs, Louisville KY
16 Jul Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH
17 Jul Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit MI
19 Jul Citizen's Bank Park, Philadelphia PA
20 Jul Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey PA
22 Jul Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
23 Jul Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
25 Jul Bell Centre, Montreal, PQ
26 Jul Bell Centre, Montreal, PQ
28 Jul Fenway Park, Boston, MA
29 Jul Fenway Park, Boston MA
31 Jul Rentschler Field, Hartford CT
01 Aug Madison Square Garden, New York NY
03 Aug Madison Square Garden, New York NY
05 Aug Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ
08 Nov Air Canada Centre, Toronto ON

Tickets for the July 14 concert will go on sale on Monday, March 26, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets priced at USD225.00, USD90.00 and USD50.00 will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com or charge by phone. Concert tickets are not available for sale through Churchill Downs. Concert seating will be available in portions of the track's grandstand and clubhouse areas as well as limited seating around the concert stage, which will be positioned in the infield, facing the grandstand. There will be a six (6) ticket limit per customer.

THE POLICE
Churchill Downs Racetrack - Saturday, July 14
Tickets on Sale Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. EDT

Tickets available at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com or charge by phone (see complete phone listings below). Concert tickets are not available for sale through Churchill Downs. Limit six (6) tickets per customer.

Louisville (502) 361-3100
Lexington (859) 281-6644
Murray (270) 753-6466
Owensboro (270 926-6661
Pikeville (606) 433-1793
Cincinnati (513) 562-4949
Dayton (937) 228-2323
Columbus (614) 431-3600
Indianapolis (317) 239-5151
Evansville (812) 423-7222

From their early beginnings, The Police were hailed as a maverick live band - a group that galvanized an already impressive studio sound into something otherworldly when performing. Combining controlled energy and evocative melodies, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played with the improvisational instincts of a jazz trio and the raw energy of a punk-rock band - a blend that made them one of the definitive rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s.

Special guest Fiction Plane will join The Police for the North American portion of the tour including the Churchill Downs event. Known for their high-energy live shows, this dynamic rock trio will be releasing their second album in May. Members of Fiction Plane include Joe Sumner (Bass), Seton Daunt (Guitar), Pete Wilhoit (Drums).

The North American tour is presented by Best Buy, the leading consumer electronics retailer with nearly 1,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Complete details of the Reward Zone program presale can be found at www.bestbuy.com/thepolice. Information about the Canadian concert dates can be found at www.bestbuy.ca/thepolice.

A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to WaterAid, an international NGO founded in 1981 and dedicated to reducing poverty by improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education. For information, visit: www.wateraid.org.

The Police World Tour is produced by The Next Adventure, A Live Nation Company, in association with RZO Entertainment, Inc.

Important Fan Club Sale Instructions

Our fan club sale system will generate your fan club sale passcode for you when the shows go live. You will not get a passcode before the fan club sales start. We strongly advise that you carefully review the instructions on how to participate in the fan club presales before they start. View these instructions at Ticket Presale Guidance.

Ticket holds for the tour are strong in terms of both quantity and quality and we hope that as many fan club members as possible get seats to the show they would like to attend. However, shows in large metropolitan areas tend to be very popular and are expected to sell out very quickly. Also, The Police Tour Fan Club is not just a ticket club. Joining the Fan Club is not a promise that you will be able to get tickets to a show.

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Additional cities and venues to be announced soon. Stay tuned to ThePoliceTour.com Tickets page for more info.

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ABOUT CHURCHILL DOWNS:

Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2007. The track's 2007 Spring Meet is set for April 28 through July 8. Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships a record six times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com.
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