In 2007, The Police thrilled millions of fans around the globe. Their much heralded tour, which has sold over 2.5 million tickets, garnered numerous accolades including: Major Tour of The Year (Pollstar), as well as "Tour of the Year" and "Top Selling Tour of 2007" (Billboard Magazine).
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 below).
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®. 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, nonprofit organization and worldwide 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: 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 the weekend of 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.
The Police Fan Club Presales
The Police Fan Club presales for all shows (except Philadelphia) will take place from 10am on Wednesday, February 20 to noon on Friday, February 22. Please note that the Police Fan Club presales will open at 10am for renewing Legacy fan club members only and not open up to new members until noon. Ticket bundles including memberships will then be made available at 2pm that day.
Notes for Fan Club Members:
Members who have used their presale code earlier in the tour but who are not due to renew for several weeks have an option to "renew early" which will allow them to a] obtain legacy status, b] obtain a new presale code that will allow them to participate in the upcoming presales and c] extend their membership period from now until 12 months after their original renewal date.
Premium members will be permitted to purchase up to 4 tickets during presales and will be able to split their allocation how they choose (1 ticket for 4 shows, 2 tickets for 2 shows etc.) as long as the ticketing vendor is Ticketmaster. Please note that all shows will be sold through Ticketmaster except for the shows in Ottawa, Buffalo and Salt Lake City. Please bear this in mind when making your purchases and consider your choices carefully as your presale code cannot be split between any of these three shows and any of the other Ticketmaster shows.
Tickets will go on public sale for all shows on Saturday, February 23 (mostly at 10am, but check the Ticketmaster website for actual on sale times in case of last minute changes) EXCEPT FOR the shows marked * below which go on sale on Sunday, February 24 at 10am and those marked ** below which go on sale on Monday, February 25 at 10am.
All quoted times are local times.
2008 North American Tour Dates
01 May Scotiabank Place, Ottawa
03 May HSBC Arena, Buffalo NY
04 May Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH
10 May Allstate Arena, Chicago IL **
13 May Sprint Center, Kansas City MO
14 May Qwest Center, Omaha NE
16 May Amway Center, Orlando FL
17 May Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL (formerly Sound Advice)
20 May Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX
21 May Superpages.com Center, Dallas TX
23 May MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV
24 May Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix AZ **
26 May Coors Amphitheatre, San Diego CA
27 May The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA *
11 Jul Clark County Amphitheatre, Portland OR
12 Jul The Gorge, Seattle WA
14 Jul Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco CA *
16 Jul Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord CA *
17 Jul Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento CA
19 Jul USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City UT
21 Jul Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver CO
25 Jul Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI
26 Jul DTE Energy Music Center, Detroit MI
28 Jul Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh PA
29 Jul Wachovia Center, Philadelphia PA
31 Jul Tweeter Center, Boston MA
01 Aug Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga NY
03 Aug PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ **
04 Aug Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY **
Note: The Philadelphia show is a rescheduling of the show cancelled last year due to Sting's illness. All tickets for the original show remain valid for the rearranged show.
2008 European Tour Dates
03 Jun Stade Velodrome, Marseilles, France
05 Jun SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
07 Jun TW Classic, Werchter, Belgium
08 Jun LTU Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany
10 Jun Stade J. Guichard, St.Etienne, France
11 Jun Valle Horvin, Oslo, Norway
13 Jun Landsstævnestadion, Haderslev, Denmark
15 Jun Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, UK
17 Jun MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
18 Jun MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
26 Jun Silesian Stadium, Chorzow, Poland
28 Jun Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany
29 Jun Hyde Park Calling, London, UK
02 Jul Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
04 Jul BBK Live Festival (Kobetamendi), Bilbao, Spain
05 Jul Rock in Rio, Madrid, Spain
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