I knew that would get your attention...lol. Naw we have to deal with "those police" forever, but one of my favorite bands of all time seems to have finally called it quits for good with their last concert of their record breaking tour last night.
If you know anything about me, you know that I came of age in the 80's and hve a deep love of 80's music from Prince and Michael jackson to Madonna, Culture Club, New Wave music, 80's Pop and The Police. Depending on my mood I paint to 80's music, an acoustic mix or current hip hp and R&B. My early work is almost entirely influenced by 80's music and the colors it invokes. Among my favs are songs like Roxanne, Message in A Bottle and King of Pain by The Police.
Peep this story from Billboard Magazine online and enjoy.
The Police Call It A Career At New York Show
August 08, 2008 , 12:00 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
The reunited Police took a final bow last night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at the box office, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Tickets could only be obtained via donation to local public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21.
Bassist/vocalist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland began the proceedings with a surprise cover of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love." Afterward, the New York Police Department band augmented normal set-opener "Message in a Bottle."
There was only an intermittent amount of sentimentality to the show, with Sting at one point telling the crowd, "It's been a huge honor to get back with my good friends. The real triumph of this tour is that we haven't strangled each other -- that doesn't mean it hadn't crossed my mind."
But for the men on stage, it was clearly special. Sting's daughters danced with him on stage during "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," and a grinning Sting got so close to Summers as to whisper in his ear while eating up his solo on "So Lonely."
Here is the Police's final show set list:
"Sunshine of Your Love"
"Message in a Bottle"
"Walking on the Moon"
"Voices Inside My Head" / "When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around"
"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
"Driven To Tears"
"Hole in My Life"
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
"Can't Stand Losing You" / "Reggatta de Blanc"
"King of Pain"
"Every Breath You Take"
"Next To You"