The Police to get back together for 30th Anniversary of "Roxanne"?

The Police ReunitedWell folks…Never say never. The chances for a Police reunion tour have actually gotten much, much better as Sting, being the sole member of The Police historically against a Police reunion tour, is now actually considering it.

Rumors have started on many music websites such as billboard.com regarding plans for a possible reunion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Police’s first single, “Roxanne” which broke The Police in the United States.

The following is an official statement (found on Sting’s website) released on behalf of the band by a spokesperson at Interscope Geffen A&M Records:

“As the 30th anniversary of the first Police single approaches, discussions have been underway as to how this will be commemorated. While we can confirm that there will indeed be something special done to mark the occasion, the depth of the band’s involvement still remains undetermined.”

In other words…it’s all up to what Sting wants to do. There have been many statements in the past from Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers which shows them as have always been open to a Police reunion.

This summer, Andy Summers told Billboard Magazine he was certain the group could have continued as a successful band long after its 1983 commercial peak with “Synchronicity.”

“The more rational approach would have been, ‘OK, Sting, go make a solo record, and let’s get back together in two or three years,'” he said. “I’m certain we could have done that. Of course we could have. We were definitely not in a creative dry space. We could have easily carried on, and we could probably still be there. That wasn’t to be our fate. It went in another way. I regret we never paid it off with a last tour. We snuck out the back door, which is what we were told to do, until it just became too frustrating to lie about it.”

Copeland told Billboard.com “I’m very keen on it,” talking about a potential Police reunion the day after the Rock Hall induction. “But I absolutely understand why it’s not going to happen and I’m down with that. It was really great to be the Police for 15 minutes. If you can think of some other award we can go get or some other good reason, give me a call, and I’ll try it out!”

So Sting…what do you say?

10 thoughts on “The Police to get back together for 30th Anniversary of "Roxanne"?

  1. That’s the first time I’ve ever heard you discuss Sting without telling your “Stink” joke. You’re slipping, bro. Or maybe you’ve come to grips with the fact that Sting has made some pretty great music absent Copeland and Summers.

  2. It took everything with in my body, heart, and soul not to call him Stink. I think his music is great for elevators and people over 50. JK. I like some of his stuff…but you have to admit that The Police songs are better than stand alone Sting songs…man that was hard to write his real name again.

  3. In response to the Pax…Desert Rose might just be the greatest song ever written…ever!!!Trying think of some pretty great music sting has written…okay. LIST TIME!!!!1. “If you love somebody…” the vocals are pretty badass, i’ll give him that.2. “Fragile” – It’s good, it’s Italian (pronounced Fra-gee-lay), it’s about John Lennon’s murder. It’s good.I’m quitting there because it’s taking me too long to come up with some pretty great music. I was actually a fan of his solo stuff for some time. I even owned “Mercury Falling.” I’m not Chris, though, who was so brazen as to purchase “Sacred Love”…used, but still that took balls. I do like “Soul Cages” as an album but let’s face it, he’s a guilty pleasure…a guilty adult contemporary pleasure.Let’s start a topic about XTC’s frontman Andy Partridge. Now there’s a genius.Hey Mahsheet…the bed’s too big without you.

  4. “Fortress Around Your Heart” is indeed a great song. And he always has great musicians, but damn man…you know adult contemporary music for me is nearly intolerable. And you have permissions to post a topic about XTC if you want. Just log in and do it!

  5. I was obsessed by Sting and the Police in equal measures in middle school. I liked his first two albums a lot. Soul Cages was pretty good, too. After that I lost interest. I never listen to him any more but dust off the Police from time to time. Give me a few more years and I will be listening to those first two albums again. Anybody ever see that documentary called, “Bring on the Night” which was about his first solo concert in Paris. It was filmed just before his first solo album had been released and it is quite interesting to see the uncertainty over how his experiment with jazz-infused rock/pop would be received. The film (and his band) do not hold back in a few places in talking about his tendency to be smug and controlling at times. It’s an enjoyable movie, except for a few concert film cliches in the concert segment and a shocking scene in which the birth of his child is shown in all its glory. I don’t want to see my own wife like that, let along Trudy.Some songs I liked but never take time to actually put on any more:-Fortress Around Your Heart-Englishman in New York-They Dance Alone-Fragile-We Work the Black Seam-Little Wing (I know it sucks but it was my first exposure to this amazing Hendrix song)-We’ll Be Together-All this Time-Mad About You-Why Should I Cry For YouI have no idea why Be Still My Beating Heart was a Top 40 hit. Nothing happens in that song. Anybody remember how pissed the jazz world was when the track “Dream of the Blue Turtles” won for best jazz performance?

  6. Just want to clarify that the “Mad About You” I refer to above is the one featured on Sting’s third solo album, not the theme song to the show of the same name. Did you know that Paul Reiser wrote and sang that song. And he was the executive producer. He is a renaissance man. He has taken over for fellow reniassance man Steve Guttenberg as my new hero (sorry Steve, those Hallmark Santa movies took you down a notch).

  7. Let’s not forget Belinda Carlisle’s Mad About You. Mike used to jump on his bed wearing only his underwear and socks to this song. I had to get out of that Treasure Island living situation as fast as possible.

  8. Chadd…do you know why I know your gay? Because you macramés your own jean shorts…and you like Stink. Ha! there….I said it. Stink! There I said it again. I was gonna refrain, but you had to go tell the world about the Belinda Carlisle issue. (How in the world did you know how to spell her last name anyway? huh?)

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