Well 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?