When it comes to reunions, The Police reign supreme: the band’s 2007-2008 run with 151 dates brought in over $360 million.
Sightings started in January 2007, with rumours the band was rehearsing in Vancouver before trekking across the world. While fans agreed it was exhilarating to witness the band come together once more, it also stoked the flames for a new generation of fans (and those who missed them the first time around) that The Police would return to the stage.
Ten years after the Reunion Tour came to a close, and with the release of a brand-new box set featuring all of the band’s studio albums, the question remains: will The Police tour again?
Despite media reports, it turns out the band members do not hate one another. In 2015, Andy Summers said “despite the general press thing about ‘God, they hate each other,’ it’s actually not true, we’re very supportive of one another.”
Sting has been keeping incredibly busy, touring solo as well as alongside Shaggy for the duo’s 2018 album, 44/876. He will star in the Canadian premiere of musical The Late Ship, which he wrote the music for as well.
Summers last released solo album Triboluminescence in 2017, and keeps busy working on movie scores and photography.
Stewart Copeland spends his time working on video game soundtracks and worked with Blackberry in 2008 on a theme song for the smartphone. Last year, he formed supergroup Gizmodrome with Adrian Belew, Vittorio Cosma, and Mark King and released a self-titled album.
The members of The Police are all keeping busy, and seem creatively engaged with their individual projects. which make a reunion seem farfetched. Whether it’s a one-off show or a full-blown world tour, we have an itch this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the band.