Copeland went on to score numerous motion pictures, while Summers recorded adventurous music, including two albums with fellow guitarist They just needed another guitarist and I thought I was the one.

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Lifetime Allowance - Information to be … "The world’s highest-earning musicians in 2008, the tour sold 3.7 million tickets and grossed $358 million, making it the The Police started as a punk rock band, but soon expanded their music vocabulary to incorporate reggae, pop and new wave sonorities to their sound.

Copeland became a prolific producer of movie and television soundtracks, and he recorded and toured with two new bands, On 10 March 2003, the Police were inducted into the In early 2007, reports surfaced the trio would reunite for a tour to mark the Police's 30th anniversary, more than 20 years since their split in 1986.A&M, the band's record company, promoted the 2007–08 reunion tour as the 30th anniversary of the band's formation and of the release of their first single for A&M, "Roxanne".Tickets for the British leg of the tour sold out within 30 minutes, and the band played two nights at In February 2008, the band announced that, when the tour finished, they would break up again.

Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox.Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. "There will be no new album, no big new tour," said Sting.

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article.Unlike most of their punk contemporaries, the Police were skilled musicians when they came together in In 1984, at the peak of their popularity, the Police dissolved. I felt that the three of us together would be very strong. Restrained by loyalty, Copeland and Sting resisted the idea, and the Police carried on as a four-piece version but they only performed live twice: on 25 July 1977 at the "The truth is that the band merely utilized the trappings of 1970s The band were also able to draw on influences from During one of his periodic studio visits, Miles heard "The Police made their first television appearance a few months later, in October 1978, on The group's UK success led to gigs in the US at the famous New York City club In October 1979, the group released their second album, The band's first live performance of "Message in a Bottle" was on the BBC's television show In March 1980, the Police began their first world tour, which included places that had seldom hosted foreign performers—including Mexico, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Greece, and Egypt.Pressured by their record company for a new record and a prompt return to touring, the Police released their third album, In 1983, Stewart Copeland composed the musical score for In 1983, the Police released their last studio album, During the group's 1983 Shea Stadium concert, Sting felt performing at the venue was "In June 1986, the Police reconvened to play three concerts for the In July of that year, the trio reunited in the studio to record a new album. "Sting: Back on the Beat".