At the end of May The Police kicked off their reunion tour in Vancouver. This was a long awaited tour for their many fans. It had gotten so they thought it would never happen. The 24 year wait has proven to be worth it for most. The reunion tour coincides with the 30th anniversary for the band.
Over the course of the tour so far they have sold over 1.5 million tickets and grossed $170 million dollars. It has been a rousing success and shows no sign of ending any time soon.
While some critics have complained about the reworking of some songs fans have approved. It makes sense that as they have gotten better as musicians that their playing of certain songs would evolve. The show, which lasts near 2 hours, runs the gamut of their career. The entire length of their career is represented from their very first hit ("Roxanne") to performing almost the entirety of their last and most popular album "Synchronicity". We see how they changed from a ska band to one of the biggest pop acts of the 80s. It truly is a musical voyage!
On Monday they will be making their second swing through Montreal (having previously played two dates in July) and my advice, having seen them, is to definitely make the effort to catch them live. The way these guys get along (not well) there's no guarantees that they will ever tour again, so this might be your last opportunity.
-Show time: 7:30 p.m.
-Ticket purchase: www.admission.com or (514) 790-1245
-Ticket prices: $59.50-$225.00
-Opening act: Fiction Plane