NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — As previously announced, The Police will return to North American on October 31st for their 5th sold out New York City appearance (4 MSG, 1 Giants Stadium). A 6th and final 2007 concert in New York has been confirmed November 2nd at Madison Square Garden.
The initial list of new dates includes:
November 5th – Verizon Center – Washington
November 6th – John Paul Jones Center – Charlottesville
November 15th – Charlotte Arena – Charlotte
November 18th – Philips Arena – Atlanta
November 20th – AT&T Center – San Antonio
More dates are in the works for Toronto, Boston, Montreal and Philadelphia and an appearance in Atlantic City.
Later this year, The Police will play dates in Mexico and South America followed by 2008 performances in New Zealand, Australia with Japanese appearances still to be announced. A total of 2.2 million tickets have been sold to date.
Released earlier this year, The Police celebrate the 30th anniversary of their recording debut with their first double- disc CD "Best of" collection entitled, The Police (A&M/UMe). The 28 songs bring together the biggest hits from the band's five original studio albums and includes their very first single, 1977's "Fall Out."
Special guest Fiction Plane will again join The Police for the North American portion of the tour. Known for their high-energy live shows, this dynamic rock trio released their 2nd album in May. Fiction Plane are: Joe Sumner (Bass); Seton Daunt (Guitar); Pete Wilhoit (Drums).
A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to WaterAid, an international NGO founded in 1981 and dedicated to reducing poverty by improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers