The Police Concert Posters – Sting

Friday 31st of October 2014 06:27:46 PM

by King


The Police Concert Posters


The Police (Stewart Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers)  re-united for one last Time in 2007 for a reunion Tour.

 

The Police Reunion Tour Poster

The Police Reunion Tour Poster

Great to hear Stewart, Sting and Andy one Last time. This poster from their Show near Portland at the Clark County amphitheater, Elvis Costello Opened the show.
Price $9.99




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Despite the reportedly acrimonious breakup of the Police in the mid-1980’s, all three of them at least looked like they were having a good time, particularly Stewart Copeland, who is an absolute wizard on the drums– and everything else he puts his sticks to. Wearing the Cubs jersey was a nice touch, though he could have had it on the entire evening rather than just for a fifteen-minute encore. Sting is now almost 56 years old and on some songs his voice didn’t hit the high registers that he was so well-known for– except on “Roxanne”, the final song before the encores, where he hit the high notes perfectly.

I guess they are getting old. A little slower and Sting dropped an octave on a few choruses.
I’ve been reading a lot of reviews from every city, and 75 % or more of the reviews talk about how bad the sound was, especially the bass. I hope in the future for fans they change their sound system because 250.00 for two tickets middle of the road, the fans should expect quality sound.

Early in the show Sting mentioned that the last time they had played in Chicago was in 1983– at the old Comiskey Park. That brought boos from many of the Cub fans in the crowd, and I don’t think Sting really understood why. He also mentioned that they had played at the old Riviera at Lawrence & Broadway in 1978.

A few of the reworkings worked. “The Bed’s Too Big Without You” came across like a stoned reggae piece, and the trio finally started to jam near song’s end. “Walking in Your Footsteps” started as an exotic funk and built into the night’s first groove.

Thereafter– well, the final six songs– the Police finally played like a band rather than a famous rock star who had reunited with his two former sidemen for the first time in 23 years to get some huge paychecks.

The band was truly cooking on a hard-driving treatment of “Can’t Stand Losing You.” The intensity had finally picked up, Summers started dancing to the music and Sting actually seemed to be enjoying himself for the first time all night. The eager crowd, which had seemed intermittently bored, finally found synchronicity with the band.

No one minded Sting indulging in jazzing up “Roxanne,” the Police’s biggest and most tiresome hit. How many improvised riffs of “Roxanne-oh” does he need to keep his jazz cred? Fortunately, when the band sped up at the song’s familiar turn, the fans were thrilled.

And as I looked around at the crowd surrounding me, many of whom weren’t even born when the Police were the # 1 band in the world, listening to all the great music of my youth, I realized that this is a way of connecting generations, because the music of the Police still resonates, more than twenty years after they broke up. If you’re going tonight, you’ll have a terrific time. At one point Sting asked for the crowd to “get loud”, and they did.

this was wholly a Police show with none of his solo material and pretty much the greatest hits one would expect.
I’ve mentioned before my early love of this band but as I listened to a lot of the music in the days before the show I realized just how little of it I still listen to. I have all five albums on lp but over the years only picked up two of them on CD, Reggatta de Blanc and Zenyatta Mondatta.

Sting is now almost 56 years old and on some songs his voice didn’t hit the high registers that he was so well-known for– except on “Roxanne”, the final song before the encores, where he hit the high notes perfectly.

Early in the show Sting mentioned that the last time they had played in Chicago was in 1983– at the old Comiskey Park. The intensity had finally picked up, Summers started dancing to the music and Sting actually seemed to be enjoying himself for the first time all night. No one minded Sting indulging in jazzing up “Roxanne,” the Police’s biggest and most tiresome hit. And as I looked around at the crowd surrounding me, many of whom weren’t even born when the Police were the # 1 band in the world, listening to all the great music of my youth, I realized that this is a way of connecting generations, because the music of the Police still resonates, more than twenty years after they broke up.




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