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- Posted on May 6th 2008 5:00PM by John D. Luerssen
The Police announced at a press conference on Tuesday that their massive reunion tour will wrap with a charity concert in New York City. The band was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as they laid out plans for their last show ever.
"We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB's in 1978 and this summer, 30 years later, our journey will come full circle as we play our final show here in New York City," the Police announced. "We are honored to partner with public television and have a deep respect for their commitment to arts and culture."
The trio's concert finale will be a fundraiser designed to benefite the production of arts programming for two New York public television stations: Thirteen/WNET and WLIW (Channel 21) in Long Island. Tickets for the gig will be available nationally through the aforementioned television stations' websites. The Police will also contribute $1 million to Mayor Bloomberg's MillionTreesNYC program, which is an initiative designed to plant one million trees in New York City 's five boroughs by 2017. The city will match Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland's donation.
"The Police are now part of one of the most exciting elements of PlaNYC: MillionTreesNYC -- our initiative to plant one million new trees over the next 10 years," Bloomberg said. "Sting's human right's advocacy is well known, as is his support for the environment, especially the rainforests. Today, the Police have demonstrated their commitment to greening our City."
Although the specific date and venue have yet to be announced, it is expected to follow the band's last confirmed date, at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY on August 5. The next Police show takes place Saturday (May 10) in Chicago.