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Elvis Costello & Sting

The Police - 2008 North American Tour Dates (w/ Elvis Costello & The Imposters)
01 May Scotiabank Place, Ottawa
03 May HSBC Arena, Buffalo NY
04 May Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH
10 May Allstate Arena, Chicago IL **
13 May Sprint Center, Kansas City MO
14 May Qwest Center, Omaha NE
16 May Amway Center, Orlando FL
17 May Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL (formerly Sound Advice)
20 May Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX
21 May Center, Dallas TX
23 May MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV
24 May Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix AZ **
26 May Coors Amphitheatre, San Diego CA
27 May The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA *
11 Jul Clark County Amphitheatre, Portland OR
12 Jul The Gorge, Seattle WA
14 Jul Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco CA *
16 Jul Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord CA *
17 Jul Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento CA
19 Jul USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City UT
21 Jul Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver CO
25 Jul Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI
26 Jul DTE Energy Music Center, Detroit MI
28 Jul Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh PA
29 Jul Wachovia Center, Philadelphia PA
31 Jul Tweeter Center, Boston MA
01 Aug Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga NY
03 Aug PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ **
04 Aug Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY **

2008 European Tour Dates
03 Jun Stade Velodrome, Marseilles, France
05 Jun SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
07 Jun TW Classic, Werchter, Belgium
08 Jun LTU Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany
10 Jun Stade J. Guichard, St.Etienne, France
11 Jun Valle Horvin, Oslo, Norway
13 Jun Landsstævnestadion, Haderslev, Denmark
15 Jun Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, UK
17 Jun MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
18 Jun MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
26 Jun Silesian Stadium, Chorzow, Poland
28 Jun Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany
29 Jun Hyde Park Calling, London, UK
02 Jul Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
04 Jul BBK Live Festival (Kobetamendi), Bilbao, Spain
05 Jul Rock in Rio, Madrid, Spain

"Tickets will go on public sale for all shows on Saturday, February 23 (mostly at 10am, but check the Ticketmaster website for actual on sale times in case of last minute changes) EXCEPT FOR the shows marked * above which go on sale on Sunday, February 24 at 10am and those marked ** above which go on sale on Monday, February 25 at 10am."

02.14.08 The Police confirm North American tour extension in 2008. Presented by Citi® The Police will be joined on the tour by special guest Elvis Costello and the Imposters...

In 2007, The Police thrilled millions of fans around the globe. Their much heralded tour, which has sold over 2.5 million tickets, garnered numerous accolades including: Major Tour of The Year (Pollstar), as well as "Tour of the Year" and "Top Selling Tour of 2007" (Billboard Magazine).

Announced today, The Police will return to North America this summer to play their final area appearances in a number of arenas and amphitheaters predominantly in markets where they did not perform in 2007. An additional 30 dates have been confirmed beginning May 1st in Ottawa and culminating August 4th at Wantagh, NY's Jones Beach. Along the way, the tour will also visit The Gorge in Seattle, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and the Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl (complete itinerary below).

In 2007, The Police concert schedule included sold out performances at many of the most historic and renowned stadiums around the world including: Fenway Park (Boston); Wrigley Field (Chicago); and Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) along with Twickenham Stadium (London) Stade de France (Paris) and River Plate Stadium (Buenos Aires). As already confirmed, The Police will return to Europe this summer for a select number of prestigious festival events including such performances at the Isle of Wight and Hyde Park Festivals in the UK, the Rock In Rio Festival in Spain, and the TW Festival in Belgium. The Police will also return to Germany, France, Spain and Italy performing at various arenas and stadiums through June and July.

"We are proud to present one of the most anticipated tours of 2008," said Vik Atal, Chairman and CEO, Citi Cards. "The Police tour is a great example of the benefits of our alliance with Live Nation which enables us to offer our cardmembers exceptional experiences through our innovative Private Pass Program." Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Monday February 18th at 10am ET through Citi's Private Pass Program®. For complete pre-sale details visit:

Elvis Costello and The Imposters will join The Police for the North American portion of this year's tour. Also spanning a career of 30 years, Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. He has received a number of Grammy nominations for his recent albums 'When I Was Cruel', 'The Delivery Man' and for his 2006 collaboration with Allen Toussaint, 'The River in Reverse'. His songs have been recorded by a great number of artists with a list as diverse as his range of musical styles including: No Doubt, Solomon Burke, Dusty Springfield, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

The Police tour is proud to support Unitus, a world-wide leader at scaling innovative solutions to global poverty. Unitus envisions a world where microfinance is available to every individual; a world where the poor are empowered to work their way out of poverty and build a brighter future. We work toward this vision by accelerating the growth of the world's highest-potential emerging microfinance institutions. Unitus provides capital investments and capacity-building consulting, thus empowering these organizations to scale and provide life-changing financial services to reach more of the world's working poor. For further information visit:

Tickets for the North American concert dates will again be scaled at $225.00, $90.00 and $50.00 in most markets (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale the weekend of February 23-25. There will be a 4 ticket limit per person in the amphitheatre pavilions and for the top price tiered tickets in the arenas. Visit and/or for complete on-sale information in your city.



Comments (21)

remember when the police were never gonna reform and tour?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 12:43 PM


Posted by d | February 14, 2008 12:54 PM

Wow. Might have to go to that Hollywood Bowl date.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 1:11 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 1:19 PM

hoping for a plane crash...

Posted by toecutter69 | February 14, 2008 1:50 PM

Was anyone less than thrilled with last year's tour? I went to the 8/1 show at MSG and left about half-way through.

Admittedly, my seats sucked, and I was a bit unenthused having just watched a live Police set from 1984 courtesy of Stout where I had dinner before the show.

The mandatory joining of the Fan Club in order to buy tickets was B/S.

Posted by Dan | February 14, 2008 2:00 PM

BV, your Elvis pic/caption is bestest...

Posted by Dfactor | February 14, 2008 2:08 PM

i've been an elvis costello fan since 1977 (got my aim is true for x-mas that year). saw my first ec & the attractions show in march '78. i've seen him 80+ times since.

but i've hit the end of THAT road.

the first warning sign was elvis playing at a hillary clinton benefit. and NOW he's going on tour with a guy he's made a career of mocking (stink, er sting), and rightfully so i might add (the mocking i mean; not the touring).

maybe he should go back and listen to his own song, 'hurry down doomsday the bugs are taking over' which pointedly mocks 'gordon (stink's real name).'

methinks my favourite singer/songwriter/performer has gone off the deep end.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:12 PM

Yeah, Elvis started being lame as soon as he married that lame "jazz singer". When I was Cruel was the last good piece of music he put out in my opinion. He's way too safe now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:27 PM

@ Toecutter69 - Even if you don't like a band or artist, you really should think twice about saying stuff like that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:30 PM

"The River In Reverse" was one of the best albums of recent years, but who is Elvis Costello next to Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, etc. etc., right people?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:58 PM

sponsored by citi haha.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 3:43 PM

I'm not sure if that was directed at me, but I liked River In Reverse, but I'd much rather hear Elvis's more ambitious side. Hey, I love Painted From Memory. He should do another record with Burt, instead of writing one for his wife.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 3:44 PM

Yeah Toecutter69 - don't you realize that comments on blogs have special mystical powers to bring down 747's? Not to mention the effect it will have on your Karma! Forget Sting and Elvis, I'm hoping for some kind of grand scale Great White type disaster that could take care 10's of thousands of unproductive baby boomers in the audience before they have a chance to spend all of my social security.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 4:20 PM

That video is awful. It feels like it lasts forever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 5:25 PM

EC = the man. he had his moment - which has passed for the most part but he is still (kinda) kicking. a little respect for a pioneering and amazing talent.

check it people:

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2008 11:21 AM

OK - yes - they're all old farts, but saw the police in Montreal (2007), very solid performance - what more do you want? Lighten up and enjoy the moment.

Posted by robert | February 21, 2008 3:40 PM

To the person who made the babyboomer comment. As one of those babyboomers let me say this - your parents must be SO proud.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 10:34 AM

All of you are losers!

Posted by amanda | May 23, 2008 3:53 PM

I will not say offtopic.
When The Police & Elvis Costello will be in CA i will be on concert 100%. Too good to miss that show.

Posted by Aaron | June 21, 2010 6:49 AM

The first warning sign was Elvis playing at a Hillary Clinton benefit. and NOW he's going on tour with a guy he's made a career of mocking, and rightfully so i might add.

Posted by Chad | October 28, 2010 8:20 AM

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