The Police enthrall Barcelona at only Spanish gig

28th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 September 2007, MADRID - AFP - Newly reformed eighties band The Police Thursday enthralled some 55,000 fans in Barcelona, their only Spanish gig in a world tour that began in May.

28 September 2007

MADRID - AFP - Newly reformed eighties band The Police Thursday enthralled some 55,000 fans in Barcelona, their only Spanish gig in a world tour that began in May.

Vocalist and bassist Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers, who formed in the group 1977, then split in 1986 after five hugely successful albums and a string of hits, last played Spain in 1983.

Shortly afterwards the band split as the pressures of fame took their toll.

Sting and Copeland once came to blows during a tour of the United States and reportedly refused to be in the same studio together when recording a "best of" album in 1986.

But the singer surprised himself -- and his bandmates -- earlier this year when he called them and said he wanted to do a reunion tour.

The tour began four months ago in Vancouver, Canada, and although some reviews have detected a loss of musical tightness the shows have been sellouts. The tickets for event at Barcelona's Montjuic stadium sold in just 10 hours.

The European tour runs to October 20, when the band play London's Wembley Arena, before the trio head off to North America, followed by January and February dates in Australia and New Zealand after three Latin American concerts.

[Copyright AFP with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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