Twenty five years ago, Sting unleashed a cynical lyrical torrent on unsuspecting suburbanites everywhere with “Synchronicity II,” one family’s tale of mind numbing banality in the manicured hinterlands. The location is purposely unidentified because that’s the point of suburbia-it’s not ANYwhere at all—it’s neither the city nor the county, it’s neither cosmopolitan nor is it pastoral, it’s neither hip nor square. It simply IS.
The NME is reporting that the Police have indeed confirmed the long rumored tour dates. The band’s first tour in nearly 25 years kicks off in Vancouver on May 28.
After a string of dates in Canada, the band will head down to the USA for shows throughout June and July, including a slot at Bonnaroo on June 16.
The perfectly oiled promo machine chugs out another reunion tour. If the run-up to the announcement is any indication, this outta be one of the biggest and most finely organized tours in the history of reunion tours. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap are said to be in talks now too.