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Old 05-26-2007, 04:22 AM   #61
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:32 PM   #62
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There's 4 different videoclips from the outdoor rehearsal on youtube.

I heard some of the GM rehearsals tonight. Sting's singing sounds absolutely fabulous - he was hitting notes I thought he wouldn't even dare try on this tour, let alone a rehearsal. Everything sounded very casual and comfortable. One guard told me they were playing off and on from mid-afternoon untilearly evening. Sorry, can't offer any song titles.

I think they may take saturday off, with a slight possibility of a cameo at the local Fiction Plane Club show. Then on sunday it's full steam ahead with the dress rehearsal fan-only show. Tour openers are Monday and Wednesday.

I did get a small idea as to the light show. Lots of white light to bathe the audience. There's also a rotating Red/Blue/Yellow(think synchro album cover) that will be covering the audience. There are screens for the indoor show.

I also got to see the tour program that an tour employee was showing people outside the building. Looked nice, lots of vintage photos and about 20% ads!!!! Mostly ads for Police fanclub, stu's drumsticks and Sting 'n Trudi's swingers club.

To the 3 people actually reading this thread, hello!!!

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Thanks for the local round up!

And yes, I'm still here. Just mostly reading is all.

I'm sure this thread will kick into high gear in a day or two.
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:03 PM   #63
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NEWS!!!


Reunited Police thrive on tension


By Dean Goodman

Fri May 25, 6:21 PM ET


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The members of reunited rock band the Police are at war with each other -- and they couldn't be having more fun.

Days before the group begin a first world tour in Canada, drummer Stewart Copeland says he, singer/bassist Sting and guitarist Andy Summers are thriving on the creative tension that tore them apart more than 20 years ago.

"It's not the most comfortable place in the world being in the Police," Copeland, 54, told Reuters on Friday. "It's a bed of roses, all right, including the thorns."

The band are currently in Vancouver, gearing up for the tour's official launch on Monday at BC Place Stadium.

Rehearsals for the tour have been underway since March, with much of the work taking place at Sting's country estate in Italy. After more than two decades apart, it was not long before the threesome settled into their pleasantly prickly groove.

"We play nicely for two or three days, and then we start to get on each others' nerves, then have a screaming match, and then we hug and kiss, and then we play even better," Copeland said.

The fights never get personal. They simply stem from the desire of three people with strong personalities to sell their musical ideas to each other, Copeland says.

Copeland remains one of Sting's biggest fans, even if he and Summers were not thrilled that Sting broke the band up in order to pursue a solo career.

Copeland went on to compose for movies and television, while Summers explored his jazz roots. Sting became even more rich and famous, solidifying his role as the first among equals.

"In this band we are both blessed and cursed that we have within the three of us an 800-pound gorilla," Copeland joked. "He takes a lot of feeding, but he earns his keep."

The band is a democratic outfit, and the revenues will be split equally three ways, to Copeland's surprise.

"Sting could have raped us. He chose not to," Copeland said. "I hear these stories about the way other groups are structured and I shake my head in admiration at my buddy."

With tickets for the North American leg topping $225 each (113 pounds), there will be plenty of money to go around, even with the huge expenses involved in organizing such an undertaking. But Copeland won't blow his loot on mansions and fast cars.

"I have one house (in Los Angeles), I drive a Jeep Cherokee," he said. "I live very simply."
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:05 PM   #64
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^I just want to say....

Awwwww....how sweet

I knew they could play nice if they wanted to.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:43 AM   #65
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More video!.....

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I heard a rumour earlier today from a POLICE fan club member that only about 2,000 tickets have actually been sold for the "dress rehearsal" show tomorrow. Initially they capped it at 8,000(ie: no seats available in the balcony or rear stage)

That's going to look awfully empty.....

Fiction Plane should be onstage right now for their club show. There was slim chance of a cameo, but I do doubt that Stu/Andy/Sting would show up, let alone play.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:18 AM   #67
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^I read that radio stations also gave away tickets to the FC show.

They purposely kept the seating number small and warned fan club members from the begining that it would only be floor and lower balcony seating. It's soppose to be an intiment show. I think they want to keep it small to actually talk to the people in the audience....who knows. Maybe kind of like they did at the Whisky show. But I guess we'll find out tonight what actually happens.

Wish I could be there!
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:47 AM   #68
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FYI - They've added a bunch of new stuff in The Police store.
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^I read that radio stations also gave away tickets to the FC show.

They purposely kept the seating number small and warned fan club members from the begining that it would only be floor and lower balcony seating. It's soppose to be an intiment show. I think they want to keep it small to actually talk to the people in the audience....who knows. Maybe kind of like they did at the Whisky show. But I guess we'll find out tonight what actually happens.

Wish I could be there!
I'm guessing you meant to say floor and lower bowl seating only.

I've also heard that the group themselves gave away a whack of tickets to the staff of the hotels they stayed(they did stay at the $1,500/night rooms). I don't know if it's the FC show or the Monday/Wednesday.

Fiction Plane have the day off, and there was a posting on stingus.net message board that the show would be long and experimental, setlist wise.

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I hope they play nice I have to wait until July to see them
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Setlist from the FC show tonight!

(gong)
MESSAGE
SYNCH II
DON'T
VOICES / WHEN THE WORLD
SPIRITS
DRIVEN
MOON
TRUTH HITS
EVERY LITTLE THING
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BED'S
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I was there and just got back.

Ask away while me memory is still fresh.....
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How was it? Just spill the details!?!?!
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It was really good. I'm still thinking about if I want to go to Monday AND Wednesday.

I'm not an FC member but was able to scam a ticket out fron for CDN$100. It wasn't an easy ticket, but wasn't that impossible. Only about 2-3,000 people in the audience. Basically, everyone squished into "between the blue lines"(think hockey game) in the lower bowl and on the floor.

REM were spotter a couple rows up from Andy and lawrence Fishburn was in the first 10 rows. Bono has apparently been spotted at the airport and in town. No spotting at the show. It also seems every family member of of the band was in attendance.

More coming in a few minutes.....
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