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The Police to reform for Grammys (2007)

The Police

Story by Jack Foley

THE Police – aka Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers – are to reform for a special performance at this year’s Grammy Awards more than 20 years after the release of their last album.

The legendary band will open the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11 in what promises to be a memorable occasion.

The band, whose hits include Every Breath You Take and Roxanne, last performed together in 2003 before parting company to pursue solo careers.

However, they never officially split and have long been rumoured to be planning a comeback.

The Police formed in 1977 and quickly established themselves as one of the key bands of the 1980s. Their first No.1 hit came in the form of Message In A Bottle in 1979, which set them up the successful decade that followed.

Their fifth and final album Synchronicity saw them bowing out on a high with songs including Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger.

Their last live performance came in celebration of their 2003 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – so news of their reunion has surprised many.

Their performance at the Grammys means that the awards showcase looks destined to become one of the most keenly anticipated events of the year.

In addition, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are also confirmed to perform.

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