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The Police

I Police sono stati un gruppo rock inglese nato a Londra nel 1977. A distanza di 23 anni dalla separazione, avvenuta nel 1984, seppur mai ufficializzata, i Police hanno inaspettatamente annunciato il 12 febbraio 2007 un tour mondiale che ha avuto luogo nella seconda metà di quell’anno con decine di concerti in America, Europa, Asia e Oceania. Il grande successo ha spinto il trio a proseguire il tour con una nutrita serie di date sino all’estate del 2008. Complessivamente i Police hanno venduto circa 75 milioni di dischi.

The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead singer, bassist and principal songwriter), Andy Summers (guitarist) and Stewart Copeland (drummer). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first new wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. They are also considered one of the leaders of the Second British Invasion of the U.S. They disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour that ended in August 2008.

Their 1978 debut album, Outlandos d’Amour, reached No. 6 in the UK, and their second album Reggatta de Blanc became the first of five consecutive UK No. 1 albums. Synchronicity from 1983 was
No. 1 in both the UK and U.S., and sold over 8 million copies in the U.S. alone. The Police have sold over 75 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.They were the world’s highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour.

The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group once, an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of their five studio albums appeared on Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Police were included among both Rolling Stone‍ ’​s and VH1’s lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.