MusicPro (UK) Group News - 28th December 2011

Andy Summers Isn't Giving Up On Another Police Tour!

The Police

Andy Summers still isn't giving up on another reunion tour for the Police.

Summers told Guitar International, "I always think it’s unfinished business. Why does it have to end? People always want to hear the band and want to hear those songs. We haven’t killed each other. We made it through the tour. It was the third biggest tour of all time, only because we decided not to go on forever, otherwise it would have been the biggest. It was just a phenomenal success on all levels."

"To me, I don’t think it’s wishful thinking," Summers continued, "it's just too powerful to think it’s over. I don’t know. I’m not sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Just getting on with the next project."

The old band animosity hadn't gone away and the three members of the Police certainly didn't kiss and make up during the 2007/2008 'reunion' tour.

Summers said, "It was difficult. At the beginning, after the first fight, I thought, ‘We aren’t going to make it, it ain’t going to work, it’s not going to happen.’ But, the minute we started playing in front of those gigantic audiences, it was so ridiculously strong. It was hard to moan and feel bad about it when you’ve got that kind of success enveloping you."

However, the idea of going on tour with Sting and Stewart Copeland again makes him think, "Why not go back in the ring with Mike Tyson? You’d think by now it would be, ‘We’re all grown up now, no problem.’ But it’s still difficult. Because when you do this kind of thing, in this field, you’ve got to be vulnerable. That’s the way it is. You have to wear your emotions on your sleeve to be able to do it really well, so that all the magic can happen. It’s a bit like trying to defuse a bomb."

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