Despite the backstage arguments, The Police delivered a magnificent kick off reunion concert in Vancouver Canada on May 27. Twenty-one songs and 125 minutes later, 4,000 fans were drenched in satisfaction for their first concert in nearly 20 years.
Taking place in Vancouver's GM Place, the concert was bound for fan club audience only. The band which is comprised of singer/bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland chose "Message in a Bottle" to be the first song performed. They also included "Walking on the Moon", "Roxanne" and "Every Breath You Take" in the song list before concluding with "Next to You".
The band's reunion tour will stretch until the end of this year after as many as 900,000 tickets were snatched in North America Alone.
Last week Summers admitted that there had been some "heated discussion" among the members during the rehearsals for this reunion tour. Summer then explained that the tension was meant for good. "I know what you want me to say," he said. "You want me to say that we're all fighting and scratching. We're not, we just have that edge in our playing. There's nothing wrong with having an ego."