December 24, 2007 Alfred Branch Jr.
The Police tour grossed about $243 million in 2007, according to Live Nation, which recently released the full concert report for the year. The trio, who launched their reunion tour in the spring, had the top tour of the year and sold nearly 2.2 million tickets worldwide. This amends the Billboard story where The Police only grossed $212 million for the year since Billboard closes its books in mid-November.
Over the course of their 84-date 2007 tour, the band played everything from multi-day festivals (Bonnaroo, V Fest), to sold-out stadium shows (Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Giants Stadium in New York, two Twickenham Stadium shows in London and two Au Stade de France shows in Paris) as well as dozens of other sold-out stadium and arena shows in North America, South America and Europe.
The tour shows no signs of slowing down, as the band has scheduled dates for 2008 in Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
The Police World Tour is produced by Live Nation’s Global Touring Division in association with RZO Entertainment, Inc.