The Police opened the final leg of its 2007-2008 world tour at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, ON on May 1. Playing mostly the songs from previous legs of the tour, albeit some with new arrangements, the trio also added “Bring On The Night” and “Demolition Man” to its repertoire.

The Police are performing its final 51 concerts in 47 cities, mostly in markets they bypassed last year, including 33 concerts in North America and 18 in Europe.

In between the shows throughout North America, The Police return to Europe for a number of prestigious festival events, including performances at the Isle of Wight and Hyde Park Festivals in the UK, the TW Festival in Belgium, the Heineken Jammin’ Festival in Venice, the BBK Live in Bilbao and culminating with the Rock in Rio Festival in Madrid. Additional European dates include a return to France and Germany along with concert dates in Zurich, Belgrade, Chorzow and Valencia where The Police will perform in arenas and stadiums through Junee and Julyy.

The Police had the top tour of 2007 grossing more $212 million and performing to more than 2.5 million people on five continents. By its conclusion this Augustust, the tour is expected to be one of the top five highest grossing tours of all time with revenues exceeding $340 million. The tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring in association with RZO Entertainment, Inc.

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The Police itinerary:

May 1 Ottawa ON Scotiabank Place
May 3 Buffalo NY HSBC Arena
May 4 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena
May 10 Chicago IL Allstate Arena
May 11 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena
May 13 Kansas City MO Sprint Center
May 14 Omaha NE Qwest Center
May 16 Orlando FL Amway Center
May 17 W. Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
May 20 Houston TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 21 Dallas TX Center
May 23 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand
May 24 Phoenix AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
May 26 San Diego CA Coors Amphitheatre
May 27-28 Los Angeles CA The Hollywood Bowl
June 3 Marseille FR Stade Velodrome
June 5 Mannheim DE SAP Arena
June 7 Werchter BE TW Festival
June 8 Dusseldorf DE LTU Arena
June 10 St. Etienne FR Stade J. Guichard
June 12 Zurich CH Hallenstadion
June 13 Haderslev DK Landsstævnestadion
June 15 Newport, Isle of Wight GB Isle of Wight Festival (Seaclose Park)
June 17-18 Manchester GB MEN Arena
June 20 Belfast IE Stormont Buy
June 22 Venice IT Heineken Jammin’ Festival
June 24 Belgrade YU USCE
June 26 Chorzow PL Silesian Stadium
June 28 Leipzig DE Zentralstadion
June 29 London GB London Hyde Park: Hard Rock Calling
July 2 Valencia ES Estadio Ciutat de Valencia
July 4 Bilbao ES BBK Live Festival at Kobetamendi
July 5 Madrid ES Rock in Rio Festival
July 11 Portland OR Clark County Amphitheatre
July 12 Seattle WA The Gorge
July 14 San Francisco CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 16 Concord CA Sleep Train Pavilion
July 17 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 19 Salt Lake City UT USANA Amphitheatre
July 21-22 Denver CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 25 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater
July 26 Detroit MI DTE Energy Music Theater
July 28 Pittsburgh PA Post Gazette Pavilion
July 29 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Center
July 31 Boston MA Tweeter Center
August 1 Saratoga NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 3 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 4-5 Wantagh NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Last Updated on May 4, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen