Sting and co rework classics at fan club show
The Police began their reunion tour last night, with a low-key preview show in Vancouver tonight (May 28).
The rock legends began their reunion tour with a club show at the city’s GM Place in front of 4,000 fan club members.
Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers are heading out on their first major tour together for 21 years, and will visit the UK in September.
According to Billboard the band played:
‘Message In A Bottle’
‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’
‘Voices Inside My Head’
‘When the World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What’s Still Around’
‘Spirits In The Material World’
‘Driven To Tears’
‘Walking On The Moon’
‘Truth Hits Everybody’
‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’
‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’
‘The Bed’s Too Big Without You’
‘Murder By Numbers’
‘De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da’
‘Walking In Your Footsteps’
‘Can’t Stand Losing You’
‘King Of Pain’
‘Every Breath You Take’
‘Next To You’
However Summers has warned that some old favourites may not sound quite the same as fans remember them.
He told the Vancouver Sun: “We’ve got all these famous songs, but we look at them like new pieces of material. To a point, we’ve reworked them, but obviously all the famous riffs are there. You can’t play ‘Every Breath You Take’ without me playing that guitar, obviously.”
The guitarist continued: “We constantly fiddle with them, but because they’re alive, they’re living, they’re not dead. We spent the last two months re-arranging and fiddling around until we felt it was good. (There is) some intensity in the songs that may transcend the original recorded versions.”