April 5, 2007 14:29

The Police hint at new album

Trio also line up new material for world tour

The Police hint at new album
The Police's guitarist Andy Summers has hinted that the band may get to work on a new album after their forthcoming world tour.

The star, who attended a book signing and Q&A session for his memoirs 'One Train Later' in London yesterday (April 4), said the reformed three-piece would consider making a new album after their world tour.

He added: "If we do well with these concerts we may well make a sixth album. I can't see why not."

The guitarist also revealed that the trio will be debuting some new material at their forthcoming tour, which kicks off in Vancouver on May 28 before heading to Europe in August.

"We've been jamming acoustically lately and we've been really enjoying it," said Summers. "We'll be playing a couple of new songs at the shows in the summer."

Dates for The Police's world tour sold out within an hour of going on sale in the UK and were snapped up within minutes in the US.

"I was shocked I had to admit. I thought we'd do alright on ticket sales but I never expected such a high demand," said Summers. "We were booked to play arenas on many of the dates but we ended up having to upgrade to stadiums. It's pretty daunting I have to admit."

The band will play the following dates:

Vancouver GM Place (May 28,30)
Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium (June 2)
Seattle Key Arena (June 6,7)
Denver Pepsi Center (9,10)
Oakland McAfee Coliseum (13)
Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena (15)
Manchester Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (16)
Phoenix US Airways Arena (18)
Los Angeles Staples Center (20,21)
Los Angeles Dodger Stadium (23)
Dallas American Airlines Center (26,27)
Houston Toyota Center (29)
New Orleans Arena (30)
St. Louis Scottrade Center (July 2)
St Paul Xcel Energy Center (3)
Chicago Wrigley Field (5,6)
Miami Gardens Dolphin Stadium (10)
Tampa St Pete Times Forum (11)
Louisville Churchill Downs (14)
Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena (16)
Detroit Palace Of Auburn Hills (17)
Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park (19)
Hersheypark Stadium (20)
Toronto Air Canada Centre (22,23)
Montreal Bell Centre (25,26)
Boston Fenway Park (28,29)
East Hartford Rentschler Field (31)
New York Madison Square Garden (August 1,3)
Baltimore Pimlico Race Course (4)
East Rutherford Giants Stadium (5)
Stockholm Globe Arena (29,30)
Aarhus Vestereng (September 1)
Birmingham NIA (4,5)
London Twickenham Stadium (8,9)
Hamburg AOL Arena (11)
Amsterdam Arena (13,14)
Prague Sazka (16)
Vienna Stadhalle (19)
Munich Olympiastadion (22)
Barcelona Olympic Stadium (27)
Paris Stade de France (29)
Antwerp Sportpaleis (October 8,9)
Mannheim SAP Arena (October 10)
Dusseldorf LTU Arena (13)
Manchester MEN Arena (15,16)
Cardiff Millennium Stadium (19)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

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