The Police play final ever gig?

'It's a triumph we haven't strangled each other' jokes Sting

The Police play final ever gig?
The Police have played what is believed to be their last ever gig.

The band concluded their reunion tour at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (August 7) and there are currently no plans for the three-piece to continue.

Speaking from the stage, frontman Sting thanked his bandmates for "musicianship, companionship and understanding", though then joked "The real triumph of this tour is that we haven't strangled each other. Not to say it hasn't crossed my mind - or Andy's[Summers] or Stewart's [Copeland]."

With a set including Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' and Cream's 'Sunshine of Your Love', the show also included the bizarre sight of Sting having his beard shaved off onstage by a female stylist, reports BBC News.

He was then kissed by drummer Copeland. The band left the stage to the Porky Pig cartoon theme 'That's All Folks'.

The Police originally split in 1984. Since they reunited last year they are estimated to estimated to have played to three million people, earning around £181 million.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Google to start publishing lyrics online
Thom Yorke tops list of most legally downloaded artists on BitTorrent in 2014
Fat White Family share new song for Christmas - watch
Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis: 'There's no reason why there couldn't be a new...
Gerard Way: 'I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance'
14 more songs from Madonna's upcoming album leak online, including Pharrell collaboration
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch
Slipknot share video for 'The Devil In I', filmed live at Knotfest

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM