05.27.2007 - 2007-05-27 VANCOUVER: GM Place / The Police Give Fans Preview Of Reunion Tour...
The Police Give Fans Preview Of Reunion Tour...
Reformed rockers THE POLICE wowed fans in Vancouver, Canada, this week when they played a private show for their devotees on the eve of their first major tour in 21 years.
The low-key concert at the city's General Motors Place was especially for the group's most loyal supporters - only members of their official fan club were able to buy tickets for the intimate gig.
And the trio surprised fans with reworked versions of old classics like 'Roxanne', 'Every Breath You Take' and 'Message In A Bottle'.
Guitarist Andy Summers says, "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.
"We constantly fiddle with them, but because they're alive, they're living, they're not dead. We spent the last two months rearranging and fiddling around until we felt it was good. (There is) some intensity in the songs that may transcend the original recorded versions."
The Police will officially begin their 30th anniversary tour at the same Vancouver venue tomorrow.