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Andy Summer: A Police Reunion Remains An ‘Open Door’

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Although Andy Summers doesn’t see the Police reforming for the still-unannounced 2017 “Desert Trip” concert, as has been rumored — the guitarist is more than open to future team-ups with Sting and Stewart Copeland. The Police’s 2007-2008 reunion tour spanned 158 shows, played to 921,000 paying customers, and earned the band a $297 million gross. They last performed together on August 7th, 2008 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Summers told us that although a “Desert Trip” reunion isn’t in the cards — he’d be the first to sign on: “I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s gonna happen. It’d be great! I would do it, why not? I mean, it’s just down the road from me (laughs), I live in California. Y’know, when they offer you $9 million to go and play for an hour, you go: ‘I might wanna do that (laughs).’ No, it would be brilliant. We never did Coachella or anything like that; suppose we coulda done. We’ll see what happens. Y’know, everybody says — ‘Oh are you gonna play again? Are you gonna play again?’ — it’s just an open door. It changes all the time. Who knows what might become possible.” . The set, which follows 2015’s Metal Dog collection, touches upon Summers’ vast experience with world music genres, with the title track, featuring, “exotic, looping Indonesian Gamelan-like sounds that evoke the feeling of being in a village in Bali.”

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