The Police to play last gig in N.Y.

May 7, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The iconic British rock band The Police announced its last concert will be a fundraiser for Thirteen/WNET and WLIW in New York.

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of The Police for a news conference Tuesday to announce the band's final concert "ever" will be in New York City.

"We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB's in 1978 and this summer, 30 years later, our journey will come full circle as we play our final show here in New York City," The Police said in a statement posted on its Web site. "We are honored to partner with public television and have a deep respect for their commitment to arts and culture."

The band also took the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to MillionTreesNYC, the city's initiative to plant 1 million trees by the year 2017.

The Police pledged $1 million to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in support of the program and the donation was matched by the city.

More details about the benefit show, including venue and ticket information, will be released at a later date, the band's Web site said.

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