Presentation on theme: "The Police Live at Madison Square Garden. History of The Police Members of the Band – Sting Bass, Vocals – Andy Summers Guitar, Vocals – Stewart Copeland."— Presentation transcript:
The Police Live at Madison Square Garden
History of The Police Members of the Band – Sting Bass, Vocals – Andy Summers Guitar, Vocals – Stewart Copeland Drums, Vocals
Honors and Awards Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Grammy Awards 2 BRIT Awards Ranked #70 in top 100 Greatest Artists by Rolling Stones
Style of Music and Influences Style – New-wave – Reggae – Rock Influences – Jazz – Punk – World Music
Songs You May Know… Message in a Bottle Every Breath You Take Roxanne Every Little Thing She Does is Magic Do Stand so Close to Me Walking on the Moon
Details Took place on Madison Square Garden August 7, 2008 Ended their 18 month worldwide farewell tour Proceeds went to the arts program of the city’s two public television stations
Set List MAIN SET Recorded Intro Song – Get up, Stand up Sunshine of Your Love Message in a Bottle Walking on the Moon Demolition Man Voices inside my head Don’t Stand So Close to Me Driven to Tears Hole in My Life Every little Thing She Does Is Magic Wrapped Around Your Finger De Do Do Do, De De Da Da Invisible Sun Can’t Stand Losing You ENCORE ONE Purple Haze Roxanne King of Pain So Lonely Every Breath You Take ENCORE TWO Next to You
Peculiar Antics By The Police At one point of the concert the NYPD band played along with “The Police” Sting had his “reunion tour” beard shaved off by beautiful blonds before their first encore At the end, Porky the Pig said that’s all folks, and one of the tecks dressed up as a fat lady and ran across the stage
Born In Hawaii Parents were Teddy and Nanci Tanaka (Hawaiian musicians) Coauthored the book Myself Among Others: My Life in Music, a memoir of George Wein’s life. Works as a freelance Jazz critic and critic for NY Times. In 2006, received national acclaim in the Jazz Journalists Association Awards.
Direct, honest, and casual Points out the humor in situations, but does not make jokes Careful descriptions, but not superfluous. Often mentions details to personalize the musicians (birth of children, announcements made before the start of the show…)
“…felt like any number of things: a victory lap, a spectacle, a backward glance, an amen.” Despite their struggles, the band still retained it’s “unusual chemistry.” Thought that the show was satisfying and entertaining, but it was time to end the tour.