Feb 13th, 2008 // 12 Comments

policeshow.jpgThe Police will go on one more North American tour this summer and that’s it, no more shows, they swear, no matter how desperate for one more round of raking in the cash the business needs and no matter how much money Live Nation waves in their general direction. [Billboard / Photo: Getty]

  1. loudersoft

    Is this really necessary?

    I don’t mean this post, I mean The Police going back on tour.

  2. GhostOfDuane

    Of course it is, just look at how hard they are rocking out.

  3. tigerpop

    Summers looks like he blew something out. Not sure what, but it looks painful.

    I do look forward to EC making Sting and company look like weenies, though.

  4. GhostOfDuane

    Yes, because really, who is less of a weenie than the guy who wrote Wonderful Tonight? Seriously, Clapton has been living off the coattails of great musicians his entire post-drugs career (JJ Cale, BB King, Robert Johnson and now Robbie Robertson & Derek Trucks). Tough to claim that there’s any more creative juice left, just a guy with a Strat going through the motions night in, year out.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @GhostOfDuane: (i think the EC in question is elvis costello.)

  6. tigerpop

    @Maura Johnston: Yes, though the Clapton-bashing was entertaining (if not exactly enlightening).

  7. GhostOfDuane

    @Maura Johnston: fair enough — i withdraw my clapton hating. but allow me to replace it with some costello hating. the man called ray charles an ignorant n*****. ok i will stop hating now.

  8. tigerpop

    @GhostOfDuane: Are you from 1980?

  9. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    @GhostOfDuane: I had thought that Elvis had called him a BLIND ignorant n*****.

  10. GhostOfDuane

    @Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee: Well, to be fair to Declan, he IS blind.

    @tigerpop: lol at your oughts-centrism.

  11. Anonymous

    I realize that dropping an “N-Bomb” is never kosher in North America (as it more or less should be), but wasn’t it pedagogical? From what I read on the subject, wasn’t somebody shitting on Ray Charles, and he facetiously went “well, aside from being a blind, ignorant (I’m not even that stupid), he’s a fucking genius”?

    Maybe my read on the subject has been tactically mis-informed by the people writing liner notes on new EC reissues, but I find it hard to believe that the guy that wrote “Oliver’s Army” is a closet white supremacist.

  12. tigerpop

    @GhostOfDuane: Oughts-centrism, really? I’m an Elvis Costello fan.

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