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Sting regrets Police reunion

By | Published on Monday 22 March 2021


Sting has said that he regrets reforming The Police back in 2007, dismissing it as “an exercise in nostalgia” and saying he would never have done it if he’d realised that was how he’d end up feeling about it.

“At the time I labelled the tour an exercise in nostalgia”, he tells Readers Digest magazine. “That was simply how I felt and is still how I feel today”.

“I think it’s OK to be honest about your feelings and that was the way it went for me”, he adds. “That’s not a slight on the people I was with or the way things panned out, it’s just how I saw it by the end, and let’s be honest, that’s not how I wanted to remember it. If I thought that would be the emotion I’d be leaving with, I wouldn’t have done it in the first place”.

The band made their big return with a performance at the 2007 Grammy Awards and began a world tour later that year. That then became the third highest grossing tour of all time by the end of 2008. And, by the way, it is still the sixteenth highest grossing tour ever, adjusted for inflation.

Speaking of nostalgia, which isn’t always a bad thing, seemingly, Sting was being interviewed because he’s just released a new compilation of duets from across his career.