So the announcement is out, The Police are going on tour again:
Reunited rock trio the Police said on Monday they would launch a world tour in May, more than 20 years after frontman Sting angered his bandmates by leaving for a successful solo career.
Sting, 55, joked during a news conference that he was "certifiably insane" to resurrect the band for a tour that will begin in North America and take in Europe, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Long resistant to the idea of a reunion with his estranged bandmates, guitarist Andy Summers, 64, and drummer Stewart Copeland, 54, Sting said he woke up one day about three months ago and decided to call them up and suggest a tour.
"If you'd asked me the day before I made this decision, I would have said, 'You're out of your mind. My head is somewhere else,'" he said.
The Police ended their seven-year run following a 1984 world tour for the album "Synchronicity," which included the Grammy-winning song of the year "Every Breath You Take."
Sting, the group's primary songwriter, who once described the Police as "a marriage of convenience," wanted more creative freedom. Summers and Copeland wanted the group to carry on, even though tension within the band often led to fistfights.
There's only one important question to ask when these sorts of things happen: who is running our of money?? Trudie got some expensive tastes or something?