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The Police to retire from live performing

On Tuesday, the band announced that they’ll play their final concert in New York City in August

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(FROM BILLBOARD) — It has only been a year since the Police kicked off their reunion tour, but they’ve already made plans for their final bow. In a Times Square press conference on Tuesday, the band announced that they’re going to perform one last show in New York City in August (exact date and venue are still to be announced). The show will be a fundraiser to benefit arts programs on local New York public television stations. Additionally, the band has agreed to donate $1 million to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to plant trees throughout the city. ”We have a long history in New York,” band leader Sting said. “We came here first in 1978. We want to leave a gift that will last for decades.” The group started its blockbuster world tour in May 2007 and is scheduled to perform across North America and Europe through this summer. A gig on Aug. 5 in Wantagh, N.Y., is the final date currently on their schedule. (Billboard)

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