The FINANCIAL -- LOS ANGELES. Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, closed out 2007 with the top grossing tour of the year, The Police's global concert tour which sold nearly 2.2 million tickets worldwide, grossing nearly $243 million.
Over the course of their 84 date 2007 tour, the band played everything from multi-day festivals (Bonnaroo, V Fest), to sold-out stadium shows (Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Giants Stadium in New York, two Twickenham
Stadium shows in London and two Au Stade de France shows in Paris), as well as dozens of other sold-out stadium and arena shows in North America, South America and Europe.
The tour shows no signs of slowing down. The Police have scheduled dates for 2008 in Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The Police World Tour is produced by Live Nation's Global Touring Division in association with RZO Entertainment, Inc.
In 1977, The Police stormed the music scene by blending reggae, punk, jazz and rock. Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers created an unmistakably nuanced sound filled with evocative melodies, infectious
lyrics and rock & roll swagger. The Police dominated the top of the charts and radio airwaves worldwide with five #1 albums and a succession of top 10 hit singles. In the six years they were together, The Police became one of
the world's most famous bands, earning six Grammy Awards and countless fans around the globe.
Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."