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The Police to reunite for Grammy Awards

The Police will reunite to open the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, The Recording Academy said Tuesday, fueling speculation that the hit 1980s British band is planning a reunion tour.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The Police will reunite to perform at this year’s Grammys ceremony, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

The award-winning group, which won five Grammys and turned out hits such as “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take,” will open the event — 23 years after breaking up amid internal conflict.

The band — singer Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers — fused reggae with pop and rock, and last performed together in 2003 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sting fanned speculation of a Police reunion and tour when he told the Television Critics Association earlier this month that he and his former bandmates were “talking about” doing something to commemorate their 30th anniversary.

After the band split in 1984, he went on to more success as a solo artist and put out dreamy singles such as “Fields of Gold” and “Desert Rose.” His latest album, a collection of 16th-century classical music called “Songs From the Labyrinth,” was released in October.

Copeland examined his life in the Police in his music documentary “Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out,” which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

CBS will air the 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremony live from Los Angeles on Feb. 11.