Recently, two of my favorite groups have reunited, released a CD and gone on tour. One band that I thought I'd never see live was The Pixies. I had seen Frank Black on one of his solo tours and I saw Kim Deal with The Amps, but I figured that was as close as I'd get to The Pixies. Then, they came out of nowhere a couple of years ago and went on tour. It was AWESOME!
So, the news that an even bigger goup, with more hits and equally compelling on a "love their music" front was going on tour with a new CD compilation made me think that I'd somehow pleased the gods and they were rewarding me with good music. That's right, The Police are at it again with their new, self-titled 2-disc compilation and a rather impressive world tour.
You can catch up on all things Police with their Eyewonder banner
and its embedded links. Through this banner, you can update yourself with the following features:
- Track List / Jukebox
- Enter The Contest
- Send To Friend
Now, I wasn't lucky enough to grab a ticket for their show in my home area (metro Detroit), but I made sure I entered the contest through the banner trying to win a grend prize of a trip to New York to see them at Madison Square Gardens. While I'm gunning for the grand prize, the 10 first prizes aren't too shabby either -- a signed copy of their new 2-disc set (which includes a vintage poster).
I;ve been a fan of The Police for quite awhile. My dad was the one who introduced me to them. I can remember listening to their "Synchronicity" cassette while playing in the sprinkler in the backyard. As I got older and developed my own musical tastes (often quite divergent from my parents), I still always liked The Police. I've even gotten my hands on a 'Strontium 90' CD (Strontium 90 was a pre-Police group that included most of the member of The Police (and even some early versions of a couple of songs you'd recognize)).
Plus, I have even more reason to try to see them in concert on this tour -- I actually know a guy who is in their opening act. When I was in college, I worked at a used CD store (which is actually where I picked up the Strontium 90 CD). one of my co-workers was a guy named Pete, who was in a local band (local to Bloomington, IN), The Cutters. I was friends with Pete, the drummer, and Rob, the bassist from The Cutters. We always thought The Cutters were going to make it. They did get signed to a major labal and released a couple of CDs, but it never quite seemed to work out. So, they eventually split and went their separate ways.
Well, Pete was a pretty spectacular drummer, and he eventually got a call from an up-and-coming band, Fiction Plane. Pete's still with Fiction Plane and they are the opening act for The Police on this year's tour, promoting their 2nd full-length CD, "Left Side of the Brain."
So, make sure you check out The Police's Eyewonder banner
and rush out to pick up The Police Cd
. You won't be disappointed.
Labels: Music, Paid Post, Religion