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The Police Cruising To Wrigley, Churchill Downs

The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta (June 2), Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (June 23), McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. (June 13), Dolphin Stadium in Miami (June 23), Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (July 19), Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. (July 20), Fenway Park in Boston (July 28-29), Rentschler Field in Hartford, Conn. (July 31) and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Aug. 5).

Additionally, the band will play Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on June 21, joining Southern California dates at Staples Center (June 20) and Dodger Stadium. Tickets for the Wrigley, Churchill Downs and Honda Center shows go on sale March 26. The tour begins May 28 at GM Place in Vancouver.

Fiction Plane will support throughout, but a handful of shows will feature additional sets from Sloan, the Fratellis, Maroon 5 and the Foo Fighters.

Approximately 800,000 tickets have been sold so far, with the Wrigley, Louisville and Anaheim dates to virtually complete the first North American leg. The 37 shows of the first leg (not counting June 16 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.) should reach a combined gross of about $100 million.

“We are all ecstatic with the sales, and look forward to the tour kick off May 28,” says tour producer Arthur Fogel, president of TNA International and chairman of global music for Live Nation.

The Police begin the European leg of the tour on Aug. 29 in Stockholm, playing a mix of stadiums and arenas until Oct. 19 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. They are then scheduled to return to North America.
(via billboard)