By Tim Saunders on
The soon-to-be-disbanded Police play their final concert ever on August 7 at Madison Square Garden and – to prove there is still a sting in their tail – the band has donated a complete set of autographed instruments to be auctioned online through eBay.
The auction has been running for the last few weeks, and the band has already raised over $50,000 for Public Television Rocks! from the sale of VIP ticket packages to the final show.
Beginning August 4, a complete set of The Police’s instruments will be available for bidding, including Sting’s Signature Bass and Sennheiser Microphone (used during the 2007/2008 World Police tour); Andy Summer’s Signature Fender Telecaster; plus Stewart Copeland’s Tama Star Drum Set (played at the 2007 Grammy Awards) that features his current set up of Paiste cymbals including the Signature Blue Bell Ride, which Paiste developed in collaboration with the legendary drummer. All of the items are autographed and come with letters of authenticity.
100% of the proceeds from the auctions will benefit Public Television Rocks!, an initiative formed between NY Public Television stations, Thirteen/WNET (www.thirteen.org) and WLIW21 (www.wliw.org). The Police chose to support these stations in recognition of their contributions to art, music, and culture – both in New York and nationally. For more information, visit www.publictelevisionrocks.org.
The auction is running on eBay until August 14.
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