By Myrlia Purcell on
The Police plan to finish up where they began, with their final performance of their reunion tour taking place in New York this summer. The group said in a statement: “We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB’s in 1978, and this summer, 30 years later, our journey will come full circle as we play our final show here in New York City.”
Proceeds of the concert will benefit public television, and the band also plans to give more, donating $1 million to a city program that aims to plant 1 million trees by 2017.
Sting said, “We have a long history here. We wanted to leave a gift with our last performance that would keep on giving year after year, decade after decade — the gift of trees does do that.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city will match their donation, providing for the planting of 10,000 trees across the city. Unable to resist, Bloomberg said the contribution will “ensure that ‘every breath we take’ is cleaner and greener.”
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