The Police kick off reunion with Grammy show

The pioneering rock band reunited to perform at the opening of the Grammy Awards Show.

sex and relationships Updated: Aug 07, 2013 11:39 IST

Pioneering rock band The Police reunited to perform their classic song 'Roxanne' at the opening of the Grammy Awards Show.

The trio led by Sting are likely to announce a full summer tour to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Roxanne'.

The band has only played a few times together since splitting in 1984 after seven years at the pinnacle of the rock world, winning over both critics and fans with their vibrant, post-punk sound on songs like 'Message In A Bottle', 'Don't Stand So Close to Me', 'Every Breath You Take' and 'King Of Pain'.

Their jazzy version of 'Roxanne' got a standing ovation Sunday night from the 12,000 music-industry insiders gathered for the Grammy's at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Front-man Sting is now 55, guitarist Andy Summers is 64, and drummer Stewart Copeland is 54.

First Published: Feb 12, 2007 16:32 IST