Turn Out the Lights, Roxanne

[L-R: Andy Summers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sting, and Stewart Copeland. Photo: nyc.gov]

The Police announced yesterday, May 6th, that they will play their last show ever in New York City as a benefit for local public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW New York. The British/American trio, which first performed here in 1978, is also donating $1 million to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's MillionTreesNYC initiative to plant trees all over New York City.

The date and venue of the final Police concert have yet to be named but some are already speculating it may take place in Central Park in August. As it so happens, the last show of the tour is a local date: August 5th at Jones Beach.