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PRESS RELEASE - (New York, NY – June 5, 2008) – Today, The Police, in conjunction with New York public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, have announced that after fourteen months of a record-breaking tour, their much anticipated final concert, will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Madison Square Garden, featuring special guests the B-52s. In a groundbreaking partnership, tickets to the concert will only be available through a pledge to Thirteen/WNET and/or WLIW21. The concert is expected to be the largest single fundraising event in the history of public television.
Beginning June 8th, Thirteen and WLIW21 will launch a microsite for “Public Television Rocks” at www.publictelevisionrocks.org with sneak-peek interview footage, webisodes and information about the August 7th final Police concert. The site will be accessible directly or through links at Thirteen.org and WLIW.org.
About June 14th: In anticipation of their final concert, public television will celebrate The Police - one of rock’s greatest bands - with a historical look at Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers, featuring classic concert footage and interviews. Throughout live breaks in the program, viewers will be provided with information on how to support public television and obtain access to one of the most historic rock shows of this decade. Tickets to the concert will also be offered to public television stations along the Eastern Seaboard, including WETA, WHYY, CPTV, and WGBH to use in fundraising.