The band return to the city they started their first US tour in '78

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The Police have announced that they will play their last show on their current reunion tour in New York this Summer, to raise money for the city’s art’s programme.

The band, who reformed in February 2007, to play a 30th anniversary reunion world tour, will finish up in New York, where they played their first ever North American show, back in 1978.

The venue and date of the concert has yet to be revealed.

The band said in a press statement yesterday (May 6), “We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB 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.”

The band have also donated $1 million to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tree-planting initiative that will see one million trees planted in the city by 2017.

The Police are due to play their final show in the UK, headlining the Hard Rock Calling event in London’s Hyde Park on June 29.