Legendary drummer and all-round musical polymath Stewart Copeland has announced he will bring his brand new ‘Police Deranged for Orchestra’ live show to the UK for the first time.
Copeland will be looking back over his incredible 40 year career, and reinterpreting with an orchestra The Police’s biggest hits such as ‘Roxanne’, ‘Don’t Stand Too Close To Me’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’.
Copeland is a unique figure in world music: renowned as the founder of The Police, a band that became a defining force in rock music from the ‘80s through to the present day; he is also a seasoned and prolific composer in film (Francis Ford Coppola and Oliver Stone scores among others) opera, ballet and orchestral music.
As the founder of The Police, a band with more than 60 million records sold worldwide, six GRAMMY® Awards, and induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they became a defining force in rock music from the ‘80s through to the present day.
In the years since The Police’s heyday, this remarkably versatile musician has built on those remarkable achievements, writing film scores (Coppola’s Rumblefish or Stone’s Wall Street), collaborating with jazz legend Stanley Clarke in Animal Logic, working with Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Primus’ Les Claypool in Oysterhead, Chrissy Hynde in his latest Opera project and much more.