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Police top Billboard tour awards
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The Police's reunion tour is first for over 20 years
The Police's reunion concerts have won two awards at the Billboard Touring Awards in the US.

The rock group's first outing in more than 20 years was named the top grossing and top selling tour of 2007.

According to Billboard figures, The Police have so far grossed more than $171m (83.8m) from 53 shows seen by more than 1.5 million people.

The tour will end early next year after travelling through Japan, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

"Clearly there was pent-up demand from 20 plus years of them not touring and the fact that they were, when they split up in the mid-80s, at their peak," Arthur Fogel, head of tour producers Live Nation, said.

Singer and bass player Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers began the tour in May.

Justin Timberlake took Billboard's breakthrough award for his Futuresex/Loveshow tour, which grossed more than $115.8m (56.7m) from 100 shows seen by more than 1.5 million people.

Donnington Park's Download Festival was named top festival, and Madison Square Garden in New York was rewarded with the title of top arena.



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