The Police, who reunited for a 30th-anniversary world tour last year, say their final concert will take place this summer in New York City.
Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland made the announcement today at a news conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The concert date and venue will be announced later. Proceeds will go toward arts programming for public television.
"We kicked off our very first American tour at CBGB’s in 1978 and this summer, thirty years later, our journey will come full circle as we play our final show here in New York City," The Police stated on the band’s web site.
The Police also revealed a $1 million pledge to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in support of MillionTreesNYC.
This donation, matched by the city, will provide $2 million to help launch the reforestation component of MillionTreesNYC which will plant 10,000 trees and reforest 2,000 acres of parkland across the five boroughs.
"The Police are now part of one of the most exciting elements of PlaNYC – MillionTreesNYC – our initiative to plant one million new trees over the next 10 years," Mayor Bloomberg said.