Could the Police be on tap for the second Desert Trip festival in 2017?
The Mirror in Britain reports that Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland are being courted to play the sophomore edition of the event, which launched over two weekends during October in Indio, Calif., with the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters.
The newspaper claims the Police are being offered $9.2 million per show; If the band accepts it will be its first performances together since closing its 2007-2008 reunion tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The group has not made any comment about the matter.
Sting recently released a new album, 57th & 9th, and was honored by the American Music Awards. He plays at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in Norway and on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas, and then begins a world tour on February 1 in Vancouver.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.