This week’s featured artist is [lastfm]The Police[/lastfm], a band that rocketed to popularity in the early 1980s only to cease to exist just as quickly when the band broke up in 1986.
Just a couple years ago, however, the three members of The Police resurrected the most successful era in their respective careers with a worldwide reunion tour. This begs the question, how did their performances from the 2007/2008 tour stack up against the performances of their heyday?
To find out, we compiled a series of videos from live shows, and every day this week we’ll be bringing you a new then-and-now comparison of The Police performing some of their biggest hits. Today we compare Don’t Stand So Close to Me, 1980s vs. 2000s.
Don’t Stand So Close To Me as performed by the original incarnation of The Police:
And again, this time performed by the reunited band: