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The Police reunion could happen, says Andy Summers

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Andy Summers has said that he is open to reuniting The Police for a new tour.

The 'Roxanne' band regrouped in 2007 after two decades apart for a record-breaking world tour and headlining slot at Live Earth, but Sting has since ruled out another reunion.

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"It wasn't easy. There was nothing new in it - no new songs, no new energy, no desire to take that as a platform and move somewhere else," Sting said in 2010, adding: "I had an instinct that it was the right time to realise that asset, and I was right. It was purely an exercise in nostalgia."

In a new interview with Billboard, guitarist Summers acknowledged the well-documented personality conflicts within The Police while also suggesting a reunion isn't entirely out of the question.

"I never say never about anything; the world is strange, so who knows," Summers explained. "Surely if you're human, there's a little part of you that wants this great stuff to carry on."

He further commented: "You can't simplify it. It's a mix of 'Thank God it's over' and 'Why are we stopping?' But it does end and you get on with your life again and let it fade away."

The Police initially disbanded in 1986 after recording five albums, leading Sting to establish himself as a highly successful solo artist.

Sting is currently in the midst of his 'Back to Bass' tour, which sees him perform in Lyon, France on Friday (November 9).

Watch The Police perform 'Can't Stand Losing You' below:

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