The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe.

Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police was the top tour of the year at more than $212 million gross and nearly 2 million in attendance, according to Billboard Boxscore. Produced by Live Nation and RZO Productions, the Police reunion tour captured the Top Tour (gross) and Top Draw (attendance) awards at last November's Billboard Touring Conference in New York.

Joining the Police this time around in North America are Elvis Costello & the Imposters. In between the 33 North American concerts this summer, the Police return to Europe for a number of major festivals, including performances at the Isle of Wight and Hyde Park Festivals in the U.K., the TW Festival in Belgium, the Heineken Jammin' Festival in Venice, and BBK Live in Bilbao culminating with the Rock in Rio Festival in Madrid.

Additional European dates include a return to France and Germany, along with concert dates in Zurich, Belgrade, Chorzow and Valencia, where the Police will perform in arenas and stadiums through June and July. When the Police wrap it up Aug. 5 in New York, the tour is expected to be one of the top five highest grossing tours of all time, with revenues topping $340 million.

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