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February 14, 2008
The Police, Elvis Costello at Sleep Train in July

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Well, here's a sweet double whammy for your Valentine's Day:

The Police with Elvis Costello and the Imposters, July 17 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre.

Just in case you're not getting the magnitude of this: The Police had the top-selling tour of 2007. On this trek - reportedly their last and most final one ever - the trio is playing cities they skipped on the last go-round.

And, yes, that skipping thing? It included Sacramento. The Police bypassed Sac last time in favor of Oakland, so now we're finally getting our due.

OK, confession: Even though my 8th grade "Every Breath You Take"-lovin' self would be flipping out over this news, my, er, older persona is just a wee bit more excited about seeing Costello. Really, it's just the teensiest bit more of a wow factor for me - built on a foundation of having experienced several awesome Costello shows during my adult life.

Still, obvs, I've never seen the Police (as I was so not cool enough to go see them in 1983), so this is a good deal all around.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and - duh - they ain't cheap: $40.50 for general admission, and $90.50 and $225.20 for reserved seats. Get them through LiveNation.com, TicketMaster.com or by calling (916) 649-8497.

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