One of the greatest rock drummers of all time is coming to Watford as part of a tour later this year.

Stewart Copeland, who was the driving force behind The Police and enjoyed huge success during the 1970s and 80s with No. 1 smashes including Message In A Bottle, Walking On The Moon and Every Breath You Take, will be performing at Watford Palace Theatre on Wednesday, November 6.

A multi-Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Stewart followed his work with The Police by composing soundtracks for Hollywood movies and operas.

His appearance at the Clarendon Road theatre is part of a one-night 13-date tour of England and Wales. Have I Said Too Much? – The Police, Hollywood, and other Adventures, will see the 71-year-old American sharing stories and anecdotes about his life as a performer, musician, entertainer and writer.

Tickets for the show cost from £35 and are available via the Palace website.

Watford Observer: Stewart Copeland with StingStewart Copeland with Sting (Image: PA)

Having played drums for Curved Air from 1975 to 1976, Stewart was the founding member of The Police and recruited lead stinger Sting and guitarist Summers and they became one of the biggest groups in the world.

His Hollywood soundtracks include Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumblefish and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Talk Radio and his other work includes composing music for ballet, opera, and classical concerts.

Stewart said: “As the drummer with The Police I have played some of the biggest stadiums in the world.

“This tour, however, will see me visit much more intimate venues. It will be a real privilege to share my stories with fans in these great settings.”