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A conversation with legendary guitar virtuoso Andy Summers

The Police guitarist combines his music and photography in a performance Friday at The Heights Theater.


A black-and-white photo of Andy Summers of The Police playing guitar
Andy Summers, guitarist for The Police and a Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer, performs Aug. 11 at The Heights Theater.


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Guitarist Andy Summers has lived quite a life in art. He was one-third of the mega-famous rock power-trio The Police.

And he has an acclaimed career as a fine-art photographer. Never mind the Grammys, multi-platinum albums, and record-breaking stadium tours — you know you've achieved success in your artistic fields when Fender Guitar and Leica Camera roll out "Andy Summers signature" items.

The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer is combining both those obsessions in a tour of multimedia performances that feature solo guitar and projections of his photography, including a show in Houston at The Heights Theater Aug. 11.

Expect new arrangements of hits from The Police and images from Summers' new book A Series of Glances (teNeues Publishers). The tour was originally conceived in 2019, but it was forced to postpone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the above audio, Houston Matters producer Troy Schulze speaks with Summers about the tour's concept. (They talked a little bit about The Police, too.)

“Man in Peru,” from Andy Summers’ 2023 book “A Series of Glances.”
Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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