29 June 2016
Special Premieres Saturday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK (June 29, 2016) – Drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police is on a mission to soak up all the sun, fun and adventure the island paradise of Bali has to offer in Travel Channel’s “Island Fever,” premiering on Saturday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT. “You discover the rhythm of a place through the eyes of the locals,” said Copeland. In the hour-long special, Copeland dives headfirst into the Java Sea to surf Bali’s famous waves, drinks local moonshine in the rice fields and jams with a Balinese gamelan drumming group. He also shakes off his past with a purification ceremony at the ancient Temple of Tirta Empul and celebrates with a traditional monkey chant and fire dance at sunset.
 
Copeland is currently recording an album in Milan, and recently performed the European premiere of his score to the epic silent film version of “Ben-Hur” with the Orchestre Philharmonie du Luxembourg. Additional performances are scheduled for Switzerland and Austria.
 
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