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this promotion poster for Reggatta de Blanc shows photos from today
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: Théâtre de l'Empire
Location: Paris, France
Support acts: SUPPORT ACTS
Ticket prices: TICKET PRICES

On 1979-12-03, The Police performed at the Théâtre de l'Empire in Paris, France.


Recording information

There's a recording of this concert. Parts of this concert were broadcast on French TV program Chorus TV on December 23, 1979.

An official 3 DVD set called Chorus was released on October 5, 2010 and includes the songs marked with an asterisk*.


The Police played a very loud soundcheck. Miles Copeland was told that they had to lower the volume for the actual performance as the presenters of the Chorus TV show cared about the health of their audience and staff (concerning the noise level). He didn't care. When The Police's concert was even louder several cameramen protested by pointing their cameras towards the floor and stopped filming.

There were about 600-700 people at this concert (Shades magazine from Canada mentions "300 lucky privileged").

After the concert The Police received a critic's award. The last scene in Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (with handcuffs on the rooftop) was filmed in Paris on this day.

See also

External links


sources: Rock&Folk January 1980, The Police: A Visual Documentary by Miles, information from presenter Antoine de Caunes as written in the book by Christophe Crénel, photos

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