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1980 03 28 Sting Hanan Nayel Caravan.jpg
a photo from this concert - photo by Hanan Nayel / The Caravan
1980 03 28 Andy Hanan Nayel Caravan.jpg
a photo from this concert - photo by Hanan Nayel / The Caravan
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: American University (Ewart Hall)
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Support acts: SUPPORT ACTS
Ticket prices: invitations only

On 1980-03-28, The Police performed at the American University (Ewart Hall) in Cairo, Egypt.


Recording information

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Stewart Copeland and Anne Nightingale had flown from Bombay to Cairo on this day with stops in Dubai and Qatar.

The band's equipment for this show got stuck in customs. For assistance Miles Copeland reached out to Col. Hasan Tuhami—then Vice Prime Minister of Egypt and former "machine gun toting bodyguard" to Egyptian president Gamal Abdul Nasser—who had been a neighbor to the Copeland family in Egypt and whom Miles had befriended as a child.[1]

Because of the delay with customs, there was no time for a soundcheck. The concert started at 9.30 pm instead of the scheduled 8.00 pm. There were approximately 1100 people in attendance at this concert. During the show Sting got in trouble with a police agent.

See also

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External links


  • Police File No. 2
  • Miles Copeland
  • Rogier van der Gugten
  • the use of the photos was approved by Hanan Nayel, Ryder Kouba and Firas Al-Atraqchi

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