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1980 04 02 Milan photo shoot.jpg
a photo from the morning - copyright Craig Betts
1980 04 02 ticket.jpg
a ticket from this concert - provided by Roberto Viscardi
the magazine cover's photo was taken today
1980 04 02 milanmemorabilia.jpg
a wristband bought at this concert
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: Palalido
Location: Milan, Italy
Support acts: The Cramps
Ticket prices: L 4000

On 1980-04-02, The Police performed at Palalido in Milan, Italy.


  1. Next To You
  2. So Lonely
  3. Walking On The Moon
  4. Hole In My Life
  5. Deathwish
  6. Truth Hits Everybody
  7. Driven To Tears
  8. Bring On The Night
  9. Visions Of The Night
  10. The Bed's Too Big Without You
  11. Message In A Bottle
  12. Roxanne
  13. Can't Stand Losing You
  14. Landlord
  15. Born In The 50's
  16. Fall Out
  17. Next To You

Recording information

There are several recordings of this concert, one being most notably an incomplete soundboard recording that appeared for the first time shortly after the show on the vinyl bootleg Live in Italy. This recording is widely available, having being pressed many times on subsequent vinyl or CD bootlegs usually with the title Live in Milano or Live in Italy.

There are also other three known audience recordings, of excellent quality, for two of which we have source informations:

  • Imperial shotgun mics > Marantz deck
  • AKG 333 bulb mics > WM-D6c

The show was also professionally filmed, there are clearly visible videocameras (35mm) in pictures of the show. Possibly it was for some documentary or some release; fact is the video of the show never appeared, even if one song (Message In A Bottle) was broadcast on an Italian TV news report at the time.

The show was also partially audience filmed with a Super 8mm camera and three songs were broadcast on a private local TV station.


There were about 10.000 people in the audience. (Actually it was reported at the time there were 12.000 people --Pigsinspace 18:12, 14 November 2008 (PST))

In the morning Miles Copeland organised a photo shoot with YAMAHA bikes outside the band's hotel - the Principe Di Savoia.

First Sting was photographed alone on his YAMAHA. Then Stewart returned from a test drive, joining his band members for group photos with their bikes. The Police were then photographed without the YAMAHA bikes before Stewart again took his bike out on the road (wearing a scarf).

See also

This section needs more information.

External links


sources: ticket, Police File No. 2, Outlandos newsletter March 1980, photos, private information regarding the photo shoot chronology, Allan Jones report in UNCUT - August 2007

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