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1982 07 31 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1982 07 31 poster Gary Finch.jpg
a poster for this concert - provided by Gary Finch
1982 07 31 pass.jpg
an all area pass for this concert
1982 07 31 aftershowpass.jpg
an after show pass for this concert
1982 07 31 guest pass Vince Ricci.jpg
a guest pass for this concert - provided by Vince Ricci
1982 07 31 Gateshead button.jpg
button for this concert
1982 07 31 copelandsocks.jpg
Stewart's socks from this concert
1982 08 07 Sounds review.jpg 1982 08 07 Record Mirror review.jpg
reviews of this concert in Sounds & Record Mirror - August 7, 1982
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1981-1982 Ghost in the Machine Tour
Venue: Gateshead International Stadium
Location: Newcastle, England, UK
Support acts: U2, The Beat, Lords Of The New Church, Gang Of Four
Ticket prices: 8,30 - 10,00 UK pounds

On 1982-07-31, The Police performed at Gateshead International Stadium in Newcastle, England, UK.


Recording information

About 45 minutes of the concert were originally shown on Channel 4 TV show 'The Tube' in January 1983.

There's a video recording of this concert. It was sold on VHS and DVD in Japan as Live Ghost In The Machine.


Bring On The Night and Driven To Tears are switched on this recording.

This concert was not sold out, which was quite a disappointment.

NIKE gave free clothes to the band, but each band member was supposed to wear something on stage. Sting chose a sleeveless shirt, Stewart Copeland chose some socks (from three different pairs presented to him), Andy Summers chose a trouser.

Ron Mann saved Stewart's socks after the concert.

Much of Sting's between song chat or song introductions involved the British tabloid press who had been hounding him and Trudie or his recent court case against his publishers.

Bono joined the band on stage for the end of Invisible Sun.

The band flew back to London after the concert.

See also

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sources: ticket, passes, ads, Outlandos newsletter September 1982, reviews

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