1983-08-18

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1983-08-18
1983 08 18 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1983 08 18 ticket2.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1983 06 23 Voice ad.jpg
an ad for this concert in Voice - June 28, 1983
1983 08 18 radio sticker.jpg
a promotional radio sticker for this concert
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1983-1984 Synchronicity Tour
Venue: Shea Stadium
Location: New York, NY, USA
Support acts: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, REM
Ticket prices: US$ 15,00 - 20,00


On 1983-08-18, The Police performed at Shea Stadium in New York, NY, USA.

Setlist

Recording information

There's a recording of this concert.

The original double vinyl bootleg lp I'd Like To Thank The Beatles For Lending Us This Stadium omitted both Invisible Sun and One World.

Trivia

Tickets for this concert sold out within five hours - they went on sale on Saturday, June 25 at 9:00am.

During the soundcheck Sting changed the lyrics of Every Breath You Take: "oh can't you see - my dog has fleas" ...

While The Police were giving one of many interviews Stewart Copeland and Sting got into a fight over a newspaper. Falling onto the stage floor Stewart accidentally broke one of Sting's ribs. Sting noticed this a few days later.

There were 67.000 people in the audience.

While playing Shea Stadium Sting decided to stop playing with The Police, because this overwhelming event was as far as the band could possibly go.

There was an aftershow party which went until about 4am the next day.

Interviews, the fight, the soundcheck including the re-working of Every Breath You Take and parts of the actual concert were broadcast on the BBC's "Breakfast Time" show and the weekly "Entertainment USA" show.

The Police normally stayed at their mansion on Long Island, but Andy Summers flew in from Los Angeles for this concert and met Neil Sedaka at the airport.

See also

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External links

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References

sources: tickets, TV clips, lots of articles..., Kim Turner's itinerary, Andy Summers interview with the Los Angeles information


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