1983-1984 Synchronicity Tour

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Between 1983-07-23 and 1984-03-04, The Police took part in the Synchronicity Tour.


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Tour personnel

Touring musicians and bandmembers

background vocals were provided by

Road crew, technicians and production team

  • Road manager & security: Billy Francis, John Richards, (Joe Harrison)
  • Production: Keith Bradley, Nick Pitts
  • Lighting: Tasco
  • Crew: Nick Sholem, Michael O'Carroll, John Pope, William Neil, Steve Arch
  • Vari Lights: Schowco
  • Sound: Clair Bros.
  • Crew: Dave Kob, Tony Gallicchio, Mike Wolfe, Ed Dracoulis, Tom "Duds" Ford, Tom Frohlinger, James "Trip" Khalaf
  • Rigging: Ed Kish
  • Bus transportation: Senator's Rentals

Support act(s)

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Around March / April 1983 there was an early Synchronicity Tour rehearsal at a photo studio on the corner of N. La Brea and Melrose Ave in Los Angeles - where CCCP also had an office. The Police tried out the programming that Sting had been working on in Los Angeles on an Oberheim DSX sequencer - for songs such as Synchronicity I, Wrapped Around Your Finger, King Of Pain and Walking In Your Footsteps.

Sting's parts were originally performed in the studio on an Oberheim OBX-A synthesizer. At this rehearsal he shared the newly sequenced parts with Stewart and Andy. Stewart would write complimentary drum sequences on an Oberheim DSX drum machine to provide him with a rhythm part to perform along with Sting's sequences.

In July 1983 The Police met at The Worried Rabbit and then rehearsed at John Henry's rehearsal studios in London.

The band had originally planned to play a few warm-up concerts in large venues in England. As the computerized equipment was not ready in time the band then announced to play a few concerts in small venues without any special effects. But after a week of rehearsals Sting had voice problems and had to rest his throat for at least 10 days.

Final tour rehearsals took place at the Brixton Academy for 2-3 days, before the band and sound equipment had to be shipped to the USA.

Summary of tour dates

Date Venue Location
1983 North American summer leg
1983-07-23 Comiskey Park Chicago, IL, USA
1983-07-24 The Checkerdome St. Louis, MO, USA
1983-07-25 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN, USA
1983-07-28 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI, USA
1983-07-29 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI, USA
1983-07-30 The Coliseum Richfield, OH, USA
1983-08-02 Le Spectrum Montreal, QC, Canada
1983-08-03 Stade Olympique Montreal, QC, Canada
1983-08-05 C.N.E. Exhibition Stadium Toronto, ON, Canada
1983-08-07 Holleder Stadium Rochester, NY, USA
1983-08-08 Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1983-08-10 Sullivan Stadium Foxborough, MA, USA
1983-08-12 Hartford Civic Center Hartford, CT, USA
1983-08-13 Hartford Civic Center Hartford, CT, USA
1983-08-15 Scope Norfolk, VA, USA
1983-08-18 Shea Stadium New York, NY, USA
1983-08-20 John F. Kennedy Stadium Philadelphia, PA, USA
1983-08-21 Capital Centre Landover, MD, USA
1983-08-22 Capital Centre Landover, MD, USA
1983-08-24 Met Center Bloomington, MN, USA
1983-08-25 Met Center Bloomington, MN, USA
1983-08-27 Winnipeg Arena Winnipeg, MB, Canada
1983-08-29 Northlands Coliseum Edmonton, AB, Canada
1983-08-31 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC, Canada
1983-09-01 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA, USA
1983-09-03 Portland Civic Auditorium Portland, OR, USA
1983-09-05 Aztec Bowl San Diego, CA, USA
1983-09-06 Hollywood Park Racetrack Los Angeles, CA, USA
1983-09-08 Phoenix Municipal Stadium Phoenix, AZ, USA
1983-09-10 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Oakland, CA, USA
1983-09-11 Ratcliffe Stadium Fresno, CA, USA
1983 European autumn leg
1983-09-17 Rosenau-Stadion Augsburg, Germany
1983-09-18 Stadion am Böllenfalltor Darmstadt, Germany
1983-09-20 Parc des Expositions Dijon, France
1983-09-21 La Cipale Paris, France
1983-09-23 Les Arènes de Nîmes Nîmes, France
1983-09-24 Les Arènes de Fréjus Fréjus, France
1983-09-26 Parc des Expositions La Beaujoire Nantes, France
1983-09-27 Palais des Sports Toulouse, France
1983-09-30 Estadio Román Valero Madrid, Spain
1983-10-01 Estadi Municipal Narcis Sala Barcelona, Spain
1983-10-03 Palais des Sports Lyon, France
1983-10-04 Sportpaleis Ahoy' Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1983-10-06 Sporthalle Cologne, Germany
1983-10-07 Ernst-Merck-Halle Hamburg, Germany
1983-10-09 Eissporthalle Berlin, Germany
1983-10-10 Westfalenhalle Dortmund, Germany
1983-10-13 Brondbyhallen Copenhagen, Denmark
1983-10-14 Isstadion Stockholm, Sweden
1983 North American autumn leg
1983-10-28 Orange Bowl Miami, FL, USA
1983-10-29 Tangerine Bowl Orlando, FL, USA
1983-10-31 Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee, FL, USA
1983-11-02 The Omni Atlanta, GA, United States
1983-11-03 The Omni Atlanta, GA, United States
1983-11-05 Stokely Athletic Center Knoxville, TN, USA
1983-11-06 Rupp Arena Lexington, KY, USA
1983-11-08 Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum Birmingham, AL, USA
1983-11-10 LSU Assembly Center Baton Rouge, LA, USA
1983-11-11 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS, USA
1983-11-13 Reunion Arena Dallas, TX, USA
1983-11-14 Reunion Arena Dallas, TX, USA
1983-11-16 The Summit Houston, TX, USA
1983-11-17 The Summit Houston, TX, USA
1983-11-19 The Meadows Austin, TX, USA
1983-11-20 Myriad Center Oklahoma City, OK, USA
1983-11-22 McNichols Arena Denver, CO, USA
1983-11-24 Kemper Arena Kansas City, MO, USA
1983-11-25 Kansas Coliseum – Britt Brown Arena Wichita, KS, USA
1983-11-27 UNI-Dome Cedar Falls, IA, USA
1983-11-28 Assembly Hall Champaign, IL, USA
1983-1984 European winter leg
1983-12-08 Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
1983-12-09 Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
1983-12-11 Apollo Glasgow, Scotland, UK
1983-12-12 Opera House Blackpool, England, UK
1983-12-14 Royal Centre Nottingham, England, UK
1983-12-15 Queens Hall Leeds, England, UK
1983-12-17 Cornwall Coliseum St. Austell, England, UK
1983-12-18 Cornwall Coliseum St. Austell, England, UK
1983-12-20 National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, England, UK
1983-12-21 National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, England, UK
1983-12-23 Brighton Centre Brighton, England, UK
1983-12-24 Brighton Centre Brighton, England, UK
1983-12-27 Wembley Arena London, England, UK
1983-12-28 Wembley Arena London, England, UK
1983-12-30 Wembley Arena London, England, UK
1983-12-31 Wembley Arena London, England, UK
1984-01-30 Palaeur Rome, Italy
1984-01-31 Palaeur Rome, Italy
1984 North American winter leg
1984-02-04 Carrier Dome Syracuse, NY, USA
1984-02-05 Providence Civic Center Providence, RI, USA
1984-02-07 Atlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City, NJ, USA
1984-02-08 William & Mary Hall Williamsburg, VA, USA
1984-02-10 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC, USA
1984-02-11 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC, USA
1984-02-13 Civic Center Coliseum Charleston, WV, USA
1984-02-14 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, OH, USA
1984-02-16 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN, USA
1984-02-17 SIU Arena Carbondale, IL, USA
1984-02-19 Rosemont Horizon Chicago, IL, USA
1984-02-20 Mecca Arena Milwaukee, WI, USA
1984-02-22 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Buffalo, NY, USA
1984 Pacific leg
1984-02-25 Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI, USA
1984-02-29 Western Springs Stadium Auckland, New Zealand
1984-03-02 Sydney Showground Sydney, Australia
1984-03-04 Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne, Australia

Quotations and trivia

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See also

Tour passes

1983 07 23 Chicago pass.jpg 1983 08 03 media pass.jpg 1983 08 03 vehicle pass.jpg 1983 08 08 staff pass.jpg 1983 08 08 backstage pass white.jpg 1983 08 08 backstage pass red.jpg 1983 08 20 pass Rick Shoor.jpg 1983 08 20 pass Dietmar.jpg 1983 09 06 presspass.jpg 1983 11 17 photo pass.jpg 1983 11 17 guest pass.jpg 1983 the police on tour crew red.jpg 1983 aftershow yellow.jpg 1983 aftershow red.jpg 1983 staff blue.jpg 1983 staff yellow.jpg 1983 staff red broad.jpg 1983 staff red.jpg 1983 allaccess blue.jpg 1983 allaccess yellow.jpg 1983 allaccess red.jpg 1983 houseonly blue.jpg 1983 houseonly yellow.jpg1983 houseonly red.jpg 1983 vip green.jpg 1983 vip orange.jpg 1983 blank synchronicity.jpg 1983 uk pass.jpg 1983 1984 world tour pass Vince Ricci.jpg 1984 VIP pass.jpg 1984 VIP pass blue.jpg 1984 The Final Fling pass.jpg

Tour books / programs

1983 US program.jpg 1983 12 UK program.jpg 1983 12 bootlegprogram.jpg

Tour poster

1983 12 UK poster.jpg

External links

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source: Jeff Seitz (rehearsal information), tour programs, Outlandos mini-bulletins July / August 1983 (warm-up concerts)