|a ticket for this concert|
|a ticket for this concert|
|a review in Music Express - April 1984|
|Artist performing:||The Police|
|Tour:||1983-1984 Synchronicity Tour|
|Venue:||Buffalo Memorial Auditorium|
|Location:||Buffalo, NY, USA|
|Ticket prices:||US$ 15,00|
- Synchronicity I
- Synchronicity II
- Walking In Your Footsteps
- Message In A Bottle
- Walking On The Moon
- Oh My God
- De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
- Wrapped Around Your Finger
- Tea In The Sahara
- Hole In My Life
- Spirits In The Material World
- Invisible Sun
- One World
- King Of Pain
- Don't Stand So Close To Me
- Every Breath You Take
- Murder By Numbers
- Can't Stand Losing You
- So Lonely
There's a recording of this concert. The soundcheck was also recorded and surfaced on www.wolfgangsvault.com on February 20, 2013.
Originally The Police weren't supposed to perform in Buffalo, although at a promo appearance for Rumble Fish Stewart Copeland had promised as much. That didn't sit well with WGRQ/Buffalo's "Snortin' Nortin" DJ, who on 1984-01-03 vowed to stay on the air until a local date was announced. Protest calls directed at Ian Copeland's FBI booking agency Wednesday night worked: Ian called the station on the air the next night to say the band was intrigued with Snortin's stunt, and there's now a chance The Police will be booked in Buffalo.
There were about 17.000 people at this concert.
The Police's soundcheck included a few funk jams and these songs:
Before the concert The Police were interviewed, filmed and photographed in their dressing room for Canadian magazine Music Express.
The Police and crew came onstage while support band Re-Flex were playing - they picknicked on stage! Later Re-Flex entered the stage when The Police were playing their encore and Re-Flex member Baxter poured a glass of champagne over Sting's head.
Paul Fishman (Re-Flex) remembers: "The gig in Buffalo was the last time we played with them. Directly after, we commenced a tour of the US on our own - albeit playing slightly smaller venues. It generally is a tradition to in some way acknowledge the last night and so during the middle of our set The Police and most of their road crew who were dressed in disguise, walked onto the stage and sat down to have a picnic, which they shared with us. So we decided to dress up as backing vocalists and make a surprise entrance during their set. As for tipping the glass of wine over Sting's head, all I will say is that out of the corner of my eye I saw Stewart leap off his drums and instantly his roadie took over playing. He then proceeded to wrestle with Bax on the floor of the stage and eventually managed to remove his underpants, which he then threw into the audience. Somebody went home with more than a T shirt."
sources: ticket; Paul Fishman (Re-Flex); Outlandos mini-bulletin January 1984; article and review in Music Express April 1984; So Lonely is mentioned in a concert review in 1984-03-08 Prodigal Sun; R&R - January 13, 1984