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1984 02 22 blueticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1984 02 22 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
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a review in Music Express - April 1984
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1983-1984 Synchronicity Tour
Venue: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Support acts: Re-Flex
Ticket prices: US$ 15,00

On 1984-02-22, The Police performed at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY, USA.


Recording information

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."

See also

External links


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

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