The Police - Concert information

[Updated: August 29, 2012]

26-10-1979 / Miami, FL / Gusman Auditorium / USA
Setlist same as: 02-10-1979.
Support act: The Chiclids.
"You probably noticed our sun tans. We all look like lobsters. We aren't used to it. In London it rains all the time. How about a good snow storm? This is from my new record, this is called Walking On The Moon".
Stewart: "We had a request for this one on the radio. It's called Fall Out".
After Fall Out Sting complained about his monitor to the sound man: "Could you turn up my voice in these things here? Yeah, my voice? More. No? Yeah. That was our first ever single in England. I don't think it got as far as Ireland. Never mind America. This is called Bring On The Night".
"Fucking balloons. I'm gonna bring a pin out in a minute. Anybody got any pins? I haven't a clue what the next number is. What is it? I think you're right, this is called Message In A Bottle".
Before The Bed's Too Big Without You: "A very important part in the show. I'm gonna blow my nose".
During Can't Stand Losing You Sting mentioned the camera man: "Alright Derek. Good old Derek".
The complete show was broadcasted on WSHE-FM.
The show was filmed by Derek Burbidge for BBC "The Old Grey Whistle Test".
The Police were also interviewed by Bob Harris next to a Cessna at an airport in Miami (on 26-10-1979?). The interview was aired by BBC "The Old Grey Whistle Test" together with some live segments.
Parts of this show (Reggatta De Blanc and The Bed's Too Big Without You) were also featured in the movie "British Rock" (aka Punk and its Aftershocks).
Although heavily overdubbed, Message In A Bottle was released on the badge shaped picture disc in 1980 (and was also issued on Message In A Box in 1993). Jeff Seitz: "They used the backing track of Message from the BBC Old Grey Whistle Test (UK TV show) recording which is from Miami 1979. They cleaned up the track and added over dubs at Surrey Sound for A&M. The label wanted it for inclusion as the b side for the 1980 sherrif star picture disc".

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