The Police - Concert information

[Updated: August 12, 2001]

02-02-1981 / Tokyo / Budokan / JAPAN
Setlist same as: 27-01-1981.
"This is a very big place. Song is called Man In A Suitcase".
Near the end of De Do Do Do De Da Da Da Sting sang the rest of the song in Japanese.
"A lot of trousers are coming off soon ... and socks. Keep your socks on. I'd like to people over here to make a noise [..]. This is called Shadows In The Rain".
"I'm freezing. I'm cold", Sting said during Roxanne. Later during the song he started to sing: "I wish that someone close the door at the back of the stage. It's giving me pneumonia. It's giving me pneumonia. Please close the door at the back of the stage". Although Sting wanted to add another line, Stewart quickly sang his part: "For the sake of the New Zealand promoter".
The complete show was broadcasted on Japanese radio.
During their stay in Tokyo The Police went a few days into a small studio with the idea the record new material. Eventually they only mixed the live version of Driven To Tears which was recorded in Fréjus on 28-08-1980.

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