The Police - Concert information

[Updated: August 12, 2001]


28-04-1980 / Newcastle / City Hall (2nd set) / UK
Next To You - So Lonely - Walking On The Moon - Hole In My Life - Deathwish - Truth Hits Everybody - Bring On The Night - Driven To Tears - The Bed's Too Big Without You - Message In A Bottle - Roxanne - Can't Stand Losing You/ Day-O (Banana Boat Song) ** Landlord - Born In The 50's ** Fall Out - Next To You
Setlist same as: 02-04-1980, but Driven To Tears was played after Bring On The Night and Visions Of The Night was omitted.
Attendance: 2,150; sellout.
At 9.15pm Kid Jensen entered the stage and introduced The Police: "It's a thrill for me to be in Newcastle tonight. It's a great homecoming for the band after their worldtour. And of course a particular homecoming, in the true sense of the word, for Sting. It's time to bring on the night. Bring on THE POLICE".
Before So Lonely: "Nice to be back in Newcastle".
After Truth Hits Everybody: "When we played in Egypt, the next day the paper said: 'The Police are three musicians in ill-fitting clothes'. I'm just a growing boy, I always get my clothes a bit ... you don't understand?".
Just before the community singing during Can't Stand Losing You Sting said: "All right Newcastle. This is Newcastle part two. Tonight we're doing a survey. A survey of the decibel race. I'm comparing just how loud the last lot were with you. Don't let me down. I mean it, I'll be disappointed. Don't waste our energy with that clapping".
After Born In The 50's there were some fireworks and again at the end of the show.
This second show was broadcasted completely on the radioprogram "BBC In Concert" on 05-05-1980 and was repeated on 31-05-1980.



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