1977-1978 Pre-Outlandos performances

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In 1977 and 1978, the newly formed Police played a variety of gigs in a variety of locations under a variety of circumstances.

Introduction

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Tour personnel

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Touring musicians and bandmembers

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Timeline

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Summary of The Police performance dates

Disputed, canceled, and otherwise atypical dates marked with an asterisk (*). Further information contained in the Notes column.

Date Venue Location Headline Act Notes
1977-03-01 Alexander's Newport, Wales, UK Cherry Vanilla This is The Police's first public performance. Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-03 The Roxy Club London, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-04 Nag's Head High Wycombe, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-06 The Nashville Room London, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-09 Lion Hotel Warrington, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-10 Eric's Liverpool, England, UK Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-11 Birmingham University Birmingham, England, UK Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-12 Rock Garden Middlesborough, England, UK Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-13* Leeds Polytechnic Leeds, England, UK Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers cancelled
1977-03-15 Dingwalls London, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-03-16* West Runton Pavilion West Runton (near Cromer), England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-03-17* Chancellor Hall Chelmsford, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-03-19 De Kienstobbe Tweede Exloërmond, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-03-20 Huize Maas Groningen, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-03-21 Effenaar (?) Eindhoven, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs a show at the Effenaar venue was originally planned for 1977-03-26
1977-03-23 Exit Rotterdam, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-03-24 Diogenes Nijmegen, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs the Diogenes show was originally scheduled for 1977-03-22
1977-03-25 Paradiso Amsterdam, The Netherlands Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
1977-03-27 Mafcentrum Maasbree, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-03-28 Palais des Glaces Paris, France Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-04-03 The Nashville Room London, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-05 Barbarella's Birmingham, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-06 Woods Centre Plymouth, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-07 The Garden Penzance, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-09 Tow Bar Inn Egremont, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-11 Top Of The World Stafford, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-12* Tiffany's Shrewsbury, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-04-15* Lafayette Wolverhampton, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-04-18* Rascal's Club Chester, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-04-22* Penthouse Scarborough, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-04-23* Rock Garden Middlesborough, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-04-24* Maxims Barrow-in-Furness, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-04-27 Affair Swindon, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-28 Rebecca's Birmingham, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-29 Apollo Theatre Glasgow, Scotland, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-04-30 JB's Club Dudley, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-05-02* The Roxy Club London, England, UK Cherry Vanilla cancelled
1977-05-04 Lafayette Wolverhampton, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-05-06 Newcastle Polytechnic Newcastle, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-05-07 Howard Mallet Club Cambridge, England, UK Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-05-12 Gibus Paris, France Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-05-13 Gibus Paris, France Cherry Vanilla Sting and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band
1977-05-25 Marquee London, England, UK Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-05-29 Parc des Expositions Colmar, France Dr. Feelgood
1977-05-31 Railway Hotel London, England, UK The Police This is The Police's first headlining gig.
1977-06-09 Music Machine London, England, UK The Police
1977-06-10* The Roxy Club London, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-06-17 The Roxy Club London, England, UK The Police
1977-06-24 Marquee London, England, UK The Police Henry Padovani played guitar for this concert; Andy Summers joined the band for the encore.
1977-07-03 Greyhound London, England, UK The Police
1977-07-08 Hope & Anchor London, England, UK The Police
1977-07-14* Leeds Polytechnic Leeds, England, UK The Police Tour date disputed
1977-07-18 Barbarella's Birmingham, England, UK The Police
1977-07-25 Music Machine London, England, UK The Police This is the first of two concerts in which The Police played as a foursome with both Henry Padovani and Andy Summers on guitar. This is Andy's first Police performance.
1977-08-05 Arènes de Mont-de-Marsan Mont-de-Marsan, France This is the second of two concerts in which The Police played as a foursome with both Henry Padovani and Andy Summers on guitar. This is Henry's last Police performance.
1977-08-06* Red Cow London, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-08-18 Rebecca's Birmingham, England, UK The Police This is the first Police concert with the final lineup of Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland.
1977-08-20* punk festival Droitwich, England, UK cancelled
1977-09-02 Penthouse Scarborough, England, UK The Police
1977-09-09* Eric's Liverpool, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-09-26* Cavern Exeter, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-09-27* Woods Centre Plymouth, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-09-28* Gatsby's Torquay, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-09-29* Chequers Club Barnstaple, England, UK The Police cancelled
1977-10-15* Exit Rotterdam, The Netherlands Wayne County & The Electric Chairs cancelled
1977-10-16 Mafcentrum Maasbree, The Netherlands The Damned
1977-10-17 Melkweg Amsterdam, The Netherlands The Damned
1977-10-20 Nashville Paris, France Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
1977-10-21* Nashville Paris, France Wayne County & The Electric Chairs cancelled
1977-10-23* Palais d'Hiver Lyon, France Wayne County & The Electric Chairs cancelled
1977-10-28 place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener 2 shows - Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1977-10-29 - two shows place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener 2 shows - Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1977-10-30 - two shows place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener 2 shows - Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1977-10-31 place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1977-11-01 place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1977-11-02 place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1977-11-03 place between Barerstraße / Gabelsberger Straße / Türkenstraße Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band4
1978-01-12* Rock Garden London, England, UK The Police cancelled
1978-01-22 Marquee London, England, UK The Police
1978-01-30* Vortex London, England, UK The Police cancelled
1978-01-31* Vortex London, England, UK The Police cancelled
1978-02-09 Hope & Anchor London, England, UK The Police
1978-02-18 Red Cow London, England, UK The Police
1978-02-23 Hope & Anchor London, England, UK The Police
1978-03-04 Rochester Castle London, England, UK The Police
1978-03-10 Essex University Colchester, England, UK Spirit
1978-03-11 Rainbow Theatre London, England, UK Spirit
1978-03-12 Locarno Bristol, England, UK Spirit
1978-04-18 The Nashville Room London, England, UK The Police
1978-04-23 Roundhouse London, England, UK Steel Pulse
1978-05-13 Alte Ziegelei Göttingen, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-14 Alte Ziegelei Göttingen, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-19 Audimax Bochum, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-20 Sartory Cologne, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-21 Kongreßhalle Böblingen, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-22 Kongreßhalle Böblingen, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-23 Stadthalle Offenbach, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-24 Zirkus Krone Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-25 Zirkus Krone Munich, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-26 Philipshalle Düsseldorf, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-05-27 Philipshalle Düsseldorf, Germany Eberhard Schoener Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland also played as part of Eberhard Schoener's band
1978-06-23* Rochester Castle London, England, UK The Police cancelled
1978-08-16 Torquay Town Hall Torquay, England, UK with Chelsea
1978-08-17 Metro Club Plymouth, England, UK with Chelsea
1978-09-09 Marquee London, England, UK The Police
1978-09-14 Rock Garden London, England, UK The Police
1978-09-23 Dreamland Margate, England, UK Chelsea
1978-10-03 The Nashville Room London, England, UK The Police


For performances starting with the Police's U.S. debut at CBGB's on 1978-10-20, see 1978-1979 Outlandos d'Amour Tour.

Related performance dates

In addition to their Police performances, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland, and Sting performed together as part of other bands. These related non-Police performances in 1977 and 1978 are listed below.

Date Venue Location Notes
1977-04-17 Roundhouse London, England, UK Sting and Stewart Copeland played as part of Cherry Vanilla's band. The Police did not play. Headline act: The Stranglers.
1977-05-28 Hippodrome Paris, France With Mike Howlett as Strontium 90. This was the first time Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland, and Sting performed live together.
1977-07-12 Dingwalls London, England, UK With Mike Howlett as The Elevators
1977-07-21 The Nashville Room London, England, UK With Mike Howlett as The Elevators

Quotations and trivia

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See also

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