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a photo from this day showing Son's drummer Gregg Gerson with Stewart Copeland's kit in the background - copyright Gregg Gerson
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1978-1979 Outlandos d'Amour Tour
Venue: CBGB's
Location: New York, NY, USA
Support acts: Son
Ticket prices: TICKET PRICES

On 1978-10-20, The Police performed at CBGB's in New York, NY, USA.


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Sting and Andy Summers fly to the USA today using the cheap Laker Skytrain company (Stewart is already there visiting his father). They arrive late at the airport from where Miles Copeland will drive them straight to CBGB's. They have to do a quick soundcheck in front of the audience.

Son and The Police play two sets each. The Police play their 2nd set in the morning hours of 1978-10-21. Sting was wearing his grey jumpsuit.

Talking to AC/DC's Brian Johnson in 2016-12-17 Sting remembers going to Phebe's grill between the two sets and ordering some food and a coffee - and falling in love with America because he got his coffee refilled for free.

Zecca Esquibel (from the Cherry Vanilla band) was in the audience that night.

Gregg Gerson (Son's drummer): "We played the one show opening for The Police. ... Stewart's front kick drum head was torn but the sound was fabulous. Charlie Martin was the engineer who designed and mixed all the shows in the early years at CBGB's."

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sources: Wild Thing, Police File No 20, in One Train Later Andy remembers that Kim Turner picked them up, in Broken Music Sting remembers they sent a limousine just for him, Internet, Sting: Every Breath He Takes, Gregg Gerson, Steve Johnstad-Zeus, Stewart Copeland and Miles Copeland remember that it was Miles who picked them up at the airport

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