1978-10-21 (The Police)

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1978 bass case Sting.jpg
the case of the Fender Fretless Precision bass that Sting bought today
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1978-1979 Outlandos d'Amour Tour
Venue: CBGB's
Location: New York, NY, USA
Support acts: SUPPORT ACTS
Ticket prices: TICKET PRICES

On 1978-10-21, The Police performed at CBGB's in New York, NY, USA.


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The Police play their 2nd set of their first day in New York City around 2:30am.

Later that day Sting will buy Fender Fretless Precision bass at Manny's.

This night a string on his normal fretted Fender bass will break and Sting will play his new fretless bass for the very first time.

(The story of the fretless bass is told in International Musician - July 1979. Here Sting refers to a CBGB's gig in November 1978. But - as a photo shows - he already played the fretless bass in Toronto 1978. There was no time to buy the bass yesterday, so today seems to be the right date for this purchase...)

Originally there was a performance scheduled to take place at Washington's Atlantis Club for today, but the whole US tour was re-scheduled...

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sources: Wild Thing, Police File No 20, One Train Later, Broken Music, Internet, Sting: Every Breath He Takes, International Musician - July 1979, ad in Unicorn Times - October 1978

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