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1979 09 22 photo Dietmar.png
a photo from this concert - copyright Dietmar
1979 09 22 photo Sting Dietmar.png 1979 09 22 photo Stewart Dietmar.png 1979 09 22 photo Andy Dietmar.png
photos from this concert - copyright Dietmar
1979 09 22 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1979 09 22 23 ad.jpg
a ad for this concert
1979 10 06 Musicians Only review.jpg
a review of this concert in Musicians Only - October 6, 1979
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: Hammersmith Odeon
Location: London, England, UK
Support acts: Fàshiön
Ticket prices: UK pounds: 2,00; 2,50; 3,00

On 1979-09-22, The Police performed at Hammersmith Odeon in London, England, UK.


Recording information

There's a recording with the songs which are mentioned in the setlist - the recording ends with Peanuts.


This concert was reviewed in Sounds, NME and Melody Maker on September 29, 1979. These reviews don't mention which night of the two Hammersmith Odeon gigs they review, but it's a good guess that reporters would attend the first night. Born In The 50's and Be My Girl, Sally are mentioned in the reviews, Landlord isn't... Another review in "Musicians Only" - October 6, 1979 - mentions that a large plastic bottle was given to Sting at the start of Message In A Bottle - this would fit the recording from today's show. As the review also lists some more songs the setlist seems to be complete - except for Landlord...

The "Musicians Only" review also listed the equipment used for the Hammersmith Odeon gig:


Stewart Copeland:

  • TAMA Imperial Star kit
  • Zildjian cambyls
  • TAMA Octobans
  • TAMA drum synth
  • Roland Chorus Echo

Andy Summers:


  • Entec with a 20-channel Midas Monitor and 32-channel main desk

Sting wears sunglasses at the beginning of the concert "I'm not trying to look cool, I've got a bad eye". With the opening two songs, Deathwish and Next To You, being over inside four minutes it appears that the band is in a hurry. On the day it first enters the UK singles chart, Message In A Bottle, is introduced as 'this could be number one'.

See also

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External links

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sources: UK ads, several UK reviews

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