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1979 10 26 ticket linsey.jpg
a ticket for this concert - provided by Linsey Street
1979 10 26 gusmannhallscreenshot.jpg
screenshots from this concert taken from the British Rock VHS
1979 10 26 Howard Johnsons downtown Miami Gloria M C Streat.jpg
a photo taken after the concert: Sting leaving Howard Johnson's in downtown Miami - copyright Gloria M.C. Streat
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: Gusman Cultural Center
Location: Miami, FL, USA
Support acts: The Cichlids
Ticket prices: US$ 6,50 - 7,00

On 1979-10-26, The Police performed at Gusman Cultural Center in Miami, FL, USA.


Recording information

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

The VHS British Rock from German director Wolfgang Büld featured a few songs from this concert. The Reggatta de Blanc bit from Can't Stand Losing You plus a fantastic version of The Bed's Too Big Without You.

The Old Grey Whistle Test TV show from November 13, 1979 also broadcast Landlord.

A heavily overdubbed version of Message In A Bottle was used as the b-side for the Message In A Bottle picture shape disc - and later on the Wrapped Around Your Finger 12". The band added a second guitar and completely re-recorded the vocals.


This was the first concert that Danny Quatrochi worked for The Police. His first job was to get boxes with shirts and a guitar cabinet from New York to Miami.

A 2nd concert was planned for midnight but was cancelled as only few tickets sold.

After the concert Sting went to a Howard Johnson's in downtown Miami for a meal.

See also

This section needs more information.

External links


sources: ad in Boca Raton News, ticket, Gloria M.C. Streat (Howard Johnson's photo), Police Confidential, Danny Quatrochi

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