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1979 11 10 sting.jpg 1979 11 10 Andy.jpg 1979 11 10 stewart.jpg
photos from this concert - copyright Elizabeth Carnegie, courtesy of City Magazine
1979 11 10 ticket Dietmar.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1979 11 10 thepolice.jpg
The Police at their hotel after the Bookie's concert - copyright Elizabeth Carnegie, courtesy of City Magazine
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: Bookie's Club 870
Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Support acts: Fàshiön
Ticket prices: TICKET PRICES

On 1979-11-10, The Police performed at Bookie's Club 870 in Detroit, MI, USA.


Recording information

There's a recording of this concert (unpublished before June 2009 !!!) with all the songs of the setlist above.


The Police arrived too late to do a soundcheck at Bookie's Instead they were interviewed for CREEM magazine in a private room at Menjou's (a gay bar).

The club was set up with the 'backstage' area actually up one flight of stairs next to the stage. Bookies had been a gay bar at one time and it still had a reputation for that. The stage was only about knee high so the audience could get really close to the band. When The Police did the encore, the three of them came running down the stairs and leapt onto the stage. After the show, a reporter and photographer from City Magazine went out to dinner with Andy and Stewart (Sting declined) for an interview. They went to a little diner where all they ordered was cherry pie and vanilla ice cream (which they devoured in about 30 seconds).

The Police had played at Bookie's before on 1978-11-05.

See also

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External links



sources: ticket, Creem - February 1980 + November 1983, Elizabeth Carnegie

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