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1980 02 26 27 poster.jpg
a poster for the Hong Kong concerts
1980 02 26 27 setlist.jpg
the setlist for today's first set
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1979-1980 Reggatta de Blanc Tour
Venue: Today's World Disco
Location: Hong Kong, China
Support acts: SUPPORT ACTS
Ticket prices: TICKET PRICES

On 1980-02-26, The Police performed at Today's World Disco in Hong Kong, China.


Set 1:

Set 2:

Recording information

Visions Of The Night from this concert can be seen in Police In The East.


The concert took place on the day of the British Rock and Pop Awards, but with a huge time difference. "Nationwide" scheduled satellite links to various places in the world where the awards winners were. The Police planned to do two 45 minute sets - the end of the first set would coincide with the satellite link-up. Anne Nightingale was supposed to present The Police's award on the stage of Today's World Disco during Walking On The Moon.

The band played an endless version of Walking On The Moon as Anne's assistants couldn't hear any signal from London that they were ready for the satellite broadcast. Eventually the band gave up playing and left the stage after finishing the first set.

Instead of going back to the stage and faking the planned procedure they decided to do the award presentation in the dressing room, should they ever get the OK from London. So when that OK finally came after another long waiting period Anne Nightingale "surprised" the band in the dressing room.

The Police played the second set - partly at least - in local costumes.

See also

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sources: poster and setlist printed in Chase The Fade are shown here with the owner's approval

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