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1980 08 20 backstage Christophe Julien.jpg
backstage at the venue - copyright Christophe Julien
1980 08 20 screenshot French TV.jpg
The Police in Orange - a screenshot from a French TV broadcast on November 13, 2013
1980 08 20 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour
Venue: Théâtre Antique d'Orange
Location: Orange, France
Support acts: Skafish, UB40, XTC
Ticket prices: 60 Francs

On 1980-08-20, The Police performed at Théâtre Antique d'Orange in Orange, France.


Recording information

There's a (partial) recording of this concert. The setlist is mixed up a bit... probably the way WRTL radio edited it for their radio broadcast in France.


En route to Orange a truck with sound equipment had an accident - gear had to be unloaded with the help of some of the support acts. The truck could eventually be lifted upon its wheels again. The concert was only delayed for about 40 minutes.

1980 08 20 David Wilmot 01.jpg 1980 08 20 David Wilmot 02.jpg

The DJ in the radio intro talks about a WRTL T-shirt that radio staff gave to Andy, who wore it under his jacket during the concert.

See also

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External links

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sources: ticket, photo, Police Files Nos. 5 + 6, Olivier Culli (WRTL information)

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