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1980 11 15 live Sting Alberto Franyuti.jpg
a photo from the concert - copyright Alberto Franyuti
1980 11 15 poster.jpg
a poster for this concert - provided by Luigi
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour
Venue: Hotel de Mexico
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Support acts: Size (but they didn't play, because someone forgot to get a permission from the musician's union)
Ticket prices: 1100 Pesos / US$ 40,00

On 1980-11-15, The Police performed at the "Gran Salon" of the Hotel de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.


Among the songs played were:

Recording information

Parts of this concert were broadcast on Mexican TV.


In the morning Sting was interviewed at the poolside of the Hotel Camino Real for Rolling Stone magazine.

Andy Summers was interviewed before the concert in The Police's dressing room in the Presidential Suite. (Stewart Copeland's interview would be done on the next day)

The concert took place in an upper storey of a still unfinished hotel in Mexico City.

Only 1.000 tickets for the 2.000 seats in the Gran Salon were sold to the public. The Police had to agree to the government's terms of a guest list of around 1.000 political figures. The ticket price included numbered tables in the room and a small buffet of pizza and red wine.

The concert was supposed to start at 8:30PM, but The Police began to play at 11:30PM. The concert lasted one hour and 15 minutes.

See also

External links


sources: 1981-02-19 Rolling Stone; Police Files Nos. 7 + 9; TV recording; poster; photos; 1980-12 Conecte

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