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1981 01 10 photo.jpg
a photo from this concert - copyright Dietmar
1981 01 10 poster.jpg
a poster for this concert
1981 01 10 pass Rick Shoor.jpg
a backstage pass for this concert - provided by Rick Shoor
1981 01 10 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1981 01 10 radiosticker.jpg
a promotional radio sticker for this concert
1980 12 17 The Village Voice ad.jpg
an ad for this concert in The Village Voice - December 17, 1980
1981 01 10 billboard ad.jpg
an ad in Billboard - January 10, 1981
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York, NY, USA
Support acts: Sector 27, Jools Holland
Ticket prices: US$ 8,50 - 9,50

On 1981-01-10, The Police performed at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, USA.


Recording information

There's a recording of this concert.


For their gigs in New York The Police stayed at the St. Regis hotel. Sting was interviewed for NME in the limousine on the way to today's concert and later at the Garden.

Jol Dantzig delivered new Hamer guitars to Andy Summers backstage at Madison Square Garden and Andy used the Hamer Prototype during the concert. These three photos were all taken by Jol Dantzig at Madison Square Garden and show Sting and Andy with Hamer guitars.

1981 01 10 Sting Jol Dantzig.jpg 1981 01 10 Andy Jol Dantzig.jpg 1981 01 10 Andy live Jol Dantzig.jpg

There were about 20.000 people in the audience at Madison Square Garden. Someone threw a bottle into Stewart Copeland's bass drum during De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da. While Jeff Seitz fixed the problem Sting sang The Yellow Rose Of Texas to entertain the audience.

Today A&M promoted the band's efforts with a two page ad in Billboard magazine.

See also

External links


sources: tickets; Police File No. 11; radio sticker; Rolling Stone - December 24, 1981; Circus; Melody Maker - January 24, 1981; NME - February 7, 1981; Billboard - January 10, 1981; The Aquarian - January 21-28, 1981; Goldmine no. 6 1981; Jeff Seitz

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