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1981 01 16 pass Dietmar.jpg
a backstage pass for this concert
1981 01 16 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1981 01 16 flyer.jpg
a flyer for this concert
1981 01 16 Blondatta shirt.jpg
a t-shirt from this concert
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour
Venue: Variety Arts Theatre
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Support acts: SUPPORT ACTS
Ticket prices: US$ 11,00

On 1981-01-16, The Police performed at the Variety Arts Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, USA.




Recording information

A lot of footage from this day is featured in the official VHS video Around The World.


You had to be blonde to get in. People with other hair colours had to dye their hair or wear wigs. When The Police came out for their encores, the band members were wearing black wigs.

There was an after-show party upstairs at the Variety Arts Theatre honouring the band earning platinum Zenyatta Mondatta LPs.

In the backstage scenes of Around The World Sting was wearing a t-shirt just like the one shown here.

See also

photos from this concert (incl. the first half of the setlist) can be seen in Lynn Goldsmith's book The Police: 1978-1983 on page 87.

External links


sources: ticket; pass; flyer; Police Files Nos. 11 + 12; Around The World; Lynn Goldsmith photo with partial setlist; Cash Box - January 31, 1981 (with additional songs mentioned)

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