ON THIS DAY...
2000: Sting performed at the Verizen Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, USA.
1996: Sting performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, USA.
1993: Sting performed at the Arena in Nimes, France.
1991: Sting performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, USA.
1988: Sting performed at Lake Compounce Festival Park in Bristol, USA.
1983: The Police performed at Shea Stadium in New York.
1982: The Police performed at the Civic Centre in Peoria, USA.
1980: The Police performed at Parc de Sports d'Aguilerra in Biarritz. Stewart Copeland contracted food poisoning just before the band were due on stage, and his place was taken by Jeff Seitz, his drum roadie.
1977: The Police performed their first concert as a threesome since being joined by Andy Summers at a show at Rebecca's in Birmingham.
"'I grew up in an era when I was able to win a scholarship at 11 and go to a grammar school where I was told that I was in the top intelligence percentage in the country and the world was my oyster. Academically, it didn't pan out in the way that the priests had told me, but it did give me a sense of self-confidence, that I had a right to the world, the right to go out and have a try."