Synchronicity Tour

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Synchronicity Tour
Tour by The Police
Associated album Synchronicity
Start date 23 July 1983
End date 4 March 1984
Legs 6
Number of shows 107
The Police concert chronology

The Synchronicity Tour was a 1983–1984 concert tour by The Police.

During the early tour dates, the band resided at a mansion in Bridgehampton, New York and were flown to the concerts.[1][2]

This was the band's final tour as a working unit. It was one of the highest grossing tours of the 1980s.

Personnel[edit]

Regular setlist[edit]

This is a song list from the 18 August 1983 performance at Shea Stadium; it is not representative of the tour collectively.

  1. "Voices Inside My Head (intro)"
  2. "Synchronicity I"
  3. "Synchronicity II"
  4. "Walking in Your Footsteps" †
  5. "Message in a Bottle"
  6. "Walking on the Moon"
  7. "O My God"
  8. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
  9. "Wrapped Around Your Finger'
  10. "Tea in the Sahara"
  11. "Spirits in the Material World" †
  12. "Hole in My Life"
  13. "Invisible Sun" +
  14. "One World (Not Three)"
  15. "King of Pain"
  16. "Every Breath You Take"
  17. "Murder by Numbers"
  18. "Don't Stand So Close to Me"

Encore[edit]

  1. "Roxanne"
  2. "Can't Stand Losing You"/"Reggatta De Blanc"
  3. "So Lonely"

† – performed in a different key than original album version

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Japan (Canceled)
17 April 1983 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
18 April 1983
North America I
23 July 1983 Chicago United States Comiskey Park
24 July 1983 St. Louis Checkerdome
25 July 1983 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
28 July 1983 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
29 July 1983
30 July 1983 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
2 August 1983 Montreal Canada Le Spectrum
3 August 1983 Olympic Stadium
5 August 1983 Toronto C.N.E. Grandstand Stadium
7 August 1983 Rochester, New York United States Holleder Memorial Stadium
8 August 1983 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
10 August 1983 Foxborough, Massachusetts Sullivan Stadium
12 August 1983 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
13 August 1983
15 August 1983 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope
18 August 1983 New York City Shea Stadium
20 August 1983 Philadelphia John F. Kennedy Stadium
21 August 1983 Landover, Maryland Capital Center
22 August 1983
24 August 1983 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center
25 August 1983
27 August 1983 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Stadium
29 August 1983 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
31 August 1983 Vancouver PNE Coliseum
1 September 1983 Tacoma, Washington United States Tacoma Dome
3 September 1983 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
5 September 1983 San Diego Aztec Bowl
6 September 1983 Inglewood, California Hollywood Park
8 September 1983 Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Municipal Stadium
10 September 1983 Oakland, California Oakland Stadium
11 September 1983 Fresno, California Ratcliffe Stadium
Europe I
17 September 1983 Augsburg Germany Rosenaustadion
18 September 1983 Darmstadt Böllenfalltor Stadion
20 September 1983 Dijon France Parc des Expositions
21 September 1983 Paris Bois de Vincennes
23 September 1983 Nîmes Les Arènes
24 September 1983 Fréjus Les Arènes
26 September 1983 Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire
27 September 1983 Toulouse Palais des Sports
30 September 1983 Madrid Spain Estadio Roman Valero
1 October 1983 Barcelona Sant Andreu F.C.
3 October 1983 Lyon France Palais des Sports
4 October 1983 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
6 October 1983 Köln Germany Sporthalle
7 October 1983 Hamburg Ernst-Merck-halle
9 October 1983 Berlin Eissporthalle
10 October 1983 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
13 October 1983 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Stadium
14 October 1983 Stockholm Sweden Isstadion
16 October 1983 Poznań Poland Hala Arena
17 October 1983 Warsaw Stadion Dziesięciolecia
North America II
28 October 1983 Miami United States Orange Bowl
29 October 1983 Orlando, Florida Tangerine Bowl
31 October 1983 Tallahassee, Florida Leon County Civic Center
2 November 1983 ‡ Atlanta The Omni
3 November 1983 ‡
5 November 1983 Knoxville, Tennessee Stokely Athletic Center
6 November 1983 Lexington, Kentucky Memorial Coliseum
8 November 1983 Birmingham, Alabama Jefferson Civic Center
10 November 1983 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LSU Assembly Center
11 November 1983 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
13 November 1983 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
14 November 1983
16 November 1983 Houston, Texas The Summit
17 November 1983
19 November 1983 Austin, Texas South Park Meadows
20 November 1983 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center
22 November 1983 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
24 November 1983 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
25 November 1983 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
27 November 1983 Cedar Falls, Iowa UNI-Dome
28 November 1983 Champaign, Illinois Assembly Hall
Europe II
8 December 1983 Edinburgh Scotland Playhouse Theatre
9 December 1983
11 December 1983 Glasgow Apollo
12 December 1983 Blackpool England Opera House
14 December 1983 Nottingham Royal Centre
15 December 1983 Leeds Queens Hall
17 December 1983 St Austell Cornwall Coliseum
18 December 1983
20 December 1983 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
21 December 1983
23 December 1983 Brighton The Brighton Centre
24 December 1983
27 December 1983 London Wembley Arena
28 December 1983
30 December 1983
31 December 1983
30 January 1984 Rome Italy Palaeur
31 January 1984
North America III
4 February 1984 Syracuse, New York United States Carrier Dome
5 February 1984 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
7 February 1984 Atlantic City, New Jersey Boardwalk Hall
8 February 1984 Williamsburg, Virginia William & Mary Hall
10 February 1984 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
11 February 1984
13 February 1984 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
14 February 1984 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
16 February 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
17 February 1984 Carbondale, Illinois SIU Arena
19 February 1984 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
20 February 1984 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
22 February 1984 Buffalo, New York Memorial Auditorium
25 February 1984 Honolulu Aloha Stadium
Australia and New Zealand
29 February 1984 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium
2 March 1984 Sydney Australia Sydney Showgrounds
4 March 1984 Melbourne Melbourne Showgrounds

‡ – performances featured in the 1984 VHS/2005 DVD Synchronicity Concert and 1995 Live! CD releases.

Support bands[edit]

Date City Act
23 July 1983 Chicago, Illinois Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, A Flock of Seagulls, The Fixx, Chicago Ministry
28 July 1983 Detroit Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
29 July 1983
3 August 1983 Toronto, Canada "Police Picnic III", Blue Peter, King Sunny Adé, The Fixx, James Brown, Peter Tosh
7 August 1983 Rochester, New York The Fixx, A Flock of Seagulls
8 August 1983 Pittsburgh Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
10 August 1983 Foxborough, Massachusetts The Fixx, A Flock of Seagulls
12 August 1983 Hartford, Connecticut R.E.M.
13 August 1983
15 August 1983 Norfolk, Virginia R.E.M.
18 August 1983 Flushing, New York Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

R.E.M.

20 August 1983 Philadelphia Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Madness

R.E.M.

21 August 1983 Landover, Maryland R.E.M.
22 August 1983
5 September 1983 San Diego, California Oingo Boingo

Madness

29 October 1983 Orlando, Florida The Animals

The Fixx

22 November 1983 Denver, Colorado UB40
17 December 1983 St. Austell Passionate Friends
18 December 1983
20 December 1983 Birmingham
4 March 1984 Melbourne Bryan Adams

Australian Crawl

Sunnyboys

Kids in the Kitchen [3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Summers, Andy. "One Train Later". p. 5. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ Pearce, Garth (18 August 1983). "Shea, yeah, yeah...". The Daily Express. 
  3. ^ http://www.songkick.com/artists/261555-kids-in-the-kitchen