01.22.2008 - 2008-01-22 BRISBANE: Suncorp Stadium / The Police Extravaganza Visits Brisbane...
|01||Message In A Bottle |
|01||Walking On The Moon |
|02||Demolition Man |
|03||Voices Inside My Head |
|04||When The World Is Running Down |
|05||Don't Stand So Close To Me |
|06||Driven To Tears |
|07||Hole In My Life |
|08||Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic |
|09||Wrapped Around Your Finger |
|10||De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da |
|11||Invisible Sun |
|12||Can't Stand Losing You |
|14||King Of Pain |
|15||So Lonely |
|16||Every Breath You Take |
|17||Next To You |
The Police are a reunion worth waiting for...
The Police Extravaganza Visits Brisbane...
It's been nearly 24 years since Australian audiences have witnessed the live music of legendary band The Police - all the more reason why 30,000 eager fans crowded into Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for their first Australian show.
Fans that took to their seats early, witnessed the talents of support band Fiction Plane, fronted by Sting's son Joe Sumner; they played a mix of songs from their two albums 'Left Side Of The Brain' and 'Everything Will Never Be Okay'.
A song and dance extravaganza from US pop songstress Fergie caught the audience's attention as she bounced about the stage accompanied by her well choreographed dancers; she thanked Sting and his band for inviting her to perform and included hits 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'London Bridge'. Fergie gave an energetic nod back to the Aussie fans that have shown her so much support - she is soaking up the highs of her extraordinary singing career and also her contentment at being engaged to actor Josh Duhamel.
By the time The Police opened their set the audience were ready to embark on a memorable wander down the bands five-album long career; now sporting a grey beard and a few more wrinkles, Sting prompted the crowd to sing along to opener 'Walking On The Moon'. A special sound echoed throughout the stadium, along with the high-level of musicianship displayed by Sting on bass, Andy Summers on guitar and Stewart Copeland on drums. Sting made the whole job look easy as the band breezed through a collection of their hits: 'Message In A Bottle', 'Roxanne', 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' and 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' - the rock 'n' reggae sound proved highly infectious with the fans singing along to every ya-ya-ya and de-da-dah-dah.
Apart from one or two lengthy instrumentals, the performance proved smooth and professional; the audience joined in once again with the encore of hits 'King Of Pain', 'So Lonely', 'Every Breath You Take' and 'Next To You' - an unforgettable ending to a long-awaited show!
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