ON THIS DAY...
2016: Sting attended the premiere of 'Sky Ladder: The Art Of Cai Guo-Qiang' at the Sundance Festival in Park City, UT.
2015: Sting appeared as Jackie White in 'The Last Ship' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
2006: Sting joined Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland at a dinner to celebrate the screening of Stewart's movie 'Everyone Stares - The Police Inside Out' at the Sundance Film Festival in the USA.
2005: Sting performed at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.
2002: Sting conducted an on-line webchat with AOL.co.uk subscribers.
2000: Sting performed at Le Dome in Marseilles, France.
1997: Sting performed at the CCH1 Hall in Hamburg, Germany.
1992: Sting performed at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.
1988: Sting performed at the James L Knight Centre in Miami, USA.
1986: Sting performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
1980: The Police performed at The Agora in Cleveland, USA.
1979: The Police performed with Eberhard Schoener at the Stadthalle in Heidelberg, Germany.
"Last Exit were Newcastle's version of pub-rock. Pub-rock was happening in London with Graham Parker, and all those bands and they were getting deals in London. If we'd been in London we'd have got a deal but we'd have quickly been overtaken by the tidal wave that was the Pistols and the Clash and the Damned, so in way it would have been a short lived thing."