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Sold-out show by The Police at Rupp Arena, 1983

Posted on November 6, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Jonathan Palmer was one of hundreds of people waiting in line to buy T-shirts during a Nov. 6, 1983, concert by The Police at Rupp Arena. The shirts sold for as much as $14 to the more than 23,400 music lovers at the show by the English rock group led by the singer Sting. The band was riding the wave of their most recent album, “Synchronicity,” which included a No. 1 single, “Every Breath You Take.” Tickets were $12.50 and $13.50. The concert marked the fifth sold-out show in the seven-year history of the downtown arena. The others were concerts by Alabama, the Who, and two shows by The Rolling Stones. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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