Throwback Concert: The Police at New Haven Coliseum 1982

Throwback Concert: The Police at New Haven Coliseum 1982

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1982!

That year 99.1 PLR welcomed The Police to New Haven Coliseum. The Police hit the road in 1982 to promote their fourth studio album, “Ghost In The Machine,” which featured hit songs such as Every Little thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun and Spirits in the Material World.  Joining them in New Haven were Los Angeles new wave band The Go-Go’s, who would later headline New Haven Coliseum that same year.

Today we revisit The Police at the Coliseum…


The Police

Tour: Ghost In The Machine

Saturday January 23, 1982

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Band Lineup: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland


  1. Voices Inside My Head
  2. Message in a Bottle
  3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  4. Spirits in the Material World
  5. Hungry For You (J’aurais toujoursfaim de toi)
  6. When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around
  7. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
  8. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  9. Demolition Man
  10. Shadows in the Rain
  11. Walking on the Moon
  12. Bring On The Night
  13. One World (Not Three)
  14. Invisible Sun
  15. Roxanne
  16. Don’t Stand So Close to Me (encore)
  17. Can’t Stand Losing You / Reggatta de Blanc (encore)
  18. So Lonely (encore)



Ticket stub courtesy of Michael Kirven


Listen to the full audio of The Police 1982 New Haven Coliseum show

Check out these clips of The Police live in 1982