Rare Vintage The Police 1983 Synchronicity Tour sleeveless muscle tshirt

Rare Vintage The Police 1983 Synchronicity Tour sleeveless muscle tshirt

Sting singing “Every Breath You Take” with The Police in 1983:

In 1983, the Police released their last studio album, Synchronicity, which spawned the hit singles “Every Breath You Take”, “Wrapped Around Your Finger”, “King of Pain” and “Synchronicity II”. The Synchronicity Tour began in Chicago, Illinois in July 1983 at the original Comiskey Park, and ended in Melbourne, Australia in March 1984 at the Melbourne Showgrounds (the final concert featured Simple Minds, Flock of Seagulls, The Fixx, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and The Police topping the bill). Sting’s look, dominated by his orange-coloured hair (a result from his role in Dune) and tattered clothing, all which were emphasized in the music videos from the album, carried over into the set for the concert. The tour was the band’s largest to date, each of the band members had expanded gear with added instruments (such as Stewart Copeland’s auxiliary percussion and Andy Summers’ guitar synthesizer components), and the band used backup singers for the first time.

Except for “King of Pain”, the singles were accompanied by music videos directed by Godley & Creme. This album hit No. 1 in both the UK (where it debuted at No. 1) and the U.S. It stayed at No. 1 in the UK for only two weeks and in the U.S. for 17 weeks. It was nominated for the “Album of the Year” Grammy, but lost to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. “Every Breath You Take” won the Grammy for “Song of the Year”,[13] beating Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. “Every Breath You Take” also won the Grammy for “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” while “Synchronicity II” won the Grammy for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal”. “Every Breath You Take” also won the American Video Award for “Best Group video” and nabbed two Ivor Novello Awards for the categories “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” and “Most Performed Work”.

Read more about Sting in the 80s on Wikipedia

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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