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NEW YORK SETLIST

1. Message in a Bottle
2. Synchronicity II
3. Walking on the Moon
4. Voices Inside My Head
5. When the World is Running Down
6. Don’t Stand So Close to Me
7. Driven to Tears
8. Truth Hits Everybody
9. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
10. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
11. Wrapped Around Your Finger
12. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
13. Invisible Sun
14. Walking in Your Footsteps
15. Can’t Stand Losing You
16. Roxanne
Encore
17. King of Pain
18. So Lonely
19. Every Breath You Take
Encore
20. Next to You

Oh, The Police performed at Madison Square Garden for the first time in 1981. It was a big step up for them at the time, and disaster nearly struck when the skin of Stewart Copeland’s bass drum broke. It couldn’t be fixed quickly so, to kill time, Sting told jokes and sang “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

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