The Police with U2 1982 Concert Ticket "Rock On The Tyne music Festival" PSA 1 Gateshead, England. Seven years ago I left this town, and said I would make it. It's nice to come back and make you part of that success. So announced Sting from the the stage at Gateshead Stadium on an overcast July 31, 1982. Forty years ago, his band, The Police, were one of the biggest in the world, having scored a string of international chart-topping singles and albums, and become acknowledged as one of rock's major live attractions.