The worldwide jaunt finally reaches UK - plus win two tickets for Saturday's show!

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[b]The Police[/b] opened their first night in the UK last night (September 4) at [b]Birmingham[/b]’s National Indoor Arena.

The band who reunited earlier this year, for the first time since 1984, have already toured across North America this year, and are currently half way through the European leg.

Landing in Birmingham for the first British date, [b]Sting[/b], [b]Andy Summers[/b] and [b]Stewart Copeland[/b] performed a two-hour set, rolling out hit after hit.

The band bowed out on a high in 1983, after achieving 19 Top 40 hits, including five number ones in the UK singles chart. So everything on the [b]30th anniversary[/b] reunion tour is familiar, and taken from the bands’ five hugely successful albums – four of which were UK number ones too.

The trio played a hugely energetic set last night, playing a very similar set to what they have played in Europe so far.

Tracks omitted from last night’s show that they have played recently were Next To You, Dead End Job, Spirits In The Material World, The Bed’s Too Big Without You and Murder By Numbers, however it’s likely that they will be rotated for tonight’s second performance at Birmingham’s NIA.

The Police have said that this is the one and only time they will tour their greatest hits, and so far, so slick. The band hit London this weekend, check back to [b]Uncut.co.uk[/b] for our review on Sunday (September 9).

As previously reported, the band have also announced that they wil play [b]Wembley Arena[/b], as the final date of the European leg.

Tickets for the show on October 20 will go onsale this Friday (September 7) at 9am.

Last night they played:

Message In A Bottle

Synchronicity II

Walking On The Moon

Voices Inside My Head / When The World Is Running Down

Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Driven To Tears

Hole in My Life

Truth Hits Everybody

Everything Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Wrapped Around Your Finger

De DoDoDo De DaDaDa

Invisible Sun

Walking in Your Footsteps

Can’t Stand Losing You

Roxanne

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King Of Pain

So Lonely

Every Breath You Take

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Next To You

The full list of UK dates is as follows:

Birmingham (5)

Twickenham Stadium, London (8/9)

Manchester MEN– SOLD OUT (15/16)

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (19)

Wembley Arena, London (20)

For a chance to [b]win a pair of tickets[/b] to The Police’s show this Saturday (September 8)at Twickenham – the band are running a quiz game here. If you know your Police tunes, try it out now!

Pic credit: PA Photos