Duran Duran Tour History – First Shows

This week, in the continuing series about Duran Duran tour history and their fans’ participation in various tours, I am asking about the very first shows Duran Duran ever did, starting in the spring of 1979.  The first show listed was April 4, 1979 and the last show before opening up for Hazel O’Connor was November 9, 1980.  These shows all took place in the UK.  As always, I refer you to the band’s official website for all the specific dates and locations, which you can see here.

If you missed any of the previous polls about other more tours, the links can be found below:

Hazel O’Connor (November 14, 1980 to January 4, 1981)

1st UK Tour (February 27, 1981 to March 8, 1981)

Faster Than Light Tour (June 29, 1981 to July 11, 1981)

1st European Tour (September 7, 1981 to September 12, 1981)

1st North American Tour (September 16, 1981 to October 10, 1981)

1st German Tour (October 30, 1981 to November 6, 1981)

Careless Memories Tour (November 29, 1981 to December 23, 1981)

Rio Part 1 (April 15, 1982 to July 27, 1982)

Blondie Support Tour (August 2, 1982 to August 21, 1982)

Rio Part 2 and 83 One Off Shows (September 23, 1982 to July 23, 1983)

Sing Blue Silver (November 12, 1983 to April 17, 1984)

The Strange Behaviour Tour (March 16, 1987 to August 10, 1987)

David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour (August 12, 1987 to January 15, 1988)

Nine City Caravan Tour (October 19 to November 4, 1988)

Big Live Tour (November 11, 1988 to March 4, 1989)

Big Electric Theatre Tour (March 10, 1989 to April 26, 1989)

June 30, 1989 to February 21, 1993 dates

The first half of the Dilate Your Mind Tour (March 4, 1993 to May 9, 1993)

No Ordinary Tour (May 13, 1993 to December 10, 1993)

The second half of the Dilate Your Mind Tour (December 1993 to April 1994

The Thank You Tour (February 1995 to May 1995)

The Radio Festival Tour (May 1995 to November 1997)

The Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour (Nov. 1997 to Oct. 1998)

The Latest and Greatest Tour (Dec. 1998)

Let It Flow Tour (Aug. to Oct. 1999)

Overnight Sensation Tour (Dec. 1999 to July 2000)

Pop Trash Tour (July 2000 to Feb. 2001)

The Up Close and Personal Tour (Feb. 2001 to June 2001)

The Reunion Tour (July 2003 to Dec. 2004)

The Astronaut Tour (Jan. 2005 to July 2007)

The Red Carpet Massacre Tour (Oct. 2007 to Oct. 2010)

All You Need Is Now Tour (Feb. 2011 to Aug. 2012)

How Old Were You When You First Saw Duran Live?

Which Tour Did You See Duran Play for the First Time?

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