How Many Shows of the Big Live Thing Tour (Nov. 11, 1988 to March 4, 1989) Did You See?

This week, in the continuing series about Duran tour participation, I am asking about the Big Live Thing Tour, which took place between November 11, 1988  and March 4, 1989.  This tour took place in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia.   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 recent tours, the links can be found below:

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?

15 thoughts on “How Many Shows of the Big Live Thing Tour (Nov. 11, 1988 to March 4, 1989) Did You See?”

  1. Finally…I get to brag that this was the tour of my first show. I don’t remember too many of the details, but one thing that still makes me kind of laugh is the memory of my telling my then boyfriend that I didn’t think they were “nearly as good live as they are on my records”. Seriously. I said that. *smacks self* I was young. And stupid. 😉 -R

  2. I remember not so much about the show itself but about the circumstances under which I went to it. Dead of winter (January 20th) and I had the head cold from hell (probably was the flu). Stuffed myself full of pills and every cold medicine imaginable because no way was I missing it. Like I said, not the best circumstances to see a show and I remember very little other than it seemed really loud (probably part of that was my misperception due to the raging head cold) and I went home and promptly collapsed into my bed!

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