On this very date in 1983, I was thirteen, which put me in eighth grade. (it took me a remarkably long time to figure that out this morning…) I was somewhere in the middle of “I’m nervous about growing up” and “I know more than my parents do about everything”. Ah yes. When I put it in those terms, I remember the time and age perfectly! Additionally on this very date in 1983, Duran Duran played Wembley Arena.
Just a month earlier, Seven and the Ragged Tiger had been released, and this show was one date of five at Wembley Arena. The tour was named Sing Blue Silver….perhaps you’ve heard about it over the years. Beginning in Australia, these dates in the UK took place just before the band headed off to Japan and then on to Canada and then the US.
(Sometimes, I just have to wonder how these tours get planned. First to Australia and then to UK and then back to Japan and on to the states?? Were they trying to kill the band??)
The excitement surrounding Duran Duran was nowhere near diminishing here in the states, and I have to imagine that also held true for the UK. This is the part of my “Duran Duran history” that is foggiest for me. I lived in the states, far removed from the “inner-happenings” of Duran Duran. I didn’t attend any shows prior to 1989, and for me, the Sing Blue Silver tour is still sort of an enigma. It’s like a dream that I’ve only witnessed from afar! So, if any of our readers went to the shows at Wembley Arena or were in the UK during this period—I’d love to hear from you in the comments. The memories weave a great story!
Duran Duran, Wembley Arena, December 20th, 1983. Do you remember?