Tag Archives: Big Live Thing Tour

Duran Duran History – Universal Amphitheater

Duran Duran history for February 3rd has Rhonda recalling her very first time experiencing #Duranlive. On this date in 1989, Duran Duran played at the Universal Amphitheater (later renamed Gibson Amphitheater, which was torn down recently) at Universal City (Universal Studios), Los Angeles, California.  This date was included on their Big Live Thing tour.

My memories from the show include dressing up…because of course the band was going to see me from my seats in the very back of the theater, and the fact that I was astonished to hear how differently they sounded live (as opposed to the album).  Concert newbie – how little I really knew back then!!  I also remember feeling that somehow I’d really missed out because it was no longer “The Fab Five” up on that stage.  A feeling I would have to settle for until 2003.  Anyone else at this show?

-R

Duran Duran History – UIC Pavilion

Duran Duran history for January 27th takes us all to university – The University of Illinois, Chicago, where on this date in 1989 Duran Duran performed at The Pavilion on the U of I Chicago campus (UIC). The Pursuit of Happiness was the opening band, and the show was a part of the Big Live Thing tour.

-R

Duran Duran History – Budapest ’88

Duran Duran history takes us back to Budapest in 1988 when Duran Duran played the Budapest Sportcsarnok.  This show was part of the Big Live Thing Tour.

Setlist.fm did have a setlist for this show so I thought I would share!

Hungry Like the Wolf
Do You Believe in Shame?
All She Wants Is
Winter Marches On
Palomino
Too Late Marlene
Girls on Film
Notorious
Skin Trade
Is There Something I Should Know?
Wild Boys
Drug
Save a Prayer
The Reflex
Rio
The Edge of America
Lake Shore Driving

Which song out of this list would you most like to see/hear live?  There are many songs on this list that I have not seen performed live, but I would choose Edge of America, for sure!

-A

Duran Duran History – Oslo

Our Duran Duran history for today takes us to Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway, where the band played The Rockefeller on this date in 1988. This show was included on the Big Live Thing tour.

I couldn’t find any video from Oslo, but I did find clips from this tour, and so I’ve included one here of Too Late Marlene…a song that I’ve never personally seen or heard live (hint, hint…another great song from the depths of the back catalog!!).

 

Happy Wednesday, everyone…. 🙂

-R

 

Today in Duran History – Barcelona 1988

On this date in 1988, Duran Duran played at Studio 54 in Barcelona, Spain.  This show was part of the Big Live Thing Tour.  In fact, it was the third show of the tour.  I don’t know about any of you, but when I think of the Big Thing Tour, I think of 1989.  I forget that there were shows in 1988 that were part of it.

Interestingly enough, I was able to find a setlist for this show!

God (London)
Big Thing
I Don’t Want Your Love
Hungry Like the Wolf
Do You Believe In Shame?
All She Wants Is
Planet Earth
This Is How a Road Gets Made
Winter Marches On
Palomino
Girls on Film
Notorious
Is There Something I Should Know?
Wild Boys
Drug
Save a Prayer
The Reflex
Rio
The Edge of America

Thoughts about the setlist?

-A