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Question of the Week: Song That Represents the Big Live Thing Tour

Last week’s poll continued our quest to determine a song that best represents each Duran Duran tour. So far, we have picked a song for the following tours:

  • Paper Gods Tour – Pressure Off
  • All You Need Is Now Tour – All You Need Is Now
  • Red Carpet Massacre Tour – Night Runner
  • Astronaut Tour – Sunrise
  • Pop Trash Tour – Hallucinating Elvis
  • Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour – Electric Barbarella
  • Thank You Promo Tour – White Lines
  • No Ordinary Tour – Too Much Information

This brought us to the Big Thing era and the Big Live Thing Tour. Like previous tours, first, we listed every song that was played in 1989. Based on last week’s vote, we will ask just about the songs that were chosen to determine the song that best represents the Big Live Thing Tour. Happy voting!

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Big Live Thing Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Big Live Thing Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Big Live Thing Tour?

Question of the Week: Which Song Best Represents the Big Live Thing Tour of 1988-1989?

Our continuing quest to determine the song that best represents each tour continues. The idea behind this set of surveys is simple. If we could pick out one song that best showcases each tour, that could make for a fun playlist. We started with the most recent tour and then moved backwards in Duran history. The results so far are:

  • Paper Gods Tour – Pressure Off
  • All You Need Is Now Tour – All You Need Is Now
  • Red Carpet Massacre Tour – Night Runner
  • Astronaut Tour – Sunrise
  • Pop Trash Tour – Hallucinating Elvis
  • Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour – Electric Barbarella
  • Thank You Promo tour – White Lines
  • No Ordinary Tour – Too Much Information

This week, we ask about the Big Live Thing Tour of 1988-1989. In order to make the poll, I looked up all the songs played in 1989. They are listed by frequency of play. On that note, happy voting!

-A

Coming Soon
Which Song Best Represents the Big Live Thing Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Big Live Thing Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the 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