Tag Archives: Careless Memories Tour 1981

Duran Duran History – Liverpool 1981

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us all the way back to 1981 when Duran Duran played at Empire in Liverpool.  This show happened towards the end of their Careless Memories tour, which took place in the UK.

I, for one, would really like a time machine to travel back and see the dates from this tour!  Was anyone lucky enough to see any of them?  If so, please share!  How were they?!

-A

Duran Duran History – Poole

Duran Duran History for today, December 15th goes all the way back to this date in 1981, when Duran Duran played at the Arts Center in Poole, UK.  Were you there?  This date was included on their Careless Memories tour….just before many of us in other parts of the world (myself included) had ever heard of the band…

On another note, on this date in 2010, Duran Duran’s video for All You Need is Now debuted on Sky News.  I could go for a little video about now on this Monday morning. Shall we??  -R

Duran Duran History – Southampton

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 33 years to 1981.  On this date, Duran Duran played at the Gaumont in Southampton, UK.  This was the opening date in their Careless Memories Tour, which took them all around the UK.  To put this tour and this tour date in historical context, by this point, Duran Duran had released their first album and had, in fact, just released their fourth single.  Does anyone know what their fourth single was?!  It was My Own Way!  Clearly, the band was moving forward towards the release of their second album, Rio.

Let’s watch a clip of this single live:

-A

How Many Shows of the Careless Memories Tour (November 29, 1981 – December 23, 1981) Did You See?

This week, in the continuing series about Duran tour participation, I am asking about the Careless Memories Tour.  This tour took place between November 29 and December 23, 1981 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:

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)

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