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Duran Duran History: Worcester 1984

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 31 years to the Sing Blue Silver Tour when Duran played at the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts.  In fact, the band played 2 nights there on this tour.

Did anyone attend this show?  If so, what was it like?  What songs do you remember being played?  Any special memories stick out for you?

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Duran Duran History: Ottawa 1984

On this date in Duran Duran history in 1984, the band played at the Civic Center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  This show was part of the Sing Blue Silver Tour and the opening band was The Payolas.

What is particularly interesting about this particular show is that the radio station, CFRA 58AM had held a phone in poll to convince the band to come and play there.  Now, I have no idea what the results of this poll was or if it actually convinced the band to come or if they planned to come anyways.  Nonetheless, it is interesting to think that fans could have come together to achieve a tangible goal like this.  Do you think this kind of thing did and would work on Duran Duran?

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Duran Duran History: Mexico 2005

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back ten years to 2005 when Duran’s Astronaut Tour had just begun.  On this date, they played at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico.  The setlist was as follows:

SUNRISE
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
HOLD BACK THE RAIN
UNION OF THE SNAKE
ASTRONAUT
COME UNDONE
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE
CHAINS
WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW
PLANET EARTH
TIGER TIGER
THE CHAUFFEUR
ORDINARY WOLRD
SAVE A PRAYER
NICE
NOTORIOUS
THE REFLEX
CARELESS MEMORIES
THE WILD BOYS
WHITE LINES (DON’T DON’T DO IT)
GIRLS ON FILM
RIO

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Duran Duran: Madison 1984

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back to 1984 when Duran Duran played at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin.  This show was part of the Sing Blue Silver Tour and a band called Combo Audio opened up for them.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the only time that Duran Duran has played in Madison.  Of course, they would never come here now since I live here and all.  Ha!

-A

Duran Duran History: Jacksonville 2005

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 10 years to 2005 (Really???  That was 10 years ago?!?), when Duran Duran played in Jacksonville, Florida.   They played at the Jacksonville VM Arena as part of their Astronaut Tour.

DuranDuranMusic has the following setlist posted for this show:

SUNRISE
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
HOLD BACK THE RAIN
UNION OF THE SNAKE
ASTRONAUT
COME UNDONE
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE
CHAINS
WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW
PLANET EARTH
TIGER TIGER
THE CHAUFFEUR
ORIDNARY WOLRD
SAVE A PRAYER
NICE
NOTORIOUS
THE REFLEX
CARELESS MEMORIES
THE WILD BOYS
WHITE LINES (DON’T DON’T DO IT)
GIRLS ON FILM
RIO

Anyone at this show?  Any special memories from it?

-A

Duran Duran History: Moscow 2001

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back to 2001 when Duran played at Olympiyskiy in Moscow, Russia.  The show was broadcasted live on Russian TV and is featured in a couple bootlegs (First Day on Earth and Moscow 2001).  This show was towards the end of the Pop Trash Tour.

The setlist included:

Last Day on Earth
Hungry Like the Wolf
Planet Earth
Playing with Uranium
Come Undone
Ordinary World
Save a Prayer
Hallucinating Elvis
White Lines
Mars Meets Venus
All She Wants Is
Skin Trade
Electric Barbarella
A View to a Kill
Too Much Information
Wild Boys
Notorious
Girls on Film
Rio

Here is a clip of All She Wants Is from the show:


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Duran Duran History: Bournemouth 1994

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 11 years to 1994 when Duran played at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, UK.  This was the final date in the Dilate Your Mind UK Tour.

Interestingly enough, the setlist, from what I could find, was very short as you can see below:

Too Much Information
A View to a Kill
Hungry Like the Wolf
Ordinary World
Skin Trade
White Lines
First Impression
Come Undone
Love Voodoo
Girls on Film

If you attended this show, did they really only play 10 songs?  How was the show?

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