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Duran Duran History: Munich 2012

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back just two short years ago  to 2012 when Duran Duran played in Munich at the Tonhalle.  According to DuranDuranMusic, the setlist was as follows:

BEFORE THE RAIN
PLANET EARTH
A VIEW TO A KILL
ALL YOU NEED IS NOW
BEING FOLLOWED
REFLEX
COME UNDONE
SAFE
GIRL PANIC
TIGER TIGER
WHITE LINES
ORDINARY WORLD
NOTORIOUS
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
SUNRISE
WILD BOYS
[Encore]
GIRLS ON FILM
RIO

I found a very cool video of the introductions that night!  Watch and enjoy!

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Duran Duran History – Fairfax 1994

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 21 years to 1994 when the band played at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, minutes away from Washington D.C.  This show was part of the band’s Dilate Your Mind Tour.

I found the following setlist from the show:

Too Much Information
A View to a Kill
Hungry Like the Wolf
Ordinary World
Serious
White Lines
First Impression
Planet Earth
Come Undone
Love Voodoo
Girls on Film
Notorious
The Reflex
Rio
Save a Prayer
The Wild Boys

Here is an audio version of Serious from that night!  Enjoy!

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Duran Duran History – Wembley 1998

Today’s Duran Duran History takes us back to 1998 when Duran Duran played at Wembley Arena in London.  This show was the second to last date in the Latest and Greatest Tour.  Most importantly, this show was filmed and aired on Japanese TV.

According to setlist.fm, the set list was as follows:

Planet Earth
Is There Something I Should Know
A View to a Kill
Come Undone
Careless Memories
Big Bang Generation
Save a Prayer
Friends of Mine
All She Wants Is
Notorious
Ordinary World
Out of my Mind
Wild Boys
Electric Barbarella
Hungry Like the Wolf
Girls on Film
Secret Oktober
The Reflex
Rio

You can find most of this live performance on YouTube.  I decided to include Out of my Mind here because it is the one song that I really love from the Medazzaland period and would love to see/hear this one live!

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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?!

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Duran Duran History – Manchester 1998

Today’s Duran Duran History takes us back 16 years to 1998 when Duran Duran played at the Apollo in Manchester, UK.  Duran Duran did not play many shows that year–just 12 in their Latests & Greatest Tour.  These shows took place in the UK, Ireland and Scotland.

According to setlist.fm, the set list was as follows:

Planet Earth
Is There Something I Should Know
A View to a Kill
Come Undone
Crystal Ship
Careless Memories
Big Bang Generation
Save a Prayer
Friends of Mine
All She Wants Is
Notorious
Ordinary World
Out of my Mind
Wild Boys
Electric Barbarella
Hungry Like the Wolf
Girls on Film
Secret Oktober
The Reflex
Rio

What do you think of that set list?

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Duran Duran History – Luxembourg ’05

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 9 years to 2005 when the band was busy with the Astronaut tour, promoting the album of the same name.  During December of that year, the band played a number of shows in the UK and Europe.  This show in Luxembourg was one of them.

Here is the set list, according to DuranDuranMusic:

FRIENDS OF MINE
PLANET EARTH
ASTRONAUT
UNION OF THE SNAKE
COME UNDONE
INSTANT KARMA
SOUND OF THUNDER
HOLD BACK THE RAIN
REFLEX
INTERLUDE
POINT OF NO RETURN
ORDINARY WORLD
NOTORIOUS
NICE
SAVE A PRAYER
GIRLS ON FILM
SUNRISE
CARELESS MEMORIES
RIO

FATAL KISS
A VIEW TO A KILL
WILD BOYS

There are a couple of songs that catch my attention, including Instant Karma  and Point of No Return.  What catches your attention?

Here is a clip of Instant Karma:

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Duran Duran History – Grand Prairie 2007

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back 7 years to 2007, when Duran Duran played at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas (Dallas).  This show was during the Red Carpet Massacre and one of the last ones before the band left for places like Italy and Australia.

This was a smaller set list and included:

Red Carpet Massacre
Nite Runner
Notorious
Planet Earth
Falling Down
Skin Divers
Rio
Ordinary World
View To A Kill
Sunrise
Wild Boys

Here’s a clip of the show!

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Duran Duran History – Seattle ’93

Today in Duran Duran history takes us back 21 years to 1993 when Duran Duran played at the Seattle Coliseum.  This show was part of the No Ordinary Tour.  After this show, they had two more shows left before heading to Japan for the Dilate Your Mind Tour – Japan.

The setlist was as follows:

Too Much Information
A View to a Kill
Hungry Like the Wolf
Ordinary World
White Lines
First Impression
Planet Earth
Come Undone
Love Voodoo
Girls on Film
Notorious
The Reflex
Rio
Save a Prayer
Wild Boys

Any songs on this setlist surprise you?  First Impression caught my attention.

Duran Duran History – Birmingham 1982

Today’s Duran Duran history is a tour date towards the end of the Rio Tour.  This particular date took place in 1982 at the Birmingham Odeon in Birmingham, England.  They played this venue a number of times in their career, including multiple shows during the Rio tour.

Was anyone at this show?  Since Birmingham is the band’s hometown, I always wonder what the shows there were like, including this one.  I know that when I saw the band play in Birmingham in 2011, the home town show wasn’t the best.  Don’t get me wrong.  It was a good show but it wasn’t as fabulous as Brighton or Glasgow, in my opinion.  Then, I wonder.  Did I build up this show so much that it would never meet my expectations?  Could the band be so anxious that they can’t play their best?  What do those of you who have seen the band a number of times in their hometown think?  Are their home shows better, worse or equal to their other shows in the UK?  If they aren’t as good, why do you think that is?

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