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:
Today’s Duran Duran history takes us to Orlando, Florida. On this date in 1997, Duran Duran played Pleasure Island inside of Walt Disney World. That’s right…you too could been present for this show donning not only a Duran Duran shirt, but Mickey ears to boot. I know there’s more than one Disney AND Duran fan out there…
This date was included on the Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel tour.
Here is a video of Electric Barbarella live…not quite from this date, but you know, it’s Thanksgiving in the US. Not all of us watch football or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you know.