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This Past Week in Duranland – June 29 to July 6

Here is the summary of what has happened this past week with Duran Duran, at least from what I saw.  This is my attempt to keep my very busy self and the rest of you in the know of what is happening and what has happened.  If I missed something, which is highly likely, please let me know so that I could add it here!  For the most part, I’m using the official website and Duran’s social media sites for the information.

From the official website/DuranDuranMusic:

The official website posted an excerpt from an interview from the art director at the Vinyl Factory, which was responsible for both All You Need Is Now and A Diamond in the Mind on vinyl.  The excerpt shows some of the questions and pictures to represent the answers to those questions. If you are interested in all the questions and all the picture answers, head over to DuranDuranMusic!  The paid fan site also has another new interview.  This time, it is with photographer, Barry Fidnick, who took photos of the Unstaged screening at MoMA in the fall of 2013.  He also happens to be a huge fan!!  There is also a giveaway of a print from the MoMA screening!

From social media:

The band’s twitter and Facebook has been advertising some new items in the band’s online store.  Some of the new items include hats, a beach towel, a mug and a t-shirt.  I have already seen many a Duranie make purchases.  If you are interested in seeing the items or buying yourself, go here.  If you have gotten something you ordered, we welcome reviews!

Another piece of news is that Rio on vinyl is available on pre-order.  This is a double vinyl of the remastered edition from 2009.  The link for information is here.

Photos of Simon from a Vanity Fair photo shoot have appeared on the band’s social media.  These photos are of a sailing Mr. LeBon!  They are worth checking out!

Ultimate Guitar featured Khanada on bass guitar for those interested in learning to play it!  You can find that here.

Interview Magazine included an interview with Luxxury, which included their version of Planet Earth, which you can read here.  If you want to read Rhonda’s review of the song, go here.

What did I miss???  Please, let me know so that I can add it!


How Many Show of the Second Half of the Dilate Your Mind Tour (December 15,1993 to April 14, 1994) Did You See?

This week, in the continuing series about Duran tour participation, I am asking about the second half of the Dilate Your Mind Tour, which took place between December 15, 1993, to April 14, 1994, in Japan, the US, the UK, Europe, Israel, Turkey, Asia, and the Dominican Republic.  The first half of the Dilate Your Mind Tour took place before the No Ordinary Tour, which took place earlier in 1993.  I will cover both the No Ordinary Tour and the first half of this tour in separate posts at later dates.  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 recent tours, the links can be found below:

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)

How Old Were You When You First Saw Duran Live?

Which Tour Did You See Duran Play for the First Time?

Today in Duran History – Toronto 1982

On this date in 1982, Duran Duran played  at Concert Hall in Toronto, Canada.  This show was part of the Rio tour, which was divided into two halves, in order for the band to be the support act for the Blondie tour.  Interestingly enough, this was not the band’s first time in Toronto as they had played there in 1981.

Since this is an older show, I could not find a setlist or clips of the show.  Did anyone attend this show?  What was it like?  I know this much.  Every time I post about a show from Duran’s early days, I find myself so wishing that I had the ability to go back in time to attend all these shows!


Question of the Day: Sunday, July 6, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture R











Today in Duran History – Liverpool 2008

On this date in 2008, Duran Duran played at Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.  This show was part of the Red Carpet Massacre Tour, which lasted from October 2007 to October 2010.  The particular set list for this show was as follows:





DuranDuranMusic.com also includes a note from the road:

What a lovely place Liverpool is! I have been to England a number of times, all over, but this is my first visit to Liverpool. Yesterday was a day off, the bulk of it spent in front of the computer, but in the early evening managed to get out for a little bit. Great place. 

The show is on as we speak, just found some moments here to check in and say hello. The show is really good, the crowd is quite into it and the band seems to be really into it as well! 

The VIP this evening was really fun! People from all over the UK and a few from Korea and Japan as well! Some of the girls from Korea won the meet and greet, and it which was really special for them. They had the most amazing collections of books, etc. they had created from the tour earlier this spring when we were there (Korea). 

Keep an eye out for some new pix tonight or tomorrow! See you in Nottingham. 


There are a number of clips from the show on YouTube.  I’m including a little of the electro set with “Last Chance on the Stairway”.

Were any of you at this particular show?  How was it?


Question of the Day: Saturday, July 5, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture J











Today in Duran History – Lady Gaga Mix

On this date in 2010, DJ Hero Party Mix Pack was made available for download and featured Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” mixed with Duran’s “Girls on Film.”  For those, like me, who didn’t know what the heck the DJ Hero Party Mix Pack was all about, it is for video game systems.  It is in the same genre as other games like Guitar Hero. The point of the game is to create a new song from using previously recorded songs through the use of record players and other sound effects.  The Party Mix Pack contained some well-known mixes that appear to be used for the game or as downloads on their own.

I was able to find a clip on YouTube so you can see a little bit of what the game is like and what it sounded like:

Has anyone played this game?  What do you think about the remix??



Question of the Day: Friday, July 4, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture C


Question of the Day: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture W


Today in Duran History – Cedar Rapids

On today’s date in 1987, Duran Duran played the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  This show took place during the Strange Behaviour tour, and most notably for many fans – it was the first tour after Live Aid which signified the end of the “Fab Five”.

Happy (early) 4th of July to my fellow American fans, and to the rest of the world – have a lovely weekend!