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Radio City Music Hall 1994 – Do You Remember?

On this date in 1994, Duran Duran played the first of four shows at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City as part of the Dilate Your Mind tour that began in Japan in December of the previous year.

Interestingly enough, the band had already had dates set to play Radio City Music Hall in October of 1993 during the No Ordinary tour but Simon lost his voice, and several of those shows, including these at Radio City Music Hall, had been postponed.  These shows/tours took place in support of their self-titled album that we fans fondly refer to as The Wedding Album.

After an online search, I found the setlist for this very show, which is always cool to look at 23 years later.

Too Much Information

A View to a Kill

Hungry Like the Wolf

Ordinary World

Skin Trade

White Lines

First Impression

Planet Earth

Come Undone

Love Voodoo

Girls on Film

Notorious

The Reflex

Rio

Save a Prayer

Wild Boys

So, were you there for any of these shows?  Do you remember?

-R

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.

Today in Duran History – Huntsville 1993

On this date in 1993, Duran Duran played Von Baun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  This is part of No Ordinary Tour.  This show took place after many shows had been canceled after Simon lost his voice earlier in the year.
I wonder how many shows Duran has played in Alabama.  At one point, Rhonda and I discussed how it would be fun to see Duran play in every state.  That said, I know that there are states that they have never been to.  I still think it is a good goal but I don’t know how feasible it really is.
-A

Today in Duran History – Cesme, Turkey 1993

On this date in 1993, Duran Duran played at the Cesme Amphitheatre in Izmir/Cesme, Turkey, as part of the 1993 Cesme Festival.  This was part of the No Ordinary Tour of 1993.  It is also a few days before Simon lost his voice on that tour, causing the band to cancel a number of dates.

The set list was as follows:

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

What do you think of that setlist?  I would totally dig seeing/hearing UMF and Too Much Information live (again).  That said, I’m not sure about putting Ordinary World and Come Undone together.  If you attended this show, do you think it worked?

It appears that most of this show can be found on YouTube, interestingly enough.  I’m including Too Much Information.  Just to warn you, Simon is not wearing a shirt.

-A

 

Today in Duran History – LA 1993

On this date in 1993, Duran Duran played at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California. This show was part of the No Ordinary Tour.

According to setlist.fm, the set list for that night was:

Planet Earth

Hungry Like the Wolf

A View to a Kill

Ordinary World

Come Undone

White Lines

The Chauffeur

Girls on Film

UMF

Notorious

The Reflex

Rio

Encore:

Save a Prayer

Too Much Information

The Wild Boys

If anyone was there that night, does that set list look accurate?  Is there any song on this list that you wished that they brought back?

-A

Today in Duran History – Kansas City 1993

On this date in 1993, Duran Duran played at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas, which is right outside Kansas City.  This show was part of the No Ordinary World Tour that supported the Wedding Album.

I saw Duran play in Kansas City in the summer of 2005.  To say that it was hot would be an understatement.  Was anyone there at this show?  Was it as hot as I remember my Kansas City show?

-A

Today in Duran History – Detroit and Andy Taylor

On today’s date in 1993, Duran Duran played at the Pine Knob Theater in Detroit, Michigan. This date was included on the No Ordinary World tour.

Additionally, on this date in 2006, Andy Taylor made his final appearance with the band, where they performed at the Annual Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  I am sure I speak for many when I say that in some ways, it hardly seems possible that eight years have passed, and in others – it feels like so much longer.  It is very clear that Andy continues to be missed.  Rarely a day goes by that pleas for his return cannot be seen in response to nearly anything Duran Duran posts on their Facebook page.  Loyalty? Yes, definitely.

-R