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.
On today’s date in 1993, Duran Duran played at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida. This show took place during the No Ordinary World Tour, as the band reemerged onto US top 40 radio with the song Ordinary World. Were you there??
This week, in the continuing series about Duran tour participation, I am asking about the No Ordinary Tour, which took place between May 13, 1993 to December 10, 1993, in the US, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, The Netherlands, and the UK. 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:
On this date in 1993, Duran Duran played at the Plaza Monumental in Monterey, Mexico. This date was included in the No Ordinary World tour during the summer months of 1993.
I was looking at the dates they played in 1993, and aside from a couple of very short breaks along with some dates that had been cancelled/rescheduled/etc from mid-September to mid-November of that year, the band went non-stop, beginning in February of 1993 in Ontario, Canada (One of their acoustic shows dubbed “An Acoustical Evening with Duran Duran) and ending in April of 1994 in the Dominican Republic. When you sit back and look at it, that is a LOT of shows. Granted, it’s the life they chose, but wow. I’d be tired too. The traveling is rough on your body. This is why I’m still a big proponent of doing residencies, primarily as a way to solve the problems with touring the entire US. Pick a few major cities, do several shows within each city and make the fans do the traveling. I think a lot of fans would applaud such a plan (this fan included). I’d love the chance to go see the band and spend actual time in a new city with friends…wouldn’t you??
Also, we would be remiss if we didn’t send happy birthday wishes to Julian Taylor (Roger and Gisella’s son) who will be celebrating his 3rd birthday today! I remember having a 3 year old…. they’re fun at 3. Active. Very, VERY active. 🙂
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