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Question of the Week: Song That Represents the No Ordinary Tour

We are moving back in time to 1993, when Duran Duran played over 100 shows to support their latest album, the Wedding Album. Most of these 100 shows were part of a tour entitled “No Ordinary Tour,” to go along with their commercially successful single, Ordinary World. The question, then, rests with you, the fans, about which of the songs that they played best represents that tour, that album, that Duran era. We, of course, have already asked this question about the tours that followed in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2016. The results of those polls are as follows:

  • Paper Gods Tour: Pressure Off
  • All You Need Is Now Tour: All You Need Is Now
  • Red Carpet Massacre Tour: Night Runner
  • Astronaut Tour: Sunrise
  • Pop Trash Tour: Hallucinating Elvis
  • Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel Tour: Electric Barbarella
  • Thank You Promo Tour: White Lines

On that note, please vote for which song best represents the Wedding Album Era Tour.

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Which Song Best Represents the No Ordinary Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the No Ordinary Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the No Ordinary Tour?

Question of the Week: Which Song Represents the THank You Promo/Radio Festival Tours?

This week we are moving back in time to 1995 and trying to determine which song best represents the tours that Duran Duran participated in during that year. Interestingly enough, they did two shorter tours during that year to promote their album of covers, Thank You. They did one tour called the Thank You Promo Tour and one connected to radio stations called Radio Festival Tour. Since they played both tours during the year, I looked at the setlists for both in order to do this week’s poll. Before I describe the poll themselves, I’ll recap the songs that have been chosen so far to represent more recent tours.

  • The Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour: Electric Barbarella
  • The Pop Trash Tour: Hallucinating Elvis
  • Astronaut: Sunrise
  • Red Carpet Massacre: Night Runner
  • All You Need Is Now: All You Need Is Now
  • Paper Gods: Pressure Off

This poll below includes all the songs Duran Duran played live in 1995. They are listed in the frequency in which they were played. Songs that were played more are at the top. If they are covers, I have indicated that unless they appeared on the Thank You album. On that note, happy voting!

-A

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Which Song Best Represents the Thank You Promo Tour/Radio Station Festival Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Thank You Promo Tour/Radio Station Festival Tour?
Which Song Best Represents the Thank You Promo Tour/Radio Station Festival Tour?

How Many Shows of the Thank You Tour (February 1995 to May 21, 1995) Did You See?

This week, in the continuing series about Duran tour participation, I am asking about the Thank You Tour, which took place between February 1995 to May 21, 1995, in the US, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.  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 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?

How Many Shows of the Radio Festival Tour (May 1995 to November 1997) Did You See?

This week, in the continuing series about Duran tour participation, I am asking about the Radio Festival Tour, which took place between May 1995 to November 1997 in the US.  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 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 – Dallas 1995

On this date in 1995, Duran Duran played at the Starplex Amphitheater in Dallas.  This show was part of the short radio festival tour that Duran did in the summer of 1995 to support their album, Thank You.  This tour took place in the US only.

Did anyone attend this show?  Did anyone attend any of the shows that were part of this little tour?  What were they like?

I did find a website that was selling pictures from this very show.  If you are interested, you can click here.

-A