On todays date in 2011, Duran Duran played at the Trinity Center in Bristol , UK. This date was the third show to be played after Simon LeBon’s vocal chords healed enough to be able to perform after having to cancel 47 dates included in the All You Need is Now World tour in 2011-2012. This show, along with three other very small UK gigs, were dubbed “the rehearsal gigs”, as the band prepared to go back out on tour. Duranies were elated that Simon’s voice had returned, seemingly stronger than it had ever been prior.
I’ve found a video clip to share (thanks to Mimi!!) and you BET I’m gonna show Secret Oktober!!!
On today’s date in 2011, Roger was interviewed by Mark Collins on Wave 105, a radio station in England – I believe it’s located in Southampton.
Interestingly enough, as I was trying to search for a snippet from the interview (couldn’t find one), I did find mention of the interview from Facebook. This was, of course during the time when the band had to reschedule those initial tour dates for All You Need is Now due to Simon’s vocal issues.
Here’s the little mention on Facebook:
“Mark will be having a quick chat to Roger Taylor of Duran Duran on Friday morning at about 11:45. Duran Duran recently had to reschedule their dates in Brighton and Bournemouth because of Simon Le Bon’s laryngitis and will now be live at those venues towards the end of the year.”
Underneath, there were a couple comments from Duranies – it’s still a thrill for me when I see names I recognize. It reminds me that the world isn’t nearly as large as one might think.
Such a tough time for Duranies, myself included. That summer was a nail biter for many, wondering if Simon would really be able to sing again. Thankfully, he wasn’t quite done with us yet! (Nor we with him!!) I’m looking forward to the day when shows are announced and talked about again….anyone else??