Today in Duran History – London 1983

On this date in 1983, Duran Duran played at the Dominion Theatre in London, UK.  This show was one of two UK one off shows during 1983.  This show, in particular, was pretty special as it was The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala in which Prince Charles and Princess Diana attended.  The event was a charity event for The Prince’s Trust, a charity founded to help young people.

According to what I have read, the show was plagued by sound problems.  Perhaps, part of the problem was that this was the first time Duran had played live since the end of the Rio tour in 1982.  Another significant fact is that it was later discovered that the Irish Republican Army had plans to plant bombs in an assassination attempt but the plans were foiled.

Here is a news segment about the event that I found:

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