Today in Duran History – Perth 2008

On this date in 2008, Duran Duran played at The Esplanade in Perth, Australia.  Did anyone attend that show?  How was it?

I wonder how many times they have played in Perth.  While I know that there have been many tours to Australia, I wonder how often Perth and that region of Australia has been lucky enough to be  on the band’s chosen agenda.  I know that there are a lot of places, nearby, that long for shows and just don’t get them.  I have to give those fans a lot of credit as they remain fans despite not having that huge reinforcement of concerts.  Truly, I wish that Duran could hit some of those never played or rarely played places on the next tour as I know how happy those fans would be.

On a completely different note, I did want to remind everyone about sending in those 5 favorite John Taylor pictures for our daily questions.  You can send them in via email ( by DM on Twitter or by message on Facebook.  We have gotten some but I know that there are plenty more John fans out there!  We will collect them until April 19th.  Thanks!!!


3 thoughts on “Today in Duran History – Perth 2008”

  1. I am surprised you think there’s been ‘many tours’ to Australia. There were none between 1983 and 2003 – two entire decades. As for other concerts in that region of Australia (ie near Perth). The region around Perth and the state of Western Australia is largely a sandpit, so any concerts would be for kangaroos and emus.
    To my knowledge Australia has had 5 tours in 34 years. As for places nearby longing for concerts. Yes that’s largely true, they are longing for concerts. To put things in perspective though NZ is a ten hour flight from Perth (further than flying between eastern US and UK); so it’s not really nearby (ie not so simple to fly to for a concert). Perhaps by nearby you mean somewhere like Hong Kong – an 8 hour flight from Perth.
    Nearby is an interesting concept. 😉

    Yes it would be great to see DD do some more concerts in the areas they often visit.

    1. The word many isn’t very specific, is it? While the 5 tours to Australia might not seem like many to you, to someone in South Africa or Israel or countless other places, it could seem like many. Of course, to people in the UK, 5 could be few. Yet, the focus of my commentary was about how this region is probably overlooked and could use more shows. -A

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