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The Week in DD History: February 14 to February 20 - The Daily Duranie

The Week in DD History: February 14 to February 20

This week starts with a little Valentine’s Day. On that note, we give much love to everyone who reads this blog, checks in with us on social media, has attended one of our meetups and, of course, the band that firmly holds a special place in our hearts. Let’s see if this week in Duran history has brought the band love over the years!

February 14

  • Duran Duran played Louisiana State University Assembly Center in Baton Rouge in 1984 as part of the Sing Blue Silver Tour.
  • In 2005, Duran Duran played at The Bellagio in Las Vegas as part of the Astronaut Tour. Anyone attend this show?

February 15

  • Duran Duran played at Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy in 2006. I remember watching their performance on TV and being so excited. Anyone else?
  • John Taylor received the Experience, Strength and Hope Award by Writers in Treatment in Los Angeles in 2013. I love when he gets recognized like this.

February 16

  • Andy Taylor was born in 1961! Happy Birthday to Andy!
  • Power Station performed on Saturday Night Live in 1985.

February 17

  • In 2004, the band received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Brits. Justin Timberlake presented the award before the band gave an acceptance speech and performance.
  • The Devils played at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany in 2003. This side project features Nick and Stephen Duffy and songs written before Simon had joined the band.
  • Another side project of Nick’s, TV Mania, saw its vinyl’s presale began on the Vinyl Factory website in 2013.

February 18

  • Duran Duran played at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis in 1984.
  • All She Wants Is peaked at number 22 in the U.S. in 1989.

February 19

  • Too Shy by Kajagoogoo produced by Nick Rhodes hit number 1 in the UK in 1983.
  • Duran Duran performed at the War Child UK gig at Wilton’s Music Hall in London on this date in 2015.

February 20

  • The band played at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan in 1989.
  • The Astronaut Tour brought the band to Houston, Texas, where they played at the Toyota Center in 2005.

This week in Duran history brought us Andy Taylor’s birthday and a lot of shows as part of the Sing Blue Silver, Big Thing and Astronaut Tour. I’m sure the fans at those concerts showed lots of love toward the band. Have a good week, everyone!


By Daily Duranie

Once upon a time, there were two Duran Duran fans. One named Amanda, the other named Rhonda. Over many vodka tonics, they would laugh about the idea of one day writing a book about their fan experiences. While that manuscript is still being composed...Rhonda thought they should write a blog. (What was she THINKING?!) Lo and behold: The Daily Duranie was born.

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