Well, people, we are finishing up January and moving into February. I cannot say that January was as peaceful as I had hoped, but now we are moving on. Maybe February will be better! How was the first week in February for Duran Duran, historically? Let’s take a look!
- NME ran a one page feature on Duran Duran in on this date in 1981. I would love, love, love to see this if anyone has a copy of it!
- The song, What Happens Tomorrow, was released in the UK in 2005.
- Duran Duran played at Olympiyskiy in Moscow, Russia. It was broadcast live on Russian TV and bootlegged on First Day on Earth and Moscow 20 in 2001.
- On this date in 2004, Duran Duran played at Superbowl party in Houston.
- The band performed What Happens Tomorrow on Good Morning America in 2005.
- Planet Earth released in the UK in 1981, 40 years ago! (You all knew that I had to post that, right? Not just for the Duran history aspect but also because it is my absolute favorite!)
- The band appeared on the Rolling Stone cover as the Fab 5 in 1984.
- In 2005, Duran Duran appeared on the Carson Daly show. For the record, they did a ton of promotion during the Astronaut era and this week in history really shows that.
- Simon and John attended a Grammy Week event honoring Nile at LA’s Village Recording Studio in 2015.
- Duran Duran played at Lawlor Arena in Reno, Nevada, in 1984.
- Ten years later, they performed at Forest National in Brussels.
- Dom Brown’s album, Between the Lines, was released in 2008. Who owns a copy besides Rhonda and myself?
- In 1989, Duran Duran played at the Civic Auditorium in Portland.
- Five years later, they played Le Zenith in Paris.
- Duran Duran played at the Forum in LA in 1984.
- They lip synched Skin Trade on German TV show called WWF Club in 1987.
I have to admit that this week in Duran Duran history feels pretty monumental to me, even though a lot of it appears as tv promotion and various tours. That 40th anniversary of Planet Earth is a BIG DEAL, in my opinion. What do the rest of you think?