The Week in DD History: November 22 – November 28

Duran Duran graces the studio once again!
DD 2018, in the studio working on new music #DD2018

It is hard to believe that it is the last full week of November. In some ways, the month flew by for me and, in other ways, it slowed to a crawl. I, for one, am looking forward to the upcoming week as I only have two work days. That said, I wouldn’t mind fast forwarding until January or the spring. Of course, this is the week that those of us in the U.S. celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday. I hope that everyone stays safe and healthy while remembering to be grateful for what we do have. I, for one, am thankful to have found Duran Duran as a kid and thrilled to still be part of this fan community, warts and all. On that note, are there Duran events that took place this week that we should be celebrating? Let’s take a look.

November 22:

  • Duran Duran played at the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Center in 1983.
  • They played Von Baun Civer Center in Huntsville, Alabama in 1993.
  • Following in the tradition of playing shows on this date every decade, the band played at Twiropa in New Orleans in 2003.

November 23:

  • John Taylor’s Japan album is released in 1999. It is probably my favorite of all of John’s solo albums. Do you own it? What do you think of it?
  • Duran Duran played at Vivo Rio in Rio de Janeiro in 2008.

November 24:

  • Duran Duran played Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The Cranberries opened up. This makes me miss Dolores O’Riordan all the more.
  • As part of the promotion for the Medazzaland album, Duran Duran played at the State Theatre in Detroit in 1997.

November 25:

  • Like many other British artists, Duran Duran participated in the recording of Band-Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas in London in 1984. To me, acknowledging this anniversary always marks the beginning of the holiday season. It seems to me that this year the world could use this song more than usual.
  • On this date in 2007, Duran Duran was featured on A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts.

November 26:

  • The band returned to studio to work on #DD15 on this date in 2018. I so wish that we could be celebrating this album right now. That said, I’m sure that all Duranies will rejoice as soon as we can hear this album for ourselves.

November 27:

  • Duran Duran held a record signing at the HMV on New Street in Birmingham in 1982. Record signings are so fun. I hope the band considers holding some with the next album. It could help record stores, album sales and make fans happy.
  • On this date in 2015, Duran played at Manchester Arena as part of their Paper Gods Tour.

November 28:

  • My Own Way peaked at number 14 in the UK in 1981.
  • Duran Duran was featured on Weekend Today in the US in 2010.

As always, this list is not a complete one as I just chose to highlight some events. Which event made you smile the most when thinking about it?

Have a good week, everyone! Have a good Thanksgiving, for those who celebrate!


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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