The Week in DD History: October 24-October 30, 2021

What a week last week was in Duranland! This morning I saw a friend’s post on Facebook about how much promotion Duran is doing for this new album and how she is struggling to keep up! I could not agree more. This is when I want to ask if I could just be a Duranie for a career. Is that possible?! Anyway, I look forward to this blog post in the future to include all of the Future Past activities from this year.

October 24:

  • Duran Duran played at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1988.
  • John Taylor had a book signing at Book Soup in Los Angeles, California, in 2012.
  • The band received an award at the MTV EMAs in Milan in 2015.

October 25:

  • In 2004, the band appeared on the Late, Late Show as part of the Astronaut promotion.
  • Live from London, the live album and DVD, was released in 2005.
  • Duran played at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York in 2011.

October 26:

  • Simon and Nick appeared on the TV show, GMTV, in 1999.
  • In 2006, the band played at the Sears Centre opening night in Chicago. Rhonda and I were there!
  • Duran performed Falling Down and Girls on Film on the Jonathan Ross show in the UK in 2007.

October 27:

  • Simon Le Bon was born in 1958. Happy Birthday, Simon! ?
  • Top of the Pops, the UK show, aired the band’s Union of the Snake “performance” in 1983.
  • Nick and John participated in a phone interview with Richard Blade on KROQ in 1986.

October 28:

  • The band played at Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1988.
  • The Medazzaland album peaked at number 19 in Canada in 1997.
  • In 2007, Duran played at the Chevrolet Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut, in 2007.

October 29:

  • Neurotic Outsiders played at the Viper Room in Hollywood in 1995.
  • Duran Duran headlined the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans in 2006.
  • John Taylor participated on a panel regarding the internet at UCLA in 2009.

October 30:

  • Duran Duran played at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, in 1982.
  • A View to a Kill voted the best Bond theme by fans on Gigwise magazine’s survey in 2008.
  • John Taylor had a book talk and signing at th City Winery Chicago in 2012.

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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