This Week in DD History: November 21 to November 27

This week marks a holiday for most in the United States with Thanksgiving on Thursday. For many, this means a special dinner with friends and family. It also means a couple of days off of work. I’m looking forward to that as well as spending some time with my parents and my eldest niece. It should be a relaxing time. How about this week in Duran Duran history? Did it include some downtime or was it busy, busy? Let’s take a look.

November 21:

  • Duran Duran opened up for Hazel O’Connor at Sheffield University in Sheffield, England in 1980.
  • The band’s third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, was released worldwide in 1983.
  • In 2007, the band appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. A clip of the Falling Down video was shown, Simon was interviewed and the band performed.

November 22:

  • Duran Duran played at the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Center in 1983.
  • In 1993, the band played Von Baun Civer Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • announced that Nick Egan will be making the music video for the “All You Need Is Now” single on this date in 2010.

November 23:

  • John Taylor’s Japan album was released in 1999.
  • Duran Duran played at Cullen Auditorium in Houston in 2003 as part of the reunion tour.
  • In 2008, the band played Vivo Rio in Rio de Janeiro.

November 24:

  • Duran Duran played at Leisure Centre in Gloucester in 1982.
  • The album, Arena, peaked at number 6 in the US in 1984. (I got it that year for Christmas!)
  • In 1997, the band played at the State Theatre in Detroit.

November 25:

  • Duran Duran participated in the the recording of Band-Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas in London in 1984.
  • Duran Duran was featured on A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts in 2007.
  • Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon performed the song “Record Collection” with Mark Ronson at American Express event at London’s Abbey Road Studios in 2010.

November 26:

  • Duran Duran played at the Odeon in Birmingham in 1982.
  • In 1988, the band played Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway.
  • Duran Duran played at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque in 2003.

November 27:

  • Duran Duran participated in a record signing at the HMV on New Street in Birmingham in 1982.
  • Duran Duran played at Entertainment Centre in Perth, Australia in 1983.
  • In 2015, the band played Manchester Arena.

Have a nice week! For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it is a great one!


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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