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WAMU THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA

March 11th, 2008

Duran Duran at the WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA

Opening Act: Your Vegas

Set List:

THE VALLEY
RCM
NITE RUNNER
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
PLANET EARTH
FALLING DOWN
COME UNDONE
SKINDIVERS
THE REFLEX
SAVE A PRAYER
A VIEW TO A KILL

ELECTROSET;
LAST CHANCE/ALL SHE WANTS/LEATHERETTE
I DON’T WANT/SKIN TRADE/TEMPTED

NOTORIOUS
GIRLS ON FILM
ORDINARY WORLD
SUNRISE
WILD BOYZ

RIO

KLSY in Seattle

March 18th, 2005

KLSY in Seattle has added WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW! If you hear it and you like what you hear, let them know!

Set List – Seattle

March 9th, 2005

SUNRISE
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
HOLD BACK THE RAIN
UNION OF THE SNAKE
ASTRONAUT
COME UNDONE
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE
CHAINS
WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW
PLANET EARTH
TIGER TIGER
CHAUFFEUR
ORDINARY WORLD
SAVE A PRAYER
NICE
NOTORIOUS
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW
CARELESS MEMORIES
WILD BOYS

WHITE LINES
GIRLS ON FILM
RIO

DURAN DURAN Timeline – 1980 – 1995

April 18th, 2016

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Nick Rhodes and John Taylor form Duran Duran in the late 70s.

1978 line up: Stephen Duffy (vocals and bass), John Taylor (guitar), Simon Colley (bass and clarinet), Nick Rhodes (synthesizers, tape and rhythm machines)

1979 line up 1: Andy Wickett (vocals), John Taylor (bass), Roger Taylor (drums), Alan Curtis (guitar), Nick Rhodes (synthesizers)

1979 line up 2: Jeff Thomas (vocals), John Taylor (bass), Roger Taylor (drums), Alan Curtis (guitar), Nick Rhodes (synthesizers)

1980 line up: Simon Le Bon (vocals), John Taylor (bass), Roger Taylor (drums), Andy Taylor (guitar), Nick Rhodes (synthesizers)

In early 1980, the band bring their demo tapes to Paul & Michael Berrow, who run the Rum Runner night club. The brothers agree to give the band rehearsal space and jobs in the club so they wouldn’t have to take day jobs. (John works the door, Nick DJs, Roger works as Busboy).

In April, 1980, Duran Duran take out an advert in Melody Maker music magazine for a “Live-Wire Guitarist.” Andy Taylor answers the ad, auditions and impresses Nick, John and Roger with his talent and professional experience, having toured Europe as a teen. He gets the job and moves from his hometown of Newcastle to Birmingham, where the band is based.

A bar maid at Rum Runner recommends her ex-boyfriend as lead singer for Duran Duran. Simon Le Bon shows up to his May, 1980 audition in pink leopard-skin trousers. He wins over the band with his showmanship and book of lyrics they feel fit perfectly with their songs. The book has the name of his previous band on the cover (ROV OSTROV). The lyrics to the song which would eventually become “The Chauffeur” are in that notebook.

The band write their first ever song together at the Rum Runner, “Sound of Thunder.”

The Berrow brothers form a company Tritec Music (named after the triangular-themed bar inside the club) in June, 1980. The band sign a Production deal with the Berrows, who also become their managers.

Duran Duran (classic line up) play their first show together on July 9, 1980 at The Rum Runner, Birmingham, England.

Kahn and Bell design clothes for bands early performances.

Duran Duran go in to the studio to record “Girls on Film” and “Tel Aviv” (which is a completely different version than the instrumental featured on their debut album) at AIR Studios in London

Betty Page of Sounds magazine writes the first National article about the band, classifying them as part of the New Romantic movement.

Simon Le Bon drops out of University to perform with Duran Duran full time.

Duran Duran record demos with Producer Bob Lamb, which include the songs “Planet Earth” and “Is There Anyone Out There.”

The band do a photo session with photographer Andy Earl in Milton Keynes; one of his photos is used as the 12″ cover photo for “Planet Earth.”

Duran Duran plan to independently release a 45rpm single with “Planet Earth” and “Is There Anyone Out There” on the Tritec Music label; they print 5,000 labels with a new logo designed by John Warwicker.

John Warwicker designs a triangular shaped Duran Duran poster that are plastered all over the city centre of Birmingham.

Duran Duran get the support slot with Hazel O’Connor and are on the road from November until early December, 1980. The band start to get encores and the girls in the audience are starting to scream.

The tour reaches London where Hazel’s show at the Dominion Theatre is recorded. Simon joins her on stage and sings backing vocals on her encore performance of the David Bowie song “Suffragette City.” This is later released as a B-Side to one of her singles.

While on tour with O’Connor, a bidding war erupts between Phonogram and EMI to sign Duran Duran; the band eventually sign with EMI records, persuaded by A&R man Dave Ambrose, who had signed The Sex Pistols and Kate Bush

Duran Duran return to Birmingham and record more demos for their first album at Bob Lamb’s studio.

The Band play some more UK dates and prepare to go into the Studio with Producer Colin Thurston, who had previously worked as an engineer with David Bowie and Iggy Pop, as well as having produced the first Human League album. They record at Red Bus Studios, London and Chipping Norton Studios in Oxfordshire, as well as trying out Abbey Road for a few days. The debut Duran Duran album is mixed at Utopia Studios.

Paul Edmond does a photo session at the studio in Chipping Norton.

Duran Duran end the year 1980 by unknowingly ushering in a new trend – they film the video for “Planet Earth” at St. Johns Wood with Russell Mulcahy and the video for “Careless Memories” in Soho, which is directed by Perry Haines and Terry Jones.

1979-1980 Tour Dates:

April 5, 1979 Polytechnic Dept of Foundation Studies, Birmingham, UK
May 29, 1979 Cannon Hill, Hexagon Theatre, Birmingham, UK
June 1, 1979 Barbarellas, Birmingham, UK
October 11, 1979 Golden Eagle, Hill Street, Birmingham, UK
November 13, 1979 University, Cellar Bar, Birmingham, UK
November 14, 1979 University, Cellar Bar, Birmingham, UK
November 18, 1979 Red Star Club, Essex Street, Birmingham, UK
December 15, 1979 Bewdley, Little Lakes Caravan Park, Worcester, UK
February 1, 1980, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
February 18, 1980 Nashville, Kensington, London, UK
March 12, 1980 Rum Runner, Broad Street, Birmingham, UK
July 16, 1980 Rum Runner, Broad Street, Birmingham, UK
July 19, 1980 Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
July 22, 1980 Holy City Zoo, Birmingham, UK
August 6, 1980 Rum Runner, Broad Street, Birmingham, UK
September 16, 1980 Hostaria Wine Bar, Hurst Street, Birmingham, UK
October 3, 1980 Aston University, Birmingham, UK
October 4, 1980 Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
October 9, 1980 Lyceum, London
October 22, 1980 Holy City Zoo, Birmingham, UK
October 24, 1980 Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
November 9, 1980 Maquee, London, UK
November 18 Top Rank, Cardiff, UK
November 19, 1980 Apollo, Manchester, UK
November 21, 1980 Polytechnic, Sheffield, UK
November 22, 1980 Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
November 23, 1980 Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
November 24, 1980 Top Rank, Reading, UK
November 27, 1980 Odeon, Birmingham, UK
November 28, 1980 University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
November 29, 1980 Odeon, Edinburgh, UK
December 1, 1980 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
December 2, 1980 de Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
December 3, 1980, University, Leeds, UK
December 4, 1980 University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
December 6, 1980 Dominion Theatre, London, UK
December 11, 1980 The Venue, London
December 22, 1980 Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK


The band record an appearance on the Richard Skinner Sessions on BBC; they perform “Sound of Thunder,” “Is There Anyone Out There,” “Friends of Mine,” and “Careless Memories.” The BBC later airs a three-minute profile on Duran Duran.

Duran Duran perform at The Sundown Club in London.

Duran Duran’s first single, “Planet Earth” (with B-Side “Late Bar”) is released in UK. The “Planet Earth” single (with B-Side “To The Shore”) is released in America. The band’s first single hits #12 on the UK charts and #8 on the Australian charts.

Finn Costello shoots the cover for the first album.

Duran Duran begin their first headlining tour of the UK, in support of the the album.

In March the band perform “Planet Earth,” “Careless Memories” and “Girls on Film” on the Midlands (UK) music show LOOK HEAR!

The band play “Planet Earth” on Noel Edmonds’s Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Saturday TV show.

Duran Duran perform on BBC’s Top of the Pops for the first time on March 19, 1981 with a performance of “Planet Earth.”

Duran Duran support their album in the UK with concerts at Aston University (Birmingham), Brady’s Club (Liverpool), Manchester Polytechnic, Sundown Club (London), Rock City (Nottingham), Top Rank (Cardiff), Leicester Polytechnic (Leicester) and Top Rank (Sheffield).

In April “Careless Memories” (with B-side “Khanada”) is released in UK; the 12″ single includes a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame.”

Duran Duran perform “Careless Memories” on Top of the Pops.

In May, Duran Duran appear on their first magazine cover Smash Hits UK.

The Nite Romantics EP is released in Japan, containing Night versions of “Planet Earth” and “Girls On Film” along with “Fame” and “Khanada.”

Duran Duran fly to America for the first time for their North American Club Tour. The first date of the tour is at Spit in Long Island, NY. Among the tour stops are 4 performances at the Roxy in Los Angeles and 2 shows at the Ritz in New York City.

The band’s eponymous debut is released worldwide; the first US pressing did not include “To The Shore.”

The band appear on The Peter Powell Show on BBC Radio One, performing “Nightboat,” “Girls on Film,” “Is There Anyone Out There” and “Like An Angel.”

The Duran Duran album peaks at #3 in UK; remains in the charts for 118 weeks.

The band begin the “Faster Than Light” tour of the UK with dates that include the Brighton Dome, Gaumont (Southampton), Rock City (Nottingham), Apollo (Manchester), City Hall (Newcastle), Tiffany’s (Glasgow), Odeon (Edinburgh), Royal Court Theatre (Liverpool), Hammersmith Odeon (London), New Theatre (Oxford) and the Birmingham Odeon.

The “Girls on Film” single (with B-Side “Faster Than Light”) is released worldwide in July.

Duran Duran make a third appearance on Top of the Pops, performing “Girls on Film.”

The band film the “Girls on Film” video at Shepperton Studios on August 13th with directors Kevin Godley and Lol Crème; Antony Price designs the clothing the band wears in the video. The song becomes the world’s first extended video, edited to the Night Version of the song. Due to it’s “x-rated” content, the video is banned by both MTV and the BBC.

Duran Duran begin International promotion to support their first record, visiting and performing in Belgium, France, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany. Bus loads of fans from the UK came to support the band on their date in Paris.

WLIR on Long Island become the first US station to play Duran Duran.

Duran Duran fly to America in September for their first headline tour of North America. Dates include The Channel (Boston), Bayou Theatre (Washington, DC), Eastside Club (Philadelphia), Le Club Montreal, El Macambo (Toronto), First Avenue (Minnesota), Parkwest (Chicago), The Metro (Boston), Nitro (Detroit), Pirate’s Cove (Cleveland), Park West (Chicago), I Beam (San Francisco), Peppermint Lounge (New York City) and Danceteria (New York City).

Andy Warhol brings Duran Duran to The Factory.

Duran Duran perform at the Underground Club at The Savoy, New York City. Andy Warhol attends. He later takes the band to Studio 54.

The band do a record signing at Vinyl Fetish in Hollywood, CA.

Simon, Nick, John & Roger do an interview with Rodney Bingenheimer on KROQ radio, Los Angeles.

Before leaving America, Duran Duran visit with MTV, who had a staff of 16 people at the time. They discuss airing their videos and future programming ideas.

Duran Duran begin their first headlining tour of Germany; dates included Die Wartburg (Wiesbaden), Markthalle (Hamburg), Ballroom Blitz (Hannover), Kant Kino (Berlin) and more.

In November, EMI present the band with their Gold and Silver discs in recognition of sales for the Duran Duran album.

The “My Own Way” single (with B-Side “Like An Angel”) is released as a stand-alone single worldwide, (ex-US) in November. The single was designed to capitalize on the Top 5 success of “Girls on Film.” The 7″ single and 12” versions were recorded in October 1981 with Colin Thurston, well before the rest of the Rio album, where the song would later appear. “My Own Way” was another hit, reaching #14 on the UK Singles Chart, and in Australia, where it became Duran Duran’s second Top 10 hit at #10. Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville designed the cover artwork.

The band perform “Girls on Film” on Rock Pop Germany.

Duran Duran perform at the Chichester Festival. The performance is filmed for television.

The “Careless Memories Tour”’ begin on November 29th at Gaumont, Southampton, England.

Duran Duran perform “My Own Way” on Top of the Pops.

The band end the year at home in England with performances at Hammersmith Odeon, London and 3 shows with band Talk Talk supporting at the Odeon, Birmingham.


Duran Duran’s Night Versions EP, including “Girls on Film” and “Planet Earth,” is released in Australia.

The band perform “Anyone Out There” and “Nightboat” live on Old Grey Whistle Test in England.

The first broadcast of Off the Record, a Duran Duran concert recorded at Chichester Festival in November 1981, airs on TV.

Duran Duran is nominated for “Best Newcomer” at the British Rock & Pop Awards; they perform “Girls on Film” and “My Own Way” at the show.

The band begin recording the Rio album at Air Studios, London with producer Colin Thurston. Paul McCartney is in another one of the Studios with George Martin and the band Japan are also recording an album there at this time.

Artist Patrick Nagel is commissioned to create a painting for the cover of Rio. He makes two images for the band to choose from, one is used for the album, the other is only ever seen on the Japanese single issue of “My Own Way.”

The band and their management agree to hire director Russell Mulcahy, who directed “Planet Earth,” to work on several more videos. It is Russell and Producer Eric Fellner who suggest the band shoot on location in Sri Lanka.

Duran Duran commission director Ian Eames to make a short black and white film to accompany the song “The Chauffeur.” The band elect not to appear in the video. It is a highly stylized clop inspired by the images of photographer Helmut Newton.

Duran Duran film the video for “My Own Way” in St. Johns Wood; Russell Mulcahy directs.

Nick stays behind in London to complete the final mixes on the Rio album, while the other band members fly off to commence work on the videos in Sri Lanka. He catch up with them several days later, bringing a cassette of the finished album with him.

In Sri Lanka Duran Duran film videos for “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Save a Prayer,” and “Lonely in Your Nightmare.”

Duran Duran tour Australasia for the first time behind the Rio album. All dates are sold out.

Duran Duran and Director Russell Mulcahy fly to Antigua to film the “Rio” and “Nightboat” videos.

Duran Duran perform “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Lonely in Your Nightmare” and “Hold Back the Rain” on Peter Powell’s Get Set for Summer show in the UK.

Due to Andy’s illness from Malaria, the European dates for June and July are postponed.

The “Hungry Like the Wolf” single is released with the B-Side “Careless Memories (Live).”

Duran performs “Hungry Like the Wolf” on Top of the Pops.

Duran Duran perform “Hungry Like the Wolf” on Dance Fever.

Rio is released worldwide on EMI, May 10/11. In the US, the album comes out on the Harvest label.

“Hungry Like the Wolf” hits #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

Rio album reaches #2 in UK.

The band return to North America to support the release of Rio; dates include The Meadowbrook (New Jersey), Ontario Theatre (Washington, DC), Pier 42 (New York City), Mann Music Center (Philadelphia), North Stage Theatre (Long Island), Chance (New York City), Peppermint Lounge (New York City), Paradise (Boston), Le Club (Montreal), Concert Hall (Toronto), Heaven (Pittsburgh), Clutch Cargo (Detroit), Parkwest (Chicago), Palms (Milwaukee), 1st Avenue (Minneapolis), Playhouse (Winnipeg), Dinwoodie Lounge (Edmonton), McEwan Hall (Calgary), Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver), Showbox Theatre (Seattle), Kabuki Theatre (San Francisco) and The Greek Theatre (Los Angeles).

Andy Taylor marries the band’s hairdresser, Tracey Wilson at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Duran Duran get the opening slot on Blondie’s Tracks Across America tour. The CNE venue in Toronto has over 30,000 fans in the audience, the largest the band have ever played to up to this point. They get an unexpected encore but have played all of their songs so they have to repeat one of them.

Simon and Nick film commercial for MTV.

Duran Duran perform “Save a Prayer” on Top of the Pops.

“Save a Prayer” reaches #2 on the UK Charts.

Duran Duran begin working with David Kershenbaum in Los Angeles on remixes of several tracks from Rio for the Carnival EP to be released in America, Japan and several other countries.

The Carnival EP is released. Each territory had a different selection of 4 songs (except Japan, who had 5 tracks) with Night Versions.

US Radio begin playing dance versions from the Carnival EP.

The band play rescheduled shows including Draken Theatre (Stockholm), Drammenshallen (Oslo), Turku Concert House (Finland), Falkoner Theatre (Copenhagen), Rotation (Hannover), Zeche (Bochum), Trinity (Hamburg), Sektor (Berlin), Oz (Stuttgart), Music Center (Utrecht), Brielpoort (Deinze), Le Palace (Paris) and more.

The initial success of the Kershenbaum remixes spurs Capitol Records to issue a re-mixed and re-mastered version of the Rio album for North America featuring the David Kershenbaum remixes.

The single for “Rio” is released worldwide with the B-Side “The Chauffeur (Sing Blue Silver).” The single version for US, France and Germany has the B-Side “Hold Back the Rain.”

Duran Duran embark on a sold-out 25-date tour of the UK; dates include Caird Hall (Dundee), Apollo (Glasgow), Edinburgh Playhouse (Edinburgh), 2 nights at the Hammerstein Odeon (London; where Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel joins them on stage for “(Come Up and See Me) Make Me Smile” ), 2 nights Apollo (Manchester), De Montfort Hall (Leicester), 2 nights at the Empire Theatre (Liverpool), 2 nights at City Hall (Newcastle), 4 nights at the Odeon (Birmingham) and more.

Duran Duran perform “Rio” on Top of the Pops.

The band are interviewed by Paula Yates for the TV Programme The Tube.

“Rio” single reaches at #9 on the UK charts

The “Hungry Like The Wolf” single (Kershembaum remix) is re-released in US.

Duran records “Is There Something I Should Know,” at Good Earth Studios in Soho, London. The band produce the song with Ian Little. It is mixed by Bob Clearmountain in New York, but the band decide the sound is not exactly what they are looking for and hire Producer Alex Sadkin to remix the masters in London at RAK Studios.

MTV places “Hungry like the Wolf,” on maximum rotation; it goes on to become one of the most played videos ever.

Duran Duran break the US, with “Hungry Like The Wolf” reaching #3 on the US charts.

Duran Duran perform on MTV’s Rockin’ Eve New Year’s show at The Palladium in New York City.

Princess Diana declares Duran Duran her favorite band.


Duran Duran’s Mega-Mixes is released in Germany.

The band are awarded Best Album and Best Group, and Simon is awarded Best Male Vocalist, at the British Rock & Pop Awards.

John appears as panelist on the Pop Quiz game show in UK.

John is featured on Rockschool, demonstrating the “Planet Earth” bass line; the show includes an interview with Chic’s Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

Nick produces the Kajagoogoo album White Feathers at Chipping Norton and Utopia studios, with Colin Thurston. The single “Too Shy” reaches #1 in the UK.

Simon, Nick and Andy appear on the television programme Saturday Superstore in the UK.

Rio album goes Gold in the UK.

Duran Duran’s Video Album is released on VHS, Beta, and laserdisc.

“Is There Something I Should Know” is released as a standalone single around the world except in US; It goes straight in to the UK chart at #1, becoming the only the 4th single in history to accomplish that feat.

Duran Duran fly to New York City and perform “Hungry Like The Wolf” and “Girls on Film” on Saturday Night Live.

“Hungry Like The Wolf” peaks at #1 in Canada.

Duran Duran’s Video 45 with videos for “Girls on Film” and “Hungry Like The Wolf” is released in US. The VHS contains the MTV-friendly version of “Girls on Film”, while the Beta format has the uncensored Night Version.

At a video signing at the Video Shack in Times Square in New York City, the band is mobbed; twelve mounted police are called in to break up the crowd and the band have to be smuggled out the back of the shop. John, Roger and Nick are interviewed by New York’s Channel 7/ABC News about the mob scene at the signing.

“Rio” single ( Kershenbaum 7″ remix) is re-released in US, B-Side “Hold Back The Rain (remix).”

Duran Duran Duran perform “Is There Something I Should Know” on Top of the Pops.

Duran Duran Duran perform “Is There Something I Should Know” on the Kenny Everett Video Show.

Duran Duran Duran perform “Is There Something I Should Know” on the Riverside Show.

The band’s first album is repackaged with “Is There Something I Should Know” and re-released worldwide (“ITSISK” has replaced “To the Shore”). This release also becomes the first Duran Duran album available on CD.

Rio goes platinum in the USA.

Simon and Nick are Guest VJs on MTV; Andy Warhol stop by as their guest; the rest of the band appears at the end to present a Rio album to MTV as a thank you for helping them break in America.

The re-release of Duran Duran album reaches #10 on the US Charts.

The band begin writing their third album; several demo tracks are recorded.

The single “Is There Something I Should Know”is released in US with the B-Side “Careless Memories.”

Duran Duran start recording their third album at George Martin’s Air Studios in Montserrat.

“Is There Something I Should Know” reaches #4 on the US Charts.

Duran Duran perform for the Prince’s Trust at the: Old Dominion Theatre, London, England. Princess Diana, who loved the band, and Prince Charles were in attendance. It was later discovered that the IRA had planned, but failed, to blow up the theatre in an assassination attempt on the Royals.

The re-released Duran Duran album goes Gold in the US .

Duran Duran perform at the Aston Villa Football Grounds, Birmingham, England to raise money for MENCAP charity. When it is discovered that the financial goal of the charity wasn’t reached, the band and their manager donate a huge sum of money to the charity.

After another stay recording in Montserrat, the band finish recording and mixing at 301 Studios, Sydney, Australia with Producer Alex Sadkin.

Duran Duran film the video for “Union of the Snake” near Sydney using 35mm film; Once again, Russell Mulcahy is the Director.

Simon and Nick work at mixing “Union of the Snake,” up until delivery, leaving themselves only 24 hours to write, record and mix “Secret Oktober” for the B-side.

The band decide to fly in a Bengal tiger to Australia for the photo shoot of the Seven and the Ragged Tiger cover.

In another first, the band decide to release the “Union of the Snake” video to MTV a week before radio receives the single, amid much protest from radio stations.

The “Union of the Snake” single is released worldwide with B-Side “Secret Oktober.”

John, Roger and Nick accept an award for “The Most Popular International Act” in Australia.

The band begin rehearsals for their first worldwide tour at the Sydney Showgrounds.

Duran Duran perform “Union of the Snake” on Top of the Pops.

“Union of the Snake” reaches #3 on both the UK and US charts.

The SING BLUE SILVER Tour begins in Australia. All dates are sold out:
National Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra, Australia
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia – 2 nights
Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Center, Melbourne, Australia – 2 d nights
Memorial Drive Tennis Courts, Adelaide, Australia
Entertainments Centre, Perth, Australia

Seven and the Ragged Tiger released worldwide; the album enters the UK charts at #1.

SING BLUE SILVER tour comes to the UK:
Apollo, Manchester, England – 2 nights
Queens Hall, Leeds, England – 2 nights
Royal Highland Exhibition Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England – 2 nights; show is filmed for The Tube TV show, along with interviews with Simon, Nick and John
Brighton Centre, Brighton, England – 2 nights
Wembley Arena, London, England – 5 nights


Duran Duran film the video for “New Moon on Monday” in Noyers, Bercy, and Paris, France. They make both a short and long version of the video.

The single “New Moon on Monday” is released worldwide, with the B-Side “Tiger Tiger.”

Seven and the Ragged Tiger goes both Gold and Platinum in the same week.

The SING BLUE SILVER tour continues as Duran Duran becomes the first act to utilize live video cameras and screens in their show. They break every existing merchandise record during this tour.

SING BLUE SILVER tour of Japan; dates include:

Sendai Sports Centre, Sendai, Japan
Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya, Japan
Fukuoka International Centre, Fukuoka, Japan
Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan
Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – 2 Nights

Russell Mulcahy begins to gather together a crew together to film the Sing Blue Silver documentary about the band’s North American tour.

Duran Duran’s full stage is set up at the Saddle Dome in Calgary two days ahead of time for technical run-throughs before the first North American date.

SING BLUE SILVER tour North America; dates include:

Saddle Dome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Lawlor Arena, Reno, Nevada
The Forum, Los Angeles, California – 2 Nights
Arizona State University Activity Center, Tempe, Arizona
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri
Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin
Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois- 2 nights
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Roanoke Coliseum, Roanoke, Virginia
Syracuse Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (portions of the video for “The Reflex” are filmed during the show; “Cracks In The Pavement” recorded at this show later used as B-side to “The Wild Boys.”)
The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Civic Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts – 2 Nights
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York – 2 Nights, one of which is broadcast live on Westwood One radio; the band’s families fly in from England to attend these shows.
Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina,
Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida
Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida
Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida
The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
Greensboro Coliseum , Greensboro, North Carolina
Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia
Capitol Center, Largo, Maryland
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut
Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA – 3 Nights
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA – 2 Nights

Duran Duran grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, where they are dubbed the “Fab Five.”

Duran Duran perform “New Moon on Monday” on Top of the Pops.

Simon and Andy are interviewed on Solid Gold, a TV dance show in the US.

Artist Patrick Nagel, who created the iconic cover for the Rio album dies of a heart attack at the age of 38.

The band holds a press conference at the Magic Castle club in Hollywood, California with an estimated 150 journalists in attendance.

The extended “New Moon On Monday” video premieres on MTV; the network soon switches to the shorter version.

Duran Duran are made honorary citizens of Texas while performing in Austin.

Duran Duran is awarded two Grammy Awards for “Best Short Form Video” (”Girls on Film”/”Hungry Like The Wolf” Video 45) and “Best Long Form Video” (Duran Duran Video Album); the band, performing in Pittsburgh, is unable to attend.

Capitol Records hold a major press conference in New York City; to preserve his voice, Simon does not attend.

“The Reflex” single released in the United States, with B-Side “New Religion (live).”

The band begin production on the film Arena, with concert sequences filmed in Oakland.

“The Reflex” single released in UK, with B-Side “Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile).”

The band finish their North American SING BLUE SILVER tour and fly back to London.

“The Reflex” reaches at #1 in the US, becoming the band’s first Number One single in America.

Duran Duran perform “The Reflex” on Top of the Pops.

“The Reflex” reaches #1 in UK.

Duran Duran make promotional appearances in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy and more.

The band appear on the UK Game Show Pop Quiz, where John is the team leader. The band compete against Spandau Ballet and win.

The Tiger Tiger! EP is released in Japan with the songs “The Reflex,” “Union of the Snake,” “New Moon on the Monday,” “Is There Something I Should Know” and “Tiger Tiger.”

Additional crowd and concert footage for Arena is filmed at the Birmingham National Exhibition Center; 2,000 free tickets are given away via Birmingham Evening Mail and London Standard newspapers.

Studio footage for Arena is filmed at Twickenham Studios in West London.

Duran Duran record “The Wild Boys” single for their live album Arena at Maison Rouge studios in southwest London with Nile Rodgers producing.

Simon and Andy perform backup vocals for Sister Sledge’s “Lost In Music” since Nile is producing their album as well.

The video for “The Wild Boys,” and additional studio footage for Arena, is filmed in London; actor Milo O’Shea, who played Dr. Duran Duran in the film Barbarella appears in the Arena footage.

John runs into James Bond film producer Cubby Broccoli at a party and suggests Duran Duran to write and record the next Bond theme.

Simon and Nick attend the MTV Video Awards and present Cindi Lauper with the Best Female Music Video Award for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.”

The Dancing on the Valentine video EP is released with videos for “Union of the Snake,” “The Reflex” and “New Moon On Monday.”

“The Wild Boys” single is released with B-Side “Cracks in the Pavement (live).”

The band perform “The Wild Boys” on Top of the Pops.

Duran Duran’s Arena live album is released worldwide.

“The Wild Boys” single reaches #2 in both the UK and the US.

The band’s documentary on their North American tour, Sing Blue Silver is released on VHS, Beta and laserdisc. The band also release Arena, a concept/concert film from the same tour.

As The Lights Go Down, a one-hour concert video created from the concert portion of Arena is shown on MTV along with an hour long version of Sing Blue Silver.

Nick releases Interference, an art book of Polaroid photos he took of television sets.

Arena reaches #6 on the UK charts.

For two days, Duran Duran participate in Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s Band Aid project by recording “Do They Know It’s Christmas” at Trevor Horn’s Sarm West Studio in London. Simon is a featured vocalist.

Arena reaches #4 on the US charts.

“Do They Know It’s Christmas” with B-Side “Feed The World” is released.

Duran Duran go to Spain on a promotional tour.

John and Andy become friendly with Chic drummer Tony Thompson, who in turn introduces them to Chic bassist (and John hero) Bernard Edwards, who is now a successful producer.

John, Andy and Tony record a demo of T-Rex’s “Bang a Gong” with the goal being that the three of them record an album together with different guest vocalists. Robert Palmer comes in to sing, and Producer Edwards is so blown away he suggests that they keep him as the vocalist for the entire project.

John, Andy, Tony and Robert dub themselves The Power Station after the New York City recording studio; Capitol/EMI sign the band.

“The Wild Boys” reaches #1 in Germany.

The Source syndicated radio show airs a one hour special live across America featuring tracks from Arena, a call in Q&A with Simon and Nick and the US premiere of “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”

Sing Blue Silver premieres on British station ITV with an airing of As the Lights Go Down the following night.

The BBC air a special Christmas edition of Pop Quiz with Duran Duran once again defeating Spandau Ballet.

Simon and John attend the MTV New Year’s Eve bash and join Frankie Goes To Hollywood on stage to sing “Relax.”


Simon invests in the 77-foot maxi-yacht Drum along with managers Paul and Michael Berrow.

The “Save a Prayer (live)” single off of Arena, with B-Side “Save A Prayer” single edit, is released in the US. The video for the song will go on to become the reigning champ of MTV’s Friday Night Video Fights.

Duran Duran win the BRIT Award for Best British Music Video for “The Wild Boys.”

The Power Station perform “Some Like It Hot” and “Bang A Gong” on Saturday Night Live; this turns out to be Robert Palmer’s only live performance with the band.

Duran Duran performs “The Wild Boys” at the San Remo Festival in Italy. Simon appears with his foot injured and in a cast.

Power Station’s “Some Like It Hot” single is released.

Power Station release their first album, 33 1/3.

John and Andy appear as guest VJs on MTV.

Duran Duran’s “The Reflex” is named International Hit of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards in London.

With John and Andy focusing on Power Station, Nick and Simon decide to record some tracks of their own. As the project takes shape, they invite Roger to join them.

Nick and Simon name their band Arcadia after the Latin phrase “et in arcadia ego.”

Simon, Nick and Roger begin to record the Arcadia album, So Red The Rose, at Studio de la Grande Armee in Paris with producer Alex Sadkin and numerous musical guests, including Grace Jones, Sting, David Gilmour and Herbie Hancock.

So Red The Rose mixed at Soundworks Studio in New York City

Duran Duran and John Barry write the James Bond theme “A View to a Kill,” (for the film of the same name), which is recorded at Maison Rouge Studio and CTS Studio in London with a 60-piece orchestra.

“A View To A Kill” single released worldwide, with B-Side instrumental “A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss).”

Top of the Pops airs Duran Duran’s performance of “A View To A Kill”

“A View To A Kill” peaks at #1 in US, the first James Bond theme to do so.

“A View To A Kill” peaks at #2 in UK.

Duran Duran perform “A View to a Kill” at the Montreux Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland.

The “A View To A Kill” video is filmed at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Footage from the film is interspersed within the video.

A View To A Kill Soundtrack released in US and Japan.

Robert Palmer decides not to tour with Power Station; Michael Des Barres becomes the lead singer as Power Station embark on a summer tour.

On July 13th, Duran Duran and Power Station both perform at Live Aid in America at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA.

Duran Duran’s performance of four songs (“A View to a Kill”, “Union of the Snake”, “Save a Prayer”, and “The Reflex”) results in what would become the band’s final show with the original five members.

Simon’s boat Drum begins the Fastnet yacht race.

On August 11th, Drum capsizes three miles off Falmouth during a trial run at the Fastnet race; Simon and five other crew members are trapped underneath the hull before being rescued by the British Navy.

Nick makes an surprise appearance during the encore of a Power Station concert. He comes out during the performance and “sweeps” the stage with a broom.

Arcadia begin filming the video for “Election Day” in Paris, with director Roger Christian.

Power Station appear in an episode of Miami Vice, playing “Get It On” onstage during a scene in a nightclub.

Arcadia’s “Election Day” single released (with B-Side “She’s Moody and Grey, She’s Mean and She’s Restless”).

Arcadia’s So Red The Rose is released worldwide on November 18, 1985; the album goes Platinum.

Simon and Nick make another appearance as guest VJs on MTV. Keith Haring stops by to paint the set.

Simon and Nick appear on the Rock Over London radio show.

Simon marries Yasmin Parvaneh in Oxford, England.

Roger announces he’s leaving Duran Duran.


EMI releases the Rio album on CD in Germany. The CD uses an alternate version of “Hold Back The Rain,” which all other CD releases will utilize until Rio gets digitally re-mastered in 2001.

Nick and Simon make an appearance on Wogan show on UK TV to promote Arcadia.

John records the single “I Do What I Do,” written by Michael Des Barres, for the film 9 1/2 Weeks.

Arcadia’s “Goodbye Is Forever” single is released with B-Side “Missing”.

Simon makes an appearance on the US TV special Disney’s Living Seas.

Nick and Andy get together in Los Angeles to work on some songs for the band’s planned forthcoming album.

Simon joins Drum, which is competing in the Whitbread Race, in leaves Auckland.

Nick, along with Sheena Easton, presents the Song of the Year to Quincy Jones for “We are the World” at the Grammy Awards.

The Power Station “Video Album” is released.

The Making of Arena vhs is released in UK and Japan.

Drum arrives in Punta del Este, Uruguay, coming in second place.

Simon and Nick shoot the video for Arcadia’s “The Flame” in Spain; John appears briefly in the video.

In April of 1986, Duran Duran issue a press release about Roger’s official departure from the band.

With Simon back on board, Drum returns to Portsmouth, finishing the Whitbread race third over the line.

Simon joins Nick and John in London to begins writing lyrics for what will be the Notorious album.

Duran Duran begin working at Westside Studios in London on the new record. They will eventually make the rounds to Abbey Road, Maison Rouge, Skyline and AIR Studios.

Wham! perform their final show at Wembley Arena; Simon performs “I’m Your Man” with George and Andrew.

Andy Taylor invites Terry Bozzio and Patrick O’Hearn to help on his solo project. At this point, Simon, Nick and John begin to realize Andy isn’t going to come back to the band.

Drummer Steve Ferrone begins working on the sessions for Notorious.

Notorious Producer Nile Rodgers performs on several guitar tracks on the album.

Simon records “Grey Lady Of The Sea” with Nick Wood; it is used for the documentary film on his yacht called Drum: The Journey of a Lifetime.

Andy releases a solo single “Take It Easy” from the film soundtrack for American Anthem. Shortly thereafter, he releases his first solo album, Thunder.

Atlantic Records releases Arcadia’s “Say The Word” single from the Playing For Keeps movie soundtrack.

Andy Taylor definitively decides not to return to Duran Duran. Warren Cuccurullo, of Frank Zappa’s band and Missing Persons, becomes the band’s guitarist, adding to some tracks on Notorious.

Duran Duran film the video for the single “Notorious.” The dancing is choreographed by Paula Abdul.

The “Notorious” single is released worldwide with the B-Side “Winter Marches On.”

The “Notorious” video is world premiered on MTV (US).

“Notorious” single reaches #7 in the UK and #2 in the US.

The band begin extensive media interviews to promote their forthcoming record.

Duran Duran perform “Notorious” on Top of the Pops.

On November 21, 1986, EMI/Capitol Records release Notorious in the US and on November 24 it is released in the rest of the world.

In December, prep begins for the Strange Behavior tour, which is filmed for a documentary entitled Three to Get Ready (which will later premiere at film festivals).

The band receive an award at the Diamond Awards Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, where they perform the songs “Notorious” and “Vertigo.”

Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 announces Duran Duran as the most successful duo or group from England based on the Billboard charts. Duran Duran were ranked first, followed by The Police, Culture Club, Wham! and The Rolling Stones.


The band’s “Skin Trade” single released in US with B-Side “We Need You.”

Duran perform “Skin Trade” on German TV show WWF Club.

In February the “Skin Trade” video, featuring model Tatiana Petiz, premieres on MTV.

The Making of Arcadia videocassette and laserdisc is released in Japan, Australia and the UK, with videos and behind the scene footage from “Election Day,” “The Promise,” “Goodbye Is Forever,” “The Flame” and “Missing.”

“Skin Trade” single is released worldwide. The original sleeve, with a woman’s bare behind, is banned in record shops except in Canada and France.

Duran Duran perform at the San Remo Festival.

The band appear on Top of the Pops to perform “Skin Trade.”

Duran Duran make an appearance on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers to perform “Skin Trade.”

Duran Duran appear on Arsenio Hall Show and perform several songs from Notorious.

In March the band begin the STRANGE BEHAVIOUR tour in Japan:

Shimin Kaikan, Fukuoka, Japan (2 dates)
Kokusai Tenjujyo, Nagoya, Japan (2 dates)
Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan (2 dates)
Nishinomiya Stadium, Osaka, Japan

Duran Duran return to England to perform “Save a Prayer” and “Skin Trade” at The Secret Policemen’s Third Ball at the Palladium, London on March 29th. Their rendition of “Save a Prayer” will be added to the charity compilation of the event, benefitting Amnesty International.

The STRANGE BEHAVIOUR moves to Europe for the end of March and the first three weeks of April:

Forest National, Brussels, Belgium (2 dates)
Lilles, France
Bercy, Paris, France (2 dates)
Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany
Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2 dates)
Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany
Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Royal Dublin Society Exhibition Hall, Dublin, Ireland
Kings Hall, Belfast, North Ireland

A pre-taped performance of the band airs on Soul Train.

The single “Meet El Presidente” is released with B-Side “Vertigo” and the “Meet El Beat” remix. This is the first DD song released as a CD single.

Duran Duran perform “New Religion,” “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Notorious,” “Meet El Presidente”and “Wild Boys” on the final episode of the UK music show The Tube.

In April, Top of the Pops host the band’s performance of “Meet El Presidente.”

The band close out April with UK dates:

Queens Hall, Leeds, England
Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England
Apollo, Manchester, England
Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (2 dates)

Duran spend May touring Europe:

Palais de Sports, Lyon, France
Les Arenas, Fréjus, France
Palais de Sports, Toulouse, France
Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland (2 dates)
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

Duran Duran appear at the Montreux Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
Brighton Centre, Brighton, England
Empire Ballroom, London, England
Wembley Arena, London, England (3 dates)
Palacio Municipal, Madrid, Spain
Estadio Municipal Fuente de San Luis, Valencia, Spain
Palacio Municipal, Barcelona, Spain
Stadio La Favorita, Palermo, Italy

MTV join the band on the road for the Music Passport documentary special with Duran Duran, filmed in Italy.

Stadio Comunale, Bari, Italy
Stadio Comunale, Cava Dei Tirreni, Italy
Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
Stadio Comunale, Modena, Italy
Stadio S. Siro, Milan, Italy
Stadio Comunale, Florence, Italy

Master Mixes, a two album set of remixes from the Notorious album, is released in the US and Hong Kong.

Simon and John make their first appearance on The Howard Stern Radio Showon WXRK, New York, on June 22nd.

The US leg of the STRANGE BEHAVIOUR tour begins June 18th, with Erasure opening all dates:

Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA
Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA (2 dates)
Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Rochester, NY, USA
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY, USA
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, USA
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA
Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA
Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, TN, USA
Sandstone Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO, USA
Compton Terrace, Phoenix, AZ, USA
The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2 dates; The Bangles join the band onstage for a rendition of “If She knew What She Wants” at the band’s second show on July 25th)
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, USA
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, USA
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA
El Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2 dates)
Six Flags Music Mill Amphitheatre, Arlington, Texas, USA

On August 12th, Duran Duran join David Bowie’s GLASS TIGER tour to finish their run of North American dates:

Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, USA
Portland Civic Stadium, Portland, OR, USA
British Columbia Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Molson CNE Stadium, Toronto, ONT, Canada (2 dates)
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ONT, Canada
Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QBC, Canada

On August 31st, Duran Duran play their 100th, and final, show of the Strange Behaviour tour at Beacon Theater, New York, NY. The show is a benefit for “The Association to Benefit Children”; Lou Reed join band for “Sweet Jane” and “Walk on the Wild Side.”

Capitol/EMI releases the compilation Brave New Music for a New World, including Duran’s “Winter Marches On” and the “Notoriousaurus Rex” remix.

The band take the rest of the year off.

The band start the year performing at the Hollywood Rock Festival, with one show at Praca Da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro and another at Estádio do Morumbi, São Paolo, Brazil

Simon becomes a partner of SYN Productions Company, Ltd., which will have their main office in Japan. SYN is an acronym of the principles first initials: Simon and Yasmin Le Bon and their partner in SYN, Nick Wood

Peter Rudge (former manager of Rolling Stones) begins managing Duran Duran.

Simon’s solo track, “Grey Lady Of The Sea” from the documentary DRUM, is issued as a CD3 single in Japan; includes the song of the same name, plus tracks by Propaganda and Bronski Beat. It is also released as a CD5 in the UK.

Warren plays most guitar parts on the band’s upcoming Big Thing album, recorded at Davout Studios in Paris.

The band members work with writer/producer Jonathan Elias at Davout Studios on different parts of his Requiem For The Americas CD project: Simon writes and sings “Follow In My Footsteps”, recorded with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles. John plays bass on “The Chant Movement.”

Duran Duran World, a 234-page book shot by Virginia Liberatore during the Strange Behavior tour published.

In May of 1987 the band begin mixing Big Thing at Soundworks Studios in New York.

The Working for the Skin Trade concert video is released June 20th.

The video for “I Don’t Want Your Love” is filmed with director Steve Lowe.

Duran Duran hire drummer Sterling Campbell for the upcoming Big Thing tour.

In September, the first single off of Big Thing, “I Don’t Want Your Love,” is released worldwide with B-Side “I Don’t Want Your Love” (album version).

In September the band begins rehearsals for The Secret Caravan Tour at Stanbridge Farm Studios in Sussex. Joining Duran Duran are Warren Cuccurullo, Sterling Campbell, Spike Edney on keyboards and Stan Harrison on saxophone.

The “I Don’t Want Your Love” video premieres on MTV on September 26th.

The video for “All She Wants Is” shot in London with director Dean Chamberlain. This video will win an MTV Video Award for Innovation.

The single for “I Don’t Want Your Love” peaks at #14in the UK, top ten in Canada and #4 in the US.

In October, Top of the Pops airs Duran’s performance of “I Don’t Want Your Love”

The band do some television press in October, including Glamboys to Badboys (UK), Countdown (Dutch) and Deejay (Italy)

On October 18th, Big Thing is released.

At the end of October, the band begin the SECRET CARAVAN tour in N. America, which are warm up dates in smaller venues:

Metro Theater, Chicago, IL
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Capitol Records parking lot, Hollywood, CA
Coconut Grove Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN,
Arcadia Theater, Dallas, TX
Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Cabaret Metro Theater, Chicago, IL
Diamond Club, Toronto, Ontario
Citi, Boston, MA [and do a signing at Tower Records in Boston, MA]
Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Big Thing is a top 15 hit in the UK and reaches the top 25 in the US.

Peter Rudge asks the label send out a guitar driven single called The LSD Edit to radio stations under the name The Krush Brothers to shake Programmers image of Duran Duran as a bubblegum pop band.

In mid November, the band begin the BIG THING LIVE tour of Europe:

Manchester International II, Manchester, England
Fort Regent, Jersey, Channel Islands [surprise show]
Studio 54, Barcelona, Spain
Sport Palace, Madrid, Spain
La Locomotive, Paris, France [as The Krush Brothers]
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Bercy, Paris, France
Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
Ishalle, Stockholm, Sweden
Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kongreßhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
SportHall, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Kürhalle Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria
Budapest Sportcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
Palaverde, Treviso, Italy
Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy (3 shows)
EUR, Rome, Italy (2 shows)
Palasport, Naples, Italy
Palamaggio, Caserta, Italy
Town and Country Club, London, England (as The Krush Brothers)
Wembley Arena, London, England
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England

On December 20th, “All She Wants Is” is released as a single worldwide with B-Side “I Believe/All I Need to Know (medley).”

Duran Duran’s “Do You Believe in Shame” is featured on the soundtrack of the movie Tequila Sunrise starring Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer.


To kick off their tour in support of the album, the band gets back to basics and begins the Caravan Duran Tour, playing small clubs in the United States and abroad.

The United States Army discovers the use of music is very successful in psychological warfare against their enemy. The Bush Administration found it necessary to invade Panama to rid the country of General Manuel Noriega. To increase Noriega’s tension and unease, the Army begins to play a selection of loud music near his base, including Duran Duran’s “Hungry like the Wolf.”

The band continues to tour in support of Big Thing, moving on to larger venues with the Electric Theatre Tour.


Ten years of Duran Duran are documented by both an album and video entitled Decade. The mega-mix “Burning the Ground” captures some of their finest recorded moments.

Warren Cuccurullo becomes a permanent member of Duran Duran, as they release their sixth studio album Liberty and the singles “Violence of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)” and
“Serious.” To the disappointment of their fans, the band chooses not to tour.


Simon, Nick, Warren and John start preparation and writing for the next Duran Duran studio album.


Duran Duran holes up in Privacy Studios to record tracks for their self-titled seventh CD, also known as The Wedding Album. They collaborate with Brazilian musician Milton Nascimento on a song called “Breath after Breath.”

The band performs at the KROQ (CA) Acoustic Christmas show.

Duran Duran makes a triumphant return to the charts with “Ordinary World,” which instantly becomes a massive hit Worldwide.

The group films the video “Ordinary World” in California with Director Nick Egan.


Duran Duran’s The Wedding Album is released up on February 11, 1993 and mirrors the success of the single “Ordinary World.” The song “Ordinary World” receives much praise and wins an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.

Duran Duran becomes one of the first bands to play in South Africa after the end of Apartheid.

“Come Undone” becomes the album’s second hit as Duran Duran embarks on a lengthy world tour.

The band is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Simon and Nick appear on Larry King Live in Washington, DC.

Duran Duran performs live via satellite across the globe from the Tower Records store on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.

A world-first Enhanced-CD produced by AMXstudios [Alasdair Scott and Malcolm Garrett] premiered at the EMI Records world conference in Brighton, 1993. “Universe” featured a revolutionary audio mixer, allowing users to remix “Ordinary World” on their CD-ROM enabled computers.

Duran Duran performs “Come Undone” at the MTV Movie Awards.

Beavis & Butthead play the video for “Come Undone” on their MTV show.


The band continues on the road with the Dilate Your Mind World Tour in support of The Wedding Album.

The band films a video in New York City for “Femme Fatale” with director Ellen Von Unwerth.

While in South America, Duran Duran shoots the video for “Breath After Breath” in Argentina.

Duran Duran performs an acoustic set on MTV’s Unplugged series.

In their spare time, they commence work on their next album, recording in studios around the globe while on tour.


Duran Duran decides to pay tribute to their musical influences and release Thank You, an album of cover versions. The song and video for “Perfect Day” reunites the band with original drummer Roger Taylor.

Duran Duran performs the rap classic “White Lines” on the Late Show With David Letterman, accompanied by Grand Master Flash, Melle Mel and the Furious Five.

Everyone from Lou Reed to Led Zeppelin and Iggy Pop to Bob Dylan sing the praises of Duran Duran’s versions of their songs.

Duran Duran headlines a series of radio festivals in the States and contributes a stellar track to the Led Zeppelin tribute album Enconium.

The 2016 Paper Gods tour continues…additional dates added!

April 5th, 2016

The 2016 Paper Gods tour continues…

August 27th: Portland, Oregon. MusicFest NW Presents Project Pabst
Early bird single day: $45. Early bird weekend: $75

August 28th: Vancouver, BC. Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. Click here for tickets.

August 30th: Calgary, AB. Scotiabank Saddledome. Click here for tickets.

September 1: Everett (Seattle), WA. XFINITY Arena at Everett . Click here for tickets.

September 2: Airway Heights, WA. Northern Quest Resort & Casino . Click here for tickets.

Fan community members (www.duranduranmusic.com) will have access to PRE-SALE tickets beginning on Tuesday April 5th at 10am local venue time with the exception of the September 2nd Northern Quest PRE-SALE which will be on Wednesday, April 13th at 10am local venue time.

“The band’s U.S. tour kickoff Monday night at the lovely, intimate Durham Performing Arts Center offered a well-balanced blend of hits spanning their admirable 30-plus year career and new songs from their strikingly fresh current album, “Paper Gods.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Duran Duran to Perform at 2016 Mid-State Fair

February 6th, 2016

DURAN DURAN TO PERFORM AT 2016 MID-STATE FAIR – CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers as special guest

Tickets on sale Friday, February 19 @ 10:00am

PASO ROBLES (CA) – The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will perform in concert on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm. CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will open the show. The concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Ticket prices for the show are $41, $56, $66 and $116 and will go on sale Friday, February 19, 2016. Tickets will be available starting at 10:00 am online at www.MidStateFair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR, and at 1:00 pm at the California Mid-State Fair box office (2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles) or any ValliTix location.

Duran Duran VIP community members will have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets beginning at 10am local venue time on February 16 until Noon local venue time on February 18. Members should log in to www.duranduranmusic.com and click on the pre-sale link.

One of the most influential bands of the last three decades, Duran Duran has sold over 100 million records and continues to top the charts around the world, most recently on their latest studio album ‘Paper Gods’, which entered at #10 on the Billboard Top 200. Earning them rave reviews and their highest chart position in more than 22 years, ‘Paper Gods’ features a host of A-list collaborators – including Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Mr Hudson, Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre from Mew.

The Paper Gods Tour kicked off with a handful of dates last October to coincide with the release of their 14th studio album, and has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a triumphant return to form.

“Duran Duran’s new album may be titled ‘Paper Gods,’ but the four Brits proved they are living, breathing rock stars Wednesday…in a show that was powerful, energetic and surprisingly current.” – Seattle Times

“..magnificently preposterous, sublimely poignant.’ – The Guardian, UK

Duran Duran’s countless hit singles include “Hungry Like The Wolf”, “Rio”, “Girls On Film”, “The Reflex”, “Ordinary World”, “A View To a Kill”, “Save A Prayer” and “(Reach Up For The) Sunrise”. Concertgoers can expect to hear these timeless classics alongside their stellar new material

CHIC is best known for their hugely popular disco songs “Dance, Dance, Dance”, “Everybody Dance”, “Le Freak”, “I Want Your Love” and “Good Times”.

The 2016 California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31. This year’s theme is “The Adventure Continues…”

Washington State Fair brings another “British Invasion” with Duran Duran

September 25th, 2015

Those who think Duran Duran is an ’80s “comeback” band, should think again. Over the past few decades, not only have they had numerous top ten singles here and abroad, they’ve also sold over 100 million copies of their works. Based on their performance at The Washington State Fair this week, as well as the fan reaction, they definitely never left the music scene. They’ve still got the moves, vocals, and chart-topping songs. Many of their ’80s mega-hits are included in most of ’80s compilation EPs on the market, and they’ve continued to release new material every two to five years since since they formed in 1978. With a new label in tow, Warner Bros, their recent release, Paper Gods, debuted at number ten on the Billboard Hot 200 charts. The deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks.

Last week, the band performed their single “Pressure Off,” with Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers on ELLEN. Their connection with Monáe is recent. They wanted to work with a feature artist, and she was on their radar. As for Rodgers, they have been longstanding friends for over 30 years, including numerous stage performances as well as behind the scenes music-related business. Rodgers remixed their songs “The Reflex” and “Wild Boys,” as well as acted as co-producer and studio musician on their Notorious and Decade albums.

So, the pairing of Duran Duran along with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers on the same bill made perfect sense. The music spanned nearly four decades, and had everyone in the audience dancing in their seats. Familiar tunes, “We Are Family,” “Good Times” and “Le Freak” got fans nostalgic, and introduced new fans to music that simply holds a place in the hearts of those who have been fans from the beginning. Rodgers also joined Duran Duran on stage to perform the bands most successful single to date, “The Reflex” and “Pressure Off” from the new EP.

On many occasions, the choice to flip the switch on the “confetti canons” might be a signal that the end of the show is near, but for this show, it meant that the show was still going strong. In fact, it occurred just past the middle of their set, and the band played well past the “official” fair closing time of 10 p.m. Perhaps it was to ensure fans that may have arrived late to the show (due to the traffic congestion from the closing of I-5 for the Chinese Presidential motorcade) one they’ll never forget. It seemed to do the trick. Upon leaving the venue, “WOW!,” “Damn!,” “Holy Crap!” and “What a show!” were heard in multiples among the crowd.

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Courtesy Seattle Music Insider

Paper Gods
Hungry Like The Wolf
A View to a Kill
The Reflex
Come Undone
Last Night in the City
What Are the Chances?
Notorious (with Nile Rodgers)
Pressure Off (with Nile Rodgers)
Planet Earth
Ordinary World
(Reach Up for the) Sunrise
The Wild Boys
Danceophobia
Too Much Information
Girls on Film
Encore:
White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) (Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel cover)
Save a Prayer
Rio

Duran Duran first-prize material at Washington State Fair

September 24th, 2015

The four British rockers delivered a powerful, energetic and surprisingly current set at the fair.
By Gene Stout
Special to The Seattle Times

Duran Duran’s new album may be titled “Paper Gods,” but the four Brits proved they are living, breathing rock stars Wednesday at the Washington State Fair.

In a show that was powerful, energetic and surprisingly current despite the group’s long history as a New Wave band forged in the ’80s, the now fifty-something rockers shared three decades of hits that have held up extremely well.

From the explosive “Last Night in the City” to a long, spirited finale of “Rio,” lead singer Simon Le Bon and his bandmates kept the crowd moving, dancing and cheering for an era of rock that has survived and thrived into the 2000s.

Sound quality and lighting at the open-air arena were comparable to what concertgoers would expect at KeyArena or the Tacoma Dome. Le Bon referred to the outdoor venue as a “room” filled with positive vibes and enthusiasm.

“You people have been with us from the start,” he said, acknowledging the decades of fan support.

The audience responded with thundering applause and foot-stomping.

Le Bon’s vitality and solid vocals were a pleasant surprise, particularly on the wistful ballad “Ordinary World.” Other members of the core group included John Taylor on bass, Nick Rhodes on keyboards and Roger Taylor on drums.

Beginning with the title song of “Paper Gods,” the set was well-stocked with new material, with “Last Night in the City” being a standout for strong hooks and energy. Older songs included “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Reflex,” “Come Undone,” “The Wild Boys” and “Girls on Film.”

Midway through the main set, producer Nile Rodgers (whose own band, Chic, had opened the show) joined the group for “Notorious,” a song Duran Duran and Rodgers collaborated on in the mid-’80s, and “Pressure Off.”

Rodgers led Chic in a fun-filled, almost inspirational performance that opened with “Everybody Dance” and a crowd-pleasing, hand-clapping medley of “I’m Coming Out,” “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family.” Vocalist Kimberly Davis added sultriness and sass.

Rodgers, sporting a white tam, dreadlocks and sunglasses, talked about his cancer diagnosis in 2010 and his recovery and return to making hits, in particular “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk and Pharrell.

Other danceable gems included “Let’s Dance,” “Le Freak” and a medley of “Good Times” and “Rapper’s Delight,” with female fans joining the group on stage for some wild dance moves.

Courtesy Seattle Times

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Duran Duran upcoming Media [September 18 update]

September 18th, 2015

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A more succinct better breakdown of TVs and Radios, to be updated as more media comes in. All timing is local market time. List of print to follow:

BBC Ulster – Saturday, September 5th at midday
Entertainment Tonight re-airing of television interview, Saturday, September 5th and Monday, September 7th, check local listings

Gaydio – Sunday, September 6th Sept after midday

Sirius First Wave’s “This is the Day” on Richard Blade’s Show, week of September 7th
UKRD – Monday, September 7th on the Breakfast Show
BBC 2 Newsnight on Monday, September 7th

Guardian Web-chat on Tuesday, September 8th from 1p – 2p
The One Show LIVE interview with Simon & John on Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm

Shaun Keaveny​ 6 Music Breakfast interview on Wednesday, September 9thBBC Nottingham – Wednesday, September 9th 4.15pm

Anglian Radio Group – Thursday, September 10th airing after 8pm

Lincs Radio Group – Saturday, September 12th airing at 1pm
BBC Radio Devon airing on Saturday, September 12th, Time TBA

CBS Sunday Morning – Sunday, September 13th airing at 9:30am
Absolute Radio on Sunday, September 13th, Time TBC
Media Sound Holdings – Sunday, September 13th – a Duran Duran one hour special airing at 3pm [ Arrow FM/Bright FM/Sovereign FM/Splash FM ]

Lorraine Show airing on Monday, September 14th (check listings)

Loose Women airing on Tuesday, September 15th at 12:30p

Today Show – LIVE, Thursday, September 17th [to register for tickets click here]. Duran Duran will be performing through out whole show. Check local listings.
BBC Radio Merseyside – Thursday, September 17th airing at 230pm

Blink TV Bestival coverage – Wednesday, September 23rd on Channel 4 UK (check listings)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Wednesday, September 23 (check local listings)

Look for Duran Duran in upcoming issues of:

Sunday Times (UK)

Daily Telegraph (UK)

Q Magazine (UK)

SUN “Something for the Weekend” supplement (UK)

Sunday Express (UK)

Daily Star (UK)

Sunday Mirror Notebook (UK)

The Guardian (UK)

BBC News Online (UK)

HMV online (UK)

Daily Records (UK)

Press Association (UK)

Associated Press Television (UK)

Sunday World Newspaper (Ireland)

The Observer Food Monthly (UK)

Bass Guitar Mag (UK)

BBC iPlayer from Bestival (UK)

* Las Vegas Weekly (US)

* Yellowscene Denver (US)

Seattle Stranger (US)

News Tribune (US)

Huffington Post (US)

Gigwise (US)

NY Post (US)

SF Weekly (US)

SF Chronicle (US)

People Magazine (US)

US Magazine (US)

Rolling Stone (US)

Los Angeles Daily News (US)

Reno Gazette Journal (US)

San Francisco Examiner (US)

Origins (US)

Consequence of Sound (US)

BioGraphic cartoon (US)

San Francisco Examiner (US)

Origins (US)

Time (US)

USA Today (US)

Entertainment Tonight (US)

Village Voice (US)

Newsday (US)

Allentown Morning Call (US)

Electronic Musician (US)

Interview Magazine (US)

Keyboard Magazine (US)

Details Magazine (US)

Bass Player Magazine (US)

Out Magazine (US)

DuJour Magazine (US)

Billboard Magazine (US)

Goldmine Magazine (US)

Vanity Fair (US)

Entertainment Weekly Fall Preview (US)

WHO Magazine (Australia)

Noise 11 (Australia)

THE AU review (Australia)

Buro 24/7(Australia)

News Corp (Australia)

Borsen Pleasure (Denmark)

La Nación Newspaper (Argentina)

Icon (Spain)

Vogue (Spain)

DT Magazine (Spain)

El Dominical (Spain)

Telehit (Mexico)

Sopitas.com (Mexico)

D la Repubblica (Italy)

Tustyle magazine (Italy)

Sportweek (Italy)

Rolling Stone (Italy)

Grazia (Italy)

Panorama (Italy)

Corriere della sera (Italy)

La Stampa (Italy)

QN (Italy)

Il Giornale (Italy)

Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

Estado de São Paulo (Brazil)

G1 (Brazil)

Portal Terra (Brazil)

Focus (Germany)

Good Times Magazine (Germany)

Bass Quarterly (Germany)

Vogue (Germany)

Kultur News (Germany)

MBeat Magazine (Germany)

Schleswig Holsteinischer Verlag (Germany)

STEREO (Germany)

Petra (Germany)

GQ Magazine (Germany)

TV Spielfilm (Germany)

GALA (Germany)

AMM (Germany)

Teleschau (Germany)

n-tv.de (Germany)

Klatsch & Tratsch (Germany)

Blu (Germany)

Morgenpost (Germany)

Berliner Zeitung (Germany)

Rolling Stone (Germany)

King Magazine (Sweden)

Colta.ru (Russia)

Lenta.ru (Russia)

Rolling Stone (Russia)

SOUNDZ (Holland)

Kronen Zeitung newspaper (Austria)

Red Bulletin magazine (Austria)

F2F (Austria)

Radio WIEN (Austria)

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Poland)

Blitz (Portugal)

Rockin’ On (Japan)

In-Rock (Japan)

* – denotes new addition

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Duran Duran doubles back to where ‘insanity’ began

September 17th, 2015

By Matt Misterek

Duran Duran digs performing in Washington, or at least co-founder John Taylor does.

He recalls the “insanity” of Duran Duran’s concert at Seattle Center Coliseum in 1984 with a sort of awe. It was the Brit-pop idols’ first stop on their American tour, and it gave them a glimpse of the Yankee teen hysteria the Beatles beheld in the same building 20 years earlier.

Now the Fab 5 (minus one) are back, bringing their New Wave revival to the Washington State Fair on Wednesday.

And while Taylor acknowledges an outdoor fair grandstand wouldn’t usually be his first choice, he’s excited for Duran Duran’s date with Puyallup in the first half of a month-long swing through the West.

“I think it’s going to work,” Taylor told The News Tribune from England as the band prepared to head to the states. “It’s the end of the summer, and people are going to be ready to have a good time.”

Duran Duran’s bass player promises a 30-year journey back to Reagan-Thatcher-era hits such as “Girls on Film,” “Rio” and “The Reflex.”

There will be new material, too. The tour coincides with this month’s release of the band’s 14th album, “Paper Gods,” which had them holed up in a studio for two years. They enlisted a small army of talent ranging from the trendy (Mark Ronson) to the wacky (Lindsay Lohan).

The new album also had help from long-time collaborator Nile Rodgers, founder of ’70s disco band Chic, with whom Duran Duran will share the stage Wednesday. Taylor calls it “probably the least self-contained album we’ve ever made.”

But he knows the power of the band’s prom-night classics — the ones that made us want to strip off our cummerbunds and dance.

“We’ve come to appreciate that the songs people like to hear most are the ones that are most fun to play.”

He chatted with the TNT about the album, the tour and how performing today is different than entertaining the wild boys and girls of ’84.

Q: What were you trying to achieve musically and thematically with “Paper Gods?”

We spent the first year mostly finding out what we are capable of, the four of us. And we were fortunate in the second year of creativity of recording where we were joined by a great roster of producers, writers, musicians and singers that really helped us make a different record. I don’t know how to describe it, but I know we didn’t plan it. We have a very vague sense of where we’re going when we start.

The more you do this, you realize the privilege of doing it and the legacy, potentially, of making something you’ve got to live with. In the past, we’ve all compromised a lot, and it feels OK at the time because you’re just trying to get the thing done. But then, a year later or whatever, it’s like “(expletive), I wish we’d spent longer on this song.” None of us wanted to have that feeling this time around. I call it the no-half-measures album. It was just no stone unturned.

Q: Although you formed Duran Duran with Nick Rhodes, you have sort of come and gone over the years for side projects. What keeps bringing you back?

In the few years I was away, I changed my perception of what the band was. I was able to come back as a fan and separate myself from it in the time I was away. I was able to come back with an appreciation of who we were and what we’d done. I couldn’t do that before I left. It was all just a scramble. I had to clear my head out a little bit, really.

It’s been no turning back for me. Obviously, it’s not sunshine and roses every day or every hour of every day. We fight a lot. We disagree a lot. But I know where I am with these guys. We’ve got each other’s backs.

Q: It looks like your show here is the only state fair currently on your touring schedule. Is that frightening in any way?

(Laughs) They are not my favorite venues to play, I have to say. But we were made an offer, and it looked like we could have a good time. I’m really excited about the bill. It’s one of the half dozen shows we’re playing with Chic.

It’s a very relaxed kind of atmosphere at state fairs. People come to have fun. It’s a good-time show. And it’s great to be in Washington state. We haven’t played up there in a while.

Q: I saw your “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” concert at Seattle Center Coliseum in 1984.

Oh, man, I never forget that show because that was the first time we played to an arena full of crazy kids. We always remember the Seattle arena on that tour because those basketball arenas don’t really exist in the U.K. We’d never played, what, like 16,000 or something? It was insanity. Life was never the same again.

Q: How do your live performances today measure up?

They’re more controlled today. I think we are more at the wheel. On that tour, we were hanging on for life. It was very hard to control the show.

But you’re also telling a story. It’s a 30-year narrative, it’s three decades of songs in the show now. So you’re taking people on a journey, we’re going on a journey. … You’re trying to play everything with a vitality. You don’t want anything to feel old, so you’ve got to infuse it with enthusiasm and passion.

We’re super excited to play. We’ve been in the studio for two years. We’ve hardly gotten out. We’re like animals, you know — we’re out, we’re free of the cage!

Courtesy News Tribune

Joe Vizvary/Images in Vogue: Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Q&A Excerpt

November 25th, 2014

So you’re in a band in Canada. You start to build up some local success. You score a single everyone is interested in. And then Duran Duran circa 1984 come to play in Canada and your band is asked to open for them. AMAZING, right? In one of our coolest Q&As to date, Joe Vizvary from the band Images in Vogue, themselves part of the 80s music story, tells us all about his experiences in the band and being asked to open for Duran Duran in the middle of the mayhem!

1. This could be the coolest Q&A we have ever done! First of all, tell us a little bit about yourself…

Well, here’s a recent article about me. You can read it here.

2. How did you guys come up with the name?

The “In Vogue” comes from a song of that name by Japan on their Quiet Life album. The “Images” is what we see around us in the modern world, always changing, always new.

3. Who was in the band?

The original line-up was Gary Smith on bass synthesizer and bass guitar, Don Gordon on synthesizer and guitar, Joe Vizvary (me) on synthesizers and piano, Kevin Crompton on drums and electronic percussion, and Gary Johnson on vocals. Dale Martindale replaced Gary J as vocalist in December of 1981. Glen Nelson joined in August 1982 as another synthesizer player. This was the line-up that opened for Duran Duran in 1984.

4. Most. Important. Question: how on earth did you get the opening gig spot with Duran Duran in 1984?

Our connection with Duran Duran goes back a few years before the 1984 tour. Duran Duran performed in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on the Rio tour July 21, 1982. Glen Nelson had recently left his band “e” and was performing as a solo artist. The manager of “e”, Gerry Barad, also worked for Perryscope, the promoters of the Duran Duran show. He got Glen the opening slot for the Duran Duran show. Gary did lights and I did sound for Glen. All three of us got to meet the band, as well as their crew, and struck up a relationship. Duran Duran spent a few days in Vancouver and we hung out at the Luv-a-Fair, a local club, as well as go to some parties with them.

By the time of the 1984 tour, IIV had released our hit, “Lust For Love,” and were quite well known in Canada after opening for Bryan Adams on his Cuts Like A Knife tour. Gerry Barad suggested IIV as an opener for Duran Duran’s tour and, partly because of our previous connection, we were chosen to open in Calgary and Vancouver. After the first night, we were asked to continue on the tour to Seattle. After the Seattle show we were asked to continue to Reno and the rest of the tour. Unfortunately, US Customs wouldn’t extend our work visas and we had to leave the US to re-apply. They turned us down and we weren’t allowed back into the US to finish the tour.

5. Did you get to hang out with the band again or was it just too crazy an atmosphere? If so, what was your impression?

On the 1984 tour things were pretty hectic and travel schedules were tight, so we only had time to say hi here and there. They were nice guys, especially Roger and Nick. We talked to Nick quite a bit, especially about the band Roxy Music (Bryan Ferry), for whom we had opened in 1983.

6. What was it like being in the thick of “durandemonium” at that time???

The change from 1982 to 1984 was unbelievable. In 1982, there were a few fans hanging around outside the Commodore Ballroom, and the fans were pretty wild at the show, but in 1984 it was like Beatlemania. There was screaming all the way through every song. Thousands of fans were waiting outside and swarmed every vehicle that came to or went from the venues.

More on IMAGES IN VOGUE:

http://www.imagesinvogue.ca .

Images in Vogue on Facebook.

Images in Vogue documentary on YouTube.

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Duran Duran’s ‘Beautiful Colors’ in Posters

June 6th, 2014

Duran Duran’s ‘Beautiful Colors’ in Posters
By Crispin Kott 6 June 2014

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Above from the collection of Andrew Golub.

There are fans, there are FANS, and there is Andrew Golub. In the world of the Duran Duran fan – Duranies to devotees – Golub is known as Durandy. It’s a pithy moniker, one which falls short of his importance not only to the greater story of Duran Duran, but also to the even greater story of fandom.

Golub is a collector. That’s true of so many of us who are enthusiasts of one pursuit or another, but when you’re thinking of yourself as a collector, you’re still off the mark. Golub is a collector’s collector, an archivist, a curator of one of the most impressive collections of posters and ads, books and magazines, pinups and memorabilia not only of Duran Duran, but of any artist.

Golub’s meticulously catalogued archives are kept in a climate-controlled storage facility, and often when a print or poster is in less than mint condition, he has it professionally mended, with the same care one might see given a great renaissance-era tapestry. When Duranies visit the Seattle area, Golub generously gives them entry to the archives, letting their eyes fix on one lush image after another.

Of course, not everyone can make it to Pacific Northwest, and even if they could there’s only so much time in the day. For the rest of us, much of Golub’s archives are stored online at Durandy.com, where we can click from lush image to image to our heart’s content.

But there is also Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran, a book which should not only be considered an essential purchase by Duranies the world over, but should also serve as inspiration for anyone else trying something like this in the future.

Beautiful Colors – named after a widely circulated unreleased song from the band’s mid-2000’s reunion, “Beautiful Colours” – is a weighty tome, independently released by Durandy Productions, but with the high end quality one might expect to have found at the recently shuttered Rizzoli flagship store on W. 57th Street in Manhattan. It’s a coffee table book in that one might want to have it on display, but it’s also assuredly a book to be pored over from cover to cover, in large part a credit to the archival photography by Christine Born.

Adding to the prestige of Beautiful Colors is a foreword by Duran Duran’s dandyish co-founder and keyboardist Nick Rhodes, a man whom one imagines has had a key perspective in how the band has been presented over the years. That obviously goes beyond the makeup and immaculately tailored clothes, and the flashy reputation-securing videos. There’s also album and single sleeve art to consider, and with that the associated promotional materials advertising the music, live appearances, and, of course, videos.

One of the most iconic images of the ‘80s is the album cover of Duran Duran’s 1982 sophomore full-length, Rio, which marries an illustration by Patrick Nagel and design by Malcolm Garrett. Visually, it was everything the music it was mean to represent was: Sleek, streamlined, sexy. Naturally, it provided inspiration for everything Duran Duran did at the time, with not only the album’s singles taking up the thread, but also promotional posters around the world for the music and its subsequent tours.

A six-date Canadian tour for July 1982 curiously utilizes only the font and maroon color on its poster, but a return to Toronto a month later sees the album’s smiling woman hovering above a contemporary photo of the band. In Germany, posters hyping live appearances that same year used only the woman’s eyes, as though she’s peering through the slot in the door at a speakeasy. It’s interesting to see how different places around the globe made use of the source materials, and thankfully Golub’s collection is so vast that we’re able to take that journey over oceans and across time with the simple turn of a page.

There are eras where the design doesn’t hold up in the same classic way as it does from their early ‘80s rise, but it’s also where the unified artistic vision was often ignored in various markets. While the band’s eponymous 1993 album – referred to among fans as “The Wedding Album” for its use of family wedding portraits on its sleeve – was a surprise commercial success, posters advertising live shows everywhere from Barcelona to Hamburg to Sacramento could not only have been about any band, but are so uncharacteristically nondescript that they might as well been about a furniture sale where EVERYTHING MUST GO. It’s to Golub’s credit that he doesn’t stick with the bold and the beautiful, though there’s plenty of that to be found, instead opting for an honest representation of the band’s long visual history.

The first temptation will be to flip through page after page, soaking up the familiar and foreign, marveling at Golub’s commitment to his collection. One might even look to see how many shows they’ve seen are represented in poster form (I did – Eight!) But then it’s worth taking the time to really look through the book, to soak up Golub’s well-crafted narrative. Begin, logically, at the beginning, before Duran Duran even had a record deal, when they were playing gigs around Birmingham, and then on tour with Hazel O’Connor.

Rock posters aren’t exactly an underappreciated art form, with books like The Art of Rock and websites like Gig Posters giving the medium its due. But there are few books like Beautiful Colors, which dedicates an entire collection to that of a single artist.

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Courtesy PopMatters

Hear Fly Moon Royalty cover Duran Duran’s ‘Read My Lips’

May 14th, 2014

Dozens of musicians have covered Duran Duran songs over the years, but it’s safe to say few have chosen to interpret Read My Lips, a track off the band’s oft-overlooked 1990 record, Liberty.

Seattle duo Fly Moon Royalty has a good story behind their cover, though. Made up of sultry singer Adra Boo and DJ/producer Action J, here’s how it came about, according to Action J:

Our friend Jenny George is a leukemia survivor who throws a fundraiser/birthday party every year around Valentine’s Day called “Dancing on the Valentine.” All the proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She picks one popular (older) artist, and all of her band friends get together and play covers of the artist’s discography.

In 2012 it was Duran Duran. Since we are a more production-based band, doing a cover usually means rewriting the track completely. In fear of just making a bad karaoke version of the song, I decided to flip it entirely. I turned it into a song we would likely write. The lyrics have a whole new meaning when you hear Adra sing them. It’s much more sensual.

I can think of no better way to kick off the week. Sit back and absorb …

Click here to listen to “Read My Lips”

Courtesy USA TODAY Pop Candy

Duran Duran’s Beautiful Colors : A Book Full of Memories, Not Just Memorabilia

May 14th, 2014

Longtime Duran Duran fan and archivist Andrew Golub releases a visually-stimulating and far-reaching art book, covering official-to-rare posters of the band throughout the years and endorsed by the band.

Andrew (“Durandy“) Golub has been a diehard Duran Duran fan ever since he first heard the popular British band’s hit single The Reflex on the radio back in 1984. While the trend of collecting memorabilia is a fairly common one with fiercely devoted fans, little did the then-12-year-old, who felt an instant urge to immerse himself with all things Duran, know he was about to take it to the next level – and by doing so, eventually grab his favorite band’s attention, and obtain their cooperation.

Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran is the culmination of remarkably rigorous curation work spanning three decades. For over 30 years, “Durandy” – as he was dubbed years ago by Pacific Northwest radio DJ’s in light of his numerous requests for the band’s songs – has been archiving the world’s largest known collection of Duran Duran memorabilia, including more than 1,500 posters, over 10,000 pages of magazine articles, 150 books, and such rarities as a Duran Duran casino chip, a 3-D foldout poster, a zippered purse, an obscure board game and even a condom from the band’s 1993 tour (in its original packaging). With his focus shifting toward the band’s renowned bold and stylish visual aspects, Golub sought ways of sharing the remarkable collection of artistic and visually-stimulating posters he has gathered over the years with fellow Duran Duran enthusiasts.

“The posters have always been the heart of the collection”, he says. “Such mementos have an innate connection to the band’s history, as well as the fan community, simply due to the posters’ intended use: advertising a single concert in a specific town, attended by a limited amount of people; that one evening becomes the backdrop for stories and experiences shared by everyone lucky enough to be there. When I consider how many posters I have acquired over three decades, I realize my archive is full of memories, not just memorabilia.”

After the items were featured in venues and TV programs such as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, A&E’s Biography, documentary films and exhibitions, and with the intention of making the body of work available to fans worldwide, Golub decided to self-publish a book – with the help of photographer & fiancée Christine Born – telling a visual history of the band through his extensive collection of posters, while showcasing their constantly-evolving design aesthetic over the time span covered.

The 260-page book was released in late 2013 to spectacular reviews and overwhelming praise from members of the fan community – as well as an endorsement from the band itself. Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes even wrote the book’s foreword, calling it “a unique visual diary of our career, spanning more than three decades, encompassing advertising, artwork, fashion, illustration, photography and graphic design.”

“From its conception down to the smallest details, Beautiful Colors was designed as a time capsule, containing memories that belong to the fans, as well as the band”, says Golub. “While the book is certainly full of rarities to dazzle the eyes, Duran devotees will also find an abundant menu for the heart and mind. Beloved concerts, favorite photos, and familiar milestones transport the reader back to cherished moments in Duran’s history, as well as their own.”

Among the work included in the book – which covers the band’s journey from their formative years to present day, and contains popular, rare and previously unseen posters that were never put into production – are Golub’s first set of Israeli posters, made for planned concerts that were eventually cancelled, which he proclaims carry an extra special meaning to him. His sister made Aliyah years ago, and is now living with her family in faraway Israel, “but not far from my heart”, he explains.

With this monumental, almost-lifelong-in-the-making project seemingly behind him, and while the book keeps gaining more and more exposure and acclaim – largely due to the band’s unwavering, continuous support and repeated mentions on social media such as Facebook and Twitter – Golub reflects on the future. The book may be all ready and done, but an archivist’s work never is. “Eventually, I’ll gear up again for another poster hunt as Duran Duran releases their fourteenth album and embarks on another world tour”, he says. “The band will be awesome, the fans will be ready – and the archive will be waiting.”

Golub will be doing his third book signing this Friday at Seattle’s Cupcake Royale. Much of his poster collection and other memorabilia can be seen on his website .

Andrew Golub is a Duran Duran archivist in the Pacific Northwest, curating a collection that is filled with rare artifacts and ephemera, reflecting every facet of the popular British band’s storied history. In striving to document the band’s evolution, the passionate archivist has been constantly exploring ways to take his passion further and celebrate the band’s career in suitably epic fashion. Whether producing public exhibits, loaning items to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, publishing a four-pound art book, or simply earning the trust and unwavering support of the band – Golub “couldn’t imagine a more rewarding journey”, he says, while re-assuring his continued commitment to “celebrating the enduring impact Duran Duran has had, and continues to make, on audiences around the world”.

Order Beautiful Colors, The Posters of Duran Duran here.

Courtesy Jewish Business News

Duran Durandy

April 16th, 2014

The elevator door of a storage unit in Bellevue, Wash. glides open to reveal a 10- by-20 storage unit flooded with Duran Duran memorabilia. Buttons, magazines, games and even an unopened bottle of hot sauce from 1985 all display the faces of the band and are spread out on a table waiting to greet whoever is there to pay a visit. Shiny racks stacked with dozens of large boxes filled with posters of varying sizes line the walls. Every item has been carefully saved and everything in this unit is handled with care.

The memorabilia is owned by Andy Golub. To him and other Duranies — a nickname for fans of Duran Duran — this is known as “the archives.”

Golub, a 42-year-old Western Washington University alumnus who graduated in 1995 with a degree in sociology, has a love for the rock band Duran Duran so strong that he turned his passion into a large collection of posters — and he’s been collecting for years, he said.

As a student, Golub kept a Duran Duran poster on the door of his residence hall room in Nash Hall where people would doodle moustaches and other comments on the band’s faces, he said.

Golub’s work with his collection has helped him become a well-known archivist who goes by “Durandy,” he said.

Danny Steward, a specialist in preserving and restoring posters, said he originally thought that his friend Golub was just an obsessive fan.

“Andy was obsessed with his collection and Duran Duran,” Steward said. “I thought this is just another one of those obsessive kinds of personalities who focus on one item and will collect everything and anything to do with that particular thing.”

However, it was more than that. Golub took his collection and turned his 30-year passion into a four-pound book called “Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran” that was published in December 2013.

The book is filled with vibrant posters of the band from Golub’s archives and chronicles their growth through music, visuals and fashion throughout their entire career.

Golub first became interested in Duran Duran at the age of 12 when he heard the song “The Reflex” in 1984, right around the time of his bar mitzvah, Golub said.

“Most people have their bar mitzvahs and study to be a man,” he said. “I was learning to be a Duranie.”

Once he had memorized the names and faces of the band’s members, Golub began to admire the band’s visuals and began collecting teen magazines.

“I couldn’t just collect one,” Golub said. “It turned into something that was much more than just collecting; I started to realize that what I was collecting was moments of history.”

Alan Budwill, a host on the “Kent & Alan” Seattle radio show on Star 101.5, can attest to Golub’s passion for the band. He first met Golub during a singing contest

where the Duranie attended and belted out the lyrics to a Duran Duran song, Budwill said. “We always tease him and tell him he’s crazy and he’s nuts,” Budwill said. “But he’s really quite lovable and a smart guy.” The band is also in full support of the work that Golub has put into his collec-tion, Wendy Laister, Duran Duran’s man-ager and CEO of Magus Entertainment, said.

“It’s enormously flattering that some-body has dedicated so much time and en-ergy to archiving this incredible collection of artwork and posters that they’ve done over the years,” Laister said.

When Golub’s collection first began, he would go straight from his work as a legal assistant to his archives and spent hours organizing his collection to the point where his fiancé, Christine Born, would call and ask where he was, he said.

When Golub began to thoroughly take care of his collection, he called Steward, the paper specialist and “poster doctor,” who helped him create an environment that would allow proper presentation of the posters, he said.

Golub took what he learned from Steward and began laying posters flat in large boxes, removing moisture from the archives and rolling up posters when there was no room to lay them flat, Golub said.

“Perhaps three good words to describe Andy and his work with his collection: he gets it,” Steward said. “I was so surprised because he went from this collecting green horn to being his own archivist and that doesn’t really happen very often.”

To keep the aesthetic of the book con-sistent, Golub decided to use only official posters from promotions, he said.

Golub and Born then brought all of his posters to a studio that she worked at and had to hold the posters up one-by-one with dozens of clips or lay them flat on the floor. Born would then photograph them as quickly as she could before the setup fell apart, Golub said.

Golub also had to make sure that printing the book was a perfect process and even flew to the printer to make sure the colors popped on the page the way he envisioned, he said.

“If you’re going to have a book called ‘Beautiful Colors’ you have to make the colors beautiful,” he said.

Golub said he surprised everyone with how polished his book was and was happy with the final product, he said.

“It has an award-winning style,” Steward said, “There is absolutely nothing wrong with that book.”

Golub is glad that fans are having a positive reaction, as he made the book for fans to be able to connect memories they’ve had with the band to the book, Golub said. He also hopes to inspire fans follow their own passions.

“You just sometimes march forth even though you don’t know how it’s going to turn out, you don’t know where it’s going to go or where it is going to lead,” Golub said. “Just do it because you feel it and that’s what ‘Beautiful Colors’ is.”

Golub understands the unique position he’s in and he does not take it for granted, he said.

“This is not something everyone does, and it’s been my life’s biggest achievement so far,” Golub said. “It’s been a wonderful ride, and it’s certainly far from over.”

Courtesy Western Front

A look back at 1983: The year of the second British Invasion

July 4th, 2013

A look back at 1983: The year of the second British Invasion
By – David Chiu /CBS News/ July 4, 2013, 3:40 PM

In 1983, no other single artist had a more spectacular year than Michael Jackson, who without question ruled the music charts. With the release of his blockbuster album “Thriller” in November 1982, Jackson scored seven Top 10 hits the following year, including three No. 1 songs. Along with his show-stopping performance on the “Motown 25” TV special and his iconic music videos for “Billie Jean” and “Beat It,” Jackson became an unavoidable pop culture phenomenon; he would later snag eight Grammy Awards in 1984.

But if you take Jackson out of the equation for a moment, the many British pop artists at the time could arguably stake a claim of dominance on the American music charts in 1983. That year, a slew of those acts came over to the States with their synthesizer-driven/R&B-inspired music, charisma and stylish fashion sensibilities. For a young person somewhere in America who was lucky to have MTV in the early ’80s, it must have been both shocking and fascinating to see these audacious-looking groups invade their television screens.

“I don’t know why that was,” singer Martin Fry of the British band ABC told CBSNews.com of the then-new movement in music known as New Pop. “It was kind of an explosion that came out after punk rock swung through Britain — a whole generation that was kind of interested in making music that was more polished. That obviously led to a golden age with Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, the Human League, ABC, Depeche Mode, many bands like that. We were all a little bit flamboyant.”

These U.K. acts’ brief dominance of the American pop charts 30 years ago was described as a Second British Invasion reminiscent of the first one back in the 1960s led by the Beatles. At the apex of this new music’s popularity, Rolling Stone magazine devoted an entire issue to the trend in November 1983 with the headline: “England Swings: Great Britain invades America’s music and style.” It referenced the week of July 16 of that year when seven acts who were British-based occupied the Billboard Top 10 singles charts: Duran Duran, Culture Club, the Police, Kajagoogoo, Eddy Grant, Madness, and the Kinks — a band from the first British Invasion.

“I must say that at the time, I had no sense of being part of any invasion: second, British or otherwise,” said singer/keyboardist Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, who had its first U.S. Top 40 hit in 1983 with “Lies.” “We were doing our work, which certainly focused on delivering success in the charts for new synth pop, but had no real sense of how important the U.S. market was and how central to our story it was to become.”

Most of the then-new British pop acts who broke into America in the early ’80s emerged after the mid- to late ’70s punk explosion in Britain. Their origins can be traced to the New Romantic movement — a hybrid of retro, glam and futurism in the music and fashion through early ’70s, pioneered by acts David Bowie and Roxy Music. New Pop was a cross between punk and disco — and the message was more upbeat than political or nihilistic that characterized punk.

“It was a turning away from the negativism of punk and the doubt and despair and political guilt of so much postpunk,” said Simon Reynolds, author of the book “Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1981-1984.” “It was time for something lighter — a return to fun, positivity. The idea that the point of pop might be escapism and that this was okay started to circulate. So it was like the dialectical next stage in the British music scene’s development. It wasn’t the complete reversal or repudiation of punk/postpunk. It was more like, ‘We tried this, it led to a certain deadlock, now we’ll try this new direction.'”

“I think we’re a progression from that rather than a reaction,” Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor told CBSNews.com in 2012. “I remember sitting in [Duran Duran bassist] John [Taylor’s] bedroom at the age of 18 or 19 and we would play a Sex Pistols record, then we would play a Chic record…and then maybe a Kraftwerk record. Our idea was to blend all this different music into one band. If you hear a Duran Duran record on the radio, it’s made up of all these different elements, but it’s unmistakably our sound.”

America had a taste of the new sounds from Britain in the late ’70s and early ’80s from acts such as the Police, the Pretenders, Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello. But the New Pop bands were different in terms of musicianship. While the guitar was still in use, the main instrument by these new acts was the synthesizer, which was portable and gave the music a more modern-sounding feel.

“Prior to the New Wave/synthpop revolution, music was becoming very stagnant,” said singer Pete Byrne of the British synth duo Naked Eyes, who had two big hits in 1983 with “Always Something There to Remind Me” and “Promises, Promises.” “The punk thing had come and gone and there was still some really great bands around. But there wasn’t a lot happening. People suddenly [were] starting to use synthesizers in a different way. We were just in the right place at the right time with everything.”

Synthpop made inroads in America starting in the late ’70s with songs like “Pop Muzik” by M, “Video Killed the Radio Star,” by the Buggles, and “Cars” by Gary Numan. But it was the Human League’s electro-driven pop single “Don’t You Want Me” — which hit No. 1 in 1982 — that really ushered in the era of new British music, according to Rolling Stone’s Parke Puterbaugh. After the success of that song and Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love,” British acts were making frequent appearances on the American singles charts, especially in 1983. Among them were Kajagoogoo (“Too Shy”), A Flock of Seagulls (“Space Age Love Song”), Big Country (“In a Big Country”) and Eurythmics (“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)).”

And it wasn’t just danceable, electronic pop coming from Britain — others songs by ABC, Dexys Midnight Runners and Spandau Ballet mined traditional soul music and also became hits in the U.S. In his book, “Like Punk Never Happened: Culture Club and the New Pop,” Dave Rimmer, wrote: “At the same time, breaking America was what everyone…wanted to do. Not just for the money, though that was most of it, but also because if you made it in America then you…made it.”

Undoubtedly, the two British bands that had the most success in the States were Duran Duran and Culture Club, who together had a combined eight Top 10 hits in 1983, and created teenage fan hysteria reminiscent of the Beatles. In his recent memoir, “In the Pleasure Groove,” Duran Duran member John Taylor recalled a moment when his band performed in Seattle in 1984 to 18,000 screaming and crying teenage fans: “It was like somebody had given the entire audience drugs. We couldn’t hear the monitors. We couldn’t hear ourselves play.” And in his 1995 autobiography, “Take it Like a Man,” Culture Club’s charismatic singer Boy George wrote of that period in time when the band traveled on the Concorde to play some American shows: “The clones were out in full force: ‘Boy mania’ had hit the States in a big way. Dreadlocked fans filled the front rows of every gig and lobbies of every hotel.”

Besides the music, a huge factor to these British groups’ appeal was their appearance with the big hairstyles (A Flock of Seagulls singer Mike Score’s coiffed hair comes to mind) and sleek outfits. In some cases, the look bordered on androgyny–who could forget Boy George’s dreadlocks and makeup, or Eurythmics vocalist Annie Lennox’s fiery orange buzzcut hair? “I remember Adam Ant and Duran Duran coming to the MTV studio within a matter of a month or two and me thinking, “My Lord, what do they put in the water over there?” said Nina Blackwood, one of the original MTV personalities from the early ’80s. “The guys were so beautiful. Not handsome in the classic “movie star” way, but actually pretty — lush lips, cheekbones a mile-high, porcelain skin — and they all knew how to apply make-up better than most women I knew.”

However, both the music and look by these new British bands might have been completely ignored in America had it not been for MTV. Debuting in August 1981, the still relatively-new 24-hour music channel became a such an important outlet for this deluge of new British music compared to traditional American radio, whose playlists were more conservative and didn’t take chances when it came to new music.

“It was crucial,” said Byrne of the channel’s importance. “We weren’t touring and MTV got us into everybody’s living room. We were lucky — we got some really great people to work with, so our videos were still pretty good. So we got lucky there. And MTV was huge.”

Reynolds said that MTV provided the nationwide reach that the new British bands needed to make a dent into America. “And then once MTV had made these bands successful and caused a drastic spike in record sales for the new music,” he said, “then radio as a whole followed. Record sales had been flat for several years, but suddenly you had young kids rushing to the record stores to buy Culture Club and the Go-Go’s and so on.”

“I have always thought that the arrival of MTV just as we were stumbling onto our style was extremely fortuitous,” Bailey said. “It gave us a foot in the door. But it was also to become our biggest problem in the sense that, before long, the power of the video on MTV overwhelmed the importance of the music. As a musician, I prefer to spend more time and resources making music and less on promotional stuff like videos, but it soon became the other way round.”

After an amazing 1983, it would have seemed that the British were poised to gain a further foothold in American pop music for another couple of years. The trend continued onto 1984 with acts like Howard Jones, Talk Talk, Wham! and Frankie Goes to Hollywood scoring hits in the U.S. Top 40. But shortly afterwards, New Pop entered a period of declining popularity, reflecting a backlash from those who felt that synthpop music was less credible and the antithesis of rock and roll. Two of the most popular British acts went through a transitional period in the mid ’80s that signaled the movement’s decline: Duran Duran had splintered into two side projects, the Power Station and Arcadia, according to Reynolds; and Boy George ran into legal entanglements regarding his drug issues, and Culture Club broke up. Meanwhile, American artists such as Prince, Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen started to rack up platinum hits. By the end of the ’80s, hair metal, dance and hip-hop became the popular musical trends in America.

“I think most of those groups, as so often happens, started to make worse records and accompanied them with really bloated, absurd and pompous videos,” said Reynolds. “It was the combination of success and touring and astronomical demands on your time affecting your creativity, but also success bloating egos and destroying any sense of perspective. The Americans by that point had cottoned on to video and making more catchy, singles-oriented, danceable stuff. They were beating the British at their own game. Even old ’70s rockers like ZZ Top were making sharper singles and more entertaining videos.”

“The whole music scene changes every 15 milliseconds,” said Fry. “The reality was that Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson did it better, bigger and more global than a lot of British acts.”

While the era of British New Pop has long since faded, it still remains special for a particular generation of people now in their late 30s and 40s. The music by those acts is still played on the radio — Sirius XM even has its own channel devoted to the decade. Meanwhile, some of those New Pop acts like Duran Duran, Howard Jones and the Fixx continue to make new music. And there’s also the “Here and Now” and “Regeneration” tours that are like Lollapalooza for ’80s nostalgists.

“Today’s audience is definitely a combination of different generations,” said Fry, who still tours with ABC. “That’s the wonderful thing about YouTube and Facebook. There’s a younger generation that is kind of interested in the whole flamboyance of the 1980s — there’s a whole generation of people that want to hear “The Look of Love” [and] “Poison Arrow” and remember a time when they didn’t have a mortgage or debts.”

As far as influence, today’s pop and alternative rock artists have borrowed at least something from the early ’80s whether it’s in the form of the music, the fashions or both — among them Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Katy Perry and the Killers. “I think I was in a store and they played a couple of songs,” said Byrne, “and I thought, ‘Jeez, they were really like early synthpop records.’ When you think about it, the best period of pop music of course is the ’60s. And then after that — and I might be biased — but I think that period from ’81 to ’84 was the next best period in pop music.”

“We don’t dwell on nostalgia very much,” said Taylor, speaking for Duran Duran. “We talk about the early days very fondly, but I think we’re quite careful not to live in nostalgia. We like to live in the here and now and we like to think of ourselves as contemporary. But we got great memories of that period.”

Latter musical trends from Britain never really caught on in the States compared to what happened 30 years ago, such as ’90s “Cool Britannia” that included Oasis, Blur and the Spice Girls. Presently a few British artists have flourished on the American charts, including Adele, Mumford & Sons, and Florence and the Machine. “The big British successes in America of recent decades,” said Reynolds, “have been individual bands and artists, who generally don’t have the same kind of ideological or concepts or awareness about presentation and visuals that New Pop had.”

“I think that the old paradigm of cultural pendulum swings between U.S. and Europe can never be so simple again,” said Bailey. “The world has changed because of the Internet. Information finds its own routes these days and can’t be so easily manipulated. In fact, the avoidance of information overload has become part of everyone’s life, it seems. So perhaps we’re all less likely to be invaded, but share common cultural exchanges, which express themselves locally with varying emphases.”

Sources: Are We Not New Wave? by Theo Cateforis; I Want My MTV by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum; “Anglomania: America surrenders to the Brits — but who really wins?” (Rolling Stone) by Parke Puterbaugh; Rip It Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds; Like Punk Never Happened by Dave Rimmer; The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Courtesy CBS News/© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

John Taylor: IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE Book Media – updated December 5, 2012

December 5th, 2012

This page will be updated as more media is confirmed for the promotion of John’s In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. Please note dates/times could change.

Italy

Volo in diretta. – live 11pm local time, December 6th on Rai 3
Vanity Fair Italia magazine
TuStyle Magazine
Grazia magazine
Velvet magazine
Corriere della sera newspaper
Myself magazine
Oggi magazine
Gente magazine
Deejay chiama Italia’ radio show, from h10 Rome time (UTC/GMT +1), Radio Deejay [ http://bit.ly/JT12dj ] (Live audio-video streaming available)

Australia

ABC Canberra Breakfast Show – Fridays, November 16 & 23rd (parts 1 & 2)

4ZR Breakfast Show – November 13, 6a-9a, Brisbane

The West Australian news – November, TBA

North America (newest editions in bold at top of list)

90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio – Retro Red-Eye Express, Saturday, November 17th during the 11pm CST hour

Canada AM television – Live, Monday, October 29, 8am

98.1 CHFI radio – Live, Monday, October 29, 8:30am approx

Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio – Monday, October 29, 9:30am approx

The Dennis Miller Show – Thursday, October 25 at 9:45am. Download MP3 here:

The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick – Week of October 22.

91x San Diego – Wednesday, October 24th 7:15am local time

KLLC-FM / Alice Radio – Wednesday, October 24th

WZSR radio, Chicago, IL – Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm local time

WDOK radio,Cleveland, OH – Monday, October 22 at 7:40am local time

MANCOW syndicated radio show – Monday, October 22 at 5:30 am central along the network. In Chicago, it will air at 7:30 am and 1:30 pm local time

XHIM radio, El Paso TX – Monday, October 22 at 7:40AM MST

WBEB radio, Philadelphia, PA – Monday, October 22 at 6:30am local time

WOMC radio, Detroit, MI – Friday, October 19, 9:15am local time

KBOB radio, Davenport, IA – Friday, October 19, 9:40am local time

KITI radio, Seattle WA – Friday, October 19, 8:15am local time

SIRIUSXM’s Shade 45 radio – Friday, October 19 at 11:30am est LIVE

WMGM radio, Atlantic City, NJ – Friday, October 19 at 12pm local time

WGN Morning News Chicago – Monday, November 5 at 7:45am local time

The Doug Stephan Radio Show – live October 15 at 8:10 am

WWRM-FM Magic Morning Show with Chadd & Kristi – live October 15 at 8:50 am

Lanigan & Malone WMJI-FM – live October 15 at 9:10 am

WJCT “First Coast Connect” – live October 15 at 9:45 am

KTCK-AM Dunham and Miller Show – live October 15 at 10:20 am

KMOX The Charlie Brennan Show – live October 15 at 11:35 am

SiriusXM Satellite Radio shows:

The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick
80s on 8
Book Radio – Author Confidential Series [The one-hour episode will air on 10/20 at 8:00 pm; 10/22 at 7:00 pm, and 10/24 at 10:00 pm. All times are EST]
1st Wave
OutQ

The Today Show – live on October 16 during the 8am hour

Live from the Couch on WLNY, Long Island – live on October 17 during the 8am hour

VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live – October 18 at 10am EST

Bloomberg Radio – air date TBC

Fuse News interview – November airing

MTV’s Hive.com – interview

Spinner.com – interview

People Magazine – October 15th issue

Guitar World Online – interview [this interview will also be posted on Technorati and Yahoo! Voices]

Huffington Post Celebrity – interview

Beliefnet.com – interview

Los Angeles Times – review

Artist Direct – review

Europe:

Mail on Sunday/Sept 2nd (UK)

The Saturday Times magazine feature/Sept 8th (UK)

Red Magazine, October issue, out in September(UK)

BBC Radio Stoke – Paula White/September 10 – live 14:10pm

BBC Radio Bristol – Elise Rayner/September 10 – live 14:30pm

BBC Radio Solent – Katie Martin/September 10 – live 14:40pm

BBC Hereford & Worcester – Tammy Gooding/September 10 – live 14:50pm

BBC Radio Manchester – Becky Want/September 10 – live 15:30pm

British Forces Broadcasting/September 10 – live 15:40pm

BBC Radio Coventry & Warwick/September 10 – live 15:50pm

BBC Radio Berkshire – Phil Kennedy/September 10

CNN International with Becky Anderson/Air Week of September 10th

Associated Press TV NEWS/Air Week of September 10th

Press Association’s News Broadcast/Air Week of September 10th

BBC Radio Sussex – Danny Pike/September 11

BBC Radio Derby – Andy Potter/September 11

BBC Radio Nottingham – Mark Dennison/September 11

BBC Radio Suffolk – Jon Wright/September 11

BBC Radio Norfolk – Stephen Bumfrey/September 11

BBC Radio Wiltshire – Graham Seaman/September 11

BBC Radio Midweek Live/September 12 – live 9am

Loose Women/Sept 12th – Live on air at Noon (UK)

BBC Radio Devon – Richard Green/September 12

BBC Radio Northampton – Pete Cooper/September 12

BBC Radio Jersey – Carrie & Sara/September 12

The Huffington Post UK online – Q&A and book review/September 13

BBC Radio London – Robert Elms/September 14 – live 14:10pm

SKY News Live with Lorna Dunkley/September 15 – live 12:35pm

BBC 6 Music News with Matt Everitt/September 14 & 15

Radio 2 News with Matt Everitt/September 14 & 15

SKY News Radio syndicated/September 15 & 16

BBC Radio 2 Arts Show book Critic Alex Heminsley will discuss IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE on Friday, between 10p and midnight. There will also be a podcast available of the show after it airs.

Magic 105.4 with Neil Fox/September 17th [Breakfast Show – Magic Meets – Magic Digital]

BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce – “Tracks Of My Years”/September 17-21

Absolute 80s one hour In the Pleasure Groove Special/September 18th

BBC Radio Five Live with Richard Bacon/September 19 – 15:10pm

The Feel Good Breakfast Show with Sam & Lorna/September 21 – live from 7a

BBC Radio Manchester Beswick at Breakfast/September 21 – live from 7am

BBC Breakfast Live TV/September 21 -live 8:30am

Heart FM UK

Free Radio 80s UK

BBC Radio West Midlands

Smooth Radio UK

Real Radio’s David Heane Show

The Guardian Newspaper Podcast/September 21

NME (UK) Q&A/Out September 24

Shortlist Q&A/Out September 24

BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman/Friday, September 28

Express & Star/ Shropshire Star / Shropshire Magazine

Birmingham Mail

Bang Showbiz

Sunday Times (S. Africa)

Loaded feature/November issue, out in October (UK)

Glamour Magazine, November issue, out in October (UK)

The Express (UK)

New Idea (Australia)

WHO magazine (Australia)

A DIAMOND IN THE MIND DVD/CD Review

July 25th, 2012

A Diamond in the Mind: Live 2011 from Duran Duran. This is not very heavy rock by Dx2. However, they do put on quite a good show & the music is perfect for the summer. Of the two, I would recommend the CD rather than the DVD, unless you must have the documentary on their recent history and Simon Le Bon’s vocal problems. As you might expect, both discs have all the hits played for an adoring crowd. One look at the audience will tell you why Duran Duran were a secret gig that many heavier rockers went to in the ’80s. Hint: they may be older but there are still lots in the crowd these days.

Courtesy Seattle P.I

DJ Steve Aoki and Duran Duran Unfold Music History at Trident’s See What Unfolds Live

June 21st, 2012

DJ Steve Aoki and Duran Duran Unfold Music History at Trident’s See What Unfolds Live

June 21 (New York, NY) History was made last night at Terminal 5 in New York City, when Trident Gum, the brand known for sparking fun into everyday life, turned an average Wednesday night on its head with its “See What Unfolds Live” event. Approximately 3,000 lucky fans were treated to an evening of unexpected surprises thanks to world renowned DJ Steve Aoki, who hosted an unforgettable performance that included an appearance by legendary pop superstars Duran Duran. The defining moment of the night was a Steve Aoki produced remixed performance of the band’s classic hit, “Hungry Like The Wolf,” aptly named, “Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran – The New York Werewolf Mix” that brought the house down. The remix was the joint vision of electronic dance music master DJ Steve Aoki, and Duran Duran, who collaborated for weeks on the reinvention of the song.

“As a brand, Trident has enjoyed many milestones throughout its history and tonight was another first for us,”‘ said Stephanie Wilkes, Vice President Gum, Kraft Foods, Inc. ” See What Unfolds Live allowed us to bring our personality as the brand known for liberating fun to life through the lens of Electronic Dance Music, a passion point for our enthusiasts, and the talents of DJ Steve Aoki. The surprise of Duran Duran, was the spark that made the night truly unforgettable.”

“Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran – The New York Werewolf Mix” is available for free download on Trident’s website (www.TridentGum.com) to concertgoers with a special code and the general public – up to 30,000 downloads. An official video of the collaboration, complete with live footage from the performance set to the studio track, will premier on Vevo.com on June 29th.

“We could not pass up the opportunity to work with Steve Aoki on a remix of one of our songs. It’s always really exciting to collaborate with someone whose work you admire, especially when what you are creating together is something that ultimately you’re going to perform live. Unlike so many remixes, where a DJ takes just a few elements from the original to create a new track, the challenge for Steve and all of us was to come up with something that every member of the band was well represented on, and that could be performed live on stage for the fans,” said Simon LeBon, lead singer Duran Duran. “This event is the beginning of a really exciting summer for us including tours in both the States and Europe, where we end up with a concert back home in Hyde Park for the opening of the Summer Games.”

Trident will also be helping consumers “say yes to fun” all summer long beginning with a music video competition on Genero.tv. Directors from the Genero.tv network can get in on the fun by downloading the remix along with video assets from the show to create their own video rendition of Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran – The New York Werewolf Mix. Trident fans will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorites – winners will debut on July 27th. In the interim, the Trident See What Unfolds Live road show will make stops across the country, liberating fun in major markets from Boston to LA and Seattle to Miami.

“I am always looking for new projects and opportunities that allow me to push my limits and surprise my fans- the chance to remix Hungry Like the Wolf has been a lot of fun and Duran Duran and Trident have been great partners,” said DJ Steve Aoki. “Hungry Like the Wolf is such a classic hit, I was thrilled to remix it and now we’re handing it to the fans to bring it to the next level with the video competition. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!”

For more information, to learn how to download the remix, or to see if the Trident See What Unfolds Live road show will be coming to your city, go to Facebook.com/TridentGum.

Set List:
“Hungry Like the Wolf” re mix with Steve Aoki
“Girl Panic”
“Notorious”
“(Reach Up for the) Sunrise”
“Wild Boys”

DURAN DURAN Complete Tour List

May 22nd, 2012

Duran Duran – Full Concert Listing

April 5, 1979 – Lecture Theatre, Polytechnic, Birmingham, UK
May 10, 1979 – Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
May 29, 1979 – Hexagon Theatre Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK
June 1, 1979 – Barbarella’s, Birmingham, UK
October 11, 1979 – Golden Eagle, Birmingham, UK
November 14, 1979 – Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
November 15, 1979 – Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
November 25, 1979 – Red Star Club, Birmingham, UK
December 8, 1979 – Bewdley Caravan Park, Bewdley, UK
February 1, 1980 – Aston University, Birmingham, UK
February 18, 1980 – Nashville, London, UK
March 12, 1980 – Rum Runner, Birmingham, UK
March 25, 1980 – The Zoo, Birmingham, UK
July 16, 1980 – Rum Runner, Birmingham, UK (first performance with classic lineup)
July 19, 1980 – Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
July 22, 1980 – Holy City Zoo, Birmingham, UK
August 6, 1980 – Rum Runner, Birmingham, UK
September 16, 1980 – Hosteria One, Birmingham, UK
October 3, 1980 – Aston University, Birmingham, UK
October 4, 1980 – Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
October 9, 1980 – Lyceum Auditorioum, London, UK
October 22, 1980 – Holy City Zoo, Birmingham, UK
October 24, 1980 – Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
November 9, 1980 – Marquee Club, London, UK
Support for The Hazel O’Connor and Megahype Tour
November 14, 1980 – Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland
November 16, 1980 – Grand Cinema, Dublin, Ireland
November 18, 1980 – Top Rank, Cardiff, UK
November 19, 1980 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
November 21, 1980 – Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK
November 22, 1980 – Lancaster University, London, UK
November 23, 1980 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
November 26, 1980 – Top Rank, Brighton, UK (cancelled)
November 27, 1980 – Odeon, Birmingham, UK
November 28, 1980 – Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK
November 29, 1980 – Odeon, Edinburgh, Scotland
December 1, 1980 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
December 2, 1980 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
December 3, 1980 – Leeds University, Leeds, UK
December 4, 1980 – University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
December 6, 1980 – Dominion Theatre, London, UK
December 8, 1980 – Marquee Club, London, UK
December 12, 1980 – The Venue, London, UK
December 14, 1980 – (venue TBD), Bow Wow Wow party, London, UK
January 4, 1981 – Lyceum, London, UK (opened for Sweet)
First UK Tour
February 27, 1981 – Aston University, Birmingham, UK
March 2, 1991 – Brady’s Club, Liverpool, UK
March 3, 1981 – Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, UK
March 4, 1981 – Sundown, London, UK
March 5, 1981 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 6, 1981 – Top Rank, Cardiff, UK
March 7, 1981 – Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester, UK
March 8, 1981 – Top Rank, Sheffield, UK
Faster Than Light Tour
June 29, 1981 – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
June 30, 1981 – Gaumont, Southampton, UK
July 1, 1981 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
July 3, 1981 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
July 4, 1981 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
July 5, 1981 – Tiffany’s, Glasgow, Scotland
July 6, 1981 – Odeon, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8, 1981 – Royal Concert Theatre, Liverpool, UK
July 9, 1981 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
July 10, 1981 – New Theatre, Oxford, UK
July 11, 1981 – Odeon, Birmingham, UK
First European Shows
September 7, 1981 – Ancienne Belgique Steenstraat, Brussels, Belgium
September 8, 1981 – Capitaine Video Club, Paris, France
September 9, 1981 – Ontmoetingscentrum, Harelbeke, Belgium
September 11, 1981 – Mandagsborsen, Stockholm, Sweden
September 12, 1981 – Paradiso Club, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
First North American Shows
September 16, 1981 – Spit, Long Island, NY, USA
September 17, 1981 – The Metro, Boston, MA, USA
September 18, 1981 – The Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY, USA
September 19, 1981 – The Ritz, New York, NY, USA
September 21, 1981 – The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
September 22, 1981 – Bayou Theater, Washington, DC, USA
September 23, 1981 – Eastside Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 24, 1981 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA (need date clarification)
September 25, 1981 – Le Club Montreal, Montreal, Canada
September 26, 1981 – El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada
September 27, 1981 – Nitro, Detroit, MI, USA
September 29, 1981 – Duffy’s, Minneapolis, MN, USA
September 30, 1981 – Parkwest, Chicago, IL, USA
October 2, 1981 – Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2 shows)
October 3, 1981 – Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2 Shows)
October 5, 1981 – I-Beam, San Francisco, CA, USA
October 8, 1981 – Pirate’s Cove, Cleveland, OH, USA
October 9, 1981 – Left Bank, Mount Vernon, NY, USA
October 10, 1981 – Underground Club, New York, NY, USA
First German Tour
October 30, 1981 – Die Wartburg, Wiesbaden, West Germany
October 31, 1981 – Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany
November 1, 1981 – Ballroom Blitz, Hannover, West Germany
November 2, 1981 – Kant-Kino, Berlin, West Germany
November 4, 1981 – Jovel, Münster, West Germany
November 6, 1981 – Ritz, Stockholm, Sweden
Careless Memories Tour
November 29, 1981 – Gaumont, Southampton, UK
November 30, 1981 – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, UK
December 3, 1981 – Rum Runner, Birmingham, UK
December 7, 1981 – Kent University Sports Hall, Canterbury, UK
December 8, 1981 – University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
December 10, 1981 – City Hall, Sheffield, UK
December 11, 1981 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 12, 1981 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
December 13, 1981 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, UK
December 15, 1981 – Arts Centre, Poole, UK
December 16, 1981 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
December 17, 1981 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
December 19, 1981 – Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
December 20, 1981 – Empire, Liverpool, UK
December 21, 1981 – Odeon, Birmingham, UK
December 22, 1981 – Odeon, Birmingham, UK
December 23, 1981 – Odeon, Birmingham, UK
Rio Tour
April 15, 1982 – Thebarton Concert Hall, Adelaide, Australia
April 16, 1982 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
April 17, 1982 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
April 18, 1982 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
April 20, 1982 – Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
April 21, 1982 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
April 22, 1982 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
April 25, 1982 – Nihon Seinenkan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
April 26, 1982 – Banpaku, Osaka, Japan
April 27, 1982 – Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan
April 28, 1982 – Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
May 1, 1982 – Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan
June 23, 1982 – Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
June 24, 1982 – Ontario Theater, Washington, DC, USA
June 25, 1982 – Pier 42, New York, NY, USA
June 26, 1982 – Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
June 29, 1982 – North Stage Theater, Long Island, NJ, USA
July 1, 1982 – Chance, New York, NY, USA
July 2, 1982 – Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY, USA
July 3, 1982 – Paradise, Boston, MA, USA
July 5, 1982 – Le Club, Montreal, QC, Canada
July 6, 1982 – Concert Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
July 8, 1982 – Heaven, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
July 9, 1982 – Clutch Cargo, Detroit, MI, USA
July 10, 1982 – Parkwest, Chicago, IL, USA
July 11, 1982 – Palms, Milwaukee, WI, USA
July 14, 1982 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
July 16, 1982 – Playhouse, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
July 18, 1982 – Convention Inn South Edmonton AB, Canada
July 19, 1982 – McEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AB, Canada
July 21, 1982 – Commodore, Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 23, 1982 – Showbox Theater, Seattle, WA, USA
July 25, 1982 – Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA
July 27, 1982 – Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Blondie Tour Support
August 2, 1982 – Starlight Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO, USA
August 4, 1982 – Metro Center, Rockford, IL, USA
August 5, 1982 – Five Seasons, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
August 7, 1982 – Parade Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, USA
August 8, 1982 – Poplar Creek, Chicago, IL, USA
August 9, 1982 – Pine Knob, Detroit, MI, USA
August 10, 1982 – Agora, Cleveland, OH, USA
August 12, 1982 – Civic Center, Providence, RI, USA
August 14, 1982 – Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, USA
August 16, 1982 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington, DC, USA
August 18, 1982 – Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand, Toronto, ON, Canada
August 20, 1982 – The Ritz, New York, NY, USA (as per Simon on 8.14.82
show recording after CM)
August 21, 1982 – JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Rio Tour, continued
September 23, 1982 – Draken Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden
September 24, 1982 – Draken Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden
September 25, 1982 – Drammenshallen, Drammen (Oslo), Norway
September 27, 1982 – Turku Concert House, Turku, Finland
September 28, 1982 – House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland
September 30, 1982 – Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 2, 1982 – Audimax, Hamburg, West Germany (postponed and moved to October 4th at Trinity)
October 2, 1982 – Rotation, Hanover, West Germany
October 3, 1982 – Zeche, Bochum, West Germany
October 4, 1982 – Trinity, Hamburg, West Germany
October 5, 1982 – Sektor, Berlin, West Germany
October 7, 1982 – Alabamahalle, Munich, West Germany (cancelled)
October 8, 1982 – Rheinterassen, Bonn, West Germany (cancelled)
October 10, 1982 – Lopos Werkstatt, Darmstadt, West Germany (cancelled)
October 12, 1982 – Music Center, Utrecht, Netherlands (cancelled)
October 13, 1982 – Brielpoort, Deinze, Belgium (cancelled)
October 14, 1982 – Le Palace, Paris, France (cancelled)
October 17, 1982 – Cascais Pavillion, Lisbon, Portugal – performed without John due to hand injury
October 18, 1982 – Cascais Pavillion, Lisbon, Portugal – – performed without John due to hand injury
October 20, 1982 – Infante de Sagres Pavillion, Oporto, Portugal
October 29, 1982 – Aberdeen Capitol Playhouse, Aberdeen, Scotland
October 30, 1982 – Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland, UK
October 31, 1982 – Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland (Capitol Radio Broadcast)
November 1, 1982 – Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
November 3, 1982 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
November 4, 1982 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK (BBC Broadcast)
November 5, 1982 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
November 6, 1982 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
November 8, 1982 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
November 9, 1982 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
November 10, 1982 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
November 11, 1982 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
November 12, 1982 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
November 14, 1982 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
November 15, 1982 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
November 16, 1982 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
November 18, 1982 – Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion, Shepton Mallet, UK
November 19, 1982 – Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
November 20, 1982 – Gaumont, Southhampton, UK
November 21, 1982 – Gaumont, Southhampton, UK
November 22, 1982 – St. Austell Cornwall Coliseum, Cornwall, UK
November 24, 1982 – Glouster Leisure Centre, Glouster, UK
November 25, 1982 – Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK
November 26, 1982 – Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK
November 27, 1982 – Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK
November 29, 1982 – Queens Hall, Leeds, UK
November 30, 1982- Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK
December 1, 1982 – Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, UK
December 31, 1982 – Palladium, New York, NY, USA (MTV’s New Year’s Rocking Eve)
UK One off shows
July 20, 1983 – Dominion Theatre, London, UK
July 23, 1983 – Aston Villa Park, Birmingham, UK (MENCAP Benefit)
Sing Blue Silver Tour
November 12, 1983 – National Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra, Australia
November 16, 1983 – Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
November 19, 1983 – Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
November 20, 1983 – Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
November 22, 1983 – Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Center, Melbourne, Australia
November 23, 1983 – Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Center, Melbourne, Australia
November 24, 1983 – Memorial Drive Tennis Courts, Adelaide, Australia
November 27, 1983 – Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia
December 6, 1983 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 7, 1983 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 8, 1983 – Queens Hall, Leeds, UK
December 10, 1983 – Royal Highland Exhibition Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
December 11, 1983 – Queens Hall, Leeds, UK
December 12, 1983 – N.E.C., Birmingham, UK
December 13, 1983 – N.E.C., Birmingham, UK
December 15, 1983 – The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
December 16, 1983 – The Brighton Center, Brighton, UK
December 18, 1983 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 19, 1983 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 20, 1983 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 22, 1983 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 23, 1983 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
January 17, 1984 – Sendai Sports Centre, Sendai, Japan
January 19, 1984 – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
January 20, 1984 – International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya, Japan
January 22, 1984 – Fukuoka International Centre, Fukuoka, Japan
January 23, 1984 – Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan
January 24, 1984 – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
January 25, 1984 – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
January 30, 1984 – Saddle Dome, Calgary, AB, Canada
February 1, 1984 – P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
February 2, 1984 – Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA
February 4, 1984 – Lawlor Arena, Reno, NV, USA
February 6, 1984 – Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 7, 1984 – Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 8, 1984 – ASU Activity Center, Tempe, AZ, USA
February 10, 1984 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX, USA
February 11, 1984 – Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, USA
February 13, 1984 – The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA
February 14, 1984 – LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
February 16, 1984 – Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO, USA
February 18, 1984 – Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO, USA
February 21, 1984 – Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, WI, USA
February 23, 1984 – Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL, USA
February 24, 1984 – Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL, USA
February 25, 1984 – Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
February 27, 1984 – Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH, USA
February 28, 1984 – Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
February 29, 1984 – WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV, USA
March 1, 1984 – Roanoke Coliseum, Roanoke, VA, USA
March 3, 1984 – Syracuse Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
March 4, 1984 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada (video for “The Reflex” filmed at this show)
March 5, 1984 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada (video for “The Reflex” filmed at this show)
March 7, 1984 – The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, QC, Canada
March 8, 1984 – Civic Center, Ottawa, Ontario, ON, Canada
March 10, 1984 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
March 11, 1984 – Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME, USA
March 13, 1984 – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA
March 14, 1984 – Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA
March 15, 1984 – Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA
March 17, 1984 – Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA, USA
March 18, 1984 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
March 19, 1984 – Madison Square Gardens, New York, NY, USA
March 21, 1984 – Madison Square Gardens, New York, NY, USA (FM broadcast)
March 23, 1984 – Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC, USA
March 25, 1984 – Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL, USA
March 26, 1984 – Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL, USA
March 27, 1984 – Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL, USA
March 29, 1984 – The Omni, Atlanta, GA, USA
March 30, 1984 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC, USA
March 31, 1984 – Civic Center, Charleston, WV, USA
April 2, 1984 – Capital Center, Largo, MD, USA
April 3, 1984 – Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA
April 5, 1984 – Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA
April 9, 1984 – Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
April 12, 1984 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA
April 13, 1984 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA
April 15, 1984 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA
April 16, 1984 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
April 17, 1984 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA

June 14, 1984 – NEC Forum (Hall 2) Birmingham, UK. This “show” was filmed for ARENA movie shots and was not a proper concert performance.

Live Aid
July 13, 1985 – JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA (both Duran Duran and Powerstation performed)
Strange Behaviour Tour
March 16, 1987 – Shimin Kaikan, Fukuoka, Japan
March 17, 1987 – Shimin Kaikan, Fukuoka, Japan
March 19, 1987 – Kokusai Tenjijyo, Nagoya, Japan
March 21, 1987 – Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
March 22, 1987 – Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
March 24, 1987 – Nishinomiya Stadium, Osaka, Japan
March 29, 1987 – Palladium, London, UK
March 30, 1987 – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
March 31, 1987 – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
April 1, 1987 – Espace Foire, Lilles, France
April 2, 1987 – Bercy, Paris, France
April 3, 1987 – Bercy, Paris, France
April 5, 1987 – Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, West Germany
April 6, 1987 – Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany
April 7, 1987 – Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany
April 9, 1987 – Drammenshallen, Oslo, Norway
April 10, 1987 – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 11, 1987 – Issation, Stockholm, Sweden
April 13, 1987 – Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 14, 1987 – Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 16, 1987 – Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany
April 17, 1987 – Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
April 18, 1987 – Eilenriedehalle, Hannover, Germany (cancelled)
April 22, 1987 – Royal Dublin Society Exhibition Hall, Dublin, Ireland
April 23, 1987 – Kings Hall, Belfast, Ireland
April 24, 1987 – Live on THE TUBE, Newcastle, UK
April 25, 1987 – Queens Hall, Leeds, UK
April 26, 1987 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
April 27, 1987 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
April 28, 1987 – Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
April 29, 1987 – Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
May 1, 1987 – Palais de Sports, Lyon
May 2, 1987 – Les Arenas, Frejus, France
May 3, 1987 – Palais de Sports, Toulouse, France
May 5, 1987 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
May 7, 1987 – Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
May 8, 1987 – Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
May 9, 1987 – Festhalle, Frankfurt, West Germany
May 10, 1987 – Olympia Hall, Munich, West Germany
May 12, 1987 – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
May 13, 1987 – Montreaux, Switzerland
May 15, 1987 – N.E.C., Birmingham, UK
May 16, 1987 – Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, UK
May 17, 1987 – Empire Ballroom, London, UK
May 18, 1987 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
May 19, 1987 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
May 20, 1987 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
May 23, 1987 – Palacio Municipal, Madrid, Spain
May 24, 1987 – Palacio Municipal, Valencia, Spain
May 25, 1987 – Palacio Municipal, Barcelona, Spain
May 28, 1987 – Stadio La Favorita, Palermo, Italy
May 30, 1987 – Stadio Comunale, Bari, Italy
May 31, 1987 – Stadio Comunale, Cava Dei Tirreni, Italy
June 1, 1987 – Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
June 4, 1987 – Stadio Comunale, Modena, Italy
June 5, 1987 – Stadio S. Siro, Milan, Italy
June 7, 1987 – Stadio Comunale, Florence, Italy
June 18, 1987 – Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA
June 20, 1987 – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA
June 22, 1987 – Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
June 23, 1987 – Madison Square Gardens, New York, NY, USA
June 24, 1987 – Madison Square Gardens, New York, NY, USA
June 24, 1987 – Cat Club, New York, NY, USA (late night show)
June 25, 1987 – Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
June 26, 1987 – Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Rochester, New York, USA
June 29, 1987 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
June 30, 1987 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
July 1, 1987 – Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA
July 2, 1987 – Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
July 3, 1987 – Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
July 6, 1987 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
July 7, 1987 – Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN, USA
July 8, 1987 – Poplar Creek, Chicago, IL, USA
July 10, 1987 – Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
July 11, 1987 – Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
July 13, 1986 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA
July 15, 1987 – Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, USA
July 17, 1987 – Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA
July 18, 1987 – Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
July 20, 1987 – Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS, USA
July 22, 1987 – Compton Terrace, Phoenix, AZ, USA
July 24, 1987 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
July 24, 1987 – Lhasa Club, Los Angeles, CA, USA (late night show)
July 25, 1987 – The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
July 27, 1987 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, CA, USA
July 28, 1987 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
July 30, 1987 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA, USA
July 31, 1987 – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA, USA
August 7, 1987 -El Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
August 8, 1987 -El Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
August 10, 1987 – Six Flags Music Mill Amphitheatre, Arlington, TX, USA
The Glass Spider Tour with David Bowie
August 12, 1987 – Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, USA
August 14, 1987 – Civic Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
August 15, 1987 – British Columbia Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada
August 17, 1987 – Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB, Canada
August 19, 1987 – Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
August 24, 1987 – CNE Stadium, Toronto, ON, Canada
August 25, 1987 – CNE Stadium, Toronto, ON, Canada
August 28, 1987 – Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON, Canada
August 30, 1987 -Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC, Canada
August 31, 1987 – Beacon Theater, New York, NY, USA (Benefit show)
January 8, 1988 – Praca Da Apoteose, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
January 15, 1988 – Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nine City Caravan Club Tour
October 19, 1988 – The Filmore, San Francisco, CA, USA
October 20, 1988 – Capitol Records Parking Lot, Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 21, 1988 – Coconut Grove Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 24, 1988 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
October 26, 1988 – Arcadia Theater, Dallas, TX, USA
October 28, 1988 – Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
October 29, 1988 – Cabaret Metro Theater, Chicago, IL, USA
October 31, 1988 – Diamond Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
November 2, 1988 – Citi Club, Boston, MA, USA
November 4, 1988 – Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Big Live Thing Tour
November 11, 1988 – Manchester International II, Manchester, UK (secret club show)
November 13, 1988 – Fort Regent, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK (secret club show)
November 16, 1988 – Studio 54, Barcelona, Spain [Sport Palace, Madrid, Spain was cancelled for this date]
November 19, 1988 – La Locomotive, Paris, France (as the Krush Brothers)
November 20, 1988 – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
November 21, 1988 – Bercy, Paris, France (venue TBD)
November 22, 1988 – Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
November 25, 1988 – Ishalle (Icehall), Stockholm, Sweden
November 26, 1988 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
November 28, 1988 – Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
November 29, 1988 – CCH, Hamburg, West Germany
November 30, 1988 – Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany
December 1, 1988 – Stadthalle, Offenbach, West Germany
December 4, 1988 – SportHall Prague, Czechoslovakia
December 5, 1988 – Kurhalle Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria
December 6, 1988 – Budapest Sportcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
December 8, 1988 – Palaverde, Treviso, Italy
December 10, 1988 – Palatrusardi, Milan, Italy
December 11, 1988 – Palatrusardi, Milan, Italy
December 12, 1988 – Palatrusardi, Milan, Italy
December 14, 1988 – PalaEUR, Rome, Italy
December 15, 1988 – PalaEUR, Rome, Italy
December 16, 1988 – Palasport, Naples, Italy (cancelled – merged with date on Dec. 17)
December 17, 1988 – Palamaggio, Caserta (Naples), Italy
December 20, 1988 – Glasgow Barrowlands, Glasgow,Scotland(cancelled)
December 22, 1988 – Town and Country Club, London (as the Krush Brothers)
December 23, 1988 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 24, 1988 – N.E.C., Birmingham, UK (Capitol Radio Broadcast)
January 11, 1989 – Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA, USA
January 13, 1989 – Tampa Sun Dome, Tampa, FL, USA
January 14, 1989 – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA
January 16, 1989 – Warner Theater, Washington, DC, USA
January 18, 1989 – Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA
January 19, 1989 – Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
January 20, 1989 – Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA
January 24, 1989 – Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, USA
January 26, 1989 – The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI, USA
January 27, 1989 – The Pavilion, Chicago, IL, USA
January 28, 1989 – Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WI, USA
January 30, 1989 – Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO, USA
February 1, 1989 – ASU Activity Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
February 2, 1989 – Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 3, 1989 – Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 5, 1989 – Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR, USA
February 6, 1989 – PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
February 7, 1989 – Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA, USA
February 11, 1989 – Cham-sil Olympic Gymnasium, Seoul, Korea
February 15, 1989 – Kinen World Hall, Kobe, Japan
February 16, 1989 – Kinen World Hall, Kobe, Japan
February 17, 1989 – Kinen World Hall, Kobe, Japan
February 20, 1989 – Rainbow Hall, Nayoga, Japan
February 22, 1989 – Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
February 24, 1989 – The Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong
February 25, 1989 – The Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong
February 27, 1989 – Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
February 28, 1989 – Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
March 1, 1989 – Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
March 3, 1989 – The Gardens, Taipei, Taiwan
March 4, 1989 – The Gardens, Taipei, Taiwan
Big Electric Theatre
March 10, 1989 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
March 11, 1989 – Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, USA
March 12, 1989 – Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, USA
March 16, 1989 – Holiday Star Theater, Merrillville, IN, USA
March 17, 1989 – Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, MN, USA
March 19, 1989 – Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS, USA
March 20, 1989 – Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE, USA
March 23, 1989 – Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, USA
March 24, 1989 – Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA, USA
March 25, 1989 – SDSU Open Air Amphitheater, San Diego, CA, USA
March 27, 1989 – Centennial Hall, Tucson, AZ, USA
March 29, 1989 – Austin Opera House, Austin, TX, USA
March 30, 1989 – Keil Opera House, St. Louis, MO, USA
March 31, 1989 – Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX, USA
April 2, 1989 – Music Hall, Houston, TX, USA
April 3, 1989 – Saegner Theater, New Orleans, LA, USA
April 15, 1989 – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
April 16, 1989 – Playhouse, Edinburgh, UK
April 18, 1989 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
April 19, 1989 – City Hall, Sheffield, UK
April 20, 1989 – Royal Centre, Nottingham, UK
April 22, 1989 – London Arena, London, UK
April 23, 1989 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
April 25, 1989 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
April 26, 1989 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK
Summer Festivals
June 30, 1989 – Leysin Music Festival, Switzerland
July 28, 1989 – Puerto Real Festival, Bullring, Cadiz, Spain
August 6, 1989 – Belga Beach Festival, De Panne, Belgium
August 13, 1989 – Skanderborg Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
UNICEF Benefit
April 28, 1991 – Royal Albert Hall, London
KROQ Acoustic Christmas
December 12, 1992 – Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
December 13, 1992 – Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
An Acoustic Evening with Duran Duran
February 10, 1993 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
February 12, 1993 – The Academy, New York, NY (two shows)
February 13, 1993 – The Academy, New York, NY (two shows)
February 20, 1993 – Palladium, Rome, Italy
February 21, 1993 – Rolling Stone, Milan, Itlay
Dilate Your Mind Tour – Europe
March 4, 1993 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 6, 1993 – Flughafen Riem/Terminal 1, Munich, Germany
March 7, 1993 – Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
March 11, 1993 – Die Mauer, Madrid, Spain
March 12,1993 – Zelest II, Barcelona, Spain
March 14, 1993 – La Cigale, Paris, France
Dilate Your Mind Tour – UK
March 19, 1993 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
March 20, 1993 – Dominion Theatre, London (two shows)
March 22, 1993 – National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
March 24, 1993 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
Dilate Your Mind Tour – Russia
April ?, 1993 – Moscow, Russian Federation (cancelled)
Dilate Your Mind Tour – UAE
April 7, 1993 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 8, 1993 – Abu Dabai, United Arab Emirates
Dilate Your Mind Tour – South Africa
April 10, 1993 – National Sports and Recreation Centre, Johannesburg,South Africa
April 11, 1993 – National Sports and Recreation Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (cancelled due to heavy rain)
April 12, 1993 – National Sports and Recreation Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
April 16, 1993 – Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
April 17, 1993 – Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
April 19, 1993 – St. Georges Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
April 20, 1993 – Caille Humain Centre, Bloomfontein, South Africa
April 21, 1993 – Durban Expo Centre, Durban, South Africa
April 22, 1993 – Durban Expo Centre, Durban, South Africa
April 24, 1993 – National Monumental Arena, Pretoria, South Africa
Dilate Your Mind Tour – South America
April 29, 1993 – Rosario, Argentina
April 30, 1993 – Velez Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 3, 1993 – Cordoba, Argentina
May 5, 1993 – Tucuman, Argentina
May 6, 1993 – General Artigas train station, Montevideo, Uruguay
May 7, 1993 – Defensores del Chaco Stadium, Ascunian, Paraguay
May 8, 1993 – Caracas, Venezuela
May 9, 1993 – Velodromo, Santiago, Chile
No Ordinary Tour
May 13, 1993 -Arsenio Hall Live 4th Anniversary Show, The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, USA
May 15, 1993 – Tower Records, Hollywood, CA, USA
June 12, 1993 – Aqualung Universal, Madrid, Spain
June 16, 1993 – Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
July 6, 1993 – Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
July 7, 1993 – Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
July 9, 1993 – Plaza Monumental, Monterey, Mexico
July 10, 1993 – Jardines del Parque Fundidora, Monterey, Mexico
July 11, 1993 – Municipal Amphitheater, Guadalajara, Mexico
July 14, 1993 – Sundome, Tampa, FL, USA
July 15, 1993 – Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL, USA
July 16, 1993 – Sunrise Musical Theatre Sunrise, FL, USA
July 17, 1993 – Estadio Juan Ramón Lubriel, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
July 20, 1993 – Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA, USA
July 21, 1993 – The Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA
July 23, 1993 – Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 24, 1993 – Jones Beach, Long Island, NY, USA
July 26, 1993 – Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, MA, USA
July 27, 1993 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA
July 28, 1993 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA Z-100 Birthday Bash
July 29, 1993 – Kingswood (Canada’s Wonderland), Maple, ON, Canada
July 30, 1993 – Le Forum, Montreal, QC, Canada
July 31, 1993 – Garden State Arts Centre, Holmdel, NJ, USA
August 2, 1993 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
August 3, 1993 – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
August 4, 1993 – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Detroit, MI, USA
August 6, 1993 – World Music Theater, Chicago, IL, USA
August 7, 1993 – Riverport Performing Arts, St. Louis, MO, USA
August 8, 1993 – Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS, USA
August 10, 1993 – Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, USA
August 11, 1993 – Woodlands Pavilion, Houston, TX, USA
August 13, 1993 – Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, USA
August 14, 1993 – San Diego State Univ. Amphitheater, San Diego, CA, USA
August 15, 1993 – Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA, USA
August 17, 1993 – California Expo Grandstand, Sacramento, CA, USA
August 18, 1993 – Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA, USA
August 20, 1993 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Denver, CO, USA
August 21, 1993 – Park West, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
August 23, 1993 – Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
August 24, 1993 – Bally’s Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA
August 27, 1993 – Munich, Germany Rock Over Germany Open Air Festival (cancelled)
August 28, 1993 – Flugplatz Wildenrath, Wegberg-Wildenrath [Rock Over Germany Open Air Festival]
August 29, 1993 – Hardtürm Stadion, Zurich, Switzerland
August 31, 1993 – Cesme Amphitheatre, Izmir/Cesme, Turkeynbsp; Cesme ’93 Festival
September 3, 1993 – Lüneburg, GermanyRock Over Germany Open Air Festival
September 4, 1993 – Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Simon loses his voice part way through the show, show is postponed)
September 5, 1993 – Mainz Finthen Airfield, Germany (cancelled)
September 7, 1993 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield,England (cancelled)
September 8, 1993 – G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England (cancelled)
September 10, 1993 – Bournemouth International Center, Bournemouth, England (cancelled)
September 11, 1993 – Brighton Center,Brighton, England (cancelled)
September 12,1993 – National Exhibition Centre,Birmingham, England (postponed)
September 13, 1993 – Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales (postponed)
September 15, 1993 – Wembley Arena, London, England (postponed)
October 12, 1993 – Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville, IN, USA
October 13, 1993 – Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN, USA (cancelled)
October 15,1993 – Ervin J Nutter Center, Dayton, OH, USA (cancelled)
October 16, 1993 – AJ Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA,USA
October 17, 1993 -Lehigh University Forum, Bethlehem,PA, USA
October 19, 1993 – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford,CT USA (cancelled)
October 20, 1993 – Bob Carpenter Center,Newark, DE USA (cancelled)
October 22, 1993 – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY USA (cancelled)
October 23, 1993 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON Canada (cancelled)
October 27th, 1993 – Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), Duluth, MN, USA (cancelled)
October 26, 1993 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA (postponed)
October 27, 1993 – Radio City Music Hall, New York,NY, USA (postponed)
November 7, 1993 – Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, USA (postponed)
November 9, 1993 – Target Center, Minneapolis, MN,USA (postponed)
November 15, 1993 – Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL, USA
November 17, 1993 – Sony Music Studios, New York, NY (MTV Unplugged)
November 19, 1993 – Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, FL, USA
November 20, 1993 – James L. Knight Center, Miami, FL, USA
November 22, 1993 – Von Baun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
November 23, 1993 – Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA
November 24, 1993 – Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
November 26, 1993 – Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
November 27, 1993 – Civic Center Arena, Pensacola, FL, USA
November 29, 1993 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX, USA
November 30, 1993 – Lloyd Noble Center Arena, Norman, OK, USA
December 1, 1993 – Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM, USA
December 3, 1993 – The Fashion Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
December 4, 1993 – Event Center Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
December 6, 1993 – Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, USA
December 7, 1993 – Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA
December 8, 1993 – PNE Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
December 10, 1993 – Bozeman, MT, USA
Dilate Your Mind Tour – Japan
December 15, 1993 – Yoyogi Olympic Arena, Tokyo, Japan
December 16, 1993 – Yoyogi Olympic Arena, Tokyo, Japan
December 18, 1993 – International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Japan 
December 19, 1993 – Castle Sports Arena, Osaka, Japan
December 31, 1993 – Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
January 2, 1994 – Minneapolis, MN, USA
January 4, 1994 – Palace, Auburn Hills, MI, USA
January 6, 1994 – Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA
January 9, 1994 – Patriot Center, George Mason University, VA, USA
January 10, 1994 – West Point, New York, NY, USA
January 11, 1994 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
January 12, 1994 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
January 13, 1994 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
January 15,1994 – Elliott Hall, West Lafayette, IN, USA
January 16, 1994 – Northwestern University Field House, Evanston, IL, USA
Dilate Your Mind Tour – UK
January 22, 1994 – G-Mex Centre, Manchester, UK
January 24, 1994 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
January 25, 1994 – National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK
January 27, 1994 – Cardiff International Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK
January 28, 1994 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
January 31, 1994 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
February 1, 1994 – Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK (cancelled)
Dilate Your Mind Tour – Europe
February 4, 1994 – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
February 5, 1994 – The Zenith, Paris, France
February 6, 1994 – Sports Centre, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
February 8 , 1994 – Cinerama, Tel Aviv, Israel
February 9 , 1994 – Cinerama, Tel Aviv, Israel
February 11, 1994 – Pepsi Dance Nights 1, Istanbul, Turkey
Dilate Your Mind Tour – Asia Pacific
April 2, 1994 – Hong Kong Coliseum, Hong Kong
April 4, 1994 – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
April 6, 1994 – Bangkok National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
April 8, 1994 – Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 10, 1994 – Jakarta Hilton Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
April 12, 1994 – Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI, USA (cancelled)
April 14, 1994 – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Thank You Promo Tour
February 1, 1995 – Midem, Cannes, France
February 25, 1995 – San Remo Festival, San Remo, Italy
March 10, 1995 – Hard Rock Hotel (opening), Las Vegas, NV, USA
March 18, 1995 – Fame Music Store, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 18, 1995 – La Gaiete Free Record Store, Brussels, Belgium
April 9, 1995 – Fashion Cafe (opening), New York, NY, USA
April 11, 1995 – KTLA Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA
April 11, 1995 – Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 5, 1995 – X-Ray Club, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 6, 1995 – The Rock Show,Copenhagen, Denmark
May 21, 1995 – (venue??) Cannes, France
Radio Station Festival Tour
May 24, 1995 – Pine Knob, Detroit, MI, USA
May 26, 1995 – Le Dome, Montreal, QC, Canada (Benefit for Operation Enfant Soleil)
May 27, 1995 – World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL, USA
May 28, 1995 – Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX, USA (afternoon)
May 28, 1995 – The Woodlands Pavilion, Houston, TX, USA (evening)
May 29, 1995 – Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA
June 2, 1995 – Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Y100 Summer Shindig)
June 3, 1995 – Great Woods, Boston, MA, USA
June 4, 1995 – P&G Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH, USA
June 5, 1995 – KHAK radio, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
June 7, 1995 – Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, USA
June 9, 1995 – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA , USA
June 10, 1995 – San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
June 24, 1995 -Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, CA, USA (KIIS FM Concert /KIIS and Unite)
October 12, 1997-Tower Records Sunset Parking Lot, West Hollywood, CA,USA (@2pm as part of Duran Duran Tribute Album launch)
November 6, 1997 – The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, USA (Andy Warhol Benefit)
Ultra Chrome, Latex and Steel Tour
November 12, 1997 – Mohegan Sun Theatre, Uncasville, CT, USA
November 13, 1997 – The Orpheum, Boston, MA, USA
November 15, 1997 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada (postponed)
November 16, 1997 – Warehouse, Toronto, ON, Canada (postponed)
November 18, 1998 – The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
November 19, 1997 – Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
November 20, 1997 – Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ, USA (cancelled)
November 22, 1997 – Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Lakewood (Cleveland), OH, USA
November 24, 1997 – State Theatre, Detroit, MI, USA
November 26, 1997 – Sunrise Music Theatre, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
November 27, 1997 – Pleasure Island, Disney World, Orlando, FL, USA
November 28, 1997 – Tampa Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL, USA
November 29, 1997 – Anfiteatro Luis Muñoz Marín (LMM Amphitheatre),San Juan, Puerto Rico
December 1, 1997 – State Palace Theatre, New Orleans, LA, USA
December 2, 1997 – Bayou City Theatre, Houston, TX, USA
December 5, 1997 -Event Center Arena, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
December 6, 1997 – Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, USA
December 8, 1997 – Spreckles, San Diego, CA, USA
December 9, 1997 – Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
December 10, 1997 – The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
December 11, 1997 – United Center Arena, Chicago, IL, USA (Q101 Twisted Christmas)
December 13, 1997 – Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL, USA (VH1 Ultimate Holiday Office Party)
December 15, 1997 – Warehouse, Toronto, ON, Canada
December 16, 1997 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada
June 27, 1998 – The Princess Diana Tribute Concert, Althorp Park, Northampton, UK
October 1, 1998 – Battersea Power Station, London, UK (Launch of SKY Digital TV)
The Latest & Greatest Tour
December 7, 1998 – NEC, Birmingham, UK
December 8, 1998 – International Arena, Cardiff, UK
December 10, 1998 – BIC, Bournemouth, UK
December 11, 1998 – Pavillions, Plymouth, UK
December 13, 1998 – Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland
December 14, 1998 – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland
December 15, 1998 – Telewest Arena, Newcastle, UK
December 16, 1998 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
December 18, 1998 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 19, 1998 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 21, 1998 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 31, 1998 – Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
The Let It Flow Tour
August 5, 1999 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
August 6, 1999 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
August 7, 1999 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
August 8, 1999 – Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
August 10, 1999 – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, USA
August 12, 1999 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA
August 13, 1999 – Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT, USA
August 14, 1999 – Bank Boston Pavilion, Boston, MA, USA
August 15, 1999 – Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Long Island, NY, USA
August 17, 1999 – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, VA, USA
August 19, 1999 – Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, MS, USA
August 20, 1999 – Grand Casino Biloxi, Biloxi, MS, USA
August 21, 1999 – Grand Casino Biloxi, Biloxi, MS, USA
August 22, 1999 – Starplex Ampitheater, Dallas, TX, USA
August 24, 1999 – Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA, USA
August 26, 1999 – Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte NC, USA
August 27, 1999 – House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
August 28, 1999 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL, USA
August 29, 1999 – Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL, USA
August 31, 1999 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO, USA
September 2, 1999 – Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA, USA
September 3, 1999 – Universal Ampitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
September 4, 1999 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV, USA
September 5, 1999 – Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR, USA
October 8, 1999 – Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton, NJ, USA
October 9, 1999 – City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, USA
October 12, 1999 – Sony Music Studios, New York, NY, USA (Hard Rock Live)
Overnight Sensation
December 5, 1999 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
December 6, 1999 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
December 8, 1999 – Earl’s Court, London, UK
December 10, 1999 – Town Hall, New York, NY, USA
December 17, 1999 – Cox Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
December 18, 1999 – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA
December 31, 1999 – Private Residence, Atlanta, GA, USA
February 21, 2000 – Festival de Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile
June 6, 2000 – London, UK (UNICEF charity show)
June 13, 2000 – The Warehouse, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
June 15, 2000 – Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 17, 2000 – Virgin Records Union Square, New York, NY, USA
June 25, 2000 – Bray Studios, Middlesex, UK
July 8, 2000 – The Festival Bar, Venice, Italy (one song only)
The Pop Trash Tour
July 21, 2000 – House of Blues, Orlando , FL, USA
July 22, 2000 – House of Blues, Orlando , FL, USA
July 23, 2000 – Mars Music Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
July 25, 2000 – AmSouth Amphitheater, Antioch, TN, USA
July 27, 2000 – Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, USA
July 29, 2000 – Carowinds, Charlotte, NC, USA
July 30, 2000 – Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA, USA
August 1, 2000 – Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA, USA
August 2, 2000 – Alltel Pavilion, Raleigh, NC, USA
August 4, 2000 – Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD, USA
August 5, 2000 – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
August 6, 2000 – Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT, USA
August 8, 2000 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA
August 9, 2000 – Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantaugh, NY, USA
August 11, 2000 – River Palace/Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA, USA
August 12, 2000 – Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, ON, Canada
August 13, 2000 – I.C. Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
August 15, 2000 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
August 17, 2000 – Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, USA
August 18, 2000 – New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL, USA
August 19, 2000 – Kings Island, Cincinatti, OH, USA
August 20, 2000 – Polaris Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH, USA
August 21, 2000 – Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Hgts., MO, USA
August 24, 2000 – Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA, USA
August 25, 2000 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
August 26, 2000 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
August 28, 2000 – House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, USA
August 29, 2000 – House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, USA
August 30, 2000 – House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, USA
August 31, 2000 – House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, USA
September 1, 2000 – House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, USA
September 2, 2000 – House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, USA
September 3, 2000 – Great America, Santa Clara, CA, USA
December 1, 2000 – Grand Opening Party, Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester, England
December 2, 2000 – The Albert Hall, London, England (Crusaid Benefit) (cancelled)
December 9, 2000 – Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland
December 10, 2000 – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland
December 11, 2000 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 12, 2000 – Apollo, Manchester, UK
December 14, 2000 – NEC, Birmingham, UK
December 16, 2000 – BIC, Bournemouth, UK
December 17, 2000 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
December 18, 2000 – International Arena, Cardiff, UK
December 19, 2000 – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham , UK
December 31, 2000 – Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL USA (two shows)
January 2, 2001 – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, USA
January 3, 2001 – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, USA
Janurary 4, 2001 – Level, Miami Beach, FL, USA
January 28, 2001 – Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia
January 30, 2001 – National Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
February 1, 2001 – Olympiyskiy, Moscow, Russian Federation
February 2, 2001 – Ice Palace Arena, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
February 4, 2001 – Exhibition Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
The Up Close & Personal Tour
February 27, 2001 – The Houston Rodeo, Astrodome, Houston, TX, USA
March 1, 2001 – Beacon Theater, New York, NY, USA
March 2, 2001 – Beacon Theater, New York, NY, USA
March 3, 2001 – Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, USA
March 5, 2001 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
March 6, 2001 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
March 8, 2001 – Horseshoe Casino, Robinsonville, MS, USA
March 9, 2001 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL, USA
March 10, 2001 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL, USA
March 11, 2001 – House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
March 13, 2001 – House of Blues at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
March 14, 2001 – House of Blues at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
March 15, 2001 – House of Blues at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
March 16, 2001 – House of Blues at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
March 17, 2001 – House of Blues at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
March 20, 2001 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
March 21, 2001 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
March 22, 2001 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
March 23, 2001 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
March 24, 2001 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
March 27, 2001 – House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA
March 28, 2001 – House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA
March 29, 2001 – House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA
March 30, 2001 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
March 31, 2001 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
April 2, 2001 – House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA
April 7, 2001 – Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic
June 17, 2001 – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
June 19, 2001 – Shibuya-ax, Tokyo, Japan
June 22, 2001 – Kokusai Kaikan, Kobe, Japan [last show with Warren]
The Reunion Tour
July 7, 2003 – Jo Hall , Osaka, Japan
July 8, 2003 – Zepp, Fukuoka, Japan
July 10, 2003 – Century Hall, Nagoya, Japan
July 11, 2003 – The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
July 12, 2003 – The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
July 15, 2003 – Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
July 16, 2003 – Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
July 17, 2003 – The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
July 19, 2003 – The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
August 27, 2003 – The Ritz at Webster Hall, New York, NY, USA
September 19, 2003 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
September 20, 2003 – Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Septemeber 21, 2003 – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA
October 3, 2003 – The Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
October 11, 2003 – Aquarium of the America’s, New Orleans, LA, USA
October 14, 2003 – Kentish Town Forum, London, UK
November 8, 2003 – The Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
November 9, 2003 – Warner Theatre, Washington D.C., USA
November 10, 2003 – Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
November 13, 2003 – Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, USA
November 14, 2003 – Kool Haus, Toronto, ON, Canada
November 15, 2003 – Royal Oak, Detroit, MI, USA
November 17, 2003 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
November 18, 2003 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
November 19, 2003 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
November 21, 2003 – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA, USA
November 22, 2003 – Twiropa, New Orleans, LA, USA
November 23, 2003 – Cullen Auditorium, Houston, TX, USA
November 24, 2003 – Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX, USA
November 26, 2003 – Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM, USA
November 28, 2003 – Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA
November 29, 2003 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ, USA
November 30, 2003 – 4th & B Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA
December 6, 2003 – Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand (with Robbie Williams)
December 8, 2003 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Austrailia
December 9, 2003 – Metro Nightclub, Melbourne, Australia
December 10, 2003 – Telstra Dome, Melbourne, Australia (with Robbie Williams)
December 12, 2003 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
December 13, 2003 – Aussie Stadium, Sydney, Australia (with Robbie Williams)
December 14, 2003 – Aussie Stadium, Sydney, Australia (with Robbie Williams)
December 16, 2003 – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
January 30, 2004 – Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
February 1, 2004 – Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA (Offical Super Bowl Tailgate Party)
April 7, 2004 – Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
April 8, 2004 – Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
April 11, 2004 – Nottingham Indoor Ice Arena, Nottingham, UK
April 13, 2004 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
April 14, 2004 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
April 15, 2004 – Glasgow SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
April 17, 2004 – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK
April 18, 2004 – NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
April 19, 2004 – NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
April 21, 2004 – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK
April 22, 2004 – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, UK
April 24, 2004 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
April 25, 2004 – NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
April 27, 2004 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
April 28, 2004 – Cardiff Arena, Wales
April 30, 2004 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
May 1, 2004 – Wembley Arena, London, UK
October 3, 2004 – Columbia Halle, Berlin,Germany
October 11, 2004 – The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, USA
October 12, 2004 – The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, USA
December 2, 2004 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Star 94 Jingle Jam)
December 3, 2004 – Cox Arena, San Diego, California, USA (Star 100.7 Jingle Ball)
December 5, 2004 – Sony Studios, Culver City CA, USA (Bailey’s – The Set)
December 6, 2004 – The Pond Theater, Anaheim, California, USA (Star 98.7 Not So Silent Night )
The Astronaut Tour
January 13, 2005 – Hammersmith Palais, London, UK
January 22, 2005 – NK Hall, Tokyo, Japan (cancelled)
January 24, 2005 – Geijutu Hall, Nagoya, Japan (cancelled)
January 25, 2005 – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan (cancelled)
January 26, 2005 – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan (cancelled)
January 28, 2005 – Kokusai Center, Kobe, Japan(cancelled)
January 29, 2005 – Zepp, Fukuoka, Japan (cancelled)
February 8, 2005 – Coliseo De Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
February 10, 2005 – Office Depot Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA (warm-up show)
February 11, 2005 – Office Depot Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
February 12, 2005 – St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL, USA
February 13, 2005 – Jacksonville VM Arena, Jacksonville, FL, USA
February 14, 2005 – Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
February 16, 2005 – Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, TX, USA
February 17, 2005 – PAC, Austin, TX, USA
February 19, 2005 – Nokia @ Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX, USA
February 20, 2005 – Toyota Center,Houston, TX, USA
February 22, 2005 – National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico
February 23, 2005 – Arena Monterey, Monterey Mexico
February 25, 2005 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
February 26, 2005 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 1, 2005 – Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA USA
March 2, 2005 – HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA, USA
March 4, 2005 – General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 5, 2005 – Spokane Opera House, Spokane, WA, USA
March 7, 2005 – Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada
March 8, 2005 – Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, Canada
March 9, 2005 – Everett Center, Seattle, WA, USA
March 10, 2005 – Rose Garden, Portland, OR, USA
March 12, 2005 – Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
March 13, 2005 – Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV, USA
March 14, 2005 – Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV, USA
March 16, 2005 – Magness Arena, Denver, CO, USA
March 18, 2005 – Allstate, Chicago, IL, USA
March 19, 2005 – Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, USA
March 20, 2005 – The Palace Theater, Louisville, KY, USA
March 22, 2005 – Xcel Center, St. Paul, MN, USA
March 23, 2005 – Mark of the Quad, Moline, IL, USA
March 24, 2005 – The Palace, Detroit, MI, USA
March 26, 2005 – Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH, USA
March 28, 2005 – Veterans Memorial Aud., Columbus, OH, USA
March 29, 2005 – CSU Convocational Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
March 30, 2005 – Turning Stone Event Center, Verona, NY, USA
April 1, 2005 -Agganis Arena, Boston MA, USA
April 2, 2005 – The Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia PA, USA
April 3, 2005 – Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT, USA
April 5, 2005 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
April 6, 2005 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
April 8, 2005 – Patriot Center, Fairfax,VA (D.C.), USA
April 9, 2005 – Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
April 10, 2005 – Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
April 13, 2005 – Madison Square Gardens, New York, NY, USA
May 20, 2005 – Razzmatazz Club, Barcelona, Spain
May 21, 2005 – Auditorio Parque Almansa, San Javier, Spain
May 22, 2005 – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
May 24, 2005 – Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, Portugal
May 28, 2005 – St. Andrews Football Ground, Birmingham, UK
May 30, 2005 – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 31, 2005 – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 1, 2005 – Zenith, Paris, France
June 2, 2005 – Maag Music Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
June 4, 2005 – Arena, Verona, Italy
June 5, 2005 – Filaforum, Milan, Italy
June 7, 2005 – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
June 8, 2005 – Budapest Arena, Budapest, Hungary
June 10, 2005 – T Mobile Center, Prague, Czech Rebublic
June 11, 2005 – Museumsinsel, Berlin, Germany
June 13, 2005 – Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
June 15, 2005 – Olympiahalle, München, Germany
June 16, 2005 – Museumsplatz, Bonn, Germany
June 17, 2005 – Hessentag, Weilburg, Germany
June 19, 2005 – Cornetto Festival, Rome, Italy
June 20, 2005 – Piazza del Mare, Genova, Italy
June 21, 2005 – Piazza Unità, Trieste, Italy
June 23, 2005 – Terra Vibe, Athens, Greece
June 25, 2005 – Festival TW Classic, Werchter, Belgium
June 27, 2005 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
June 28, 2005 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
June 30, 2005 – Egilsholl Arena, Reykjavik, Iceland
July 2, 2005 – Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy (Live 8 – afternoon)
July 2, 2005 – Roskilde, Denmark (Roskilde Festivale – evening)
July 13, 2005 – UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
July 15, 2005 – Starwood Ampitheater, Nashville, TN, USA
July 16, 2005 – Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN, USA
July 18, 2005 – Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA
July 19, 2005 – Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA, USA
July 20, 2005 – Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, Charlotte, NC, USA
July 22, 2005 – Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO, USA
July 23, 2005 – Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO, USA
July 24, 2005 – Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN, USA
July 26, 2005 – Fraze Pavillion, Dayton, OH, USA
July 27, 2005 – Pier 6 Pavillion, Baltimore, MD, USA
July 29, 2005 – House Of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
July 30, 2005 – PNC Bank Arena, Holmdel, NJ, USA
July 31, 2005 – Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY, USA
August 2, 2005 – Chevy Ampitheater, Pittsburgh, USA
August 3, 2005 – Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA, USA
August 13, 2005 – Tokyo, Japan(Summer Sonic Fest)
August 14, 2005 – Osaka, Japan(Summer Sonic Fest)
August 15, 2005 – Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
September 7, 2005 – Battery Park, New York, NY, USA (Launch party for Imperia Vodka )
September 8, 2005 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA (Fashion Rocks)
September 25, 2005 – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA(Now & Zen Fest)
October 1, 2005 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA (‘Grand Slam for Children’ Benefit)
December 3, 2005 – Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Personal Fest)
December 9, 2005 – Forum Horsens, Horsens, Denmark
December 11, 2005 – Spectrum, Oslo, Norway
December 13, 2005 – Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, Belgium
December 14, 2005 – Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
December 16, 2005 – SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
December 17, 2005 – NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
December 18, 2005 – MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
December 21, 2005 – Earls Court, London, UK
December 22, 2005 – Earls Court, London, UK
January 14, 2006 – Key Club, Morongo Casino, Cabazon, CA, USA
February 15, 2006 – Medals Plaza, Piazza Castello, Torino, Italy (Winter Olympics)
August 4, 2006 – Red Cross Ball, Monte Carlo, Monaco(last gig with Andy Taylor)
September 13, 2006 – Exhibition Center, Hong Kong(CLSA Investors’Forum Gala) [1st appearance of Dom Brown]
September 23, 2006 – Sluzewiec Racetrack, Warsaw, Poland
October 15, 2006 – Expo Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
October 17, 2006 – Hall 1, Belgrade Fair, Belgrade, Serbia
October 19, 2006 – Palace Hall, Bucharest, Romania
October 20, 2006 – Winter Palace of Sports, Sofia, Bulgaria
October 22, 2006 – Hellinikon Fencing Hall, Athens, Greece
October 26, 2006 – Sears Center, Chicago, IL, USA
October 28, 2007 – Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT, USA
October 29, 2006 – New Orleans, LA, USA (The Voodoo Music Experience)
November 2, 2006 – Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI, USA
November 3, 2006 – House Of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
November 4, 2006 – Seneca Niagra Falls Hotel and Casino, Niagra Fallas, NY, USA
November 6, 2006 – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY, USA
November 7, 2006 – Cipriani, New York, NY, USA
November 9, 2006 – Pepsi Pavilion, Greenville, SC, USA
November 11, 2006 – Bang Music Festival, Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL, USA
June 17, 2007 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA (fan community concert)
June 19, 2007 – Tobacco Trading Building, Valencia, Spain (Americas Cup Pre Party)
June 21, 2007 – Valencia, Spain(America’s Cup)
June 29, 2007 – Marquee/Docklands, Cork, Ireland
July 1, 2007 – Wembley Stadium, London, UK (Concert For Diana)
July 7, 2007 – Wembley Stadium, London, UK ( Live Earth)
The Red Carpet Massacre Tour
October 28, 2007 – Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT, USA (Warm Up Show)
October 29, 2007 – Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT, USA (Warm Up Show)
November 1 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 2, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 3, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 5, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 6, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 8, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 9, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA
November 10, 2007 – Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York, NY, USA (cancelled due to Broadway union strike)
November 12, 2007 – Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
November 13, 2007 – Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
November 14, 2007 – The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY, USA
November 15, 2007 – Right Track/Sound on Sound, New York, NY, USA
November 16, 2007 – Times Square Studio, New York, NY, USA
November 24, 2007 – Minella Arena, Mar del Plata, Argentina
December 3, 2007 – Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
December 5, 2007 – The Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
December 9, 2007 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
December 11, 2007 – Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX, USA
December 12, 2007 – Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX, USA
December 14, 2007 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
January 26, 2008 – Boston Convention and Expo Center, Boston, MA, USA
February 26, 2008 – 58th Sanremo Music Festival, Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italy
March 26, 2008 – Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ
March 28, 2008 – Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia
March 29, 2008 – Sydney Centennial Park, Australia (V Festival)
March 30, 2008 – Avica Resort, Gold Coast, Australia (V Festival)
April 1, 2008 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
April 3, 2008 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
April 5, 2008 – Melbourne Showgrounds, Australia (V Festival)
April 6, 2008 – The Esplanade, Perth, Australia
April 8, 2008 – Balai Sidang Convention Center, Indonesia
April 10, 2008 – Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
April 12, 2008 – Pop Tv Arena, Hong Kong
April 14, 2008 – Zepp Tokyo, Japan
April 17, 2008 – Olympic Gym, Korea
April 20, 2008 – Autodromo La Guacima, Costa Rica
April 29, 2008 – General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 30, 2008 – WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA, USA
May 2, 2008 – Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA, USA
May 3, 2008 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
May 4, 2008 – Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 6, 2008 – Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA
May 8, 2008 – Valley View Casino, San Diego, California, USA
May 9, 2008 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 10, 2008 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 12, 2008 – Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver, CO, USA
May 14, 2008 – Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
May 15, 2008 – Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI, USA
May 17, 2008 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA
May 18, 2008 – UCF Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
May 19, 2008 – Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, FL, USA
May 21, 2008 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC, USA
May 22, 2008 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
May 24, 2008 – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
May 27, 2008 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA
May 28, 2008 – Agganis Arena, Boston, MA, USA
May 30, 2008 – Central Park Summerstage, New York, NY, USA
May 31, 2008 – Central Park Summerstage, New York, NY, USA
June 10, 2008 – Louvre Museum, Paris, France (First band to ever play the Louvre)
June 12, 2008 – Palais Nikaia, Nice, France (Cancelled)
June 17, 2008 – Festplatz AM Suedstadion, Cologne, Germany
June 18, 2008 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
June 19, 2008 – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 21, 2008 – Dyrskuepladsen, Odense, Denmark
June 22, 2008 – Kb Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
July 2, 2008 – La Cigale, Paris, France
July 3, 2008 – O2 Arena, London, UK
July 5, 2008 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
July 6, 2008 – Nottingham/Trent Fm Arena, Nottingham, UK
July 7, 2008 – Birmingham Nia, Birmingham, UK
July 10, 2008 – Tagus Park, Lisbon, Portugal
July 12, 2008 – Maag Music Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
July 13, 2008 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
July 15, 2008 – Palazzo Te, Mantova, Italy
July 16, 2008 – Roma Roma Rock Festival, Rome, Italy
July 18, 2008 – Ravenna Pala De André, Italy
July 19, 2008 – Milano Idr O Scalo, Milan, Italy
July 20, 2008 – Jesolo Spiaggia Del Faro, Italy
July 22, 2008 – Napoli Arena Flegrea, Napoli, Italy (cancelled)
July 23, 2008 – Reggio Calabria Piazza Indipendenza, Calabria, Italy
July 26, 2008 – Luxol Parade Ground, Malta
October 12, 2008 – Abu Dhabi Media Zone, Abu Dhabi, UAE (private show)
November 4, 2008 – Explanada Del Monumental, Lima, Peru
November 7, 2008 – GEBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 9, 2008 – Arena Santiago Santiago, Chile
November 12, 2008 – Coliseo el Campin, Bogotá, Colombia
November 15, 2008 – Campo De FÚTBOL USB, Caracas, Venezuela
November 18, 2008 – Figali Convention Center Outdoors, Panama City, Panama
November 21, 2008 – Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
November 22, 2008 – Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
November 23, 2008 – Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 25, 2008 – Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre,Brazil (cancelled)
November 28, 2008 – Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico (cancelled)
November 29, 2008 – Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico (cancelled)
December 1, 2008 – Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX, USA (cancelled)
December 2, 2008 – Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX, USA (cancelled)
December 4, 2008 – Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK, USA (cancelled)
December 5, 2008 – Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX, USA
December 6, 2008 – Beau Rivage Theatre, Biloxi, MS, USA
December 8, 2008 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH, USA
December 9, 2008 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
December 10, 2008 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada
December 12, 2008 – MGM Grand Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT, USA
December 13, 2008 – House of Blues (@ The Showboat), Atlantic City, NJ, USA
December 14, 2008 – Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, USA
April ??, 2009 – Dubai, UAE (private show)
June 4, 2009 – Palace area, St. Petersburg, Russia
July 4, 2009 – Candy Bar Ranch, Kalispell, MT, USA (private show)
July 5, 2009 – Marymoor Amphitheatre, Redmond, WA, USA
July 7, 2009 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA
July 8, 2009 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA
July 10, 2009 – The Pearl @ MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV, USA
July 11, 2009 – Pacific Amphitheatre, Orange County, CA, USA
July 16, 2009 – Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 18, 2009 – Victoria Park, Lovebox Festival, London, England
February 16, 2010 – Mobile World Congress Awards Party, Palau Nacional, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
February 25, 2010 – CLSA Conference, Main Hall, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
March 20, 2010 – Arbonne National Training Conference, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 17, 2010 – Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference,Hampton Court Palace, London, UK
May 18, 2010 – SAP Sapphire Now Conference, Frankfurt, Germany
May 25, 2010 – NEON Charity Gala, Moscow, Russia
October 3, 2010 – VIP Room Theatre, FENDI O’ private club, Paris, France
The All You Need is Now Tour
December 7, 2010 -ICC, Durban, South Africa (cancelled)
December 8, 2010 – The Big Top, Carnival City,Johannesburg, South Africa (cancelled)
December 9, 2010 – The Big Top, Carnival City,Johannesburg, South Africa (cancelled)
December 11, 2010 – The Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town, South Africa (cancelled)
December 12, 2010 – The Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town, South Africa (cancelled)
February 3, 2011 – Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX, USA (Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam)
February 25, 2011 – Teatro Dal Verme, Milan, Italy (Vogue Show)
March 3, 2011 – Battersea Power Station, London, UK(Ice & Diamonds Ball)
March 7, 2011 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK(BBC Radio 2 Show)
March 12, 2011 – The ITV London Studios, London, UK (One Night Only)
March 16, 2011 – Time Out, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX, USA
March 18, 2011 – Whitley Building, Austin, TX, USA(SXSW C3 (late night show)
March 18, 2011 – WinStar World, Thackerville, OK, USA
March 23, 2011 – Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA (American Express UNSTAGED)
March 25, 2011 – Main Stage, Miami, FL, USA(Ultra Music Festival)
March 30, 2011 – Hudson Hotel, New York, NY, USA(Paper Magazine Beautiful People Party)
April 2, 2011 – MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, USA
April 4, 2011 – Center Stage, Atlanta, GA, USA
April 6, 2011 – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX, USA
April 8, 2011 – Banamex Auditorium, Monterry, Mexico
April 10, 2011 – Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, Mexico
April 11, 2011 – National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico
April 14, 2011 – Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA, USA
April 16, 2011 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA
April 17, 2011 – Empire Polo Fields, Indio, CA, USA (The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival)
April 20, 2011 – Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, USA
April 22, 2011 – Epic, Minneapolis, MN, USA
April 23, 2011 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA
April 25, 2011 – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada  
April 26, 2011 – Le National, Montreal, QC, Canada
April 27, 2011 – Royale, Boston, MA, USA
April 30, 2011 – Altos de Chavón at Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
May 7, 2011 – Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland (Energy Fashion Night)
May 12, 2011 – RDS Auditorium Multimediale, Rome, Italy
May 13, 2011 – Film Festival, VIP Room, Cannes, France,(House of Hype)
May 18, 2011 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK (cancelled)
May 19, 2011 – SECC, Glasgow, UK (cancelled)
May 21, 2011 – LG Arena , Birmingham, UK (cancelled)
May 22, 2011 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK (cancelled)
May 23, 2011 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK (cancelled)
May 26, 2011 – Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany (cancelled)
May 28, 2011 – O2 Arena , London, UK(cancelled)
May 30, 2011 – Brighton Center, Brighton, UK (cancelled)
May 31, 2011 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK (cancelled)
June 1, 2011 -CIA, Cardiff, UK (cancelled)
June 3, 2011 – MEN Arena, Manchester, UK (cancelled)
June 4, 2011 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK (cancelled)
June 8, 2011 – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany (cancelled)
June 10, 2011 – Le Grand Rex Theater, Paris, France (cancelled)
June 11, 2011 – ADO Kyocera Stadion , Den Haag,Netherlands (Hague Jazz BV) (cancelled)
June 12, 2011 – Forest National, Brussels,Belgium (cancelled)
June 14, 2011 – Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark (cancelled)
June 15, 2011 – Trädgår’n, Gothenburg, Sweden (cancelled)
June 16, 2011 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden (cancelled)
June 18, 2011 – Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland (Kaisa Fest) (cancelled)
June 21, 2011 – Moscow Megasport, Moscow, Russia (cancelled)
June 23, 2011 – The New Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia (cancelled)
July 14, 2011 – O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland (cancelled)
July 16, 2011 – The Roundhouse, London, UK (iTunes Festival) (cancelled)
July 18, 2011 – Parkbühne, Leipzig, Germany (cancelled)
July 19, 2011 – TonHalle, Munich, Germany (cancelled)
July 20, 2011 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (cancelled)
July 22, 2011 – Piazzola, Padova, Italy (cancelled)
July 23, 2011 – Arena Civica, Milan, Italy (cancelled)
July 24, 2011 – Saline di Margherita, Savoia, Italy (cancelled)
July 26, 2011 – Earth Open Air Theatre, Thessaloniki,Greece (cancelled)
July 28, 2011 – Küçük Ciftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey (cancelled)
July 30, 2011 – Expo Grounds, Tel Aviv, Israel (cancelled)
August 1, 2011 – Ayia Napa Municipal Stadium, Agia Napa, Cyprus (cancelled)
August 4, 2011 – Gasometer , Vienna, Austria (cancelled)
August 6, 2011 – Das Festival, Schaffhausen,Switzerland (cancelled)
August 8, 2011 – Plaza de Toros, Mallorca, Spain (cancelled)
August 10, 2011 – Plaza de Toros, Malaga, Spain (cancelled)
August 12, 2011 – Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain (I Want My MTV Ibiza) (cancelled)
August 16, 2011 – Festival Allgarve’11, Allgarve,Portugal (cancelled)
August 20, 2011 – Weston Park, Stafford, UK (V Festival) (cancelled)
August 21, 2011 – Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK (V Festival) (cancelled)
August 26, 2011 – Wrightegaarden, Langesund, Norway (cancelled)
August 27, 2011 – Festningen Festival,Oslo, Norway (cancelled)
August 28, 2011 – Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (cancelled)
September 1, 2011 – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, UK
September 2, 2011 – ADO Kyocera Stadion, Den Haag,Netherlands (cancelled)
September 8, 2011 – Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark (cancelled)
September 8, 2011 – The Junction, Cambridge, UK
September 9, 2011 – Bristol Trinity, Bristol, UK
September 10, 2011 – The O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
September 10, 2011 -Forest National, Brussels,Belgium (cancelled)
September 20. 2011 – South Park 15th Anniversary Show, Comedy Central,Santa Monica, CA, USA
September 23, 2011 – Comcast Arena, Everett, WA, USA
September 24, 2011 – Rose Garden Theater of the Clouds, Portland, OR, USA
September 26, 2011 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA
September 27, 2011 – Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
September 30, 2011 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV, USA
October 1, 2011 – Open Sky Theatre, Valley Center, CA, USA
October 4, 2011 – 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO, USA
October 6, 2011 – Verizon Theater, Grand Prairie, TX, USA
October 7, 2011 – Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
October 8, 2011 – BayFest, Mobile, AL, USA
October 10, 2011 – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, USA
October 11, 2011 – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL, USA (Hard Rock Live)
October 13, 2011 – St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL, USA
October 14, 2011 – Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA, USA
October 16, 2011 – Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, USA
October 17, 2011 – Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 19, 2011 – State Theatre, Cleveland, OH, USA
October 21, 2011 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
October 22, 2011 – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
October 23, 2011 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
October 25, 2011 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
October 27, 2011 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
October 28, 2011 – Wang Theater, Boston, MA, USA
October 29, 2011 – Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
November 13, 2011 – SWU Music & Arts Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
November 30, 2011 – Brighton Center, Brighton, UK
December 1, 2011 -Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
December 2, 2011 – LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
December 4, 2011 – SECC, Glasgow, UK
December 6, 2011 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
December 8, 2011 – CIA, Cardiff, UK
December 10, 2011 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
December 12, 2011 – O2 Arena, London, UK
December 14, 2011 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK
December 16, 2011 – MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
December 17, 2011 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
December 20, 2011 – O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
January 21, 2012 – Alpine Polo Club, Klosters, Switzerland
January 23, 2012 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
January 24, 2012 – Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
January 26, 2012 – Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
January 28, 2012 – Westfalenhalle 2, Dortmund, Germany
January 29, 2012 – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
January 31, 2012 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
February 1, 2012 – Incheba Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
March 8, 2012 -Sevens Stadium, Dubai, UAE
March 10, 2012 – Indoor Arena, Kallang, Singapore
March 12, 2012 – Olympic Hall, Seoul, South Korea
March 14, 2012 – Asia World, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
March 17, 2012 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
March 19, 2012 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
March 20, 2012 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
March 24, 2012 – Swan Valley, Perth, Australia
March 27, 2012 – Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
March 31, 2012 – Tempus Two Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia
April 28, 2012 – Nilson Nelson, Brasila, Brazil
April 30, 2012 – Citibank Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
May 2, 2012 – Creditcard Hall, San Paulo, Brazil
May 4, 2012 – Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 5, 2012 – Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 8, 2012 – Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile
June 25, 2012 – MUSICART iWroclaw, Poland
June 27, 2012 – O2 arena Prague, Czech Republic
June 28, 2012 – Papp László Budapest Sport Arena, Budapest, Hungary
July 6, 2012 – Earth Open Air,Thessaloniki, Greece
July 7, 2012 – Skopsko Kale Open Air, Skopje, Macedonia
July 9, 2012 – Küçük Çiftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
July 12, 2012 – Exit Festiva, Novi Sad, Rs
July 14, 2012 – Gospodarsko razstavišče, Ljubljana, Slovenia
July 16, 2012 – Verona Arena,Verona, Italy
July 18, 2012 – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
July 20, 2012 – Arena Della Regina, Rimini, Italy
July 21, 2012 – Piazza Napoleone, Lucca Lu, Italy
July 23, 2012 – Theatre Jean-Deschamps, Carcassonne, France
July 25, 2012 – Monte Carlo Sporting Club, Monaco
July 27, 2012 – BT London Live Opening Ceremony for 2012 Summer Olympics, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom
August 8, 2012 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA
August 9, 2012 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA
August 11, 2012 – Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
August 12, 2012 – AVA Amphitheater | Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ, USA
August 15, 2012 – The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK, USA
August 17, 2012 – Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis, TN, USA
August 18, 2012 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, MS, USA
August 19, 2012 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA
August 21, 2012 – Durham Performing Arts Center,Durham, NC, USA
August 22, 2012 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth VA, USA
August 24, 2012 – MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, USA
August 25, 2012 – Revel Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, NJ, USA (cancelled)
August 26, 2012 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (cancelled)
August 28, 2012 – Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH, USA (cancelled)
August 29, 2012 – Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, USA (cancelled)
August 31, 2012 – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre, Orillia, Canada (cancelled)
September 1, 2012 – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre, Orillia, Canada (cancelled)

Miscellaneous
July 12, 2014 – St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
November 1, 2014 – The Moody Theatre for the Austin Grand Prix, Austin, TX
February 19, 2015 – Wilton’s Music Hall for War Child, London, UK
April 1, 2015 – THE DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION, Theatre at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Miscellaneous Dates, Pre-Paper Gods release
June 20, 2015 – Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 27, 2015 – Night at the Park, The Hague, Netherlands
June 28, 2015 – Killarney Festival, Kerry, Ireland – CANCELLED
August 1, 2015 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA
August 2, 2015 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA
August 4, 2015 – Dock Rocks, Pier 15 & 16, South Street Seaport, New York, NY, USA – (cancelled by promoter for lack of permits)
August 5, 2015 – FOLD Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead, NY, USA
August 6, 2015 – Musikfest at ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, PA, USA
September 1, 2015 – Ibiza Heart at the Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza, Spain – (cancelled by promoter)
September 5, 2015 – Gibraltar Music Festival, Gibraltar

Paper Gods Tour Leg 1
September 11, 2015 – Bestival at Robin Hill Park, Isle of Wight, UK
September 20, 2015 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, USA ***
September 23, 2015 – Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA, USA *
September 25, 2015 – Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV, USA **
September 26, 2015 – Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV, USA
September 27, 2015 – Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA **
October 1, 2015 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA ***
October 2, 2015 – The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA, USA ***
October 3 2015 – The Show Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA **

* w/ CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers
** w/ Clean Bandit
*** w/ CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers & Clean Bandit

Paper Gods Tour UK with special guest Seal & Bloom Twins
November 27, 2015 – Manchester Arena Manchester, UK
November 28, 2015 – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
November 30, 2015 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
December 2, 2015 – Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
December 4, 2015 – Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
December 5, 2015 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
December 6, 2015 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
December 8, 2015 – The O2, London, UK
December 9, 2015 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
December 11, 2015 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
December 12, 2015 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK

Paper Gods Tour Leg 2 with special guest Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
March 25, 2016 – Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Falls, ONT, Canada
March 26, 2016 – Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Falls, ONT, Canada
March 28, 2016 – Durham Performing Arts Center with Shamir, Durham, NC
March 30, 2016 – Saint Augustine Amphitheater with Shamir, St Augustine, FL
April 1, 2016 – Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL
April 2, 2016 – Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater with Shamir and Chic, Tampa, FL
April 5, 2016 – Sands Event Center with Shamir, Bethlehem, PA
April 7, 2016 – Mohegan Sun Arena with Shamir and Chic, Uncasville, CT
April 8, 2016 – Verizon Center, Washington with Shamir and Chic, DC
April 11, 2016 – Bell Centre with Shamir and Chic, Montreal, QBC, Canada
April 12, 2016 – Barclays Center with Shamir and Chic, feat. Kiesza, Brooklyn, NY
April 15, 2016 – Philips Arena with Bag Raiders and Chic, Atlanta, GA
April 16, 2016 – PNC Music Pavilion with Bag Raiders and Chic, Charlotte, NC
April 19, 2016 – American Airlines Arena with Bag Raiders and Chic, Dallas, TX
April 22, 2016 – Austin 360 Amphitheater with Bag Raiders and Chic, Austin, TX
April 23, 2016 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Bag Raiders and Chic, Houston, TX
April 24, 2016 – Smoothie King Center with Bag Raiders and Chic, New Orleans, LA
April 27, 2016 – Sunfest, West Palm Beach, FL
April 29, 2016 – Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
May 2, 2016 – Belasco Theater with DJ set by Mr Hudson, feat. Kiesza, Los Angeles, CA

May 28, 2016 – Common People Oxford (Festival), Oxford, UK
May 29, 2016 – Common People Southampton (Festival), Southampton, UK
June 3, 2016 – Eden Project for BBC Music Day

Paper Gods Tour Italy with special guest Bloom Twins

June 5 2016 – Teatro Greco Di Taormina with Bloom Twins, Taomina, Italy
June 7, 2016 – Rock in Rome Arena at Capannelle Ippodromo with Bloom Twins, Rome, Italy
June 8, 2016 – Arena di Verona with Bloom Twins, Verona, Italy
June 10, 2016 – Arena Ippodromo del Visarno with Bloom Twins, Firenze, Italy
June 12, 2016 – Assago Summer Arena with Bloom Twins, Milano, Italy
June 19, 2016 – Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

Paper Gods Tour North America Leg 3

July 6, 2016 – Ascend Amphitheater with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Nashville, TN
July 8, 2016 – Ravinia with Chic, Highland Park, IL +
July 9, 2016 – Ravinia with Chic, Highland Park, IL +
July 11, 2016 – DTE Energy Music Theatre with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Clarkson, MI +
July 13, 2016 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater with TOKiMONSTA and Chic,Toronto, ONT, Canada +
July 15, 2016 – The Festival D’ete de Quebec, Quebec City, Canada +
July 16, 2016 – Ottawa Bluesfest, Lebreton Flats, Canada +
July 17, 2016 – Xfinity Center with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Mansfield, MA +
July 19, 2016 – Apollo Theater with TOKiMONSTA, New York, NY +
July 21, 2016 – BB&T Pavilion with Chic, Camden, NJ +
July 23, 2016 – XCEL Energy Center with Chic, St Paul, MN +
July 24, 2016 – Starlight Theatre with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Kansas City, MO +
July 27, 2016 – California Mid-State Fair with Chic, Paso Robles, CA +
July 29, 2016 – Mandalay Bay Events Center with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Las Vegas, NV +
July 30, 2016 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Irvine, CA +
August 2, 2016 – Sleep Train Amphitheater with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Chula Vista, CA +
August 3, 2016 – Gila River Arena with TOKiMONSTA and Chic, Glendale, AZ +
August 5, 2016 – Outside Lands Music Festival, San Francisco, CA +

August 27, 2016 – Project Pabst, Portland, OR +
August 28, 2016 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, with Chic, Vancouver, BC, Canada +
August 30, 2016 – Scotiabank Saddledome, with Chic, Calgary, ALB, Canada +
September 1, 2016 – XFINITY Arena at Everett, with Chic, Everett, WA +
September 2, 2016 – Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Hgts, WA +
September 4, 2016 – Aspen Jazz Fest Snowmass, Snowmass Village, CO +
September 6, 2016 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX +
September 7, 2016 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX +
September 9, 2016 – Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, OK +
September 10, 2016 – Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, OK +

+ = MNDR filling in for Nick Rhodes

Paper Gods Tour North and South America

December 16, 2016 – Eventim Apollo, London, UK (Brian & Robin’s Christmas Compendium)
December 29, 2016 – Moon Palace Arena, Cancun, Mexico
December 31, 2016 – The Theatre at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
January 1, 2017 – The Theatre at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

March 17, 2017 – Agua Caliente, Palm Springs, CA
March 18, 2017 – Agua Caliente, Palm Springs, CA
March 21, 2017 – Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, TX
March 22, 2017 – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX
March 26, 2017 – Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paolo, Brazil
March 28, 2017 – Belo Horizonte Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
April 1, 2017 – Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 2, 2017 – Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
April 5, 2017 – Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood, FL
April 7, 2017 – Azalea Festival Main Stage, Wilmington, NC [with Roadkill Ghost Choir]
April 8, 2017 – Chastain Park, Atlanta , GA

July 7, 2017 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
July 8, 2017 – San Francisco Masonic, San Francisco, CA
July 10, 2017 – Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (*with Capitol Cities)
July 11, 2017 – Stampede Round Up Festival, Shaw Millennial Park, Calgary, Canada (*with Capitol Cities)
July 16, 2017 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI

August 29, 2017 – Salata Open Air, Zagreb, Croatia
August 31, 2017 – Home Festival, Treviso, Italy
September 3, 2017 – Electric Picnic, Laois, Ireland
September 16, 2017 – Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
September 17, 2017 – Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
September 20, 2017 – Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers & Bloom Twins
September 22, 2017 – Orix Theater, Osaka, Japan with Bloom Twins

December 9, 2017 – The Faena Hotel for SiriusXM Radio, Miami, FL

December 30, 2017 – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

February 21, 2018 – Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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