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London Arena: April 89
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unofficial live album
Venue London Arena, London,
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Recorded 22 April 1989
Released Unknown
Label Unknown Label
Format 2xCD
Length 18 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
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London Arena: April 89 is an unofficial Duran Duran live album, recorded during The Big Live Thing Tour at the London Arena in London, UK on 22 April 1989.

About the albumEdit

The album is a recording of Duran Duran's performance at the London Arena, a 15,000 capacity venue located on the Isle of Dogs in East London. The show was the 7th of nine UK dates performed in 1989.

This was the first ever concert held at the newly opened London Arena, also known as the London Docklands Arena. The event was heavily covered by the press with George Michael attending, an artist who performed with Simon Le Bon during Wham!'s final concert in 1986.

The Thrashing Doves, a British rock led by Martha Davis on vocals and guitar kicked off the evening with a set that included tracks from their latest album Trouble in the Home.

This was almost the last stop on this six month world tour for Duran Duran, who played a high energy show that lasted 2 hours. Touring with their newest release, Big Thing, the band played a number of songs from the album, including, "I Don't Want Your Love" and "All She Wants Is".

During the evening, the show was halted when Sterling Campbell's drum kit broke down. Nick Rhodes dressed in a priest’s outfit someone had bought him from the Vatican. He claimed it was the suit’s one and only outing.

Tickets for the event cost around £12.50.

In the summer after the tour, the experimental, open-natured Warren Cuccurullo become a full-time member of the band, along with drummer Sterling Campbell.

Track listingEdit

CD 1Edit

  1. "God (London)"
  2. "Big Thing"
  3. "I Don't Want Your Love"
  4. "All She Wants Is" / "Planet Earth"
  5. "Winter Marches On"
  6. "Palomino"
  7. "A View to a Kill"
  8. "The Edge of America" / "Lake Shore Driving"
  9. "Skin Trade"

CD 2Edit

  1. "Girls on Film"
  2. "Notorious"
  3. "Is There Something I Should Know?"
  4. "Drug (It's Just a State of Mind)"
  5. "Save A Prayer"
  6. "The Wild Boys"
  7. "Get It On (Bang a Gong)"
  8. "The Reflex"
  9. "Rio"

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

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See alsoEdit

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