|London Arena: April 89|
|unofficial live album|
|Venue||London Arena, London,|
|Recorded||22 April 1989|
About the albumEdit
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.
- "God (London)"
- "Big Thing"
- "I Don't Want Your Love"
- "All She Wants Is" / "Planet Earth"
- "Winter Marches On"
- "A View to a Kill"
- "The Edge of America" / "Lake Shore Driving"
- "Skin Trade"
- "Girls on Film"
- "Is There Something I Should Know?"
- "Drug (It's Just a State of Mind)"
- "Save A Prayer"
- "The Wild Boys"
- "Get It On (Bang a Gong)"
- "The Reflex"
Duran Duran are:
- Warren Cuccurullo - guitar
- Sterling Campbell - drums
- Stan Harrison - horns
- Spike Edney - keyboards, trombone
- Melanie Redmond - backing vocals
- Jacqui Copland - backing vocals
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