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<< 1981 1982 1983 >>

Duran Duran begin recording and filming videos for their second album Rio, then spends the rest of the year touring around the world. The singles "Rio" and "Hungry Like The Wolf" finally break the band in America in December, and they close the year with a rousing performance at MTV's New Year's Eve Rock'n'Roll Ball.

Date Event
 ? Stephen Duffy sees Nick and Duran Duran for the last time at the Danceteria
 ? Duran performs "Anyone Out There" live on he Old Grey Whistle Test show in the UK
 ? "Girls on Film" included on K-Tel compilation The Beat
 ? John goes to Ebony (his favorite clothing store on King's Road) to buy some drugs, but is blocked by so many fans out front that the police come in a Black Maria to escort him home
 ? EMI release the compilation album Twenty With A Bullet, featuring "My Own Way".
 ? "Girls on Film" is included on the Australian compilation 1982...In The Sun.
 ? The DJ only 12" single Disco Promozional: Vietata la Vendita al Pubblico released in Italy, featuring "My Own Way".
Jan First broadcast of Off The Record concert (recorded at Chichester Festival in November 1981) on TVS; later shown on Nickelodeon in the US
Jan-Feb Andy's girlfriend, hairdresser Tracey Wilson, joins the band as they work on writing new material in France
Feb 16 Andy proposes to Tracey on his 21st birthday while she is feverish and ill, and she tells him to go away and goes back to sleep; at first, she thinks she dreamed his proposal, but says yes in the morning
Feb 24 Duran is nominated for "Best Newcomer" at the British Rock & Pop Awards; they perform "Girls on Film" and "My Own Way" on the TV awards show (Human League wins the award)
spring Duran records the Rio album at AIR Studios, London with producer Colin Thurston
spring Long before the days of easy sampling, Nick records live sounds for the album, including the lighting of the match in "Last Chance on the Stairway" and the jingling of keys in "The Chauffeur"; the laughter in the "Rio" track belongs to his girlfriend Cheryl
 ? Andy buys a huge gothic-styled townhouse (complete with turrets) on the top floor of the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth, south London
 ? Rio cover paintings commissioned from Patrick Nagel; he delivers two versions, one of which is used for the cover of "My Own Way"
 ? Band and management lay plans for a complete video album, and thus prepare to shoot videos for several album tracks in addition to those already shot for the singles from the Duran Duran and Rio albums
 ? Duran hires director Russell Mulcahy (who had previously directed "Planet Earth") to work on several more videos; he suggests Sri Lanka as a beautiful and inexpensive place to film
 ? "The Chauffeur" video filmed by director Ian Emes; inspired by the 1974 movie The Night Porter and by Helmut Newton's photography
 ? "My Own Way" video shot at St. Johns Wood by director Russell Mulcahy
Mar Missing Persons signs record deal with Capitol
Mar 19 "Hold Back the Rain" written
 ? Nick and Andy work on mixing several Rio tracks right up to the day their plane leaves for Sri Lanka
early Apr Duran travels to Sri Lanka to film videos for “Hungry Like The Wolf”, “Save a Prayer" and the color portions of “Lonely In Your Nightmare” with Russell Mulcahy
Apr EMI release Night Versions EP in Australia and New Zealand.
The RIO Tour
Duran Duran's first tour of Australia; most dates are sold out
Apr 15 Duran Duran: Barton Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia
Apr 17 Duran Duran: Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Apr 18 Duran Duran: Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
bootlegged on Live In Melbourne, 1982
Apr 20 Duran Duran: Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
Apr 21 Duran Duran: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Apr 22 Duran Duran: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Andy collapses of pyrexia (a tropical fever brought on by the water in Sri Lanka) just before the encore
Apr John and Nick appear on 3XY FM radio in Australia, describing the songs on the Rio album; these commentaries later appear on the Rio Radio Special disc
Apr 25 Duran Duran: Nihon Seinen Kan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
bootlegged on Live In Japan: April 25, 1982
Apr 26 Duran Duran: Banpaku, Osaka, Japan
Apr 27 Duran Duran: Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan
Apr 28 Duran Duran: Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
bootlegged on Tokyo: April 28, 1982
May 1 Duran Duran: Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan
bootlegged on Shibuya Kokaido
May Duran flies from Japan to Antigua in the Leeward Islands
May Russell films "Rio" video in Antigua
May Russell films "Waiting for the Nightboat" video in Antigua
May Band returns to England and performs lip-synch of “Hungry Like The Wolf”, “Lonely in Your Nightmare” and “Hold Back the Rain” on Peter Powell's Get Set for Summer TV program [on a Saturday]
May Andy spends five days in hospital with malaria
May Due to Andy's illness, European dates for June and July are postponed to September
May 4 "Hungry Like the Wolf" single released worldwide, backed with "Careless Memories (Live)"
 ? Duran performs lip-synch of “Hungry Like The Wolf” in their first appearance on BBC's Top of the Pops
 ? Duran performs lip-synch of “Hungry Like The Wolf” on Dance Fever
May Rio: US Press Pack issued to the media in the USA.
May 10 Rio album released worldwide; the North American version is released on the Harvest label, and doesn't do well
May 13 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like The Wolf
May 15 "Hungry Like The Wolf" peaks at #5 on the UK Singles Chart
May 22 Rio album peaks at #2 in UK
May 27 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like The Wolf
Jun 17 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like The Wolf
 ? The compilation album Modern Heroes released, featuring "Hungry Like The Wolf".
Jun The soundtrack album Sétimo Sentido - Internacional is released in Brazil, featuring "Anyone Out There".
 ? The New British Invasion Sampler released in Canada, featuring two tracks from Rio.
 ? "Hungry Like The Wolf" is included on the compilation album Da Da Da released in Isreal.
Jun 23 Duran Duran: Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
bootlegged on Cedar Grove
Jun 24 Duran Duran: Ontario Theatre, Washington, DC, USA (with Split Enz)
bootlegged on Ontario Theater 1982
Jun 25 Duran Duran: Dr. Pepper Summer Concerts, Pier 42, New York, NY, USA (with Split Enz and others)
Jun 26 Duran Duran: Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jun 28 Duran make their first American TV appearance on popular Philadelphia dance show Dancin' On Air -- they perform a lip-synch of “Rio” and “Hungry Like The Wolf
Jun 29 Duran Duran: North Stage Theater, Long Island, NY, USA
summer John does phone interview on Molly Meldrum's breakfast show in Australia
summer The DJ only compilation Catch A Summer '82 released in Japan, featuring "Hungry Like The Wolf".
The promotional only single Special Extended Selections (SPRO-9861/9862) released in the USA, featuring "Rio" {Night Version).
Jul 1 Duran Duran: Chance, New York, NY, USA
Jul 2 Duran Duran: Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY, USA
Jul 3 Duran Duran: Paradise, Boston, MA, USA
Jul 5 Duran Duran: Le Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 6 Duran Duran: Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Simon performs with a torn knee ligament
Jul ? Nick and John interviewed on The New Music TV show in Canada
Jul ? Simon and Roger interviewed on The New Music TV show in Canada
Jul 8 John appears on WRCT Jumpin' Joe Show (Pittsburgh, PA college radio)
Jul 8 Duran Duran: Heaven, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Jul 9 Duran Duran: Clutch Cargo, Detroit, MI, USA
bootlegged
Jul 10 Duran Duran: Parkwest, Chicago, IL, USA
Jul 11 Duran Duran: Palms, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Jul 14 Duran Duran: 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (with New Egypt)
Jul 16 Duran Duran: Playhouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jul 18 Duran Duran: Dinwoodie Lounge, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jul 19 Duran Duran: McEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jul 21 Duran Duran: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (with Glen Nelson)
Opening act Glen Nelson is a member of local band Images In Vogue; other band members run the sound and lights for the show, then party with the band at a club called Luv-a-fair. IIV will return as an opening act for Duran in 1984
Jul 23 Duran Duran: Eagles Hippodrome, Seattle, WA, USA
The show is scheduled the same day as a massive outdoor Foreigner concert; Duran plays to 660 people
Jul 25 Duran Duran: Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA
cancelled
Jul Duran interviewed on KROQ radio in Pasadena; the rest of the band leaves Roger behind at the hotel and he has to hitch a ride with fans to the radio station
Jul 27 Duran Duran: Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, USA (with Dwight Twilley)
Jul ? Nick meets department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman at a Los Angeles yacht party
 ? Simon and Nick interviewed on the California Music Channel
 ? Simon and Nick are interviewed about band's early days on Over The Top With Duran Duran on KIQQ radio (Los Angeles, CA)
Jul 29 After several postponements, Andy finally marries Tracey Wilson at Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, California; John serves as best man
Aug An Interview With Simon Le Bon picture disc album released.
Aug ? Two weeks after meeting Nick, Julie Anne leaves home to follow the band on tour
Blondie's TRACKS ACROSS AMERICA Tour
Duran Duran finishes their US tour as an opening act for Blondie on their final tour
Aug 2 Blondie: Starlight Amphitheater, Kansas City, KS, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 4 Blondie: Metro Center, Rockford, IL, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 5 Blondie: Five Seasons, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 7 Blondie: Parade Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 8 Blondie: Poplar Creek, Chicago, IL, USA (with Duran Duran)
A popular bootleg called Live In Central Park was said to be recorded on this date at The Savoy in New York; in fact, the audio is that of the MTV New Year's Eve show
Aug 9 Save a Prayer” single released in UK, backed with “Hold Back the Rain” remix
Aug 9 Blondie: Pine Knob, Detroit, MI, USA (with Duran Duran)
appears on the bootleg Sound of Thunder
Aug 10 Blondie: Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 12 Blondie: Civic Center, Providence, RI, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 14 Blondie: Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, USA (with Duran Duran and David Johansen)
Andy Warhol attends, and escorts the Durans on their first visit at Studio 54; John meets Nile Rodgers and Tony Thompson for the first time; bootlegged on Blondie Support 82: New Jersey and Blondie Warm Up Gig: New Jersey 1982
Aug 16 Blondie: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA (with Duran Duran)
Aug 18 Blondie: Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (with Duran Duran)
Blondie's performance filmed, later broadcast as Blondie: Live In Toronto
Aug 19 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Save A Prayer
Aug 21 Genesis / Blondie: JFK Stadium, Philadephia, PA, USA (with Duran Duran)
 ? Simon and Nick film commercial for MTV
 ? A 7" (but 33-1/3 rpm) picture disc entitled An Interview With Simon Le Bon is issued; there are three versions, with three different sets of pictures (#3 has John on side 1 and Nick on side 2)
summer Paula Yates interviews Simon in the UK
Aug 21 Save a Prayer” peaks at #2 in UK
Aug 23 Duran Duran visits Andy Warhol's loft
 ? Duran hires David Kershenbaum to help the band create night versions and dance mixes of several tracks
Sep 2 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Save A Prayer
Sep 12 BBC College Concert: 9-12-82 broadcast in the USA.
Sep Carnival EP (night versions and remixes of several songs) released
Sep US radio deejays begin playing remixed dance versions from the Carnival album
The band picks up the European dates postponed from May and June
Sep 23 Duran Duran: Draken Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden
bootlegged
Sep 24 Duran Duran: Draken Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 25 Duran Duran: Drammenshallen, Drammen (Oslo), Norway
Sep 27 Duran Duran: Turku Concert House, Turku, Finland
Sep 28 Duran Duran: Kulttuuritalo / House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland (with Tom Dozen)
Opening act included Tommi Läntinen from Turku and Jimi Sumen from Classix Nouveaux
Sep 30 Duran Duran: Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 2 Carnival EP sits at #98 in the US for one week; it is the first EP to make any appearance at all on the US charts
Oct 2 Top of the Pops - 930 broadcast on the radio, featuring "Save A Prayer".
 ? Following the initial success of the Kershenbaum remixes, Capitol changes marketing strategy on Duran from New Romantic to dance band
 ? Unhappy with some of the original mixes, the band capitalizes on the moment and presses Capitol to allow them to issue a remixed and remastered version of the Rio album in North America
 ? David Kershenbaum returns to oversee the remixing of the Rio album
Oct 2 Duran Duran: Rotation, Hannover, West Germany
Oct 3 Duran Duran: Zeche, Bochum, West Germany
Oct 4 Duran Duran: Trinity, Hamburg, West Germany
bootlegged
Oct 5 Duran Duran: Sektor, Berlin, West Germany
Oct 6 Duran Duran: Oz, Stuttgart, West Germany
Oct 7 Duran Duran: Alabamahalle, Munich, West Germany
cancelled
Oct 8 Duran Duran: Rheinterassen, Bonn, West Germany
cancelled
Oct 10 Duran Duran: Lopos Werkstatt, Darmstadt, West Germany
cancelled
Oct 12 Duran Duran: Music Center, Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 13 Duran Duran: Brielpoort, Deinze, Belgium
Oct 14 Duran Duran: Le Palace, Paris, France
Oct 17 Duran Duran: Pavilhão Inf. Sagres, Porto, Portugal
Oct 18 Duran Duran: Cascais Pavillion, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 20 Duran Duran: Infante de Sagres Pavillion, Oporto, Portugal
Oct ? John injures his right hand in Munich, Germany by putting his fist through a glass wall in a fit of temper; band postpones some European dates
The band begins a sold-out 25-date tour of the UK
Oct 30 Duran Duran: Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland.
bootlegged on Dundee '82
Oct 31 Duran Duran: Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
bootlegged on Live In Glasgow
Nov 1 Rio” single released worldwide, backed with “The Chauffeur”; a Japanese promo 12" "Rio - Special DJ Copy" is backed with a Missing Persons song
Nov ? Rio” single released in the US, France and Germany, backed with “Hold Back The Rain”
Nov 1 Duran Duran: Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Nov 3 Duran Duran: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England (with The Church)
Nov 4 Duran Duran: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
recorded for the BBC College Concert; released as BBC In Concert itunes download, Classic In Concert and Classic Concerts From The BBC: Duran Duran; bootlegged on London 82 (with The Church)
Nov 5 Duran Duran: Apollo, Manchester, England
Nov 6 Duran Duran: Apollo, Manchester, England
bootlegged on Live At The Manchester Apollo 1982
Nov 8 Duran Duran: De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England
Nov 9 Duran Duran: Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England
Nov 10 Duran Duran: Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England
Nov 11 Duran Duran: City Hall, Newcastle, England
Nov 12 Duran Duran: City Hall, Newcastle, England
 ? Duran performs lip-synch of “Rio” on BBC's Top of the Pops
Nov Capitol re-releases Rio album in the US with Kershenbaum remixes (earliest shipments include a Nagel-esque sticker noting the difference)
 ? Capitol rushes a third pressing of the Rio album into stores
Nov 13 “Rio” single peaks at #9 in UK
Nov 14 Duran Duran: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England (early show at 3. p.m.) (with Le Mat)
Nov 14 Duran Duran: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England (late show at 8. p.m.) (with Le Mat)
Nov 15 Duran Duran: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
issued on BBC Rock Hour - 404, The King Biscuit's Music Show: Duran Duran and BBC College Concert vinyl albums; bootlegged on BBC College Concert (bootleg) and Religion (with Bloomsbury Set)
Nov 16 Duran Duran: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
bootlegged on Onyx In Concert and Planet Heart, among others (often mislabled as Oakland 1984); released on Live at Hammersmith '82!
Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)” later used as the B-side to "The Reflex" in 1984 (with Bloomsbury Set)
Nov 18 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Rio
Nov 18 Duran Duran: Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
bootlegged
Nov 19 Duran Duran: Brighton Centre, Brighton, England
Nov 20 Duran Duran: Southampton Gaumont, Southampton, England (with The Bloomsbury Set)
Nov 21 Duran Duran: Southampton Gaumont, Southampton, England
Nov 22 Duran Duran: St. Austell Cornwall Coliseum, Cornwall, England
bootlegged on Duran Duran: Cornwall, UK
Nov 24 Duran Duran: Leisure Centre, Gloucester, England
Nov 25 Duran Duran: Odeon, Birmingham, England
Nov 26 Duran Duran: Odeon, Birmingham, England
bootlegged on Boys on Film
Nov 27 Duran does a record signing at the HMV on New Street in Birmingham
Nov 27 Duran Duran: Odeon, Birmingham, England
Nov 29 Duran Duran: Queens Hall, Leeds, England
Nov 30 Duran Duran: Odeon, Birmingham, England (with The Bloomsbury Set and Tic n Toc)
added after first three shows sold out; JT's mother attends
1 Dec Duran Duran: Odeon, Birmingham, England
added after November 30th show sold out; bootlegged on Birmingham Odeon 1982
Dec 1 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Rio
Dec 3 Hungry Like The Wolf” single (aka the Kershenbaum "album version") released in US, backed with “Hungry Like The Wolf” (Carnival remix)
 ? Duran records “Is There Something I Should Know”, produced by Ian Little
 ? Simon spends Christmas with girlfriend Claire, then flies back to Sri Lanka to meet with his other girlfriend
Dec 9-22 The UK music magazine Smash Hits gives away Happy Christmas From The Stars 7" flex-disc featuring Duran Duran.
Dec 25 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like The Wolf
Dec 25 Hungry Like The Wolf” peaks at #3 in US
Dec 31 Missing Persons: The Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, USA
Dec 31 Duran Duran: MTV's New Year's Eve Rock'n'Roll Ball, The Palladium, New York, NY, USA
The audio for this show has appeared on numerous bootlegs, sometimes correctly labeled and sometimes not. In the early 80s it appeared on vinyl as Live In Central Park, cited as August 8th at The Savoy, and later appeared on bootleg CD as Live at the Savoy, The Ritz 82 and MTV New Year's Eve Ball 1982 (DVD)
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