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The Duran Duran Timeline
<< 1988 1989 1990 >>

Duran Duran continues its five-month world tour for Big Thing in the US, the Far East, and the UK, followed by summer festival dates in Europe. They release the greatest hits album Decade and the single "Burning The Ground", and begin work on the Liberty album.

Date Event
Jan 7 All She Wants Is” peaks at #9 in UK
Jan Do You Believe In Shame” video filmed in New York City with acclaimed Chinese director Chen Kaige
 ? Bizz magazine in Brazil gives away a live flexi disc of "Too Late Marlene (Bizz)", recorded at Wembley Arena on 23 December 1988.
Jan 9 Simon and Nick interviewed on location during the filming of “Do You Believe In Shame” on the Live at Five TV news show, New York
The BIG LIVE THING Tour continues
John struggles with his health and with serious drug problems
Jan 11 Duran Duran: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Jan 12 Thunder's first demo sessions begin at Great Linford Manor Studios, Milton Keynes; with Andy Taylor producing.
Jan 13 Nick is the celebrity judge at an "Ugly Truck Contest" at the local Bill Currie Ford Motors; he signed many autographs at the end of the event.
Jan 13 Duran Duran: Tampa Sun Dome, Tampa, FL, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Jan 14 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: January 14, 1989 broadcast, featuring "All She Wants Is" at no.40.
Jan 14 Duran Duran': Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Jan 16 Duran Duran: Warner Theater, Washington, DC, USA
Jan 17 John and Simon interviewed on Z-100 radio in New York City
Jan 18 Duran Duran: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, (Long Island), NY, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
bootlegged on Long Island 1989
Jan 19 Duran Duran: Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Jan 20 Duran Duran: Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
bootlegged
Jan 21 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: January 21, 1989 broadcast, featuring "All She Wants Is" at no.40.
Jan 24 Duran Duran: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield (Cleveland), OH, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Jan 26 Duran Duran: The Palace, Auburn Hills (Detroit), MI, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
bootlegged on Detroit 1989
Jan 27 Duran Duran: University of Illinois at Chicago (The Pavilion), Chicago, IL, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
bootlegged on Big Chicago Thing
Jan 28 Duran Duran: Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, WI, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Jan 30 Duran Duran: Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO, USA
Feb 1 Duran Duran: ASU Activity Center, Tempe, AZ, USA (with The Pursuit of Happiness)
Feb 2 Duran Duran: Universal Amphitheater, Universal City (Los Angeles), CA, USA
Feb 3 Duran Duran: Universal Amphitheater, Universal City (Los Angeles), CA, USA
Feb 5 Duran Duran: Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR, USA
Feb 6 Duran Duran: Pine Exhibition Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 7 Duran Duran: Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA, USA
 ? Duran appears on the Arsenio Hall show; bootlegged on Yo Bad Azizi
Feb 11 Duran Duran: Cham-sil Olympic Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea.
Feb 15 Duran Duran: Kinen World Hall, Kobe, Japan
Feb 16 Duran Duran: Kinen World Hall, Kobe, Japan
Feb 17 Duran Duran: Kinen World Hall, Kobe, Japan
bootlegged on Kobe 1989: Third Night
Feb 18 All She Wants Is” peaks at #22 in US
Feb 18 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: February 18, 1989 broadcast, featuring "All She Wants Is".
Feb 20 Duran Duran: Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan
Feb 22 Duran Duran: Tokyo Dome (aka The Egg), Tokyo, Japan
concert is filmed for TV broadcast; a high-quality bootleg CD is engineered off the video of this broadcast.
bootlegged on Big Live Thing, Duran Duran - In Japan and Live In Tokyo / Japan
Feb 24 Duran Duran: The Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong.
Feb 25 Duran Duran: The Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong
Feb 25 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: February 25, 1989 broadcast, featuring "All She Wants Is" at no.28.
Feb 27 Duran Duran: Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
bootlegged on Duran Duran: Manila 1989
Feb 28 Duran Duran: Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines.
bootlegged on Manila 1989
Mar 4 Duran Duran: The Gardens, Taipei, Taiwan
Mar 5 Duran Duran: The Gardens, Taipei, Taiwan
Mar Duran interviewed on syndicated radio show Hitline USA.
 ? 6ix by 3hree video compilation released on VHS and laserdisc in UK and Japan (includes videos for "Notorious", "Skin Trade", "Meet El Presidente", "I Don't Want Your Love", "All She Wants Is" and "Do You Believe In Shame").
Mar 10 Duran Duran: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
bootlegged on Radio City Music Hall 1989
Mar 11 Duran Duran: The Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, USA
Mar 12 Duran Duran: Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, USA.
Mar 13 Duran Duran: Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (no opening act)
Mar 16 Duran Duran: Holiday Star Plaza, Merrillville, IN, USA
bootlegged on Merrillville 1989
Mar 17 Duran Duran: Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Mar 18 "Do You Believe in Shame?" peaks at #72 in US.
Mar 19 Duran Duran: Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS, USA (no opening act)
Mar 20 Duran Duran: Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE, USA
Mar 23 Duran Duran: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, USA
Mar 24 Duran Duran: Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, CA, USA
Mar 25 Duran Duran: San Diego State University Open Air Amphitheater, San Diego, CA, USA
Mar 26 Simon, Nick, John, Warren, and Sterling answer fans questions on Hitline USA radio show.
Mar 27 Duran Duran: Centennial Hall, Tucson, AZ, USA
Mar 29 Duran Duran: Austin Opera House, Austin, TX, USA
Mar 30 Duran Duran: Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio, TX, USA
Mar 31 Duran Duran: Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Apr 2 Duran Duran: Music Hall, Houston, TX, USA
Apr 3 Duran Duran: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA, USA (no opening act)
bootlegged on New Orleans 1989
early Apr? Duran re-record "Drug" (a studio recording of the live version they were playing on tour) in Los Angeles with "house" producer Marshall Jefferson, with a view to releasing it as the fourth single from Big Thing; poor success of "Do You Believe In Shame?" means it is never released.
Apr 10 "Do You Believe in Shame?" single released worldwide {b/w Krush Brothers "The LSD Edit" (a remix of "The Edge of America" and "Lake Shore Driving").
Apr 10 Thunder's demo sessions recommence at Great Linford Manor Studios, Milton Keynes; with Andy Taylor producing.
 ? The promo single Do You Believe in Shame? / The Way to Your Heart released in Italy.
Apr Assorted 12" and CD versions of the "Do You Believe In Shame?" single include these rarities: "Palomino" (edit), two spoken-word pieces, "God (London)" and "This Is How a Road Gets Made", and the original version of "Drug" - the one that John vehemently preferred to the album mix.
Apr A numbered, limited edition 10" single of "Do You Believe In Shame?" is also released.
Apr 12 The CD version of the "Do You Believe In Shame?" single is recalled, as its overlong playing time makes it ineligible for inclusion in the official sales charts; rarity value skyrockets
Apr Duran tapes a performance of "Do You Believe In Shame?" for Top of the Pops; the band wanted to play live, but tight TOTP filming schedules wouldn't allow for proper equipment setup, so Simon and backing vocalists performed live to a playback.
Apr The Musicians Union protests Sterling's appearance on the Top of the Pops show as he did not play on the original recording; the point ends up being moot as the show never airs due to the single's lackluster performance.
Apr 14 Simon phones in to London radio station from Newcastle for interview; mentions Warren's underwear parties.
The ELECTRIC THEATRE Tour
Apr 15 Duran Duran: City Hall, Newcastle, England (with Thrashing Doves)
Apr 16 Duran Duran: Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (with Thrashing Doves)
Apr 17 Part 1 of a limited edition "Do You Believe In Shame?" 7" triple pack is released.
Apr 18 Duran Duran: Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland (with Thrashing Doves)
bootlegged on Electric Theatre Glasgow
Apr 19 Simon appears on Radio 1 with Philip Schofield.
Apr 19 Duran Duran: City Hall, Sheffield, England (with Thrashing Doves)
Apr 20 Duran Duran: Royal Centre, Nottingham, England (with Thrashing Doves)
Apr 22 "Do You Believe in Shame?" peaks at #30 in UK.
Apr 22 Duran Duran: London Arena, London, England (with Thrashing Doves)
opening of new arena; heavily covered by press; George Michael attends; show is halted when Sterling's drum kit breaks down.
bootlegged on London Arena: April 89
Apr ? Part 2 of limited edition "Do You Believe In Shame?" triple pack is released.
Apr 23 Duran Duran: Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England (with Thrashing Doves)
 ? John and Renee finally separate for good.
Apr 24 Producer John Jones works with John on some songs at JT's house in London.
Apr 25 Duran Duran: Apollo, Manchester, England (with Thrashing Doves)
audio and video bootlegged; recorded by BBC Radio 1, with highlights broadcast later using In Concert - 461 vinyl album and released as a 2010 digital down on Big Thing: Special Editions; bootlegged on Manchester 89 and In Concert
Apr 26 Duran makes Warren and Sterling official members of the band.
Apr 26 Duran Duran: Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England (with Thrashing Doves)
Stan Harrison (saxophone) and Spike Edney (trombone & piano) have a pillow fight on-stage with Nick. Sterling stays up all night in the hotel with fans, celebrating his acceptance into the band.
Apr ? Part 3 of limited edition "Do You Believe In Shame?" triple pack is released.
Apr ? Radio 1 airs highlights of Manchester show.
Apr ? The CD version of the "Do You Believe In Shame?" is made available once more as the single slips down the charts.
May 8-25 Duran rehearses songs for upcoming summer festivals (including "The Chauffeur" and a soul version of "Careless Memories"), and writes new music for the album to become Liberty, at Stanbridge Rehearsal Studios.
May 17 John records an interview for Eurochart Hot 100 radio show in Amsterdam, but the show is never broadcast.
Jun Decade greatest hits album released worldwide.
Jun EUROPEAN SUMMER FESTIVALS
Set lists include "Get It On (Bang a Gong)", "Nuclear War" (later to become "Yo Bad Azizi"), and "My Family" (never released).
Jun 30 Duran Duran and others:Leysin Music Festival, [venue?], Leysin/Lausanne, Switzerland
filmed, bootlegged; Duran plays "Edelweiss" at the sound check; bootlegged on Live At The 1989 Leysin Festival
Jul 5-10 More work on Liberty at Stanbridge rehearsal hall; John is heavily involved in writing and demoing tracks.
Jul 15 Simon and John attend the enormous Pink Floyd concert in Venice; their visit to the decaying city inspires the lyrics to "Venice Drowning".
Jul Requiem For The Americas album released in US.
Jul 28 Duran Duran and others: Puerto Real Festival, Bull Ring, Cadiz, Spain
Jul 29 Duran Duran: La Malagueta, Malaga, Spain
Aug 6 Duran Duran and others: Belga Beach Festival, De Panne, Belgium (with Joe Cocker, Womack & Womack, The Pasadenas, Aswad, Energy Orchard)
Stage is set up on the beach, facing the ocean; "Venice Drowning" omitted from the set as the band was running late; the onstage monitors fail and the band goes badly out of key during "The Chauffeur", "Palomino", and "A View To A Kill"; bootlegged on De Panne 89
Aug 13 Duran Duran and others: Skanderborg Festival, open air stage, Aarhus, Denmark
bootlegged on Denmark: Skanderborg Festival Aug.13, 1989
Aug Warren buys Simon and Yasmin's house in Battersea, London.
 ? John gives up his home in Paris and settles into Knightsbridge (London).
Aug 07 Thunder begin recording Backstreet Symphony with Andy Taylor producing.
Aug 10 More work on Liberty at Stanbridge rehearsal hall; demos bootlegged (later distributed on bootleg CD Didn't Anybody Tell You?).
Aug 23 The band restarts work on Liberty with John Jones at their Wandsworth office; by October, they have demos of 21 songs.
Aug 25 Amber Rose Tamara Le Bon born to Simon and Yasmin.
Oct 6 Last day of demo recording at Wandsworth office.
Oct 9 Duran begins recording Liberty at Olympic Studios with producer Chris Kimsey and engineer Chris Potter.
Oct 14-15 While the band works downstairs at Olympic, John Jones records "Burning The Ground" upstairs.
Oct 21-22 "Burning The Ground" mixed with engineer Chris Potter.
Oct 26 The band records "Serious", "First Impression", "Can You Deal With It?", and "Worth Waiting For".
Oct 27 John Jones edits single and Ben Chapman 12" Mix for "Decadance".
Oct Artwork for the Decade album goes missing when designer Stephen Sprouse inadvertantly leaves it in a taxi after showing it to the band.
Oct After the first month or so in the studio working on the Liberty album, John seems to lose interest and rarely attends sessions; he later says (on TTP) he wishes he had worked harder, because he felt he had the key to unlock those songs yet he made no effort to, which is why they sound disappointing on the album.
Nov CMJ: New Music November 1989 - Volume 39 released, featuring Neurotic Outsiders's "Jerk".
Nov 12 Small Sacrifices starring Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal premieres on ABC, featuring the song "Hungry Like The Wolf".
Nov 16 Duran flies to Rome to do promo for Decade.
Nov 17 Duran does a rehearsal and soundcheck for Italian TV show Fantastico (which Simon used to watch on satellite TV from his favorite Italian restaurant in London).
Nov 18 Duran lip-synchs "The Reflex" in front of hundreds of screaming fans at the Fantastico show.
Nov 21 Decade album released in UK.
Nov 13 Decade: Video released on VHS and laserdisc.
Nov 25 Decade album peaks at #5 in UK.
Nov 29 Dutch TV show Countdown on Veronica features Simon reading the Top 10.
Nov 29 Simon, Nick and John return to Rome for a short promo trip.
Nov 29-Dec 1 Radio RAI Stereo 2 airs an interview with Simon, Nick and John in three parts.
 ? Simon, Nick and John do interviews for Red Ronnie's show Be Bop a Lula on Italia Uno TV.
bootlegged on Be Bop A Lula
 ? Film directer Federico Fellini invites the band to see the final cuttings on what was to be his last movie: La voce della luna.
 ? Duran refuses to appear on Italian Sunday show Domenica In.
 ? "Burning the Ground" remix created with producer John Jones at Olympic Studios, Barnes.
Dec "Burning the Ground" promotional single released worldwide {b/w "Decadance".
 ? The DJ only 12" vinyl single "NRG MIXXX: Volume One Issue Five" released, featuring "Decadance".
Dec 9 Decade album peaks at #67 in US.
Dec 9 Digitalian Is Eating Breakfast by Tetsuya Komuro released, featuring Warren Cuccurullo.
Dec 10 Band finishes work at Olympic Studios for Christmas break.
Dec ? Simon and John interviewed on Greater London Radio.
Dec 16 "Burning The Ground" single peaks at #31 in UK; never makes the charts in the US.
Dec 17 Simon, Nick and John answer fans questions on Hitline USA radio show.
Dec Duran presents the Decade gold record to MTV Europe.
Dec 21 Top of the Pops airs "Burning the Ground".
Dec The band does a lipsynch performance of "Notorious" during the filming of a UK TV New Year's special with Cilla Black at a West End theater in London.
Dec 28 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of "Is There Something I Should Know?".
Dec 31 Cilla's Goodbye To The 80's is broadcast on ITV.
 ? Andy Taylor buys Trident II Studios in London.
 ? Andy produces British biker band Silver Destruction.
<< 1988 1989 1990 >>

Timeline duran duran wikipedia discography archive collection MESSAGE BOARD PRO

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2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

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