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The Duran Duran Timeline
<< 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
? "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 2 Duran Duran performance of "My Own Way" on Jim'll Fix It broadcast on BBC1 - following a letter from Jane Jackson. (recorded on the 14th of December, & info from the camera script for the show).
Jan 4 First broadcast of Duran Duran's episode of Off The Record concert (recorded at Chichester Festival in November 1981) on TVS (the regional ITV channel for the south of England) from 6.30-7pm (YouTube), with some episodes being shown subsequently on Central (ITV for the Midlands); & Duran's (+ others?) later shown on Nickelodeon in the US.
Off The Record was originally broadcast as a series of episodes between the 4th of Jan — 15th of Feb; with Duran Duran, Altered Images & Depeche Mode from the Chichester Festival - & then Hazel O'Connor, Gillan, Haircut 100, The Stranglers & Stiff Little Fingers recorded at the TVS Theatre in Gillingham.
Jan Andy's girlfriend, hairdresser Tracey Wilson, joins the band in France.
Jan-Feb The band 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 ?? Possible dates for writing and recording a demo of "Save A Prayer" in Birmingham. The song was made in the band's rehearsal room at the Rum Runner in Birmingham, over the period of 1 or 2 days, and taken to Bob Lamb's Studio to be demo'd shortly after. This mix is very close to the version they recorded in March. (Source).
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)
Feb 27 Noel Edmonds' Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (BBC I) airs a performance of "Friends of Mine" and "Girls on Film". They are wearing black leather jackets and black trousers, John still wears the red headband. Shots of the band playing cards are intercut with a fake live performance. Images and footage of Marilyn Munroe are intercut during GOF. (YouTube), (FOM), (GOF)
Feb 27 The mimed performance of "Friends of Mine" on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop is later used as the unofficial video for the song on TV shows and bootlegs. It has never been officially released, and didn't appear on the Duran Duran (Video) Album in 1983. (YouTube HD).
Mar Duran records the Rio album at AIR Studios, London with producer Colin Thurston
Mar The boys rented a block of apartments in Bayswater and Amanda was enlisted to cook for them. An evening meal, a spot of home cooking for them when they got back from the studio. They were grateful, and ate it all up hungrily. (Source).
Mar 6 "Hungry Like The Wolf" written. John: It was a Saturday afternoon, we were in EMI's [basement] demo studio, a studio they had up in Manchester Square HQ [London], and I think Nick and Andy were kind of messing around." Andy: "That track came from fiddling with the new technology that was starting to come in." John: "Roger came in and played 'cause he'd just bought some Simmons drums. I came in, and they'd been working for maybe two hours, and I just knew exactly what to play. The song was probably written by cocktail hour. [Laughs.]". [Note: this could be Sat 6th or 13th)].
Mar 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 mansion/town house (complete with turrets) on the top floor of the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth, south London
Mar ? Rio cover paintings commissioned from Patrick Nagel; he delivers two versions, one of which is used for the cover of "My Own Way"
Mar ? 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
Mar ? 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
Mar ? "The Chauffeur" video filmed by director Ian Emes; inspired by the 1974 movie The Night Porter and by Helmut Newton's photography
Mar ? "My Own Way" video shot at St. Johns Wood by director Russell Mulcahy
Mar Missing Persons signs record deal with Capitol. The 4-track EP is reissued soon afterwards.
Mar-May Missing Persons record material for a new album, which they title Spring Session M.
Mar Paul McCartney pops into the studio. There was a flurry of excitement as everyone rushed to greet him. Amanda said: "[When he made] the journey across the room to introduce himself to me, I was mightily impressed. With upbeat enthusiasm he shook my hand. “Hi I’m Paul” he said. Made my day. Big respect to Macca for keeping it real and soulful." (Source).
Mar 19 "Hold Back the Rain" completed, according to Rio liner notes.
Mar 19? Simon and Nick film a link to open the Australian TV show Countdown, and give an interview. Airs Mar 21st. (Full YouTube), (YouTube).
Mar 19 Nick and Andy work on mixing several Rio tracks right up to the day their plane leaves for Sri Lanka. Andy joins the band but Nick stays behind.
Mar 20 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. See "Save A Prayer". Amanda says: "We were struck by how incredibly hot it was. Then we piled into the mini bus and it just got hotter, with no available air conditioning. The hours passed with no relief, and so we were glad to finally arrive at the New Oriental Hotel in Galle."
Mar 24 Nick joins the group in Sri Lanka after finishing mixing the album. He flies directly to Colombo airport from London, wearing a blue leather 'Wehrmacht Republic' style suit, with 180-degree (60 degrees census) temperatures outside. (Source). John reassured him that they would soon be at the hotel, but the flatbed lorry took several hours to get there. In the SAP video, Nick wears a torn blue T-shirt tied around his waste.
Mar Behind the Scenes footage of Duran Duran in Sri Lanka. (YouTube)
Mar Late The first week is spent filming hotel rooms, markets and beaches around Colombo and Galle. See List of Duran Related Buildings and Locations.
Mar ? Later in the week, the night before shooting the Hungry Like The Wolf video, Simon decided he would rather like to have a few highlights in his hair. But it went wrong, and the hair went bright blonde instead. (Source).
Mar ? The next day, Amanda Berrow went out to find hair dye, while the video shoot had gone ahead as planned. They shot all morning in the market, and Simon wore a hat with his bright blonde hair radiating from beneath. Amanda dyed his hair, and for the rest of the Hungry Like The Wolf video he sports a henna shade of brown. (Source).
Apr 1? The band sit beside a pool with elephants. While Nick mimes playing the guitar on a rock, an intoxicated Andy falls into the water where the elephants had been urinating, and swallows some water; resulting in Malaria and Pyrexia.
Apr 3? A helicopter takes Nick and Simon to a rock at Sigiriya and drops them off. Nick is very anxious as the helicopter circles them on the exposed rock.
Apr 5? The band filmed at Polonnaruwa, and Gal Vihariya (Rock Temple), Nissankamallapura, Sri Lanka.
Apr 7? They visit the Bell Dome at Lankathilaka Temple, Sri Lanka; where the monks were very anxious due to a civil war happening at that time. The band had bare feet, which got scorched on the hot steps of the temple.
Apr 10? The band leave Sri Lanka and fly to Australia, for the next leg of their tour.
Apr 11/18 Countdown (Australia) - Molly Meldrum interviews Duran Duran (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4), (Part 5).
Apr Aplauso (Spain) airs Duran Duran's lip-synch performance of “My Own Way”. (source)
Apr EMI release Night Versions EP in Australia and New Zealand.
Apr ? 1982 promo - Simon is interviewed. Rare behind the scenes tour footage is shown, including Andy's Room Service joke. The video for "My Own Way" is at the end. JT with purple hair. (YouTube)
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
? The band interviewed on the Don Lane show. Nick's hair is orange. He talks about acceptance in the industry. (YouTube).
Apr 21? John and Andy interviewed at Luna Park in Sydney, by Donnie Sutherland, for 'Sounds and After Dark' show. Andy makes a joke about them having the same father. (YouTube).
Apr 21 Duran Duran: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Apr 22 Duran Duran: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Apr 22 Andy collapses of pyrexia (a tropical fever brought on by the water in Sri Lanka) just before the encore of their show.
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 24 The band fly to Japan for the first time.
Apr 24? Footage of the band at Tokyo airport - no original audio. (YouTube).
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
Apr 29? Simon gives a very long interview, by a Rockin' On journalist at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Steve Harris interpreted. He talks about his life so far. Says Kibbutz was 10 weeks. (YouTube).
May Simon appears on Jim'll Fix That as a knight and surprises a high school girl. — "Hungry Like The Wolf" in the background (probably aired after the release of the single). (YouTube).
May 1 Duran Duran: Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan.
bootlegged on Shibuya Kokaido
May 2? Paul Berrow asks the band if they can stop over at Antigua on their way to their next shows in America, to film some more videos.
May 2? Duran flies from Japan to Antigua in the Leeward Islands.
May 3 The story: "The band take a holiday together in Antigua. At some point they phone their managers, and are told "Stay there, we're flying over!" This is not true. In fact, the Berrows bring Russell Mulcahy, a girl who looks like the Rio Nagel cover painting, and some recording equipment quickly after their arrival.
May 4 "Hungry Like the Wolf" single released worldwide, backed with "Careless Memories (Live)"
May 5 The Berrows secure a boat for the band to film a video for Rio, called Eilean.
May 5-6 They take Eilean out over a few days. On one particular day, all the band are sick. Nick never fully recovers, and often remains sick during filming, sparking his lifetime hatred of boats.
May 6-8? Russell films "Rio" video in Antigua
May 8? Someone gets the idea to make a video for Night Boat, inspired by zombie movies such as: Night Of The Living Dead, and Zombi 2. Several months later, singer Michael Jackson would be inspired (perhaps by the DD video?) to make Thriller.
May 9 Duran Duran (1981 album)” re-enters the UK charts at #98 for a week in the UK.
May 9? Russell films "Waiting for the Nightboat" video in Antigua, in a dry dock in Nelson’s Dockyard. (Source).
May 9-10 According to Simon, the band stayed on the island after filming was over for a holiday.
May 10 Rio album released worldwide; the North American version is released on the Harvest label, and doesn't do well
May 10? The band fly back to England
May 11? They lip-synch "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. There follows a short fan Q&A. Nick's hair is orange. (LIYN), (Interview)
May 12? The band fly to Italy, visit the zoo, and eat pasta. Nick has a blonde fringe. (YouTube).
May 12? The band lip-synch "Hungry Like The Wolf" on Italian TV. They wear the Rio suits. (YouTube).
May 13? Duran performs lip-synch of "Hungry Like The Wolf" on Italian show Dance Fever.
May 13 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like The Wolf(YouTube).

Unless the show was broadcast live (special editions or after a bank holiday Monday), it was always filmed on the day before during this period - so Weds 12th.

May 14? Andy spends five days in hospital with malaria
May 15? Due to Andy's illness, European dates for June and July are postponed to September
May Rio: US Press Pack issued to the media in the USA.
? Roger and Simon fly to South Africa. Nick is the UK.
? John develops a grudge against Simon because he thought the singer got all the limelight during interviews, instead of him as a founding member. John continues to avoid talking to Simon for six months, until they all had a beer one night and got over their differences. (Source 2:55).
? Roger and Simon interviewed on South Africa's Pop Shop, to promote "Hungry Like The Wolf". Pop Shop & Karl Kikillus. They mention Sri Lanka. (YouTube).
May 27 Top of the Pops re-airs Duran's lip-synch performance of "Hungry Like The Wolf"
May 29 Rio album peaks at #2 in UK
Jun 17 Top of the Pops re-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 "New Religion" from Rio.
? "Hungry Like The Wolf" is included on the compilation album Da Da Da released in Israel.
Jun 20 "Hungry Like The Wolf" peaks at #5 on the UK Singles Chart
Jun 21? The Band fly to America, where they will stay for two months until late August.
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). (GOF), (NR), (PE)
Jun 26 Duran Duran: "Schaefer Summer 1982 - Personality Profile - P.O.P. '82" - Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Based on the programme cover, Duran were at the bottom of the bill - with Squeeze headlining, plus Split Enz, Third World & Bush Tetras - though Bush Tetras don't have a write-up inside.
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 Roger gives an interview his influences - mostly he is about the music of the 70's. (YouTube).
Jul 1 Duran Duran: Chance, New York, NY, USA
Jul 2 Duran Duran: Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY, USA
Jul 3 The band do a signing event at Strawberry Records, Kenmore Square, Boston between 2 & 3pm (according to the hand drawn poster advertising the event - which was then fully signed).
Jul 3 Duran Duran: Paradise, Boston, MA, USA. (GOF).
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 6? Nick and John interviewed on The New Music TV show in Toronto, Canada (YouTube)
Jul ? Simon and Roger interviewed on The New Music TV show in Toronto, 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.
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 24 The band arrive in San Francisco. (Photo).
Jul 24 Amanda Berrow stops a car driven by a child from rolling down a hill. (Source).
Jul 25? 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 25 Duran Duran: Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA
Jul 26 Simon and Nick interviewed on the California Music Channel, CMC episode 13. (Part 1), (Part 2).
Jul 27 Duran Duran: Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, USA (with Dwight Twilley).
Jul 27 After the Greek Theature show, John goes to Club Lingerie at 6507 Sunset Blvd in LA. There he meets model and singer Bebe Buell for the first time. She had been the 'muse' for the Psychedelic Furs song Pretty In Pink, and had one daughter, Liv Tyler (later LOTR fame).
Jul 27? Nick goes on a boat trip down the Santa Monica coastline, and meets department store heiress and model Julie Anne Friedman. She had recently been discovered by a photographer, and invited to the LA yacht party "after Duran Duran’s mixing session for "Hungry Like the Wolf" (?); which brought her and keyboardist Nick Rhodes together. John claims "It was a Sunday, while I was lazing in bed. Two days later was Andy's wedding". (Source).
Jul 28? Simon and Nick are interviewed about band's early days on Over The Top With Duran Duran on KIQQ radio (Los Angeles, CA)
Jul 28 Nick, Simon and John interviewed for U.S TV show Wavelength. JT wears glasses. Nick wears Andy's hat, and they announce Andy is getting married the next day. The same very outfit the band wears during the famous photoset at the swimming pool (without Andy). Image (YouTube)
Jul 29 After several postponements, Andy finally marries Tracey Wilson at Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, California. The dean of a nearby university performed the service. They rented the Chateau Marmont and the group were formally dressed in Top hats, Morning suits, pearl tie pins, and pin stripe trews for the service. John performed the duty of best man. (Image), (Image), (Image), (Image), (Image), (Image), (Image).
Aug An Interview With Simon Le Bon picture disc album released.
Aug 2? Two weeks after meeting Nick, Julie Anne leaves home to follow the band on 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).
bootlegged on Blondie Support 82: New Jersey and Blondie Warm Up Gig: New Jersey 1982
Aug 14 According to Nile Rodgers Meadowlands concert is where he first met the band, as he was also warming up for Blondie. He said: “It was really love at first sight. If you talk to any of the guys, but especially John Taylor and Andy, we … were running around the stadium just laughing and joking like we were little children." (Source).
Aug 14 Andy Warhol attends the Meadowlands show, and escorts the band on their first visit to Studio 54. John meets up with Nile Rodgers and Tony Thompson at Studio 54.
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 21 Genesis / Blondie: JFK Stadium, Philadephia, PA, USA (with Duran Duran). Duran are not mentioned on either the official flyer/poster or backstage pass - with Elvis Costello & The Attractions being a "special guest", & A Flock Of Seagulls, & Robert Hazzard & The Heroes being other mentioned artists.
? Simon and Nick film a 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)
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
Aug Late The Band fly back to the UK
Aug Aplauso (Spain) airs Duran Duran's lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like the Wolf”. (Source).
Sep 5 Save a Prayer” peaks at #2 in the UK.
Sep 9 Duran Duran (1981 album)” has a 3rd peak in the UK charts at #50 in the UK.
Sep 12 BBC College Concert: 9-12-82 broadcast in the USA.
Sep Missing Persons first single “Destination Unknown” released, and a video appears on MTV. (YouTube).
Sep Carnival EP (night versions and remixes of several songs) released
Sep US radio deejays begin playing remixed dance versions from the Carnival
The band picks up the European dates postponed from May and June
Sep 23 Duran Duran: Draken Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
Oct 5 Nick and Simon on Finish TV show Iltatahti (Evening Pace), speak with Tommi Liuhala. My Own Way video clip shown. They mention Sri Lanka and being able to offer music in many formats for fans: live, records and videos. (Source), (YouTube), (YouTube).
Oct 5 Duran Duran: Sektor, Berlin, West Germany
Oct 6 John remembers having slow sex in the back of the tour bus on the way to Munich, with Paul and Mike Berrows younger sister, Amanda. (Source ITPGroove). While Amanda says it was just a kiss. "The episode was more silly than sexy. It was just a bit of fun, one of those snog a friend moments you have when you are a teenager. I decided not to be precious about the finer detail [in ITPG] and I said he could go ahead and print his racier than I remembered story. As friend of mine said “If not one of the world’s most fanciable men embellishing over you then who?”". (Source).
Oct 6 The band arrive in Munich and check into The Hilton. They meet Bryan Ferry (for the first time) in The Sugar Shack Club in Munich, and they drink in the VIP section. John staggers around under the influence. A fight breaks out. Roger is hit on the head (with a baseball bat?) and taken to Hospital. Later in Roger's room, he is getting all the attention from the Berrow's sister, Amanda. John is annoyed at losing her affections, and puts his fist through a glass light fitting on the way back to his room, injuring his right hand in a fit of temper. He wakes up Andy, and goes to Hospital. The band cancels some European dates until John and Roger's wounds heal. The line "breaking heads in The Sugar Shack" was included in "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)".
Oct 7 Duran Duran: Alabamahalle, Munich, West Germany
Oct 8 Missing Persons 'Spring Session M' released by Capitol Records.
Oct Simon (while being in Germanу) gives an interview about a number #1 single, the band's writing process, filming videos and their financial profit, surviving among newcomers and some other topics. He considers that in five уears theу will change a lot.
Oct 8 Duran Duran: Rheinterassen, Bonn, West Germany
Oct 10 Duran Duran: Lopos Werkstatt, Darmstadt, West Germany
Oct 12 Duran Duran: Music Center, Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 13 Duran Duran: Brielpoort, Deinze, Belgium
Oct 14 Duran Duran: Le Palace, Paris, France
Oct 16 The band mime Hungry Like the Wolf and Rio (song) and interviewed on Passeio dos Alegres, presented by Júlio Isidro, in Portugal (second appearance). They say they have just got back from America; are playing Porto tomorrow night, Lisbon on Monday and Tuesday. (Full), (HLTW), (Interview/Rio).
Oct 17 Duran Duran: Pavilhão Inf. Sagres, Porto, Portugal
Oct 18 Duran Duran: Cascais Pavillion, Cascais, Portugal
Oct 19? Portugal local TV news story covers the Cascais Event. Footage of fans and clips of the show. (YouTube).
Oct 20 Duran Duran: Infante de Sagres Pavillion, Oporto, Portugal
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 . (YouTube Audio).
Nov 1 Rio” single released worldwide, backed with “The Chauffeur
Nov 1 A Japanese promo 12" "Rio - Special DJ Copy" is backed with Missing Persons song "Destination Unknown". The song was later remixed by TV Mania.
Nov Paula Yates interviews Simon in the UK (probablу for the Tube? — the info of interviewing Simon in August looks strange)
Nov 1 Blondie officially breaks up, after guitarist Chris Stein collapses with illness. Reformed: 1997.
Nov ? Rio” single released in the US, France and Germany, backed with “Hold Back The Rain”
Nov Capitol re-releases Rio album in the US with Kershenbaum remixes (earliest shipments include a Nagel-esque sticker noting the difference)
Nov 1 Duran Duran: Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Nov 2 The launch of Channel 4 in the UK. The fourth television channel (yes, there were only three UK TV channels before) boasts a brand new wave of entertainment, including the first ever episode of The Tube, on the 5th of November.
Nov 2? The band mime Rio (song) on BBC1's The Late Late Breakfast Show, hosted by Noel Edmonds. Andy wears a flat cap. (YouTube).
Nov 3? UK's 'London Weekend Television' (LWT) records band rehearsals before the Hammersmith Odeon show. Andy introduced himself as Arthur Duran and wears a flat cap. (FB Video).
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
Nov 12? The band interviewed by Paula Yates (for the first time), on the second ever episode of UK Channel 4's The Tube in Newcastle. Roger mentions enjoying their recent Manchester and Glasgow shows. The new videos should be ready by Feb next year. They are ready for a holiday (December). Simon swears and Paula is disappointed. Night Boat video is shown. (YouTube).
? Missing Persons lip-synch Destination Unknown on UK TV show Razzmatazz. Dale Bozzio wears a shiney wig. (YouTube).
? Capitol rushes a third pressing of the Rio album into stores
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!
Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)” later used as the B-side to "The Reflex" in 1984 (with Bloomsbury Set). (Intro), (Rio), (Rio), (HLTW), (NB), (NR), (SAP), (PE), (FOM), (FOM), (CM), (MMSmile), (GOF).
Nov 18 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Rio”. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Unless the show was broadcast live (special editions or after a bank holiday Monday), it was always filmed on the day before during this period - so Weds 12th.
Nov 18 Duran Duran: Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
Nov 19 Duran Duran: Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, England
Nov 20 The band on "Saturday Superstore" with Mike Read. They fly in from Brighton by army helicopter. They wear a long scarf during their interview. Simon can't remember the competition question. (YouTube).
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
falsely labeled on the bootleg Boys on Film - it is a classical Hammersmith Odeon concert
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 Tik & Tok)
added after first three shows sold out; JT's mother attends

Tik & Tok appeared at at least 2 of the 3 shows - both supporting & performing whilst the band were playing. "This is what it felt like: the band are halfway through playing their first single, Planet Earth when, from the high reaches of the theatre, Tik & Tok slowly descend on nearly invisible wires. We hang suspended above the band & their 3,000 strong audience of (predominantly female) screaming fans, rotating slowly like satellites from 2001. The harness that enables us to achieve this entrance cuts into my genitals is a most disquieting way. I look across at Sean on the other side of the stage & he's managed to achieve an upside down position with his hair curtaining southwards on either side of his face. The kids go berserk when they see us & most of the band is quite surprised & impressed too." "Continuum: The 'Star Wars' Phenomenon As Experienced From The Inside", by Tim Dry.

Dec 1 Top of the Pops re-airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “Rio(YouTube).
1 Dec Duran Duran: Odeon, Birmingham, England.
added after November 30th show sold out; bootlegged on Birmingham Odeon 1982
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
? The band take a holiday; their first proper vacation since starting the band.
? Simon spends Christmas with girlfriend Claire, then flies back to Sri Lanka to meet with his other girlfriend.
Dec 5 “Rio” single peaks at #9 in the UK.
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 Xmas 1980s as a one-off programme celebrating the hits of 1982, a new lip-synch performance of “Hungry Like The Wolf” is aired; with Andy 'playing' bass & John guitar (YouTube).
As a special, there's no logical date for filming.
Dec 25 Hungry Like The Wolf” peaks at #3 in US
Dec 27 Countdown (Netherlands) airs Duran Duran's lip-synch performance of “My Own Way”.
Dec 28 John Taylor makes a guest appearance on British BBC game show Pop Quiz. Team captains are David Essex and Hank Marvin. (YouTube), (Source).
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.
Simons mic does dead in the middle of Rio. 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) (DD Full (YouTube)), (Full Event), (NR).
Dec 31 Simon and Nick share the impression of the gig and anounce "Is There Something I Should Know?". (YouTube)
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