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Duran Duran tours The Wedding Album, with the Dilate Your Mind tour. Between shows later in the year, they record songs for "Thank You".

Date Event
Jan CDPRO Vol No.1: January 1993 released in Canada, featuring "Ordinary World".
? "Antony Rain: Ordinary World" released in parts of Europe.
? The compilation album The Rock Collection - Forever Rock released by Time Life, featuring Duran Duran and the Power Station.
? The compilation album Club The New Romantics: Special Version released in Japan, featuring Duran Duran.
? The Passport Collection 1 released in Portugal, featuring "Ordinary World".
? Andy attempts to auction his Gothic fantasy flat (with vaulted ceilings, baronial towers, and a giant jacuzzi) in Wandsworth, south London, for £350,000; there are no takers.
? The Art of Mix promo album 911: CD1 released, featuring Duran Duran.
Jan 6 Simon and Nick interviewed on WDRE radio (New York, NY).
Jan 7 Simon appears on Z-100 Morning Zoo radio show (New York, NY).
Jan 8 Simon interviewed on WPLJ radio (New York, NY); takes fans' calls and sings "Love Me Tender" in honor of Elvis' birthday.
? Ordinary World (US Promo) released, featuring an acoustic version of the song.
Jan 9 "Ordinary World" peaks at #3 in US, before the video is delivered to MTV.
Jan 9 "Ordinary World" peaks at #6 in UK.(b/w "My Antarctica").
Jan 9 John interviewed by Paula Yates on The Big Breakfast UK TV show. She asks what it feels like to release the 23rd hit single (Ordinary World). John replies "Relieved". John mentions Warren, Paula says "He's the one who likes to remove his trousers?". (YouTube).
? The compilation album De Pre Historie: 93 Volume 2 released in Belgium, featuring "Ordinary World".
? Duran Duran's Rockumentary promo video released in the USA.
? The DJ only album Ultra Hot Razor Compilation 5 released, featuring the "Ordinary World" (Big Comeback Mix) by John M. Pillin Jr. and Steve Smith.
Jan 12 Simon does phone interview with Belfast, Ireland radio show.
Jan 12 Yasmin, Simon, John and Amanda at Alexander de Cadenet's art show at the Cadogan Gallery, London. Image Gallery
? "Ordinary World" is included on the German promo compilation album Hot Shots No. 1/93.
Jan 14 Top of the Pops airs Duran's live performance of "Ordinary World"
Producer John Jones comes back to play live drums on this recording. bootlegged on Planet's Core: Vol. 2. (YouTube).
Jan 16 Nirvana performs the song "Rio" at a show at the Estádio do Morumbi in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The cover is particularly bad, with half of the band seriously stoned. The audience boo and geer. The band laugh and ask for their body guards. Kurt Cobain would pass away April 4th 1994. (YouTube).
? Simon and Nick appear on a U.S TV interview, talking about the inspiration behind the Wedding Album cover art, and songs Come Undone, Ordinary World and Drowning Man. They mention they are about to film the video for Come Undone. (YouTube)
Jan "Come Undone" video filmed in London with director Julien Temple. (CU Video).
Jan 23 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: January 23, 1993 broadcast, featuring "Ordinary World" at no.5.
Jan 24 Nick and John interviewed on Rockline radio show on BBC Radio 1;
Jan 31 Duran flies to Rome, Italy.
Jan 31 Nick and John are scheduled for several promotional activities in Rome; Nick was unable to make it so John handles the magazine, TV and radio spots himself; John announces that Duran will be back for Italian shows in late February (a date is planned for Rome on February 22, but is later rescheduled to the 20th); bootlegged on Special Duran Duran Italy 1993
Feb "Come Undone" is included on Parlophone: February 1993.
Feb 4 Top of the Pops airs Duran's live performance of "Ordinary World" with John Jones drumming.
bootlegged on Planet's Core: Vol. 2. (YouTube).
? The airing of Duran Duran Behind The Scenes on E!, recorded last December. (Part 1), (Part 2).
Feb 5 Simons interview for BBC1 Entertainment Express show airs; with John Leslie and Selina Scott. He talks about the comeback, and how society takes little bits from everywhere. The recent single is Ordinary World. (YouTube).
Feb 6? The band fly to Canada via New York
Feb 6 Warren and Nick interviewed on WDRE radio in New York.
Feb 7 Simon answers fans questions on Hitline USA radio phone-in show.
Feb 7 Nick interviewed on Rockline show on BBC Radio 1.
Feb 7 Nick interviewed on CFBC radio (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada).
Feb 7 Nick and Warren on Montreal, Canada radio.
Feb 8 Band interviewed on syndicated US radio show Modern Rock Live.
Feb 8 John and Simon interviewed for Canadian Toronto TV. The band cherrish their recent success. The band lived in the fishbowl. They put a youthful spark into the album. (YouTube).
Feb 9 Simon, Nick, John and Warren answer callers questions on Modern Rock Live syndicated radio show.
Feb ? John and Amanda appear on Loveline radio show on KROQ in Los Angeles with fellow guest David Crosby.
Feb 9? Nick and Simon interviewed on MuchMusic channel in Toronto, Canada. (1), (2).
Feb ? Nick and Simon record an appearance on Toronto TV. Nick explains how the album cover only had Duran Duran in the middle of it when it came back for approval. The band liked it so much they decided not to name the album and just call it Duran Duran. (YouTube).
Feb 9? Simon and John appear on the Dini Petty show in Canada. Simon talks about the Drum capsizing. He says he is pround of the vocals on Skin Trade. Simon then quotes lines from Hunter S. Thompsons book Leaving Las Vegas. The host is mystified at the significance of the story, John says there was a time when Simon could remember the whole quote. (YouTube).
Feb 10? The band are interviewed before their Ontario show in Canada. Simon laughs about the press putting the band down. John comments about members getting married and calls it treachery. (YouTube).
AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH DURAN DURAN
Feb 10 Duran Duran: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (with Michael Barabas)
Feb 11? Duran Duran (1993 album) released in U.S.
Feb 11? Duran on Jay Leno Tonight Show is recorded. Fans have been queuing since 5am to get in, which gets on the local news. Eventually they have to open a second studio to hold all the extra fans wanting to get in. The item appears on the local news. (News Story).

The audience gives the band a very noisy welcome. They perform "Ordinary World" and "Planet Earth". Airs Feb 15th. (Leno Show and Behind The Scenes), (OW), (OW), (PE).

Feb 12 Duran Duran: Early Show, The Academy, New York, NY, USA
bootlegged on February 12th 1993 - The Academy, New York, USA: 1st Show
Feb 12? Simon and Nick interviewed by Hot host on MTV (Canada?) Prime Time with Duff, Chewin the Fat show. Simon describes working conditions; Warren might say "oh, my brown rice is ready." He does a good impression of Warren. Simon confirms they "blew off two directors" before choosing Nick Egan to direct the OW video. The song/video for Too Much Information was based TV coverage of the Gulf War mixed with MTV and commercials. They are in the midst of acoustic dates. Album due Feb 23. (YouTube).
Feb 12 Duran Duran: Late Show 11 pm, The Academy, New York, NY, USA
bootlegged on Gemini and Ordinary Man
Feb 13 Duran Duran: Early Show, The Academy, New York, NY, USA (with Michael Barabas) — NOTE — according to a reliable source they have never played on that date, neither an Early, nor Late Show, even the official site is not accurate.
Feb 13 Duran Duran: Late Show, The Academy, New York, NY, USA (with Michael Barabas) — NOTE — according to a reliable source they have never played on that date, neither an Early, nor Late Show, even the official site is not accurate.
Feb 14 Nick and Simon appear on KROQ's Rodney on the ROQ radio show, followed by Loveline, with fellow guests Quentin Tarantino and Allison Anders
Feb 15 The band and Lamya appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is aired.

The band fly to Italy

Feb 15 Warren and Simon interviewed on StereoRai radio (Italy).
Feb ? Duran Duran perform Come Undone on 'Area Reservada' TV show. (YouTube).
Feb 17? Warren interviewed on TV in Italy. (which show?). He explains how he wrote and rehearsed their acoustic shows, due to the pressure of a commitment made by their manager Louis Kovak, in just 13 days last November. (YouTube).
Feb 20 Duran Duran: Palladium, Rome, Italy. Fans are rowdy.
bootlegged on An Acoustic Set In Rome 93. (Full YouTube).
Feb 21 In the afternoon Duran Duran perform "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World" on the TV show Buona Domenica in Milan.
bootlegged on Special Duran Duran Italy 1993 (CU), (OW)
Feb 21 Duran Duran: Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy
bootlegged on Italian Acoustic.
Feb 23 Duran Duran album released worldwide (unofficially dubbed The Wedding Album because of Nick's cover-art idea incorporating wedding photos of the band members parents).
Feb The Wedding Album: US Press Pack issued to the media in the USA.
Feb 23 Simon interviewed on the Mick Brown radio show on Capital FM, London.
Feb 27 The Wedding Album peaks at #4 in UK.
Feb 27 The Wedding Album peaks at #7 in US.
? Yasmin interviewed in London for French TV; also showing the children. Femme Fatale plays. Various clips of her catwalk shows Jan and Feb 1993. Yasmin cut her hair in May. (YouTube).
Mar Classic In Concert 8 broadcast, featuring Duran Duran at the Hammersmith Odeon on 4 november 1982.
Mar 3 Simon records an interview for Paperclip Radio, 3FM, Holland (airs March 13).
Mar 3 Simon and Warren appear on Rinkeldekinkel radio show on Veronica Radio, Netherlands; perform acoustic version of "Ordinary World".
Mar ? The band appear on the Dutch show Countdown. Nick calls record producers 'Plastic Plants'. Warren loves his home studio. (YouTube).
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in Europe
With drummer Fergus Gerrand and backing vocalist Lamya; includes performances of "Drive By", "Crystal Ship", and a cover of Iggy Pop's "Success"
Mar 4 Duran Duran: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
bootlegged
Mar 5 The Wedding Album released in Japan with extra tracks "Stop Dead" and "Time for Temptation".
Mar ? Nick and Simon interviewed on German TV (Elf99?), they have an interpreter. (YouTube).
Mar 6 Duran Duran: Flughafen Riem/Terminal 1, Munich, Germany
bootlegged
Mar ? Live performance of UMF on German TV WDR? Simon sings up close to John. (UMF).
Mar 7 Duran Duran: Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
bootlegged on Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg: March 7th, 1993. [
Mar 8 Band does radio promotion in Sweden.
Mar 11 Band does promotion in Madrid, Spain.
Mar 11 Duran Duran: Die Mauer, Madrid, Spain
bootlegged on Madrid, Die Mauer: 11-03-1993
Mar 12 Duran appears on Radio Barcelona, Zeleste.
Mar 12 Nick interviewed on the Pop Life show on Radio Barcelona, Spain.
Mar 12 Duran Duran: Zelest II, Barcelona, Spain
Broadcast on radio; bootlegged; an acoustic version of "Ordinary World" is recorded at this show and released as a promo single in Spain with a dated picture sleeve.
Mar 13 Simon attends Yasmin's modelling job for Chloé. (Image).
Mar 13 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: March 13, 1993 broadcast, featuring "Ordinary World" at no.1.
Mar 13 Paperclip Radio, 3FM, Holland airs recorded Simon interview.
Mar 14 Nick and Simon interviewed on The Edge.
Mar 14 Duran Duran: La Cigale, Paris, France
bootlegged on La Cigale 93
? The band interviewed on TV in France. They talk about developing TWA in Warren's living room; having to stop recording when Corcorde flew overhead. Nick says he got a shock when he saw his parents wedding photo one day, and asked the other members to give wedding photos for a page in the album booklet for Shotgun. The collage was good enough to use as the cover art. (YouTube).
? The band interviewed on a roof top besides the Eiffel Tower (YouTube).
? Another interview from Paris France. The band mention each others best and worst qualities. (YouTube), (YouTube), (YouTube).
Mar John and Simon appear on the MTV show Most Wanted presented by Ray Cokes. (Youtube), (YouTube).
Mar 19 John and Warren interviewed on Down The Years show on BRMB radio (Birmingham, UK).
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in the UK
Mar 19 Amanda de Cadinet and baby Atlanta join the band on their UK tour bus as they travel to the Birmingham show. Includes backstage footage and comments about Simon and John sex life after reading a book. Nick is seen juggling for baby Tatjana. Rare video. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Mar 19 Duran Duran: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
acoustic show; professionally filmed, but footage has never been released. Nevertheless, the video of Come Undone was uploaded to the official channel of the band on YouTube in 2018
bootlegged on Birmingham Symphony Hall
. (Setlist), (CU).
Mar 20 Duran Duran: Early Show 09:00 PM, Dominion Theatre, London, England
acoustic show. (Setlist).
Mar 20 Duran Duran: Midnight Show 12:00 am, Dominion Theatre, London, England
acoustic show; includes a special version of Come Undone, with Simon helping Nick. And a rare performance of Drive By/The Chauffeur. Bootlegged on London 1993: Late Show and video bootlegged. (Setlist), (Full YouTube)
Mar 20 Fans were interviewed by Sky TV in the middle of Tottenham Court Road after the Dominion show.
Mar 21 Germany TV airs an interview with the band at the Premier of the new album, perhaps filmed early March. Nick "Very exciting to have a record out again. Not an old band at all". SLB blows a Rhaspberry. (YouTube).
Mar 22 Duran Duran: National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Naomi Campbell and U2's Adam Clayton attend. (Setlist).
Mar 24 Duran Duran: Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
spring John and Simon interviewed on Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 syndicated radio show (based at KIIS radio in Los Angeles).
Mar Duran announces that they will not be kicking off the tour in Moscow as planned, and will instead be playing the United Emirates
Mar 29 "Come Undone" single released in UK (b/w "Ordinary World" (Acoustic); CD single includes "Stop Dead"
? "Come Undone" is included on the Boks Rock (2) compilation, given away with Detail magazine in the USA.
? The DJ only compilation Ultimix: Funkymix 15 released, featuring "Come Undone" remixed by Les Massengale and Mark Roberts.
? Ultra Hot Razor Compilation 6 featuring "Come Undone" (Button Fly Mix) released.
? A live recording of "Ordinary World" is included in the Conciertos Básicos CD, given away with EGM Magazine in Spain.
Mar 29 Warren and John interviewed on 2FM radio, Ireland.
Apr CDPRO Vol No.7: April 1993 is sent to radio stations in Canada, featuring two versions of "Come Undone".
Apr The compilation video Rock Video Monthly: April 1993 released in the USA, featuring "Ordinary World".
Apr 2 Nick and Simon's interviews for the Extraordinary World documentary filmed in London with interviewer Allie Eberhardt.
Apr 3 Duran Duran recorded in concert during 1982 is broadcast on Radio Energia in Brazil; bootlegged on Live 82.
Apr ? John and Warren's interviews for the Extraordinary World documentary filmed in London with interviewer Allie Eberhardt.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in Russia
early Apr Duran Duran: [venue?], Moscow, Russian Federation
cancelled
Apr 5 Duran flies to the Middle East
Apr ? Duran meets the royal family of the United Arab Emirates.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in the UAE
Apr 7 Duran Duran: Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Apr 8 Duran Duran: Hiltonia Beach Arena, Abu Dabai, United Arab Emirates
Apr 10 "Come Undone" single peaks at #13 in UK.
Apr "Come Undone" single released in US (b/w "Skin Trade" (radio cut))
? Duran flies to South Africa
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in Africa
Duran is one of the first Western bands to play in South Africa after the fall of apartheid
Apr 10 Duran Duran: [three-day outdoor festival?], National Sports and Recreation Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Apr 11 Duran Duran: [outdoor festival?], National Sports and Recreation Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
cancelled due to heavy rain
? The band attends the South African premiere of the movie Malcolm X
Apr 12 Nick and Warren interviewed on Radio 5, South Africa
Apr 12 Duran Duran: [outdoor festival?], National Sports and Recreation Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Apr 14 The band interviewed on ITV's Countdown show, perhaps filmed while still in South Africa or pre-recorded. Nick wears gold leopard-skin pants. John says the band are less selfish than they used to be. Warren describes the 36 track setup in his home, and how important an informal studio can be. (YouTube).
Apr 15 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of "Come Undone".
This did not happen. The episode re-aired on the 30th of July 2022, and as with the previous episode, only part of the music video was played; whilst there's not even the music video on the following 2 episodes of TOTP.
Apr 16 John and Simon interviewed on Jay's Jukebox on Radio 5, South Africa.
Apr 16 Duran Duran: Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa (with The Streaks)
Apr 17 Duran Duran: Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa (with The Streaks)
Apr 17 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: April 17, 1993 broadcast in the USA, featuring "Ordinary World".
Apr 17 "Come Undone" single peaks at #7 in US.
Apr 19 Duran Duran: St. Georges Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (with The Streaks)
Apr 20 Duran Duran: Caille Humain Centre, Bloomfontein, South Africa (with The Streaks)
Apr 21 Duran Duran: Durban Expo Centre, Durban, South Africa (with The Streaks)
Apr 22 Duran Duran: Durban Expo Centre, Durban, South Africa (with The Streaks)
Apr 23 Duran records a track with local musicians at Downtown Studios in Johannesburg, as a memorial to the murdered ANC activist Chris Hani. (Unreleased?) (YouTube).
Apr 24 Duran Duran: National Monumental Arena, Pretoria, South Africa (with The Streaks)
bootlegged on Live In South Africa 1993. Simon gives UMF's full name, and says the song is about a special kind of pervert. (TWB and Rio), (UMF), (GOF), (SAP).
Apr 25 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: April 25, 1993 broadcast in the USA, featuring "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World".
Apr 25? Duran flies to South America
Apr 25? Special promotional advert sponsored by Pepsi on Argentina TV. (YouTube).
Apr 26? Metro Rio in Brazil uses the song "Rio" in a TV commercial.
Apr 26? Warren interviewed on FM Hit radio in Argentina.
Apr 26? John interviewed on 'Rock'n'Pop FM' radio show in Argentina.
Apr 27? "Breath After Breath" video filmed in Argentina in Buenos Aires and at Iguazu Waterfall. (Video), (Streetview: Filming Location Today).
Apr 28? Nick visits an Andy Warhol exhibit while John explores Buenos Aires.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in South America
Apr 28? The band interviewed at an NTC TV press conference ahead of their first show in Argentina. John wears a turned up baseball cap. The letters EMI are placed in front of them. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Apr 28? Duran are interviewed and lip-synch "Come Undone", "Ordinary World", on Jugate Conmigo, broadcast in Argentina a few days later on Telefe Channel 11. (YouTube), (YouTube), (CU), (OW).
Apr 29 Duran Duran: [venue?], Rosario, Argentina
Apr 30 Duran Duran: Velez Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina (with guest Milton Nascimento)
50,000 in attendance; concert footage is filmed for broadcast and for the "Breath After Breath" video.
bootlegged on Fiesta!, Fiesta Latina, Argentina, 1993, Return Return and An Acoustic Evening With Duran Duran...Buenos Aires
. (Full YouTube), (Breath, with Milton), (Breath, with Milton (2)).
Apr 30 Mick Ronson, of Mott the Hoople, and The Spiders from Mars, passes away of liver cancer. Mick was highly respected artist and influence of John and Nick.
May 1 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: May 1, 1993 broadcast, featuring "Come Undone" at no.25 and "Ordinary World at no.12.
May 2 Duran perform "Come Undone", "Ordinary World", "Hungry Like The Wolf" and Notorious" on Ritmo de la Noche, broadcast in Argentina; bootlegged on Ritmo de la Noche 1993. (YouTube), (CU), (HLTW).
May 3 Duran Duran: [venue?], Cordoba, Argentina
May 5 Duran Duran: [venue?], Tucuman, Argentina
May 6 Duran Duran: General Artigas train station, Montevideo, Uruguay (with Los Vidrios)
sold out; 6,000 in attendance; the band was invited to play at the Centenario Stadium, (capacity 70,000) but didn't accept;
bootlegged on Uruguay 1993
. (Full YouTube), (Not.), (TWB), (The Chauffeur).
May 7 Duran Duran: Defensores del Chaco Stadium, Ascunian, Paraguay
20,000 in attendance.
May 8 Duran Duran: [venue?], Caracas, Venezuela
May 9 The band fly to Chile.
May 9 As usual, they are mugged by fans at the airport. The stage for the show is filmed being constructed. (YouTube).
May 9 Simon, Nick and Warren hold a press-conference in Hotel Carrera, Santiago, Chile. Warren tells the story of how Milton Nascimento became involved with Breath After Breath. Scenes of fans packing out the huge auditaurium all day, some wearing headbands. (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3).
May 9? Simon and Warren interviewed on Entrevista Chile. (YouTube).
May 9 The band lip-synch many of their hits of the Siempre Lunes (Always Monday) TV show in Chile. (YouTube).
May 9 Duran Duran: Velodromo, Santiago, Chile (with Valija Diplomatica)
bootlegged on Chile 1993. A van speeds through to drop off the band. John wears a headband. (Arrival/clips), (YouTube), (Rio).
May 10? Duran flies to California
May 11 "None of the Above" single released in Japan only, on a special 3" CD.
May 12? Simon and Nick interviewed for MTV's The Week In Rock show, with Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren; the hosts are live from Malibu Beach. They watch a series of their old videos, and come up with annecdotes for each one. (YouTube).
May 13 Duran Duran and others: Arsenio Hall Live 4th Anniversary Show, The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, USA (with Madonna and others). Simon comments "Who's toes do you have to suck to get you're own gig in this place?" The band play Come Undone. (YouTube), (YouTube).
May 14 Arsenio Hall special aired on TV to celebrate his 1,000th show. (YouTube).
May 14 Yasmin cuts her hair. Headlines go with "Yasmin's a crop star". (Image).
May 15 Duran Duran:Tower Records, Hollywood, CA, USA
An appearance at Tower Records, Hollywood is broadcast by satellite to Hard Rock Cafés in London, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, and Beverly Hills (recorded - several tracks later used as b-sides); bootlegged on Hollywood 1993, Return Return, World Broadcast and Ordinary World Unauthorised. (Live Show), (Interview).
May 17 John and Simon interviewed on KIIS radio in Los Angeles, CA.
May 19 John and Simon do phone interview with KRBE radio in Houston, TX.
May Simon on Alpha Nueve 91.3 FM radio (Mexico City, Mexico).
May Simon and John interviewed on WFM, Mexico.
May Warren and John interviewed on Mexican radio.
May 28 The promotional only compilation album Bravo Hits: 4 released in Germany, featuring "Come Undone".
May 30 Simon and John appear on the Rick Dees US Top 40 radio show
Jun 2 Beavis and Butt-head: No Laughing aires on MTV, featuring a segement of the "Come Undone" music video.
Jun 5 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: June 5, 1993 broadcast, featuring "Ordinary World" (Acoutic Version) at no.32 and "Come Undone" at no.4.
Jun 6 John interviewed by Rodney Bingenheimer on KROQ radio, Los Angeles.
Jun 7 John and Amanda appear again on Loveline radio show.
Jun 12 Duran Duran: Aqualung Universal, Madrid, Spain
Jun 13 Simon and Nick (with Cindy Crawford) appear in House of Style on MTV. They visit Sears and try on the latest fashions, and even dresses. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Summer Yasmin gets the hair trimmed on The Barbars Chair, with Nicky Clarke TV show, at his London salon. A fun interview, she constantly interupts. She has a hoarse voice. Yasmin confirms SLB has been on tour for a year and a half at this point, on "The tour from hell". (YouTube).
Jun 16 Duran Duran: Rocklife Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany (with Blur)
bootlegged on Koln 93, Live In Germany: 1993 and Wedding of One. (Full), (Full), (TMI).
Jun 18 Nick, John and Simon see the Velvet Underground play in Paris.
Jun 19 The band fly to Santa Monica to rehearse for the No Ordinary Tour.
Jun 20? Some of the rehearsal is recorded. Featuring a more electric mix, and a departure from their acoustic performances of the Dilate Your Mind Tour. Bootlegged on 'This Band Is Perfect' and 'No Ordinary Rehearsals'.
Jun 27? Entertainment Tonight interviewed the band during these rehearsals. Nicks hair seems very faded lilac in the clip?. Simon is seen almost naked apart from his shorts. (YouTube).
? EMI: CD Pro 015 released in Argentina, featuring "Ordinary World".
? Convention ´93 Istanbul released in Germany, featuring "Come Undone".
Jul 1 The band continue to rehearse the future tour in America. MTV aired a brief stage rehearse of Come Undone. (Facebook)
Jul 4? The band fly to Mexico to kick off their new tour.
Jul 5? John and Simon interviewed for Mexican TV. Simon confirms TWA was ready in June 1992. They then changed management, and put back the release of the album from August 92 to January 93. Talk about Arcadia and Power Station. (YouTube).
Jul 6 Duran Duran: Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
bootlegged on Mexico 1993
Jul 7 Duran Duran: Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico. (Setlist).
Jul 9 Duran Duran: Plaza Monumental, Monterey, Mexico
Jul 10 Duran Duran: Jardines del Parque Fundidora, Monterey, Mexico (no opening act)
no seats, just a grassy area and a stage
Jul 10 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: July 10, 1993 broadcast, featuring "Come Undone" at no.2.
Jul 11 Duran Duran: Municipal Amphitheatre, Guadalajara, Mexico. (Setlist).
Jul 12 The band fly back to America.
mid Jul Capitol Records / EMI does two-week television promotional campaign (aka "infomercial"), interspersing bits of the Extraordinary World interviews with ads for the album and Duran concert gear.
Jul 13 Duran attends the MTV Movie Awards. The band and Lamya sing Ordinary World (YouTube)
Jul 14? Nick dyes his hair purple. 6 year old Tatjana is on tour with him, and telephones her mother giggling about his purple hair. In the background, Julie Anne heard Nick calling out, “It’s lilac, Tatjana, lilac!”. (Source), (Source), (Source).
Jul 14 Duran Duran: Sundome, Tampa, FL, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Jul 15 John and Nick interviewed in Flordia talking about the new album. Nicks hair is purple. They say the new set design deserves to be on Broadway. They tested it for the first time last night at the Tampa show. (YouTube).
Jul 15 Duran Duran: Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale), FL, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Florida: 15-07-1993
Jul 16 Duran Duran: Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise (Fort Lauderdale), FL, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Florida: 16-07-1993
Jul 17 Duran Duran: Estadio Juan Ramón Lubriel, Bayamón, Puerto Rico (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Jul 18? Duran fly to New York.
Jul 19 The band attend various record signings at record shops in New York, amid lines of fans. Amanda de Cadinet and baby Atlanta are also there. Nick hair is purple. They are followed by cameras for UK's The O-Zone show; broadcast later; includes fan interviews. (YouTube).
? Kapil Mathur builds the first Duran Duran website. The Duranie Connection (later sponsored by the Duran-friendly Record Runner store in New York City).
Jul ? Simon and John interviewed via satelite by Canadian TV (Toronto?), aired 2/08 (YouTube).
Jul 19 Duran Duran: [venue?], New York, NY, USA
Jul 20 Duran Duran: Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Unlicensed
Jul 21 Duran Duran: Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA
Jul 22? On their days off, Duran records tracks for Thank You in studios all over the country.
Jul 23 Duran Duran: Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Philadelphia 23.07.1993
Jul 24 Duran Duran: Jones Beach Amphitheater, Long Island, NY, USA
Jul 25 Ellen Cuccurullo (Warren's mother) interviewed on Z-100 radio (New York, NY).
Jul 26 Duran Duran: Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield (Boston), MA, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Mansfield 1993
Jul 27 Duran Duran: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Jul 28 Duran Duran and others: Z-100 Birthday Party, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA (with Proclaimers, Terence Trent D'Arby, 10,000 Maniacs, and Bon Jovi)
Jul 29 Duran Duran: Kingswood (Canada's Wonderland), Maple, Ontario, Canada
Jul 30? Nick and John interviewed for Toronto TV in Canada. John now has red hair, a beret and circular glasses; looks more like Captain Sensible. Nick still has purple hair. (YouTube).
Jul 30 Duran Duran: Le Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 31 Duran Duran: Garden State Arts Centre, Holmdel, NJ, USA
bootlegged on Garden State 1993
Jul-Aug? A limited edition UK release of The Wedding Album includes a second CD with extra tracks "Falling Angel", "Stop Dead", "Time for Temptation" and additional remixes.
Aug 1 More work on Thank You; Simon is uncomfortable singing some of the funkier tracks that John and Warren want to include (including "Ball of Confusion" and "I Wanna Take You Higher").
Aug 2 Previously recorded interview with Simon and John airs on Canadian TV. (YouTube).
Aug 2 Duran Duran: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Riverbend Music Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio: 02-08-1993 and Cincinnati: August 2, 1993
Aug 3 Duran Duran: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls (Cleveland), OH, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Aug 4 Duran Duran: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston (Detroit), MI, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Jul 5? On their days off, Duran records tracks for Thank You in studios all over the country.
Aug 6 Duran Duran: World Music Theatre, Tinley Park (Chicago), IL, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby). (Full YouTube).
Aug 7 Duran Duran: Riverport Performing Arts, Maryland Heights (St. Louis), MO, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Aug 8 Duran Duran: Sandstone Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO, USA
Aug 9? On their days off, Duran records tracks for Thank You in studios all over the country.
Aug 10 Duran Duran: Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Aug 11 Duran Duran: Woodlands Pavilion, Houston, TX, USA
Aug 12? On their days off, Duran records tracks for Thank You in studios all over the country.
Aug 13 Duran Duran: Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Aug 14 Duran Duran: San Diego State University Open Air Amphitheater, San Diego, CA, USA
Aug 15 Duran Duran: Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Aug 16? On their days off, Duran records tracks for Thank You in studios all over the country.
Aug 17 Duran Duran: California Expo Grandstand, Sacramento, CA, USA
Aug 18? Simon interviewed in Los Angeles by Video Smash Hits TV show Australia. He says the tea is horrible. Jokes about no windows in the studio. He draws the winner of a Come Undone video competition. (YouTube).
Aug 18 Duran Duran: Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, CA, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
bootlegged on Unlicensed
Aug 19? "Too Much Information" video filmed in Santa Monica, CA and various stops on the US tour with director Julien Temple. Nicks hair is still purple, Johns hair is now red. (TMI Video).
Aug 19? Possible date for the 1993 Tour Programme. Nicks hair is purple, Johns hair is red. Photos taken outside of Fredericks Hollywood lingerie shop. [Cover, (Image), (Image).
Aug 20 Duran Duran: Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO, USA
bootlegged on Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre: August 20th 1993
Aug 21 Duran Duran: Park West, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Aug 23 "Too Much Information" single released in US (b/w "First Impression" and "Come Undone" (FGI Phumpin Mix); those who buy the cassette single receive a free No Ordinary EP cassette with live tracks from the Tower show.
Aug 23 "Too Much Information" single released in UK (b/w "Come Undone" (live) from Tower Records show).
Aug 23 Duran Duran receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; the date is declared Duran Duran Day in Hollywood; covered live on KROQ radio by Duran's DJ friends Richard Blade and Rodney Bingenheimer. The star is next to their idol John Lennon. Nick's hair is back to being blond, John still has red hair.
bootlegged on Live on Planet Earth: Vol. 1-2. (News Clips), (Interview and Live), (Image), (Image), (Image), (Image).
Aug 23 Producer John Jones catches up with the band briefly, he is now living in LA.
Aug 23 Duran Duran: The Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (with Terence Trent D'Arby)
Aug 24 Duran Duran: Bally's Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Recorded by Westwood One radio for a highlights broadcast CD to franchise to other radio networks (In The Zone: 00-31 and In The Zone: 97-37); Warren was unhappy with it and re-recorded guitar parts in the studio.
Bootlegged on The Big Bang Concert, Las Vegas, Live Retrospective and In Las Vegas 93
? Mixing In Action released in Italy, featuring "Too Much Information".
? "Too Much Information" is included on the promo compilation album Hot Shots No. 3/93 released in Germany.
Aug 25? The band fly to Germany.
Aug 26? The band (without John, as he was ill that day) record a lip-sync performance of Too Much Information on the Verstehen Sie Spaß show in Germany. (YouTube).
Aug 27 Duran Duran and others: Rock Over Germany Open Air Festival, Munich, Germany
Duran Duran cancelled due to equipment not been delivered on time.(Setlist).
Aug 27? The band lip-synch Ordinary World on German TV show Gottschalk. (OW).
Aug 28 Duran Duran and others: Rock Over Germany Open Air Festival, Flugplatz Wildenrath, Wildenrath (Wegberg), Germany (with The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, OMD, Tina Turner)
100,000 people in attendance as Duran plays a 35-minute set
Aug 29 Duran Duran and others: [festival?], Hardtürm Stadion, Zurich, Switzerland (with The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, The Hooters)
Aug 31 Duran Duran and others: Cesme '93 Festival, Cesme Amphitheatre, Izmir/Cesme, Turkey (with Peter Gabriel, Sinead O'Connor and others)
An open-air concert under a full moon. Simon wears a jacket with signs 'Ballet', 'Smoking Kills', 'Walk Dont Walk'. Nick opens the show with samples of laughter. The band performs "Love Voodoo" live for the first time; broadcast live on Turkish T.V.; bootlegged on Turkey 1993.(Intro, HLTW), (CU), (GOF).
? The Japanese promo compilation album Rock 'n Up Sampler 1993.2-3 released, featuring "Too Much Information" and "Ordinary World".
? "Too Much Information" (David Richards 12" mix) is included on the promo compilation album EMI Sampler: Volume 1 released in Thailand.
? EMI Hot Hit: Vol. 12 released in Thailand, featuring "Too Much Information".
? The DJ only album Hot Tracks: 12-7 released, featuring "Too Much Information".
Sep 3 Duran Duran and others: Rock Over Germany Open Air Festival, Lüneburg, Germany. Duran play Friday, Thunder play sunday. (Setlist).
Sep 4 Duran Duran: Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland (with Betty Goes Green and The Pilgrims)'
Sep 4 After a strained version of "Too Much Information", this concert is interrupted when Simon loses his voice in the middle of the second song, ("Hungry Like The Wolf"); after a hurried backstage conference, the band returns without Simon. Backup singer Lamya performs four more songs . All in attendance receive a free pair of Levi's jeans (from the show's sponsor) and a promise that the band will come back to complete the show at a later date - a promise as yet unfulfilled; bootlegged on Rotterdam 93
Sep 4 "Too Much Information" single peaks at #35 in UK, and at #45 in US.
Sep 5 Simon is diagnosed with swollen vocal cords, and the remaining three weeks of European tour dates are cancelled or postponed.
Sep 5 Duran Duran and others: Rock Over Germany Open Air Festival, Mainz Finthen Airfield, Germany (with The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Peter Maffay, Foreigner)
Duran Duran cancelled due to Simon's throat problems
Sep 5 The band fly back to the UK.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in the UK (cancelled due to Simon's throat)
The scheduled opening act was Meat Loaf
Sep 7 Duran Duran: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England
cancelled
Sep 8 Duran Duran: G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England
cancelled
Sep 10 Duran Duran: Bournemouth International Center, Bournemouth, England
cancelled
Sep 11 Duran Duran: Brighton Center, Brighton, England
cancelled
Sep 12 Duran Duran: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
cancelled
Sep 13 Duran Duran: Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales
cancelled
Sep 15 Duran Duran: Wembley Arena, London, England
cancelled
Sep 18 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: September 18, 1993 broadcast, featuring "Too Much Information" at no.28 and "Come Undone" at no.17.
Sep 24 Simon interviewed on Radio PFJ (Oxfordshire, UK) by a member of Notorious fanzine staff.
Sep 24 Yasmin and Simon visit the London premiere of The Fugitive. Image Gallery
Oct ? Simon interviewed on Italian radio.
Oct 2 Verstehen Sie Spaß airs in Germany, with a lip-sync performance of Too Much Information (without John). (YouTube).
Oct 10? The Band fly to America.
? EMI schedule the release of Thank You for March 1994, directly after the tour, in order to capitalize on the success of TWA.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour Resumes in America
The tour resumes in the US, minus the elaborate Lazaridis set
Oct 12 Duran Duran: Holiday Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN, USA (with Plan B)
Oct 13 Duran Duran: Holiday Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN, USA (with Plan B)
Oct 14? Yasmin models for Chanel with Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss, for the 1994 Spring/summer season. She is interviewed by UKs "The Big E" for ITV. The interviewer says she is the "Mother of all British Models" and calls Kate Moss a "Super Waif". Yasmin says she has a mortgage and two kids, and has made a career from retiring and making so many comebacks. (YouTube).
Oct 15 Duran Duran: Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, OH, USA (with The Cranberries)
Oct 16 Duran Duran: AJ Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (with The Cranberries)
Oct 17 Duran Duran: Lehigh University Forum, Bethlehem, PA, USA (with The Cranberries)
Oct Simon loses his voice again; after he is diagnosed with a torn vocal cord, another month of American dates are cancelled.
? Monthly Power Picks: 1993 10-11 released in Japan, featuring "Too Much Information".
Oct 19 Duran Duran: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA
cancelled
Oct ? Simon gets his hair bleached blond.
Oct 23? The band record White Lines in New York with Melle Mel.
Oct 25 Simon and Nick appear on the Larry King show. They mention they have just recorded White Lines in New York. A fan from Holland asks about the Sept 4rd show in Rotterdam, which was abandoned. Nick and Simons hair are both blond. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Oct 25 Simon and Nick interviewed on Late Night with David Letterman on his show. Simon admits that they are working on an album of covers and have recorded White Lines with Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel.
Oct 26 Duran Duran: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
postponed
Oct 27 Duran Duran: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
postponed
late Oct Z100 radio announced cancelled dates, airs previously recorded interview with Simon.
Oct 28 John interviewed on 2.93FM radio, Tennessee.
? Yasmin (not in bed with) Paula Yates on UK Channel 4's The Big Breakfast. (YouTube).
Nov ? "Femme Fatale" video filmed with director Ellen von Unwerth and model Nina Brosh in New York. (FF Video).
Nov 7 Duran Duran: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, USA (with Dramarama and The Cranberries)
postponed
Nov 9 Duran Duran: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
posponed
Nov 15 Duran Duran: Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL, USA
A test/warm-up date for Simon's voice
Nov 17 Duran performs their acoustic set for an MTV Unplugged special at the Sony Music Studios, New York City, and record 90 minutes of music during a five-hour taping (backing musicians were: producer John Jones on piano, Andy Gangadeen on drums, Fergus Gerrand on percussion, Curtis King Jr. and Lamya on backing vocals, and a six-person string section); bootlegged on Acoustic World and Duran Duran - Unplugged. (Full Dailymotion), (YouTube), (YouTube)
The DILATE YOUR MIND in Australia
Australian tour cancelled to make room for rescheduled American dates
Nov 17 Then Jericho: [venue?], London, England
acoustic show, with Andy Taylor on guitar.
Nov 18 The band fly from New York to Florida.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour Resumes, Again, in America
This time the tour travels minus the set and the string section; shows are longer, with rearranged set lists; Curtis King Jr. joins Lamya as a backing vocalist, and Yolisa Phahle (formerly of the string section) takes up additional keyboards to maintain the acoustic sound.
Nov 19 Duran Duran: Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, FL, USA (with The Cranberries)
Nov 20 Duran Duran: James L. Knight Center, Miami, FL, USA (with The Cranberries). SLB has blonde hair. (Full YouTube), (Love Voodoo).
Nov 22 Duran Duran: Von Baun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL, USA (with The Cranberries)
Nov 23 Duran Duran: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA (with The Cranberries)
Nov 24 Duran Duran: Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA (with The Cranberries)
Nov 26 Duran Duran: Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA (with The Cranberries)
bootlegged on New Orleans 1993
Nov 27 Duran Duran: Civic Center Arena, Pensacola, FL, USA (with The Cranberries)
Nov 29 Duran Duran: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX, USA (with The Cranberries)
Nov 30 Duran Duran: Lloyd Noble Center Arena, Norman, OK, USA
Dec 1 Duran Duran: Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM, USA (with The Cranberries)
Dec 3 Duran Duran: The Fashion Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Dec 4 Frank Zappa dies of prostate cancer in Los Angeles.
Dec 4 Duran Duran: Event Center Arena, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA (with The Cranberries)
Warren plays Zappa's "Watermelon In Easter Hay"; bootlegged on San Jose 1993
Dec 6 Duran Duran: Portland Coliseum, Portland, OR, USA (with The Cranberries)
Dec 7 Duran Duran: Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA (with The Cranberries)
Dec 8 Duran Duran: PHE Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada (with The Cranberries)
Dec 9? The band fly to Japan
Dec The science fiction film Blue Flame released in Japan, featuring music by John Taylor.
Dec 14? John, Nick and Warren do an interview for Japanese TV. (YouTube)
Dec ? Another Japanese interview on 'Acswave?' 'The Venue'? Simon and his blond hair screeches/sings Ordinary World live in a high key. (YouTube).
Dec 15 Duran's 30-minute MTV Unplugged special airs on MTV. (YouTube)
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in Japan
Dec 15 Duran Duran: Yoyogi Olympic Arena, Tokyo, Japan
bootlegged on Yoyogi 1993
Dec 16 Duran Duran: Yoyogi Olympic Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Dec 18 Duran Duran: International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Japan
Dec 19 Duran Duran: Castle Sports Arena, Osaka, Japan
bootlegged on Osaka Castle Arena: 19/12/93
Dec "Breath After Breath" CD single is pressed for Japan, but never released.
late Dec John calls Andy about the Power Station again, and they call the other band members that same night and all decide to commit to a Power Station ten-year anniversary project as their schedules clear.
Dec 31 John interviewed on American Top 40 radio show; "Come Undone" is song #8 for the year; "Ordinary World" is #4.
Dec 31 Duran Duran: The Great Western Forum, Inglewood (Los Angeles), CA, USA (with Adam Ant and The Village People)
The band headlines a packed New Year's Eve show; special T-shirts, confetti, noisemakers and hats are available to the audience; bootlegged on Ultra Brite.
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