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<< 1993 1994 1995 >>

The Dilate Your Mind tour continues to reach far flung corners of the globe, including Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Cardiff in Wales. Production continues on Thank You.

Date Event
Jan American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: The Top 100 Hits of 1993 broadcast, featuring "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone".
? The British Rover car group give away the Rio (compilation) CD to people who test drove the 'Metro Rio'.
? "Save A Prayer" (Steve Anderson Mix) is included on the DMC Presents The Best of U.S. Remixes Vol. One compilation album.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour continues
The band finishes the North American tour, picking up some of the dates postponed from October
Jan 2 Duran Duran: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA (with James)
Jan 4 Duran Duran: The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI, USA (with James)
Jan 6 Duran Duran: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA (with RuPaul and James)
Jan 9 Duran Duran: The Patriot Center (George Mason University), Fairfax, VA, USA (with James)
Jan 10 Duran Duran: Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY, USA (with James)
Jan 11 Duran Duran: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY USA (with James)
bootlegged on New York: 11 January 1994
? The DJ remix album The Edge: Level 1 released in the USA, featuring Duran Duran.
Jan 12 Simon: appears again on the Z100 Morning radio show (New York, NY); answers callers questions
Nick and John interviewed on the Larry King radio show; take callers questions.
Jan 12 Duran Duran: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA (with James)
Jan 13 Duran Duran: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA (with James)
bootlegged on New York '94
(OW), (ST), (WL), (FI), (FI), (CU), (Voodoo), (Warren: Watermelon)
Jan 14 Filming of Femme Fatale video in NYC directed by Ellen von Unwerth. (Privacy Fanzine).
Jan 15 Duran Duran: Elliott Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA (with James)
Jan 16 Duran Duran: McGaw Hall (Northwestern University), Evanston, IL, USA (with James)
? "Too Much Information" is included on the promo compilation album Details: Music Matters Special Edition 5, released in the USA.
Jan 17 John: interviewed on Fritz Radio, Germany.
Jan 17 New York based Westwood One radio broadcast a Duran Duran special using In Concert - New Rock: 94-04 album
bootlegged on Live At Westwood One
Band returns to England to perform dates rescheduled from 1993; opening act is World Service, with early Duran Duran member Andy Wickett
Jan 22 Duran Duran: G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England (with World Service)
bootlegged on Manchester 22.01.94
Jan 24 "Ordinary World" is featured in Baywatch: The Red Knights, broadcast in the USA.
? A live version of "Ordinary World" is released on The Superstar Best Collection: Volume 5.
Jan 24 Duran Duran: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England (with World Service)
The only UK show John doesn't wear a kilt; bootlegged on Sheffield 1994
Jan 25 Duran Duran: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England (with World Service)
Jan 27 Duran Duran: Cardiff International Centre, Cardiff, Wales (with K-Passa)
the opening act is a Bristol-based "cajun/folk/headbang" band fronted by Simon Le Bon's cousin, Simon Edwards. IWERKS film crew does preliminary shots in preparation for a full-scale filming in London; bootlegged on Cardiff 1994
Jan 28 Duran Duran: Wembley Arena, London, England (with opening act Paris Working, and guests Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) bootlegged on Wembley Arena 94 (WL)
Jan 28 The Show is filmed in widescreen IWERKS format, directed by Kevin Godley; this footage has never been released.
Jan 28 Amanda De Cadenet's TV show The Word has a live broadcast from the backstage after-show party.
Jan 31 Simon is "god for a day" on BBC Radio 1; he decides who he would like on his cloud, who he would make a saint, and who he would hit with a thunderbolt.
? The mixed compilation album Journeys By DJ: Volume 4 Silky Mix With John Digweed released in the UK, featuring "Drowning Man" (D:Ream Mix).
Jan 31 Duran Duran: Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England (with World Service)
bootlegged on Bournemouth: 31-01-94
Feb 1 Simon interviewed while lying in bed, by Paula Yates, on London TV show The Big Breakfast (YouTube)
Feb 1 Duran Duran: Brighton Centre, Brighton, England
cancelled so that the band can attend a record company meeting in France
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in Europe
Feb 4 Duran Duran: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium (no opening act)
Feb 5 Duran Duran: Le Zénith, Paris, France
bootlegged on 05 / 02 / 1994
Feb 6 Duran Duran: Sports Centre, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
Feb 8 Duran Duran: Cineramma, Tel Aviv, Israel
Feb 9 Duran Duran: Cineramma, Tel Aviv, Israel
Feb 11 Duran Duran: Pepsi Dance Nights 1, World Trade Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
broadcast live on Turkish TV
Feb 13 Warren plays in remembrance of Frank Zappa at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY. (YouTube)
Feb 15? Simon calls from Los Angeles to do phone interview during Q101 Retro Flashback Weekend in Chicago, IL, USA (during recording of the Thank You album)
Feb 22 Extraordinary World documentary released on laserdisc and on video; includes all the videos from the Liberty album and The Wedding Album)
Feb? Simon meets Michael Hutchence; who owns a villa in the south of France. They relax there for several weeks. It's difficult to pry Simon away from his new friend to get him into the studio - Nick Rhodes (Deluxe Magazine 12/98)
Feb? "Come Undone" is included on the promotional only Rebok sportswear compilation album Boks Rock.
Feb? Simon falls out a first floor window, but lands without injury.
? EMI pushes back the new album release to July 1995.
Mar/May? Nick arranges for John Jones to fly in from LA and come back to the band, to help them set up a studio in a villa on the Cap d'Antibes, in the South of France; a truck-full of equipment is driven in from London. (Note: John Jones claims this was May. Given the album took 3 months to mix, that would mean it was ready in August.)
? Duran works on the Thank You album in Cap d'Antibes, south of France.
? Simon and John Jones work on all of the tracks on Thank You. Warren adds some new guitar parts and sends them in from London.
? Simon bumps into Roger Taylor while in France. Roger agrees to come in to the studio.
? Roger joins Nick (and Warren?) in France to work on "Perfect Day", "Watching the Detectives", "Ball and Chain" and "Jeepster" (later scrapped).
Mar ? Simon, Nick, Madeleine and Roger are filmed leaving the studio in Paris. Simon still has blonde hair. (YouTube)
? "Perfect Day" and "Watching the Detectives" sent to Dave Richards in Switzerland for mixing.
? Duran records Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay", and an Alice Cooper song.
Mar 22 Cover of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" (demo version) released on With Honors soundtrack from Madonna's Maverick Label.
Mar 24 Duran appears on the final episode of long-running British TV show The Word (series 5, episode 17); they perform a live set including "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "White Lines" (with Grandmaster Flash & the gang). Simon has lost his blonde hair.
? World Business Class - Classic Rock 'n' Roll: Vol. 1, Disc 5 released in the USA, featuring "Some Like It Hot".
Mar 29 Duran's live version of "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" available on CD for the first time on the Threesome movie soundtrack from Epic Soundtrax.
? John Jones works for three months in Los Angeles mixing and overdubbing the Thank You album.
? EMI pushes back the new album to September 1995.
The DILATE YOUR MIND Tour in the Middle East
Apr 2 Duran Duran: Hong Kong Coliseum, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Apr 4 Duran Duran: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore
Apr 6 Duran Duran: Bangkok International Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Apr 8 Duran Duran: Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Apr 10 Duran Duran: Jakarta Hilton Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
Apr 12 Duran Duran: Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI, USA
Apr 14 Baktabak releases Duran Duran in Conversation, a 69 minute interview album.
May "Ordinary World receives Ivor Novello award for Most Performed Work.
May 24-26 Simon and Yasmin attend the Cannes Film Festival 1994. Simon has shaved his hair. Image Gallery
Jun 2 "Girls on Film" appears on the Rhino compilation New Wave Hits of the 80s: Volume 4
? John and Amanda go for therapy sessions together; one sitting in the car while the other is seen, and then both together at the end of the week. The sessions go on for several months.
June ? John Jones in Los Angeles records Lay Lady Lay, and I Wanna Take You Higher Again, with Simon, while Warren and Nick worked with Anthony J Resta, and others in London.
Jun 17 Actor O.J. Simpson is chased at high speed through the streets of LA, followed by police cars and helicopters. This happens while John Jones is in LA mixing Thank You, and Alanis Morrisette is recording Jagged Little Pill at the same studio, The Record Plant in LA.
Jun 24 Warren was invited to perform "Transylvania Boogie" at the "Gibson's Night of 100 Guitars" show, London. Broadcasted on Japanese channel WOWOW-TV. (YouTube)
end June? John Jones completes his work on mixing Thank You.
end June Warren goes back to New York, works for ten days with his brother and ex-Kajagoogoo bassist Nick Beggs to work on some new solo material.
Jul 7 Warren has the solo show at the "Stone Pony" in New York, also he plays "Thanks to Frank" for the first time, later this performance appeared on the Thanks 2 Frank album in 1996
Summer Simon spends the summer living with Michael Hutchence at his farm house in the South of France. (Source).
Jul 18 Duran's Dilate Your Mind tour stage manager Don Burton marries Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan.
Aug? John announces The Power Station reunion on Larry King's Open Mike America programme, as he goes back into the London studio with the band.
? Warren does phone interview on Z100 radio (New York, NY).
Aug 20/28 Warren records Thanks 2 Frank album over the course of two days in Studio B Metropolis, London.
Sep 10 Tallulah Pine Le Bon born to Simon and Yasmin.
Sep? EMI delays the new album until November, and commissions several new remixes for Thank You, including remixes 'White Lines', and an alternative version of 'I Wanna Take You Higher' called 'I Wanna Take You Higher Again'.
Sep Anthony J. Resta mixes "911 Is a Joke" at Sound Techniques studios in Boston, adding new drums and samples of conch shells, a cowboy lady, and more
Sep Nick appears on Modern Roots radio show in UK.
Oct Anthony J. Resta and his partner Bob St. John are invited to London to do post-production and mixing on the rest of the Thank You album.
Oct 17 Simon, John, Yasmin and Amanda celebrate the release of INXS's new album. Image Gallery
Oct 17 Simon and Yasmin visit a party of Pink Floyd. Image Gallery
Oct-Nov Anthony and Bob work at Metropolis Studios in London on much of the Thank You album, and two remixes of "White Lines"
? EMI pushes back the new album to January 1995.
? John flies to London, but is unable to go directly to the band in the studio, and instead checks himself in to see a therapist in London. The session ends after 20mins, with the therapist recommending someone else in St. Johns Wood. John goes to see the second therapist at 7pm that evening, and she recommends getting sober. It is a revelation to John. He calls up a rehab hospital in Sierra Tucson Centre in Arizona, and they promise to send a video cassette brochure.
? A few nights later, John and Amanda's brother Bruiser go to see Tristan and Isolde at the London Coliseum. John then goes out to score 'blow', and after a drunken night returns to Amanda and Atlanta at Ossington Street. His final day in the studio is cancelled.
Nov 15? John flies with his PA Bev from London to LA for one last party, before going into rehab in Tucson.
Nov 17? John flies to Arizona, and checks himself into rehab, situated many miles deep into the Arizona desert. All processed foods and drugs are flushed from his body.
Nov Alternative rock band Hole release the single "Doll Parts", featuring a live cover version of "Hungry Like The Wolf".
Dec 8? John is on Week 3 of therapy in Arizona - Family week. He calls up his mum and dad, but they decline to join him.
Dec 15 John leaves rehab in Arizona after 31 days, on Dec 15th 1994.
Dec ? John chats with fans on AOL.
Dec The In Tune with the World compilation album is given to EMI employees, featuring "Too Much Information".
? EMI commissions new mixes of "Lay Lady Lay".
? Anthony and Bob work on a new mix for Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" at Longview Farm Studios in Boston, but the track is deemed too "way out there" by the band, and is not used.
? Tim Palmer remixes "Lay Lady Lay" again, using some of Anthony's work.
Dec 30 John reports on AOL that the record company is holding up the release of Thank You over the arrangements for "Lay Lady Lay".
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