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The Duran Duran Timeline
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Duran Duran promotes and tours around the world to support the Red Carpet Massacre album.

Date Event
? Clip of Simon Sailing - when? Fans track Simon as he sails away. (YouTube).
? The promotional only Music To Kill For album released in the USA, featuring Warren Cuccurullo.
? Two Duran Duran remixes are included on the promo only Dj's Aus Europ Europ Remixes, released in Norway.
? The limited edition independently produced DVD Something You Should Know: The Duran Duran Fan Documentary released. The band return to some of their old haunts in Cheapside, Birmingham. John "Disco sucks" story. (Trailer), (Trailer 2), (Clip).
Jan 7 Press announces that Duran Duran (among other rock stars) have designed a Playboy-themed T-shirt for Rock The Vote.
Jan John Taylor makes the January cover of Bass Player magazine (US).
Jan 10 Duran Duran biography airs on The Biography Channel
Jan 15 Simon and Roger do interviews on Radio DJ and Radio Monte Carlo in Milan, Italy.
Jan 18 Duran fly to Italy to promote the Red Carpet Massacre album; bootlegged on Promotion In Italy .
Jan 18 Duran Duran appears on the BBC music documentary Pop Britannia
Jan 22? The band fly to Boston.
Jan 24? Duran Duran tape segments in Boston about the making of the Rio album, for the Classic Albums: Rio documentary Classic Albums: Rio at Amazon. (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4), (Part 5), (Making Rio).
Jan 24? The band perform The Chauffeur live for the Classic Albums: Rio show. (YouTube).
Jan Simon interviewed (in Boston?) about the new album. They wanted to create a concept album where everything sounded smilar, to be played end to end. He mentions his time at the Kibbutz (says 1979) and how he came to write The Chauffeur - with "out on the tar plains, the glides are moving". (YouTube).
? "Ordinary World" is included on the promotional only album EMI Music Film & TV - Moods: Hope.
Jan 26 Duran Duran: Big Night 9, Boston Convention and Expo Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
$1.8 million is raised at a Charity Benefit for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Jan 27 Acoustic performance by Simon, John and Dom for WBMX radio in Boston
Jan 28 Duran Duran interviewed on TIC Hartford radio in Hartford, Connecticut.
Jan 29 Duran Duran interviewed on Mix 106.5 in Baltimore, Maryland and WPLJ in New York City.
Jan 30 Simon Le Bon and Dominic Brown appear on Mix 107. 3 The Jack Diamond Morning Show in Washington DC and perform live acoustic songs.
bootlegged on Mix 107.3: The Jack Diamond Morning Show. They perform Falling Down, Ordinary World and The Chauffeur. Simon says he likes that there is some mystery behind the meaning of some songs. Jack says he figured out what "The Reflex" means, Simon denys everything. Show airs Feb 8th 2008. (YouTube).
Jan 31 Duran Duran does phone interviews on WMTX in Tampa, Florida, Mix 105 in Orlando, Florida, and The Point in Norfolk VA
Feb The promotional only Current And Upcoming Singles: Feb / Mar 2008 compilation album released in the USA, featuring "Falling Down".
Feb The DJ only album DMC: Essential Hits 34 released, featuring "Falling Down".
Feb 1 Duran Duran interviewed on WMGX in Portland, Maine.
Feb 4 Simon and Nick visit WHBC radio station in Canton, Ohio.
Feb 4 Dominic Brown’s album Between The Lines released.
Feb 5? The band fly to New York.
Feb 10? Nick Rhodes answering a couple of questions about Digital music, while chilling at the Gramercy Park Hotel bar in NY.(YouTube).
Feb 12 The annual Rock the Rabbit pictorial is published in Playboy magazine, with the 2008 edition featuring Duran Duran.
Feb 13? The band fly back to the UK?
Feb 20 The compilation album Top of the Pops: 1988 released, featuring "All She Wants Is".
Mar 21 A 3 CD box set Duran Duran / Rio / Seven & the Ragged Tiger is released in the UK. Though there is no content change to the CDs or artwork, EMI have numbered the boxes, making it a collectible.
Feb 24? The band fly to Italy.
Feb 25 London based band Subliminal Girls release their double A-sided single "Hungry Like The Wolf" / "Self Obsession Is An Art Form".
Feb 26 Duran Duran: 58th Sanremo Music Festival, Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italy.
bootlegged on Blood on the Red Carpet Live: Vol.1. The bands car is mobbed outside of the studio. During a ten min interview, they play Falling Down. Simon claims to know only one Italian song, a 1967 hit 'Donna Rosa'. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Feb 26? Broadcast of the Sanremo Festival on Italian TV. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Feb 27? The band interviewed on RTL 102.5 FM. Nick has a problem with his water. A crowd gathers at the window during the interview. At the end, Simon kisses the glass. (Part 1), (Nicks Water), (Part 2), (Part 3), (end), (end).
Feb ? John and Simon (swearing) at a fan meet and greet, perhaps on their last day in San Remo. (YouTube).
Mar 24 The band fly to New Zealand.
Mar 25 New Zealand news report about the show tomorrow. The band greet a special guest fan. (FB Video).
? Newspaper a story is printed that JT saved an elderly gentleman from a hotel fire? (could be NZ 2003?) They were both at the gym when the fire alarm went off and John rescued him. Lots of comments from the elderly man and others about what a nice guy JT was. (Source).
The RED CARPET MASSACRE Tour continues
Mar 26 Duran Duran: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
There was a slight technical issue shortly before the Electro Set. John rushes to speak to one of the "tech guys".
Mar 27 New Zealand and Australian press run with the story "JT storms off stage during technical breakdown".
Mar 28 Duran Duran: Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
bootlegged on Sydney: March 28, 2008
Mar 29 Duran Duran: Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mar 30 Duran Duran: Avica Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Apr Hit's A Sony Music Express: Vol.62 - April 2008 released in Japan, featuring Duran Duran's "Falling Down".
Apr Ask Katy: Simon interviews Katy. She talks about her life working for the band. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Apr 1 Roger and JT do an interview in Adelaide, Australia. Roger says the Sydney show had a mixed age audience. They explain what happened with the New Zealand controversy. JT looks a bit worn out, and says it "would be stupid for 40 year olds to party like teenagers". (YouTube).
Apr 1 Duran Duran: Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
bootlegged on Adelaide: April 1st 2008. There is a technical hitch before Falling Down. Simon ad-libs until the issue is resolved. John quips tomorrows headines will be "John storms off stage again"; refering the the headlines of March 27th. (Falling Down + ad-lib).
Apr 2? Roger interviewed for Australian One Love TV show. Rogers tells the story of how Timberlake got involved with the album. Jokes about Bras and knickers being thrown on stage. DJing in techno clubs. (YouTube).
Apr 3 Duran Duran: Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apr 3 Footage of the VIP meet and greet after the Melborne show (No Sound!). (YouTube).
Apr 4 "The Wild Boys" is featured in the film and soundtrack for Son of Rambow.
Apr 5 Nick and Roger interviewed for 'V' Festival before their set. Nick says Melburne population doubled since the mid 80s. The band steer clear of the heavier festivals. (YouTube).
Apr 5 Duran Duran: Virgin 'V' Festival, Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apr 6 Duran Duran: The Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
bootlegged on V Festival: Perth
Apr 8 Duran Duran: Balai Sidang Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
bootlegged on An Evening With Duran Duran: Jakarta 2008
Apr 10 Duran Duran: Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
bootlegged on Manila: April 10, 2008
Apr 12 Duran Duran: Pop TV Arena, Kowloon, Hong Kong
bootlegged on Pop TV Arena, Hong Kong: April 12, 2008. (Reflex).
Apr 14 The band interviewed in room 1910 at the Grant Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. Nick says the tour brochure is impressive. They flick through the many pages of the brochure. Simon jokes about skipping out of a session early this morning, but forgets about the scheduled police escort. The band left the studio two hours after he did, but arrived at the hotel only 10 mins after Simon did, due to heavy traffic. (YouTube).
Apr 14 Nick and Roger interviewed backstage at the Tokyo gig for UK ITV 'On Music' show. Roger mentions the constant attention from fans. The host calls them 80's 'Pretty Boys on Boats'. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Apr 14 Duran Duran: Zepp, Tōkyō, Japan
bootlegged on One Night Show In Japan. (clip).
Apr 15 Footage of the band arrival at Seoul airport. The band are given bunches of flowers by some screaming fans. Nick confirms concert tomorrow night. (YouTube).
Apr 16 A camera crew interviews the band for the DDmusic.com website. Some footage of their show in Tokyo. John is interviewed in his messy Seoul hotel room. Nick and Roger talk about the arguments over the set list every night. More nick juggling. Shots of the band travelling through Seoul. Released April 30th. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Apr 17 Duran Duran: Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea. A great crowd. (HLTW), (HLTW), (WL clip), (Valley clip).
Apr 20 The band give a press conference in Costa Rica. Simon swears. JT says Barbarella was a 1960s movie, but they cant remember it, because they are not that old; Simon laughs. (YouTube).
Apr 20 Duran Duran: Autódromo La Guácima, San Antonio de Belén, Costa Rica
bootlegged on Costa Rica: April 20, 2008. (Reflex), (Rio clip), (OW clip), (Band Intros/Solos/PTFBJ), (Finale).
Apr 29 Duran Duran: General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
bootlegged on Vancouver
Apr 30? Simon Le Bon, sat with Voice Of America's Larry London during the band's recent visit to Washington. Simon claims the band get on very well with each other, before an image of the original five members comes on the screen. (YouTube).
Apr 30 Duran Duran: WaMu Theater, Seattle, Washington, United States
bootlegged on Seattle: April 30, 2008
May 2 Duran Duran: Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, California, United States
bootlegged on Concord. (GOF).
May 3 Duran Duran: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, United States
May 4 Duran Duran: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States
May 6 Duran Duran: Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
May 8 Duran Duran: Valley View Casino, San Diego, California, United States
May 9 Duran Duran: The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (with Your Vegas)
The band are joined on stage by special guests Brandon Flowers and David Keuning from The Killers, to perform "Planet Earth". Bootlegged on Las Vegas: May 9, 2008. (PE Killers Full), (PE Killers Full), (PE Killers), (PE Killers Clip).
May 10 Duran Duran: The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Las Vegas: May 10, 2008. (Clockwork Orange Opening), (Warm Leatherette),
May 12 A meet-and-greet before Duran Duran's concert in Denver, Colorado. John wears a red cap and enjoys himself with fans. Clip of the concert (NR). (Meet and Greet).
May 12 Duran Duran: Wells Fargo Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States.
May 13 Simon throws out the first pitch at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
May 14 Duran Duran: Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, United States
The Smashing PumpkinsBilly Corgan joins the band onstage to sing "The Chauffeur": bootlegged on Chicago: May 14, 2008. (Chauffeur - with Billy), (Chauffeur, with Billy Corgan), (Valley), (RCM), (PE).
May 15 Simon Le Bon singing the 7th Inning Stretch at Wrigley Field Cubs game in Chicago, on Tuesday May 15th, 2008. He said he looked it up on Wikipedia, and noted that this is the 100th anniversary of the composition of the song. (SLB 7th Inning Stretch).
May 15 Duran Duran: Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, United States. A fan, Rebecca is pulled on to the stage to introduced Simon in Detroit. Simon pretends to faint during his solo, but instead hurts his bottom. (Band Intros), (Nick Intro), (Dom Intro), (Anna Intro), (Simon Intro), (Simon falls), (LCOTS - electro clip), (AVTAK clip), (The Valley clip), (CU), (PE), (Hungry),
May 17 Duran Duran: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Simon performs the Timbaland Rap himself during Skin Divers. (SD Timbaland Rap).
May 18 Duran Duran: University of Central Florida (UCF) Arena, Orlando, Florida, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Orlando: May 18, 2008
May 19 Duran Duran: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
May 21 Duran Duran: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, North Carolina, United States
May 22 Duran Duran: Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Philadelphia Mann Music Center
May 24 Duran Duran: Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas
bootlegged on Bahamas: May 24, 2008
May 27 Simon signs autographs on the street for fans. (YouTube).
May 27 Duran Duran: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, United States
May 28 Duran Duran: Agganis Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 29 Duran Duran perform an acoustic set on Sirius Internet radio.
bootlegged on Sirius Internet Radio: 29 May 2008
May 29? The band on CNN. Nick talks about the new Duran Duran area in the PC video game Second Life. Simon has a croaky voice. (YouTube).
May 30 Duran Duran: Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, New York City, New York, United States
Bootlegged on Central Park SummerStage: 30-05-08
May 31 Duran Duran: Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, New York City, New York, United States.
(GOF Roger/Nick/PTFBJ/Pappa Was a Rolling Stone).
Jun 1? The band fly to the UK before the European leg of the tour.
Jun 2-6? Duran spent a week in a West London rehearsal room, ahead of their show in Paris.
Jun 3 Nick Rhodes and Stephen Duffy are interviewed by the music journalist Pete Paphides for BBC Radio 4, and relived the whole Dark Circles experience. Duffy also publicly stated through his website that a Devils DVD could be released later. (Radio 4 Listing), (YouTube).
Jun 5? Nick and Simon interviewed during West London rehearsals. Roger says they have mashed up some of the old songs "like a DJ set", and now they must work out how to play it live. He claims its the first time a band have every tried to play a DJ set. (YouTube).
Jun 5? Simon and Roger interviewed by attractive girl for UK TV, while rehearsing in London for the Paris show with Mark Ronson. They mention collaboraton (the 'C' word). Mark Ronson's first record he bought was The Wild Boys. Looking forwards for Birmingham and Nottingham. They talk about Barbarella's now being a health club, their old haunts in Cheapside Birmingham, and how they got started. They are not a boy-band. Simon says his 3 girls are heavily into the band. (YouTube).
Jun 6? Mark Ronson and Simon interviewed during rehearsals for Paris. Mark says the band asked if he wanted to do a live show, and he said yes. Clips of rehearsals. Mark created his dream Set like a medley of songs, using studio multi-tracks layered over one another. Clip of the set list. (YouTube).
Jun 10 A camera crew for DDmusic.com follows the band and Yasmin as they walk from The Ritz hotel, around the Louvre Musium in Paris before the show. Nick says the last time they played in a museum was 'The Whitney' in New York. Clips of the Paris show. (YouTube), (YouTube), (Italian).
Jun 10 Duran Duran: Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
Duran's Louvre Concert was the first time a band had ever performed at the historic location, a private show watched by 650 VIP guests including Princess Caroline of Monaco to raise funds for the museum. The band cover two songs during the set; "Sign o The Times" by Prince, and "Song 2" by Blur; and also a fully orchestral opening to AVTAK.
Jun 17 Duran Duran: Festplatz am Südstadion (02 World On Tour), Köln, Germany (no opening act)
bootlegged on Live In Cologne, 17th June 2008
Jun 18 Duran Duran: Koninklijk Circus, Brussel, Belgium (no opening act)
bootlegged on Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium: June 18, 2008
Jun 19 Duran Duran: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
bootlegged on Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam: June 19, 2008
Jun 20? Fans film Simon leaving in his car from the Amstel Hotel, Amsterdam. He stops for a quick photo. (YouTube).
Jun 21 Duran Duran: Dyrskuepladsen, Odense, Denmark
Jun 22 Duran Duran: KB Hallen, København, Denmark
bootlegged on KB Hallen
Jul 2 Duran and Mark Ronson filmed back stage as they rehearse for the Smirnoff Experience show. They say working with him after Justin Timberlake was the next logical step. (YouTube), (YouTube), (YouTube).
Jul 2 Duran Duran and Mark Ronson: Smirnoff Experience, La Cigale, Paris, France
A few special guests attend: Eva Mendes, Philippe Starck, John Galliano, Ellen von Unwerth, Santogold, Kenna, Tim Burgess, Stewart Zender, Yasmin Le Bon and Daisy Lowe. A rare orchestral introduction to AVTAK, Tricked Out live. Bootlegged on Experience Paris and Mark Ronson Vs Duran Duran.
(Dont Stop Me), (PE and GOF), (GOF Band Introductions), (WB), (NR, Not.,(Not, IDWYL, Bond, AVTAK, RCM), (Bond Medley, AVTAK), (Chauffeur, Song 2, Tricked Out, Rio), (Chauffeur, Song 2, Tricked Out, Rio), (Chauffeur, Song 2, Tricked Out, Rio), (SAP, RCM).
Jul 3 Simon and Nick interviewed for the BBC. They talk about Mark Ronson. (YouTube).
Jul 3 Duran Duran: The O2 Arena, London, England, United Kingdom (with Duke Spirit)
Duke Spirit replaced Long Blondes for UK dates after guitarist Dorian Cox was taken ill; bootlegged on O2 Arena, London, UK, July 3rd, 2008
Jul 3 Nick interviewed backstage after the O2 show. Clips from the event. Roger says it was the best London show ever, to which Nick quips he always says that when his family are there. (YouTube).
Jul 5 Duran Duran: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom (with Real People)
bootlegged on Echo Arena, Liverpool: July 05, 2008
Jul 6 Duran Duran: Trent FM Arena Nottingham, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom (with Duke Spirit)
bootlegged on Nottingham Arena: 06 July 2008
Jul 7 Duran Duran: National Indoor Arena (NIA), Birmingham, England, United Kingdom (with Duke Spirit)
bootlegged on Birmingham NIA: 7 July 2008
Jul 10 Duran Duran: Taguspark, Lisboa, Portugal
bootlegged on Lisbon: 10 July 2008.
(RCM), (PE), (Band Intro's), (Simon Solo and Fans), (Band Intros, PTFBJ/GOF/Pappa Was a Rolling Stone), (CU), (CU, Reflex),
Jul 12 Duran Duran: Maag Music Hall, Zürich, Schwitzerland
bootlegged on Maag Music Hall: July 12, 2008
Jul 13 Duran Duran: Gasometer, Wien, Austria
bootlegged on Gasometer in Vienna: July 13, 2008
Jul 15 Duran Duran: Palazzo del Te, Mantova, Italy
bootlegged on Palazzo del Te, Mantova: July 15, 2008
Jul 16 Duran Duran: Roma Rock Festival, Rock In Rome, Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Roma, Italy
bootlegged on Roma Rock Festival: July 16, 2008
(Full YouTube), (Highlights 52mins), (Intro, (Valley Clip), (SAP), (IDWYL clip), (clips 6mins).
Jul 16 The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is built and managed by the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, sends the names Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor and John Taylor to the moon.
Jul 18 Duran Duran: Pala de Andrè, Ravenna, Italy
bootlegged on Pala de André, Ravenna: July 18, 2008. (Full Part 1), (Full Part 2), (Finale).
Jul 18 The album ChiARAMente by Italian group Aram Quartet released, featuring a cover version of "Is There Something I Should Know?".
Jul 19 Duran Duran: Idroscalo, Milano, Italy
bootlegged on Milano: July 19, 2008
Jul 20 Duran Duran: Spiaggia del faro, Jesolo, Italy
bootlegged on Jesolo: July 20, 2008.
Jul 22 Duran Duran: Arena Flegrea, Napoli, Italy
This date is cancelled because DD Italian promoter’s main production truck, carrying all of the essential components for the concert, breaks down on the way to Naples, making it impossible for the production to reach its destination in time.
Jul 22 A clip of Simon and John waiting for flight BA549 to London from Italy is posted online. (YouTube).
Jul 23 The band interviewed ahead of their show at Reggio Calabia. Simon says they have chosen a set list with the most penetration. Clip of the show. (YouTube).
Jul 23 Duran Duran: Piazza Indipendenza, Reggio Calabria, Italy. In front of 50,000 people.
Jul 26 JT, Roger and Dom jamming before their concert at Luxor Parade Grounds, Malta. (YouTube).
Jul 26 Duran Duran: Luxor Parade Ground, Pembroke, Malta (with Ira Losco and Tony Moore)
bootlegged on Malta: July 26, 2008
Aug 10 Duran Duran Appreciation Day. Nick leaves a note on DD.com (Read).
Aug "Skin Dive" Keyboard Club Dub Remix is included on the Space Dust Mix album given away with DJ Magazine.
Aug 28? John Taylor Leaves Madeo Restaurant and gets into a car in LA, Sunday Night. (YouTube).
Sep 9 Andy Taylor's autobiography book Wild Boy: My Life In Duran Duran published by Grand Central Publishing.
Sep 11 Andy Taylor is interviewed on BBC Breakfast (11 September 2008).
Sep 11 Simon Le Bon at Italian prime minister Berlusconi's (the man in white jacket) private party, Sardinia 2008. Berlusconi family with grandchildren and Veronica at Villa Certosa. The fourty guests applaud as Ordinary World is played. (YouTube).
Sep 12 Andy Taylor on The Wright Stuff (12 September 2008), broadcast in the UK. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Sep 20 Duran Duran films a special on-camera greeting to be aired at an event honoring Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, at London’s Palladium Theatre on 5th October.
Sep 23 The video game SingStar Pop: Vol. 2 released, featuring "Ordinary World".
Sep 28 My Name Is Earl: Monkeys Take a Bath aired in the USA, featuring "Hungry Like the Wolf".
late summer The DVD version of Listen to London: The 1981 Film about the Post Punk Indy Rebellion released, featuring a rare Duran Duran interview.
Oct 1 John films his guest starring role with Christina Applegate on the ABC Comedy Samantha Who?. (YouTube).
Oct 7 The movie cover song album Hollywood, Mon Amour released, featuring "A View To A Kill" performed by Skye.
Oct 8? John supports Barack Obama whilst playing Girls on Film. (YouTube).
Oct 20? Roger makes a video from London, ahead of their trip to Peru. He is very much looking forward to it. He says it will be the final part of their RCM Tour. (YouTube).
Oct 24? John makes a better campaign speech for Barak Obama, even though he cannot vote, and is not American. (YouTube).
Oct 25? John talks about looking forwards to South America, but is still on holiday time from the last tour. They've only been to Rio once so far. (YouTube).
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 50 years old. To celebrate this, inside the giant silver DJ box were 50 albums, one released in each of the years since Simons birth. The three of them argued long and hard about which choice was appropriate for each year, and of course, many years had several great albums known to be favorites of Simons, which made the task even harder. Kraftwerks Man Machine were found by Nick and John on a shopping spree in Rimini, Italy. Nick says they argued over Oasis or Portishead. Simon is delighted with his gift. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Oct 27 Classic Albums Rio TV show airs in the UK. (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4), (Part 5), (Making Rio).
Oct 30 Duran Duran’s James Bond theme is voted best ever by fans in the online music magazine Gigwise survey.
Oct 31? The band fly to Peru.
Nov 1 For their forthcoming Latin American tour, Duran Duran holds a press conference at a local hotel in Lima, Peru. This event is sponsored by Sony Ericsson.
Nov 2? John is interviewed, showing his tatood arms and wearing a flat cap, on the streets of Lima. He says its the first time they have been here, and they have to give it all they've got. (YouTube).
Nov 2? The band travel around Lima with a camera crew. There is a Duran Duran sticker is the back window of someone's car. Clip of John from the previous video talking about it being their first time. (YouTube).
Nov 3? Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor from Duran Duran interviewed on the 13 Hours program on Channel N of cable television. Presented by Nicolás Salazar, interview by Lorena Álvarez. They mention the U.S election campaign; which was resolved Nov 4th. (YouTube - Spanish dub).
Nov 3? Roger and his beautiful Peruvian wife Gisele interviewed on Peru TV (Domingo Aldia show?). They met in Washington D.C, her father was the Peruvian ambassador, she drank far too much champagne, it was love at first sight. The band are rehearsing for the tour, they don't plan to party as much as the 80's after the show. She says "He never lifts a finger around the house". (YouTube).
Nov 4 Duran Duran: Explanada Estadio Monumental, Lima, Peru
This date is opened by a DJ set. The band is received by about 5000 fans and dedicates a song to a newly elected President Barack Obama.
bootlegged on Lima, Peru: 04 Nov. 2008
. (Crowd Chanting and Close.
Nov 5? Fans film and photograph the band leaving the Park Hotel in Lima. (YouTube).
Nov 5? The band fly to Argentina.
Nov 7 Duran Duran: Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buoenos Aires (GEBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina (with Underdog and Emanuel Horvilleur)
bootlegged on GEBA, Buenos Aires
Nov 7 The band live from GEBA, broadcast on Argentia News. (HLTW).
Nov 7 The album Swingfood Mood: 2nd Edition by Tape Five released, featuring a cover version of "A View To A Kill".
Nov 9 Duran Duran: Arena Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Chile (with Canal Magdalena).
bootlegged on Santiago - Chile
Nov 10? The band fly to Columbia.
Nov 11? John hangs out with Mateo (Matthew) the Llama, in Columbia. A lucky fan gets a ride on Mateo around the car park. (YouTube).
Nov 12 Duran Duran: Coliseo El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia (with Los de Adentro)
bootlegged on Bogotá 2008
Nov 13 The band fly to Venezuela.
Nov 15 Duran Duran: Campo de Fútbol USB, Caracas, Venezuela (with Ultrachic and Mochuelo)
Nov 16? The band fly to Panama.
Nov 18 Duran Duran and Maroon 5: Figali Convention Center, Ciudad de Panamá, Panama
Nov 19? The band fly to Brazil.
Nov 19 Finnish band Northern Kings release the album Rethroned, featuring a cover version of "A View To A Kill".
Nov 21 Duran Duran: Via Funchal, São Paulo, Brazil (no opening act)
Nov 22 Duran Duran: Via Funchal, São Paulo, Brazil (no opening act)
bootlegged on São Paulo: November 22, 2008
Nov 23 Duran Duran: Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (no opening act)
bootlegged on Vivo Rio
Nov 24 Nick talks about the new book 'Would Someone Please Explain, with Katy Krassner. (YouTube).
Nov 25 Duran Duran: Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil (cancelled). Show cancelled due to Nick Rhodes having a serious ear infection.
Nov 26? John and Simon fly to Mexico.
Nov 27? John and Simon do radio links for channels in mexico. John is unhappy, and looks bored. (YouTube).
Nov 28 Duran Duran: Palacio de los Deportes, Ciudad de México, Mexico (cancelled). Show cancelled due to Nick Rhodes unable to travel because of a serious ear infection. He is still stuck in Brazil.
Nov 29 Duran Duran: Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico (cancelled)
Dec 1 Duran Duran: Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, United States (cancelled)
Dec 2 Duran Duran: Nokia Theatre, Dallas, Texas, United States (cancelled)
Dec 4 Duran Duran: Brady Theatre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States (cancelled)
show cancelled due to Nick Rhodes unable to travel because of a serious ear infection
Dec 5 Duran Duran: Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, Texas, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Verizon Wireless Theater: December 5, 2008 (WL).
Dec 5 The band interviewed at the After Party of the Houston show. John mentions recording of Falling Down. The full story of how the band got to play at The Louvre in Paris, thanks to a connction with Gleda Bailey, Editor in Cheif of Harpers Bazzar magazine. (YouTube).
Dec 6 Duran Duran: Beau Rivage Theatre, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States (with Your Vegas)
Dec 8 Duran Duran: Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Schottenstein Center 2008. (Reflex), (AVTAK), (Sunrise), (RCM clip), (IDWYL Clip), (Rio).
Dec 9 Duran Duran: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (with Your Vegas)
Dec 10 Duran Duran: Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Montreal: December 10, 2008. (GOF).
Dec 12 Duran Duran: MGM Grand Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Dec 13 Duran Duran: House of Blues (@ The Showboat), Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
Dec 14 Duran Duran: Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, New Jersey, United States (with Your Vegas)
bootlegged on Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
Dec 15? The band promote Would Someone Please Explain?: The Best Of Duran Duran's Ask Katy. John sneezes while Nick is talking. (Roger), (John), (Simon), (Nick).
? The documentary Extraordinary World to air on The Biography Channel
Dec Roger Taylor finishes out the year with a DJ stint at New York City’s Webster Hall.
Dec 31 Duran Duran publish Would Someone Please Explain?: The Best Of Duran Duran's Ask Katy, available on Duranduran.com. The book, which highlights the best of the Ask Katy section of the website, features never-seen-before photos, a band Q&A and questions never published on the website.
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