Just saw the classic line-up of Duran Duran at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The place was packed and the band put on a great show.
There were a few sound issues early on, but they got sorted out reasonably quickly. At times Simon’s mic seemed low, but you could hardly hear him over the crowd singing nearly every lyric, anyway.
Had great seats. Second row, slightly to house left. If John had broken a bass string, it may well have hit me. As it was, Simon briefly dashed into the crowd, and was less than three feet from me.
Anyone seen any of their other dates on this tour? What’s the thinking? I thought they did a great job.
BTW… the played this song… something about a river and dancing on sand… anyone got any idea what it might have been…?
Did they play Ordinary World?
But more importantly, did they play Rio?
I’m so jealous! I’d love to see them now. God-DAMN, John is sexier now than he was when I was 13!
Did they play anything from the first album? Any oddballs like “Nightboat” or “Friends of Mine”?
Save a Prayer maybe? I like that song a lot, and I remember the vid being on a beach and so on, but then I’m sure that wasn’t the only one
Duran Duran is the biggest band I ever went to see, saw them during their Strange Behaviour tour.
Here’s another thread you might like. It looks like a few of us have seen them recently. I agree, they were great.
To all of you wondering what they played. Here’s the set list for the concert I saw on 3/30/05 at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
UNION OF THE SNAKE
HOLD BACK THE RAIN
WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW
SAVE A PRAYER
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW
GIRLS ON FILM
I’m pretty sure that was a whoosh.
Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand are lyrics from Rio.
I’ve seen them only one time, but it was their *Seven and the Ragged Tiger * tour on March 4, 1984, so it was at the height of their popularity.
:o for knowing the exact date.
Aaaaarrrrggghh!! That’s the show I wanted to go to! They played some great songs! Hold Back the Rain? The Chauffeur? Planet Earth? Wow! They really pulled out a couple of deep album cuts, eh?
I’m pouting right now. Yes, I’m 34 and I’m pouting. Harumph!
Heh! supervenusfreak and I saw them back in… thinks
spring sometime, I think, of 2004, when they were at the Tower Theater near Philadelphia. Great show, and Simon really does look better than he did when we were all younger. Neither of the guitar Taylors has aged well, however…
Was Andy Taylor back on guitar? When I saw them in St. Paul they had a temp. replacement, but I was busy waxing smug after paying $40 for a $90 ticket and then slipping down to an even better seat.
We saw our concert over a year ago, so I can’t say that he’s been in the tour since then. But he was there for the concert we went to.
That’s funny. I think Simon hasn’t aged well.
I’ll give you Andy Taylor. He was never all that cute. But John?? As I said above (IMO, of course), he’s gotten even sexier. I think my husband and I should have one person, who if the opportunity presented itself, we would allow the other to…do. John Taylor would be mine. In a heartbeat.
God, do I sound like a tween or what? Well, except for the husband part.
When I didn’t see him on a couple of publicity shows on TV, I thought he had quit the band again. But then I heard that his father died recently, so he could have been gone during times when he had to be with his father before he died.
Here’s the set list I saw last night:
(Reach Up For The) Sunrise
Hungry Like The Wolf
Hold Back The Rain
I Don’t Want Your Love
What Happens Tomorrow
A View To A Kill
Save A Prayer
White Lines (Don’t Do It)
Girls On Film
Nutty Bunny is right, Andy missed some dates to be with his dying father. That ordeal is over, and he’s back on the tour.
I’d seen the earlier club tour as well, about a year and half ago. They played a venue here in Toronto called The Koolhaus. That was a fun show, but this one had better sound (once the problems got fixed) and a better light and video/show.