1987

  • “Skin Trade” Single Released in US with B-Side “We Need You”

  • Duran Performs “Skin Trade” on German TV Show, WWF Club

  • In February, the “Skin Trade” Video, Feat. Model Tatiana Petiz, Premieres on MTV

  • The Making of Arcadia 

    The Making of Arcadia videocassette and laserdisc is released in Japan, Australia and the UK, with videos and behind the scene footage from “Election Day,” “The Promise,” “Goodbye Is Forever,” “The Flame” and “Missing.”

  • “Skin Trade” Released Worldwide

    “Skin Trade” single is released worldwide. The original sleeve, with a woman’s bare behind, is banned in record shops except in Canada and France.

  • Duran Duran Performs at the San Remo Festival

  • The Band Appears on Top of the Pops to Perform “Skin Trade”

  • Duran Duran Appears on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers to Perform “Skin Trade”

  • Duran Duran Appears on Arsenio Hall Show and Perform Songs from Notorious

  • STRANGE BEHAVIOUR Tour in Japan

    In March the band begins the STRANGE BEHAVIOUR tour in Japan:

    Shimin Kaikan, Fukuoka, Japan (2 dates)

    Kokusai Tenjujyo, Nagoya, Japan (2 dates)

    Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan (2 dates)

    Nishinomiya Stadium, Osaka, Japan

  • The Secret Policemen’s Third Ball 

    March 29, 1987

    Duran Duran returns to England to perform “Save a Prayer” and “Skin Trade” at The Secret Policemen’s Third Ball at the Palladium, London. Their rendition of “Save a Prayer” will be added to the charity compilation of the event, benefitting Amnesty International.

  • The STRANGE BEHAVIOUR Tours in Europe

    The STRANGE BEHAVIOUR moves to Europe for the end of March and the first three weeks of April:

    Forest National, Brussels, Belgium (2 dates)

    Lilles, FranceBercy, Paris, France (2 dates)

    Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

    Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany

    Grugahalle, Essen, Germany

    Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway

    Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden

    Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2 dates)

    Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany

    Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

    Royal Dublin Society Exhibition Hall, Dublin, Ireland

    Kings Hall, Belfast, North Ireland

  • A Pre-taped Performance of the Band Airs on Soul Train

  • “Meet El Presidente”

    The single “Meet El Presidente” is released with B-Side “Vertigo” and the “Meet El Beat” remix. This is the first DD song released as a CD single.

  • Duran Duran Performs on The Tube

    Duran Duran performs “New Religion,” “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Notorious,” “Meet El Presidente” and “Wild Boys” on the final episode of the UK music show The Tube.

  • In April, Duran Duran Performs “Meet El Presidente” on Top of the Pops

  • Duran Duran April UK Tour Dates

    The band closes out April with UK dates:

    Queens Hall, Leeds, England

    Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England

    Apollo, Manchester, England

    Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (2 dates)

  • Duran Duran May Europe Tour

    Duran Duran spend May touring Europe:

    Palais de Sports, Lyon, France

    Les Arenas, Fréjus, France

    Palais de Sports, Toulouse, France

    Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland

    Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland (2 dates)

    Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

    Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

    Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

    Duran Duran appear at the Montreux Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

    National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England

    Brighton Centre, Brighton, EnglandEmpire Ballroom, London, England

    Wembley Arena, London, England (3 dates)

    Palacio Municipal, Madrid, Spain

    Estadio Municipal Fuente de San Luis, Valencia, Spain

    Palacio Municipal, Barcelona, Spain

    Stadio La Favorita, Palermo, Italy

    MTV join the band on the road for the Music Passport documentary special with Duran Duran, filmed in Italy.

    Stadio Comunale, Bari, Italy

    Stadio Comunale, Cava Dei Tirreni, Italy

    Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy

    Stadio Comunale, Modena, Italy

    Stadio S. Siro, Milan, Italy

    Stadio Comunale, Florence, Italy

  • Master Mixes

    Master Mixes, a two-album set of remixes from the Notorious album, is released in the US and Hong Kong.

  • The Howard Stern Radio Show

    June 22, 1987

    Simon and John make their first appearance on The Howard Stern Radio Show on WXRK, New York

  • The US leg of the STRANGE BEHAVIOUR Tour

    June 18, 1987

    The US leg of the STRANGE BEHAVIOUR tour begins June 18th, with Erasure opening all dates:

    Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA

    Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA

    Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA (2 dates)

    Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

    Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Rochester, NY, USA

    Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

    Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA

    Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA

    Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

    Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

    Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA

    Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA

    Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY, USA

    Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, USA

    Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA

    Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA

    Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, TN, USA

    Sandstone Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO, USA

    Compton Terrace, Phoenix, AZ, USA

    The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2 dates; The Bangles join the band onstage for a rendition of “If She knew What She Wants” at the band’s second show on July 25th)

    Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, USA

    San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA

    Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, USAShoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA

    El Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2 dates)

    Six Flags Music Mill Amphitheatre, Arlington, Texas, USA

  • Duran Duran Tours with David Bowie

    August 12, 1987

    On August 12th, Duran Duran joins David Bowie’s GLASS TIGER tour to finish their run of North American dates:

    Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, USA

    Portland Civic Stadium, Portland, OR, USA

    British Columbia Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Molson CNE Stadium, Toronto, ONT, Canada (2 dates)

    Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ONT, Canada

    Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QBC, Canada

  • Duran Duran Plays Their 100th Show of the Strange Behaviour

    August 31, 1987

    On August 31st, Duran Duran plays their 100th, and final, show of the Strange Behaviour tour at Beacon Theater, New York, NY. The show is a benefit for “The Association to Benefit Children”; Lou Reed joins the band for “Sweet Jane” and “Walk on the Wild Side.”

  • Brave New Music for a New World

    Capitol/EMI releases the compilation Brave New Music for a New World, including Duran’s “Winter Marches On” and the “Notoriousaurus Rex” remix.

  • The Band Takes the Rest of the Year Off

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