Today via their Twitter account, Duran Duran wished a very happy birthday to their seminal album Rio. The album which hit shelves in UK in May of 1982 (made it to the US in the fall of the same year) boasted the hit singles “Hungry Like the Wolf“, “Save a Prayer“, and the title track “Rio“.
The iconic video for the single “Rio” – featuring the pastel suited band members on a yacht in Antigua – influenced not only Eighties pop culture but helped bolster the popularity the then fledgling MTV.
“‘Rio’ is the definitive video of the 80s – the music, the style, the sex. And It gave me all the ammo I needed for anyone who dared claim anyone other than John Taylor as ‘The Favorite’.”
- Jayn 10 AM – 3 PM & Alice@97.3 Music Director
Duran Duran are on tour in North America this summer in support of their latest record All You Need Is Now.
August 08 Saratoga, CA at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
August 09 Saratoga, CA at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
August 11 Costa Mesa, CA at the Pacific Amphitheatre/OC Fair
August 12 Tucson, AZ at AVA Amphitheatre/Casino Del Sol
August 15 Tulsa, OK at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
August 17 Memphis, TN at the Memphis Botanical Gardens
August 18 Biloxi, MS at Hard Rock Casino and Resort
August 19 Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park
August 21 Durham, NC at the Durham Performing Arts Center
August 24 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
August 25 Atlantic City, NJ Revel Ovation Hall
August 28 Kettering, OH at Fraze Pavilion
August 29 Highland Park, IL at the Ravinia Festival
August 31 Orilla, ONT Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
- Bradford Hornsby Alice@97.3/San Francisco