Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Duran Duran returns to play the States

Coachella Festival 2011
Good news for Durannies - Simon LeBon's voice must be in better shape now (The band had to cancel a slew of European dates). And their PR company used my Mayan Theater live review quote from the Register! Read on...

“…the unexpected breakout band of the year…” - Paper

“…a reminder of their immeasurable influence.” (live review) -

“Duran Duran played an impressively solid set that was musically crisp, playfully loose and stocked with a stellar set list. They have provided 30 years of memories, and clearly, the band isn’t ready to stop creating them.” (live review) - Atlanta Journal Constitution

“After three decades together, Duran Duran still causes hysteria…”  (live review) - OC Register

Duran Duran are thrilled to announce their North American Fall tour, set to kick off Sept. 23 in Everett, WA at the Comcast Arena. After a brief run of intimate album release shows this past Spring, the band will return to this side of the pond for eagerly anticipated live dates behind their critically acclaimed 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, produced by Mark Ronson and out on S-Curve Records. 

With performances from coast to coast that will include the Nokia Theater in LA and Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, the band will play their biggest hits and the incredible new songs that have inspired many to declare that Duran Duran are truly having a big moment in 2011.

With a brand new production that the band members have designed specifically for the North American run, these shows follow Duran Duran’s brilliantly reviewed live shows earlier in the year.  American alternative pop-rockers Neon Trees will join the band as special guests on select dates.

Back in the UK, the Duran Duran rumor mill was recently running on high until the band confirmed that indeed they had reunited supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin Le Bon for their “Girl Panic !” video, which superstar director Jonas Akerlund recently shot in London in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and Swarovski Elements. Look out for the video coming this Fall.

One of the most celebrated albums of the band’s storied three-decade career, the nine-track digital-only version of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW hit #1 on the iTunes Albums Charts in 15 countries before the release of the 14-track LP earlier this year. Around the album’s release, Duran Duran – who have sold more than 80 million albums throughout their career – graced the cover of Paper Magazine and were all over America’s television screens with performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show(twice!), Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

They also played a very special one-night-only show for the American Express: Unstaged series, streamed live and directed by iconic filmmakerDavid Lynch. But there’s nothing quite like experiencing a Duran Duran show for yourself, so now’s the time to grab your tickets and enjoy!

Duran Duran North American Tour Dates:
* Denotes dates where Neon Trees open

September 23rd               Everett, WA @ Comcast Arena *
September 24th               Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds at The Rose Garden *
September 26th               Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery  
September 27th                Los Angeles, CA@ Nokia Theater LA LIVE *
September 30th                Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *
October 1st                        Valley Center, CA @Harrah's Rincon Pavilion *
October 4th                       Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center *
October 6th                       Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre *
October 7th                       Baton Rouge, LA (watch for venue update)*
October 8th                      Mobile, AL @ Bayfest
October 10th                              Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall *
October 12th                   Hollywood, FL (watch for venue update)*
October 13th                    St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater *
October 14th                    Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater * 
October 16th                    Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall *
October 17th                    Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 19th                    Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square Theatre*
October 21st                    Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater *
October 22nd                    Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
October 23rd                    Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
October 25th                   New York, NY (watch for venue update)*
October 27th                    Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
October 28th                  Boston, MA (watch for venue update)*
October 29th                    Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata

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