Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Duran Duran summer tour and live DVD announced

photo by Stephanie Pistel
As a longtime fan and supporter (see my Register quote below), I'm excited about the band's return. Here's the details from the press release...

“…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 will be returning to North America for their summer tour in support of their latest album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW. Original members Simon, John, Roger and Nick are joined by Dom Brown on guitar for the last time Stateside before they begin writing and recording their next studio album. Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks – check for the most updated tour routing.
In celebration of the success of the ‘All You Need Is Now World Tour,’ Duran Duran will release a live DVD, CD and Blu-ray - “A Diamond In The Mind” (Eagle Rock) in July 2012. The performance was filmed and recorded in the MEN Arena in Manchester, England on the band’s 11 date UK arena run in December 2011. The Deluxe edition will include all three formats (the DVD, CD, and Blu-ray discs), plus a 20 page booklet and bonus features. 
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 last year.

Around the release of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, produced by Mark Ronson, Duran Duran –garnered some of the best reviews they’ve ever had. 
Watch the stunning video for “Girl Panic!” featuring Yasmin LeBon, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell,  Eva Herzigova and Helena Christensen online.

North American Tour Dates:
August 8          Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 9          Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 11        Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre – OC Fair
August 12        Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
August 15        Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 17        Memphis, TN @ Memphis Botanical Gardens
August 18        Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino & Resort
August 19        Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
August 21        Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
August 24        Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
August 25        Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall
August 28        Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
August 29        Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival

Check for tour info & for fan club pre-sale info.

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