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Postby Pauline » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:20 pm

*TUT* (want to go)

Duran Duran will be performing in Latin America this November!
Duran Duran will begin a month long tour in Latin America November the 4th in Lima, Peru! Visit DuranDuranMusic.com now for full information!

- November 4th Lima
- November 7th Buenos Aires
- November 9th Santiago
- November 12th Bogota
- November 18th Panama City
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:14 am

Here's a London festival date on July 18th:

http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/duran_duran/news/12818
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Postby Pauline » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:38 am

I know !!! ARGH - i really don't want to ever *do* a festival, but so far that DD, Def Leppard, Whitesnake & Motley Crue all doing festivals over here this year and i want to see them ALL !! :mad:
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Postby Pauline » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:45 am

16th July, Edinburgh Castle !

I'll have moved down South by then and doubt i can get time off work :( :( :( :mad:
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:23 am

They've apparently been writing songs with the drummer from Kaiser Chiefs. That was Mark Ronson's idea. Er, thanks, Mark.
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:30 pm

Free show at the Roundhouse:

http://www.itunesfestival.com/
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Postby Pauline » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:53 pm

:O Ta for that, I've enetered , and may be suicidal if i don't win............
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:13 pm

How big is the Roundhouse? I've never been as it had only just reopened when I left London. I'm guessing it's not huge, though. I saw Duran at the Palais Formerly Known As Hammersmith Palais a few years back, and it was great seeing them so close up after only ever seeing them in arenas previously...
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Postby Pauline » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:43 pm

It's not huge at all :D I saw them at the reformation gig at The Forum which is the smallest venue i thought i'd ever see them in. Hopefully it won't be !!
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Postby Electric Dream » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:44 pm

I heard the new single in Asda last week!!! :o
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Postby decophile » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:51 pm

Any of you done the pre-sales or vip tickets?
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Postby cs15 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:55 am

Hey P. Duran Duran last night....how was it? Spill. Set list. What worked and what didn't? Did you faint when they came on etc etc? 5 days to the Dublin gig. Getting very excited. There are six of us going so it should be a great night.
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Postby Electric Dream » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:21 pm

It was a brilliant gig! Personally I'd prefer they played earlier stuff too though rather than just new and hits but then I guess I feel that way about most bands I see these days ;) But it is a REALLY good show!
Nick Rhodes gave THL a mention and admitted that Phils hair was better than his:D
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Postby cs15 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:40 pm

Thanks ED. The 5 people I'm going with are only 'hits' fans so for their sake I hope there isn't too much off ALL You Need Is Now.
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Postby JJ » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:40 pm

They're apparently playing Sydney early next year.
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Postby Pauline » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:02 pm

cs15 wrote:Thanks ED. The 5 people I'm going with are only 'hits' fans so for their sake I hope there isn't too much off ALL You Need Is Now.

Brilliant gigs CS15 :cool: Quite a few from AYNIN, but plenty of hits too. They are sounding and looking FANTASTIC!! Best band in the world :D
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Postby cs15 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:19 pm

Can't wait Pauline! It's tomorrow night!!! :)
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Postby Knowlesy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:18 pm

The wild boys stormed Dublin's O2 last night!

It was so good that I'd put it on a par with their Manchester gig in 05 and that was the best Duran gig I had previously attended. The setlist was outstanding and understandably the biggest hits got the best reaction from the 3/4 ish full crowd. The sound was sharp, powerful and luscious. The best I've ever heard in an arena venue. Highlights for me were Planet Earth with a stunning extended intro, TMWSAL (absolutely brilliant), CM, AYNIN, Notorious with a funky band intro section and a glorious GOF. The crowd went mad for The Reflex, Wild Boys and Rio.

Simon immediately endeared himself to the audience by saying hello Dublin in Irish (Gaelic), Nick gave an unusually long and witty speech before BTM which surprised Simon (in a good way), John said some very complimenary words too and got the loudest screams as usual.

The visuals were sensational and the use of projections in the 4 large, face-shaped masks at the top of the lighting rig was highly original. There was lights on hydraulic trussing on either side of the stage. Nothing less than the top quality you always get with a Duran show. The programme as usual is top class too. An Irish girl introduced Simon as part of the band intros and she was fantastic. There was live TV cameras projected on the screens throughout the show. The band was in top form and Simon's energetic performance was a delight. A fantastic show by a wonderful, charming band.
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Postby Pauline » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:44 pm

The Man Who Stole a Leopard is one of the greatest Duran songs ever. Absolutely wonderful :) Nice review Knowlsey :0 I saw them in Sheffield and Manchester. The Manc one was filmed and will feature on a DVD due out in May 2012. The girl in front of me got to introduce Simon !!
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Postby Knowlesy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:52 pm

Thanks for the info and compliment Pauline :) Delighted to hear about the dvd release. I forgot to mention the super slick segue from Wild Boys into Frankie's Relax. That was fantastic and the crowd loved it! Simon once mentioned in an interview that he wished they wrote that song.
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Re: Duran Duran

Postby Knowlesy » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:26 am

Instead of starting another Duran Duran thread elsewhere I'll hijack this one to let you know about a documentary that's on BBC 4 tonight at 9pm. Originally broadcast in 2000 when only Simon and Nick were left from the original line-up it's a decent summary of their career up to that point - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007bqdj

It's followed by an 80s TOTP special and be warned it features mullets, perms and spandex. And that's just the clip of Europe performing 'The Final Countdown' :lol:
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Re: Duran Duran

Postby Electric Dream » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:57 pm

There was a half hour DD TOTP special on the other night as well (think it was Tuesday) :)
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Re: Duran Duran

Postby cs15 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:57 pm

Electric Dream wrote:There was a half hour DD TOTP special on the other night as well (think it was Tuesday) :)


Followed by the brilliant Bog George movie 'Worried About The Boy' =D
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Re: Duran Duran

Postby Electric Dream » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:10 pm

Aye, I had to go to bed (I keep meaning to buy it on dvd)
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Re: Duran Duran

Postby cs15 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Don't ED. For the DVD version they stripped out all of the 80's music (League/Kraftwerk/OMD/Siouxsie/SoftCell) and replaced it with Muzak rubbish. Ruins it. Apparently they only had the music rights for the UK and as the DVD was a worldwide release they had to pull the original music.
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