Duran Duran is heading out on tour in North America later this month in support of their new album ‘All You Need Is Now’, out now on S-Curve. The trek kicks off September 23rd at the Comcast Arena in Everett, Washington, with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and more before wrapping up in Atlantic City on October 29th. Neon Trees will be supporting on the majority of dates. Check out the schedule below.
Duran Duran North American Tour Dates:
September 23rd Everett, WA at Comcast Arena *
September 24th Portland, OR at Theater of the Clouds at The Rose Garden *
September 26th Saratoga, CA at Mountain Winery
September 27th Los Angeles, CAat Nokia Theater LA LIVE *
September 30th Las Vegas, NV at The Joint *
October 1st Valley Center, CA at Harrah’s Rincon Casino – Open Sky Theater *
October 4th Broomfield, CO at 1st Bank Center *
October 6th Grand Prairie, TX at Verizon Theatre *
October 7th Baton Rouge, LA at Baton Rouge River Center *
October 8th Mobile, AL at Bayfest
October 10th Clearwater, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall *
October 11th Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
October 13th St. Augustine, FL at St. Augustine Amphitheater *
October 14th Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park Amphitheater *
October 16th Washington, DC at DAR Constitution Hall *
October 17th Philadelphia, PA at Tower Theatre
October 19th Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square Theatre*
October 21st Chicago, IL at Chicago Theater *
October 22nd Windsor, ON at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
October 23rd Montreal, QC at Bell Centre *
October 25th New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
October 27th Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre *
October 28th Boston, MA at The Wang Theatre*
October 29th Atlantic City, NJ at Borgata
* Neon Trees open
Footage of Duran Duran with Mark Ronson in Paris, France earlier this week has been posted at the veteran group’s YouTube channel. Super producer Ronson performed with the group in Paris last night at La Cigale.
In the first clip, they are seen rehearsing, where Ronson admits the situation is the most surreal experience of his life. The second clip features singer Simon Le Bon and Mark talking about the collaboration during a press conference mixed with highlights from the show.
Watch both clips below.
Duran Duran, who worked with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland on their latest CD ‘Red Carpet Massacre’, spoke with CNN’s Denise Quan about the project. “There’s these rumors going around, aren’t there. Isn’t it fantastic,” singer Simon Le Bon said of the ‘Falling Down’ video’s similarity to Timberlake’s troubled ex Britney Spears. “I’d like to encourage [the rumors] completely. It is about somebody in the public eye, but I’m not saying exactly who.” Watch the clip via CNN.com below.
Duran Duran dropped by ‘Good Morning America’ at ABC studios in New York City on Friday (November 16). Video of the veteran group performing a pair of songs off their new album ‘Red Carpet Massacre’, ‘Skin Divers’ and the Justin Timberlake produced ‘Falling Down’, as well as their classic hit ‘Girls On Found’ has been removed, as has the interview, at abcnews.go.com.
ABC News caught up with Duran Duran, who enlisted the help of former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and his producer pal Timbaland on their thirteenth studio album ‘Red Carpet Massacre’, out Tuesday on Epic Records. The veteran British pop band talked about letting someone else in the driver’s seat on this project, how Timbaland was the only producer all the band members liked, and meeting Justin and Tim at awards shows, while Timberlake joked that working with Simon LeBon “has been pure fu**ing hell”. The video clip at abcnews.go.com has since been removed.
Duran Duran are out with the music video to their new single ‘Falling Down’, produced by and featuring backing vocals from former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, who doesn’t appear in the video. The Anthony Mandler clip is about models in rehab. The track is the lead single on the British group’s thirteenth album ‘Red Carpet Massacre’, out November 13th on Epic Records. Watch it below.
Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran spoke with The Mirror about working with former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake for the veteran band’s new album. “Justin works so quickly. We are usually slow as snails and had to completely change the way we play. Especially me,” Le Bon remarked. “I had to come up with ideas very quickly on the microphone and have lyrics the next day – or that evening. We want to do more as the stuff so far is great.”
The Sun reports Justin Timberlake is producing tracks for Duran Duran’s next album. “The lads think Justin is at the top of his game and were really keen to work with him,” a source revealed. Read more.
It amazes me how many idiotic people out there think that Christina Aguilera will outlast Britney Spears. That is totally IMPOSSIBLE, since Britney Spears is already noted as one of Pop music’s greatest icons along with Madonna and Michael Jackson. Whilst Madonna paved the way for women in pop music and became a global icon, many respected musicologists recognize the fact that Britney Spears single handily brought back teen pop onto the music map. I mean, even Jessica Simpson admitted that it was because her record label wanted a next Britney she was signed with her record label. Now, do you here about people trying to be the next Christina? Nope. I mean, people are even asking,”who is going to be the next Britney Spears?” Lindsay? Hillary? Ashlee? My point is, Britney paved he way for teen pop, whilst Christina and Co. only followed. For 8 years Britney has managed to hold the public’s interest. I mean, she has over 16 million fan sites dedicated to her. Britney Spears was the one who introduced a certain term, before Britney this term was never used, it is: Pop PrincessMore than any other single artist, Britney Spears was the driving force behind the return of teen pop in the late ’90s.
~ A quote taken from the well respected British broadsheet newspaper The Guardian.
After Elton John blasted Madonna for lip-synching, Duran Duran’s John Taylor defended the Material Girl, telling Us Weekly: “Elton John is a fu**ing jerk. Madonna is at the top of her game.”
Madonna Leads ‘Billboard’ Touring Awards Nominees
October 12, 2004 – LAUNCH reports that Madonna is the top finalist for Billboard’s first Backstage Pass Awards. The awards recognize top achievements in touring and are based on ticket sales tabulated in Billboard’s Boxscore Reports. Madonna leads the nominations in three out of six categories. The awards will be presented during Billboard’s Backstage Pass touring conference on November 8 and 9 in New York.
Madonna To Be A Nasty Judge In Star-Search Program
October 10, 2004 – The Sun reports that Madonna is set to be a judge nastier than Simon Cowell in a star-search program to be fronted by hip-hop singer Missy Elliott. “She doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She will have no patience with the have-a-go heroes trying to make a name for themselves,” a source close to the Material Girl revealed. “If someone walks into the room the wrong way she’ll say ‘no’ before a note is sung and that will be their chance gone. She will reduce people to tears because she is so direct.”