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Duran Duran Plans Comeback with Tour and New Album

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Duran Duran has reunited with all of its five original members: Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor. The '80s pop idols made their first public appearance when they received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards last August.

More than 25 years after their formation, the band is ready for a serious comeback with a new album and a world tour that will take them across Europe, Asia and the United States.

Duran Duran became a household name with its fusion of pop art, experimental music videos, eclectic pop music and spunky looks. The group ended up selling more than 70 million records over the last 20 years.

Since deciding to get back together, the band have spent time writing in both the South of France and London, where they have recently built a small demo space from which to work. By the late Fall, time will have been scheduled for recording in either in the UK or US with one of a short-list of producers that they are currently meeting with.

Question is if a group with such a huge reputation can live up to the expectations. Some wonder if the group will solely rely on their old bag of tricks or might in fact create a new-millenium vibe that can compete with the sounds of today.

If anything, Duran Duran's revival might make a nostalig night out when they hit a city near you this November. A list of tourdates and cities can be found on Ticketmaster.

Duran Duran will be performing:

Friends Of Mine
Hungry Like The Wolf
Planet Earth
Come Undone
What Happens Tommorrow
New Religion
Virus
Is There Something I Should Know
Waiting For The Night Boat
Ordinary World
Save A Prayer
Reach Up For The Sunrise
Notorious
Wild Boys
Careless Memories
Rio

Encore:
White Lines
Girls On Film

October 23, 2003 in Music Reviews | Permalink

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I got the new Duran Duran CD and think it is some of the best work they have every done. You can tell these boys are ahead of their time. I think alot of today's popular artist should take a page out of one of Duran Duran's books. I am disappointed in the lack of talent of the newer artists of today. Looks to me that the new kids need to take a few lessons in singing, writing, and playing instruments. For as I see it, in today's world, none of them have done anything of their own with the exceptions of those who have been around for over 20 years (now that't true talent).

Posted by: Ann at Jan 2, 2005 6:19:07 PM

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