Hot on the heels of an unprecedented 10-show run on Broadway, and the release of their latest critically acclaimed studio album – RED CARPET MASSACRE (Epic Records) - musical innovators Duran Duran today announced details of a 22 date North American tour that will begin in Vancouver, Canada on April 29th and end in New York with two spectacular concerts at Central Park’s Summerstage, as well as an Atlantis, Paradise Island performance (May 24).
The upcoming shows will mark the band’s second stint in the US since the release of their twelfth studio album, the first being a Broadway residency at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre that heralded the record’s release in mid-November. In a bold move, Duran Duran performed RED CARPET MASSACRE in its entirety to sold-out houses every night for two weeks on The Great White Way, prior to the album’s global launch. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from fans and critics alike, the band are now taking a tailored version of this three-act show on the road around the world, starting in New Zealand, where they will kick off the tour at the end of this month.
Duran Duran (from Wikipedia) is an award-winning Englishrockbandnotable for a long series of popular singlesand vivid music videos. They were the most commercially successful of the New Romanticbands and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. They were credited with bringing New waveto a mainstream audience. During the past three decades they have placed 21 singles in the BillboardHot 100and 30 in the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, and have sold more than 85 million records.
The band's hit singles include "Girls on Film", "Rio", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Save a Prayer", "Is There Something I Should Know?", "Planet Earth", "Union of the Snake", "The Reflex", "Wild Boys," "Notorious", and the James Bond theme "A View to a Kill" in the 1980s, "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone" in the early 1990s, and "Sunrise", and "What Happens Tomorrow" in the 2000s.A new single, "Falling Down" has been released from their 2007 album Red Carpet Massacre. They have won two Grammy Awardsfor their music videos.
Duran Duran’s Red Carpet Massacre Tour (US 2008)
April 29th Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
April 30th Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
May 2nd Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
May 3rd Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
May 4th Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
May 6th Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
May 8th San Diego, CA Valley View
May 9th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
May 10th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
May 12th Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre
May 14th Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 15th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
May 17th Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre (already on sale)
May 18th Orlando, FL UCF Arena
May 19th Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheatre
May 21st Raleigh, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre
May 22nd Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts May 24 Paradise Island, Bahamas Atlantis May 27th Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 28th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
May 30th New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
May 31st New York, NY Central Park Summerstage