With their ‘Red Carpet Massacre World Tour’ now underway, Duran Duran today announced details of their UK shows starting with The O2, their only London date, on Thursday 3rd July 2008 which will form part of an extensive European summer run.
The four original members of Duran Duran: Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor and John Taylor, will be bringing a spectacular new production to British shores that will showcase their latest record, alongside all of the fan-favourites from their vast catalogue of hits.
“We are introducing a lot of new elements into the mix - both musically and in terms of the staging. We have been working on completely different arrangements for some of the older material and will be integrating a lot of our latest record into the performances. We need to keep things fresh – not only for ourselves, but also for our audiences, who can be assured of a lot of surprises with this new production.”
The show at The O2 will see the group’s first performance in the UK since the release of Red Carpet Massacre, their 12th studio album (Epic Records) which the band launched late last year.
The tour marks an all-time creative high for the band members who wrote and recorded this ground-breaking album with producers Timbaland and Nate ‘Danja’ Hills, alongside today’s reigning king of pop, Justin Timberlake.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Duran Duran to The O2. Their music covers many genres and with this unique production of their new music to add to their spectacular back catalogue of hits we know they’ll be a huge success.”
David Campbell, CEO of AEG Europe
During an illustrious career spanning three decades, Duran Duran have remained at the forefront of popular music, consistently pushing their creativity and breaking new ground. Since their inception, the band have sold over 70 million albums, recorded countless hit records, received numerous accolades, and have been presented with no fewer than five prestigious “Lifetime Achievement” awards since 2002 (MTV Video Music Award, Q Magazine, The BRITS, Ivor Novello, Spanish Ondas).
Tickets will be available from Wednesday 9th April at 2:00pm GMT to members of the Duran Duran fan community. Details of this pre-sale and other special fan community offers will be available on www.duranduran.com and www.duranduranmusic.com.