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  • Amazing New Ticket Contest for VIP Members!
    The Duran Duran Fan Community is thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to each of the festival shows announced thus far: Sonar, Night at the Park, Killarney and Bestival.

    If you are a member in good standing please email DDVIP@magusentertainment.com with “FESTIVAL” in the subject line and indicate which festival you would like to attend. Winners will be chosen randomly until we have one fan community winner for each of the four dates. The winners will be notified at least two weeks before each show. If you are chosen as a winner, you will then have 24 hours to accept the tickets before we move on to another randomly selected Fan Community member. Please note these contest prizes are for a pair of TICKETS ONLY (for the fan community member and their guest) and do not include meet and greets, travel or accommodation, so please enter ONLY if you are able to get yourself to the festival sites on these dates. This is a fantastic opportunity to see DD at some of the coolest festivals out there! Good luck!
    Posted on 03-01-15
    Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Announces New GOLD Level Package
    The Duran Duran VIP Fan Community is very happy to announce the release of a brand new GOLD level package!

    The package features all of the exclusive content, contests and pre-sale ticketing opportunities included in the SILVER level (a $35 value) PLUS:

    - An exclusive NEW T-shirt designed by Patty Palazzo featuring a gold foil design
    - Stylish multi-compartment messenger bag with brand new Duran Duran logo on flap
    - Heavy-duty hard top mouse pad - perfect for home or office
    - Red and black logo'd luggage tag for traveling in style
    - Fridge magnet with new interlocking DD logo
    - Executive-style embossed padfolio with interior card slots
    - Executive leather pen with logo'd silver cap
    - Welcome letter from Simon Le Bon
    * Note: There is no membership card in this package

    The GOLD LEVEL is only $79.99 per year for these Limited Edition items and 12 Months of Exclusives! Members who renew will have their membership EXTENDED for an additional 12 months from their current expiration (and will receive all of the new GOLD level items).

    Existing members in good standing who RENEW before April 1st, 2014 will also be entered into a contest to win one of a kind Duran Duran items including:

    - A phone call from a member of Duran Duran. Something you always wanted to ask? This will be your chance!!
    - The "in-ear" monitors Simon Le Bon used on the AYNIN tour. The in-ear monitors come in a custom designed case with Simon's name embossed on it. This is truly a one of a kind item.
    - A lovely robe signed by Nick Rhodes (another one of a kind item!)

    Brand new members who join (or lapsed memberships that are renewed) will be entered into a contest to win autographed Duran Duran memorabilia and a prize pack containing a minimum of 6 (six) of the bands albums on CD.

    We will announce the winners on April 2nd, 2014. All you have to do to enter the contest is renew or sign up at www.duranduranmusic.com

    Thank you for your continued support of the band.

    DD VIP
    Posted on 02-19-14
    Members Only Section in the Duran Duran Webshop!
    Membership definitely has its privileges lately - and DD VIP Members are no exception! All members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community already get a 10% discount at check out, but now they have their own section! Just click in to the Duran Duran Web Shop , hit the VIP tab on left side, put in your user details, and explore your very own shopping area, with special items and further discounts. Make sure you visit the site often, as the merchandise, and great offers, will always be changing!

    Happy Shopping!

    xxx,

    DD VIP Fan Community
    Posted on 11-26-12
    MEMBERS ONLY - EARLY TICKETING & VIP PACKAGES!
    Click Here to access the Members Only Pre-Sale/VIP page!

    Duran Duran are hitting the road in support of their album ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’! Our community members will have early access to pre-sale tickets for these shows, before they are made available to the general public, and the opportunity to purchase a limited number of special VIP member-only packages!
    Posted on 02-11-11
  • Warner Bros Sign Duran Duran to Global Recording Contract
    WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS DURAN DURAN TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT

    ICONIC MULTI-PLATINUM BAND COMPLETE NEW STUDIO ALBUM WITH PRODUCERS NILE RODGERS, MARK RONSON AND MR HUDSON

    BURBANK, CA – March 27, 2015: Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran.

    Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on a new studio album, their 14th. Produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson, it is slated for release in September of this year. Duran Duran first teamed up with Rodgers as a producer on the band’s hit single, “The Wild Boys.” This followed his remix of their first worldwide No. 1 single, “The Reflex.” The CHIC co-founder also produced their multi-platinum album, Notorious. Ronson (Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse) produced Duran Duran’s last studio album, 2010’s All You Need Is Now, which hit the #1 slot in 15 countries. The first single: “Pressure Off” from their upcoming release features critically acclaimed singer / songwriter Janelle Monáe. The new album also includes guest appearances by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Canadian Juno-Award winning newcomer Kiesza.

    “I am thrilled to welcome Duran Duran into the Warner Bros. family,” said Warner Bros. Records President Dan McCarroll. “This is an iconic, enduring band that continues to make brilliant, timeless pop music. The combination of Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson is a dream team, and the songs they have created together for this new record are as fresh and compelling as anything in the band’s long career. All of us at WBR are looking forward to working with Simon, Nick, John, and Roger as they begin this exciting new chapter.”

    “We could not be happier to be making this deal with Warner Bros., and are looking forward to working on our forthcoming album release with not only their US team but also everyone else within the Warner family around the world,” said bassist John Taylor. “We are also excited that this deal means we will be reunited with our catalogue after years apart - and in that sense it really feels a little like coming home.”

    Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, Duran Duran went on to become one of the most culturally influential and commercially successful bands of all time, topping the charts around the world over the past three decades and selling more than 100 million records worldwide. They have been the recipients of Grammys, Brits, Ivor Novellos, six Lifetime Achievement Awards and a 20th Century Style Icon award from the City of Milan. Tireless innovators, they are always at the vanguard of music, fashion, art, technology and film – a group with unique and everlasting appeal.

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    Posted on 03-27-15
    Simon Le Bon and others Lend Support to Bike4Life2015
    Motorbike enthusiasts including Duran Duran front-man SIMON LE BON, TV presenter RICHARD HAMMOND and former England Rugby Captain MIKE TINDALL MBE have joined forces to support the Bike4Life Festival. The annual motorbike festival helps raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the trio are urging riders across the region to sign up for the event on Sunday 26 April.

    BIKE 4 LIFE FESTIVAL 2015 will take place at the RAF Museum at Cosford and is preceded by a 23 mile Bike4Life 2015 Ride Out which will be led by seven times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond. The ride out will start out at 11.30am on Sunday 26th April from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury with 3,500 bikers expected to take to the roads in convoy before arriving at RAF Cosford where the festival will be under way.

    The event is organised to raise funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, while promoting road safety. LeBon, Hammond & Tindall, have pledged their support to help raise awareness of the event and the work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

    Simon Le Bon, lead singer of the iconic British rock band Duran Duran, who are currently completing work on their 14th studio album, has been a keen biker for many years. He didn't think twice about supporting the event and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Le Bon who currently rides a 1968 Triumph Bonneville T120r, a 1997 Yamaha XT500 and a 1991 Ducati 888 SPS said “Two of my biggest passions in life, next to music, have long been sailing and motorbikes, so I am thrilled to be able to support this year's Bike4Life event, alongside “Foggy”, Richard Hammond and Mike Tindall and help raise valuable funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. The life-saving work that all of the UK’s air ambulance services do, alongside the RAF/Royal Navy SAR helicopters teams, is vital - and like so many bike enthusiasts, I know the value of emergency medical care only too well. I am honoured to have been invited to get involved in this year’s campaign and lend my support to the Midlands Air Ambulance and Bike4Life 2015 “

    Now in its fifth year, Bike4Life (taking place on Sunday 26th April 2015) is the biking event to kick start the motorcycle season. The annual Bike4Life Festival raised over £30,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance last year. In previous years it has attracted over 8,000 bikers and enthusiasts from across the UK the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity hopes to make 2015's event the biggest and best yet! This year a record 3,500 bikers are expected to take part in the ride out!

    The MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY (MAAC) is one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK. The charity was the first ever air ambulance to be established in the UK in 1991 and next year will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The charity receives NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING and NO NATIONAL LOTTERY donations and relies solely on the generosity of the public each year.

    The charity currently operates three emergency helicopters covering the largest air ambulance region in the UK of 5,500 square miles serving a population in excess of 5.5 million people and covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire

    Midlands Air Ambulance Ambassador and former England Rugby Captain Mike Tindall MBE who currently rides a Harley Davidson Soft Tail Break Out said;

    “Road traffic accidents account for almost half of the Midlands Air Ambulance missions each year, many of those involving serious motorcycle related injuries which are life threatening and critical often involving head and spinal trauma. On a motorbike you are far more vulnerable than car drivers which of course greatly increases the risks of serious injury. As a biker I am delighted to support the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the Bike4Life event, it’s important for the biking community to come together and support such a great cause. Please join the Bike4Life event and sign up today.”

    To register and join the Bike4Life 2015 Ride Out please visit www.bike4lifefest.com The event costs £5 to register with all proceeds raised going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. With arena displays, stalls and exhibitions, biker tutorials, live music from Planet Rock, a spitfire flypast and chance to meet Carl Fogarty, the atmosphere at the event will be electric.
    Posted on 04-22-15
    Nick Celebrates Hermès' Annual 'Flâneur forever'
    Nick Rhodes was recently invited by the celebrated Parisian quality goods company maker, Hermès, to curate a raucous ramble through his old stomping ground of Soho in London.

    To celebrate Hermès' annual theme 'Flâneur forever,' twenty-five privately invited guests discovered rock art history, Bowie iconography, Tin Pan alley folklore and the world of new electronica.

    Impassioned by his theme, Nick called on friends from the world of art, music and food to show a West End beyond the tourist trail. His guests then joined 230 other journalists who converged on London's Saatchi gallery from other wanderings curated by London luminaries such as Sir Norman Rosenthal, Giorgio Locatelli and architect, Sophie Hicks. There they visited the Hermès exhibition, Wanderland, which portrays an imaginary flânerie in a surrealist Paris, followed by a slightly mad tea party!

    Nick is a long standing friend of Hermès, having worn its iconic 'Quick trainers' in silver for Duran Duran's stage tour in 2000.

    Please visit Instagram, and the hashtag #londonflaneurs. for more!
    Posted on 04-15-15
    Bestival Unveils the First Acts to Feel the Love (Duran Duran included!)
    First Announce - Social - b15 no j5

    TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 10:00AM

    We’ve always been lovers, not fighters, everyone knows that. So, now that Bestival’s Summer of Love theme is out in the open and our amorous adventures are well and truly underway, we’re more than a little excited to turn our attentions to our first line-up announcement! Featuring our mighty Thursday Big Top headliners and our Saturday main stage headliners, and a litany of party people spreading their love across more than 25 stages in 8 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and 24-hour escapism, this is just the beginning, so don’t miss out; feel the love this September 10th-13th at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

    Joining our line-up for the first time for a UK festival exclusive appearance are iconic trailblazers Duran Duran. Unstoppable as ever, the band are currently in the studio with Mr. Hudson, Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, putting the finishing touches on a brand new album, set for release later this year. Frontman Simon Le Bon says: “This year sees the beginning of a new Duran Duran live show. I couldn't imagine starting it with more of a bang than an appearance at Bestival.”

    Duran Duran's Bestival performance will be on Friday, September 11th

    Since we’ve got a bit of a hippie vibe going on this year, bringing back the peace and love, it seems like the perfect time to announce that Bestival has become a member of pioneering project Energy Revolution, a festival charity (pending incorporation) that crowdsources donations and invests in clean energy to tackle climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone. Audience travel makes up around 70% of a festival’s carbon footprint. Together we can account for millions of miles of travel, and turn a problem into a solution - renewable energy is the best chance we have to reduce global emissions to safe levels. So when you book your car park, caravan or camper tickets there will be an option to add a £3 donation to Energy Revolution. We’re doing our bit by using renewables where possible, so if you could help too, we could make a real difference!

    Tickets for Bestival’s Summer of Love go on sale at 10am on Thursday 12th February, and more announcements are coming very soon.

    Online Love: www.Bestival.net

    BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:
    www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410

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    Posted on 02-12-15
  • New April Kafe with Roger Taylor in the Exclusive Section!
    Birthday Boy!

    Although a bit jet lagged, Roger was up for this latest Kafe - where he discusses the band's new label deal, upcoming summer tour dates and maybe a teeny tiny scoop!

    Check it out in the Exclusive section of the site

    *selfie taken by Roger mid Kafe!!

    Posted on 04-09-15
    New in the Exclusive section! Q&A with Anna Ross!
    Though we’ve already done a Q&A with Anna - we thought we’d focus on something that’s near and dear to Anna’s heart for this month’s Q&A - her upcoming solo album! Read up on Anna's musical journey that includes a few members of Duran Duran and see how you can be a part of it!
    Posted on 04-10-15
    It's in the NEWS!
    Great new pieces on Duran Duran in the MEDIA section of the website. Click
    here to see more!
    Posted on 04-07-15
    New! Member Exclusive War Child UK Gig Photos!
    Forty MEMBER EXCLUSIVE photos in the Photo section from the band's War Child gig!

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    Posted on 03-02-15