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  • Duran Duran is pleased to be participating in War Child and O2’s “Passport Back To The Bars"
    Duran Duran is pleased to be participating in War Child and O2’s “Passport Back To The Bars", a week of one-off events offering incredible access to big name acts in the most intimate music venues – supporting War Child to bring hope and safety back to children in war zones, after an unprecedented year of violence.

    Produced by War Child, O2 and the Music Managers Forum, the Passport shows are a part of BRIT Awards Week 2015. These will be the smallest gigs making the biggest difference.

    Artists performing will include special shows from Duran Duran, Bastille and Ride (Mark Gardener and Andy Bell acoustic show) - the line up, dates, venues and details on how to win tickets will be announced in early January. To register for information visit www.warchild.org.uk/passport.

    The venues in London and Manchester will be tiny - around 300 capacity and smaller – and fans will get the chance to win tickets by donating to War Child.

    This marks ten years since War Child’s original Passport Back To The Bars shows for victims of the Iraq war, when acts included The Cure, David Gray, Elbow, Pet Shop Boys, Supergrass and Amy Winehouse.

    All the money raised will support War Child’s vital work saving children from the brutal effects of war in areas including Syria, Iraq and Gaza. These stripped back, intimate shows will have a life-changing impact for thousands of vulnerable children.

    Duran Duran’s John Taylor says: “Thousands of children are innocent victims in the war zones of adult conflict around the world. They are often being denied education and other basic human rights. We are looking forward to performing an exclusive event in London this coming February, in support of War Child and the important work they do in the regions where these children are suffering.

    This past year we have spent most of our time in the studio working on new songs, so we are very much looking forward to getting back onto a London stage for this special appearance.”

    Ben Knowles, War Child’s Director of Music says: “2014 saw more people displaced by war than any year since World War 2. It is a global emergency. These child refugees have no passports. They don’t get to choose where war sends them. The support of these bands and the generosity of music fans can send them hope.”
    Posted on 12-17-14
    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! However, for a limited time (until April 1st, 2014) existing members can RENEW for only $69.99. 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
  • WEEK 3! Exclusive! VIP Fan Community December Giveaways!
    It's December 1st! You know what that means? The VIP Fan Community site is giving away something each week in December. Please keep checking here to see what the weekly giveaway is and WHO the winner(s) may be. Keep you membership up-to-date so if you're notified you can claim your prize!

    December: This week's giveaway - Signed CD from Duran Duran!
    RECIPIENT: Kathy Ponder. Congratulations Kathy!

    December: This week's giveaway - Three 2015 DD Calendars!
    RECIPIENTS:

    December 15: Three "In The Pleasure Groove" books signed by John Taylor
    Posted on 12-01-14
    John Visits the House of Commons to Launch Addiction Report
    "I went to the House of Commons in London Tuesday to help launch the Addiction Report by the Centre of Social Justice. The report makes many significant points about problems of addiction and alcoholism facing many people in Britain. I wouldn’t say I agree with every single thing in it, but if half of it were to come to pass, our society would be a much better place to live in.

    You can view the report here: http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/publications/ambitious-for-recovery

    Thanks for your support and interest in my advocacy for addiction."

    - John

    John Taylor, Duran Duran , House of Commons, Addictions
    Posted on 12-11-14
    New Member Exclusive Photos in the GALLERY Section
    New Gallery up! Duran Duran LIVE in Austin - member exclusive!!!
    Posted on 11-05-14
    Duran Duran's UNSTAGED Comes to iTUNES UK!
    Duran Duran's UNSTAGED, directed by David Lynch, finally comes to the UK via iTunes for rental and download!

    Click here!
    Posted on 10-15-14
  • Year End Kafe with JT!!
    A little Crimbo Cheer with none other than John Taylor (and a coughing Katy)!

    His year in review covers a lot of (fun!) ground - have a listen!
    Posted on 12-15-14
    Member Exclusive - Annual Year End Kafes - Roger!
    The first of our annual Year End Katy's Kafes finds Roger in the hot seat, talking about all his favourite things of this year and what he's looking forward to in 2015!

    Listen now!
    Posted on 12-08-14
    New! Written Q&A with Patty Palazzo in the Exclusive Section!
    Everyone who knows who Patty Palazzo is!

    Beside being generally awesome, she is a big part of the DD folklore, from her work with John, to her design work with the band to her amazing tee-shirt line, Punkmasters. We did a Q&A with Patty some time ago, but nothing since she launched her incredible tee line, which is about to get some new stock in December! Want to know what she's up to? We did! Read more in this month's latest Q&A posted in the Exclusive section!
    Posted on 11-23-14
    Ten Year Anniversary Message from Dom!
    So it's exactly 10 years today since my very first show with Duran Duran... time has flown by so quickly, it seems like half that time!!

    I'll never forget my first meeting, and subsequent show, with DD on 19th November 2004. I received a call, out of the blue, first thing on a Wednesday morning from Chris Rowley, who was their tour manager at the time. A friend in the business had given him my contact info.
    Chris asked me if I was busy that Friday (yes only two days!) as DD's guitarist, Andy Taylor, had taken ill and would not be able to make the show. I said yes, and asked when will we be rehearsing? Chris replied "there will be no chance to rehearse as Simon and Nick are out of the country, but John and Roger are available to meet and jam with you this evening."

    I'd never met any of the band before so, slightly nervously, went that evening to meet JT and RT at Sphere Studios, and immediately liked their vibe and approach. They played some CDs and asked me to pick out a few of the key lines on the spot... luckily my ears were reliable that evening and I jammed along with relative ease.

    The guys gave me a pile of their CDs, with a few songs ticked on each, for me to learn before we would meet again the next day... as you can imagine there wasn't a whole lot of time for sleeping as I had about 15 songs to learn for the next afternoon.

    I remember my wife Martha coming home from a concert very late that evening and the look on her face as I was blasting out the DD hits. Needless to say she knew all the words!

    The next day's jamming went smoothly, and in fact, John gave me the compliment of my life - "it's like having Jeff Beck in the band"!

    The next time I saw the guys was at the soundcheck where I first met Nick and Simon, who were obviously a little skeptical that this was all going to work without any rehearsing... Nick watched my back that night as a few times during the show I had to ask him to sing me the guitar intros or parts. He laughs about it still, and reminds me occasionally to this day!!

    Anyway, all went well that evening, and the guys told me Andy would not be around for the next few weeks and asked if I would fill in for him. Of course I agreed and over the next couple of weeks we had promotion in Europe and the UK.

    Although this gave me time to listen more to the tracks, there was no time to rehearse before the first major show on Dec 2nd 2004 at the Gwinnett Center Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, US in front of 15,000 people! I was actually not that nervous as I figured no one could really blame me if I messed up!

    That show, and the rest of the shows on that trip, went well. When Andy had to take a few weeks off in March/April 2005 when his father became very ill, the guys called me asking if I could get to Denver, US for a show the next day. Once again there was no time for rehearsing, and not only that but the set had changed quite a bit so there were several new songs I had to learn from my iPod on the flight... slightly daunting but I was up for the challenge!

    Again this run of Arenas went well and the guys must have been happy as they called me in 2006 and asked me if I fancied the job as full time guitarist and the rest is history....

    Duran Duran is a very fun and interesting band to work with, and we have had some fantastic experiences and played at some amazing venues/festivals in beautiful countries.

    Some of the highlights over these 10 years include: 2 shows at Wembley Stadium in July 2007 for the Concert for Diana and Live Earth;
    playing on the Red Carpet Massacre album and seeing how the guys worked in the studio; co-writing and playing on the 2010 album All You Need Is Now and the forthcoming 2015 release. I also really enjoyed playing at the Live Opening Ceremony for 2012 Summer Olympics in Hyde Park, London back in 2012 and Coachella was great as it's somewhere I'd always fancied playing.

    Am very much looking forward to the release of the new album and the subsequent tour. We are gelling more than ever now onstage and have a great rapport. A lot has happened over the last 10 years and it's been great getting to know the guys on a personal level.

    Here's to another 10 years!!

    Dom x

    Dom Brown, Duran Duran
    Dom with Roger, Simon, John & Nick, 2004
    Posted on 11-19-14