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  • Duran Duran to play Austin!
    We are happy to announce that DURAN DURAN will perform during the Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend Fan Fest in Austin, Texas at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The band will play to an intimate audience of 2,400 in a special engagement Saturday, November 1, 2014. Concert-goers will be treated to a one-of-a-kind VIP experience at ACL Live, Austin's premiere live music venue.

    DD VIP community members will have access to tickets three days before the general public.

    There are two tickets available (please note that these are the same prices the general public will pay):

    1) Ultimate Floor Experience Ticket - $575 each
    Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind VIP experience! An Ultimate Floor Experience Ticket provides you with premium open bars, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a spectacular stylized space as only ACL Live can deliver. This level is "dancing room only" and also gives you access to the exclusive after-party on the Music Porch after the concert

    2) Balcony Ticket - $325 each
    A Balcony Ticket provides you with legendary views of the stage in theater-style seating, access to the Jack & Jim gallery featuring the iconic photography of Jim Marshall, and access to the exclusive after-party on the Music Porch.

    Our Duran Duran VIP fan community pre-sale will begin at 10am CST on Tuesday, September 2nd. Members should log in to www.duranduranmusic.com and visit the PRESALE link at the top of the page in order to buy tickets. We recommend that you register with our ticketing partner Crowdsurge as soon as possible in order to be prepared for the pre-sale.

    This is a great opportunity to see one of the only DD shows of the year in what Pollstar called the Best New Major Concert Venue. Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the new home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. ACL Live is nestled next to the W Austin Hotel & Residences, which are both located within Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy building of its type in the world to be LEED certified. LEED is a mark of excellence developed by the U.S. Green Building Council acknowledging measurable performance attributes that benefit human and environmental health. ACL Live is the premier destination in Austin for live performances as well as numerous special and private events.

    We hope to see you at the show!

    DD VIP
    Posted on 08-25-14
    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
  • 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
    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 & photographer Denis O’Regan’s ‘Careless Memories’
    “On the table, signs of love life scattered. . . “

    Order one of 1,984 limited edition luxury coffee table books of Duran Duran & photographer Denis O’Regan’s ‘Careless Memories’, documenting the band’s record-breaking 1984 tour.

    These limited edition books are available in Unique, Elite, Exclusive and Collector packages, each with their own exclusive contents. On www.ddcarelessmemories.com you can view exactly what comes with each book, and choose an individual number unique to you, for example your birthday. You can also arrange to have your copy personalised by Denis O’Regan.

    Three copies of the book, one from each Elite, Exclusive & Collector editions, selected at random by the band, will also contain a pair of Golden Tickets*, that will entitle the winner to two of the best seats in the house at an upcoming Duran Duran show on their 2015/16 world tour, with a backstage meet and greet.

    Books will be dispatched in September.

    Watch Denis and the band talk about the project here.

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    Posted on 08-28-14
    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
  • New Kafe with Nick in the Member Exclusive Section!
    WE GOT SOME SCOOP!

    Here's the latest Kafe with Nick, who does let an album track name fly as well as discussing topics ranging from the band's recent performance in Austin to Geneu, the new company he is working with!

    Tune in now!
    Posted on 11-13-14
    John Taylor discusses Duran Duran's "The Wild Boys"
    Live from Austin – it’s John Taylor, talking about the genesis of the Duran Duran song “The Wild Boys” and its impact 30 years later!

    Click here! to watch!
    Posted on 11-03-14
    Roger Revisits ASTRONAUT
    Some people say that certain moments change ones life forever. Well, I think I had one of those moments in the year 2000. A few years earlier I had moved back to London from my retreat in the English countryside. It was time for a change (again), and, in fact, I'd started to 'dabble' again, working on some electronic music with a couple of people from my hometown of Birmingham. It was uncompromising & designed only for the dance floor ... now people call it EDM! I had even built a studio on the top floor of my house, thinking that this stuff was going to be home grown and a million miles away from a certain band that I used to be in 'way back in the 80's...but my plans took an unexpected change in the summer of 2000. READ MORE HERE
    Posted on 10-11-14
    New Written Q&A with Joe Vizvary from Images in Vogue!
    So you're in a band in Canada. You start to build up some local success. You score a single everyone is interested in. And then Duran Duran circa 1984 come to play in Canada and your band is asked to open for them. AMAZING, right? In one of our coolest Q&As to date, Joe Vizary from the band Images in Vogue, themselves part of the 80s music story, tells us all about his experiences in the band and being asked to open for Duran Duran in the middle of the mayhem!

    Check out the member EXCLUSIVE section for Joe's amazing interview!
    Posted on 10-17-14