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Duran Duran Australian Tour

Monday 5 December 2011

Duran Duran Australian Tour

Dainty Group is thrilled to announce that after a long absence, one of the world's most iconic bands, Duran Duran, will return to Australian shores in March 2012 for a series of concerts, in support of their latest album 'All You Need Is Now'. This highly anticipated tour will see the band perform across the country, with shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and the Hunter Valley. Last in Australia in 2008, Duran Duran will showcase songs from their critically acclaimed new album on the March dates, alongside all of the unforgettable hits from across their thirty-year career.

Go to for exclusive pre-sale of tickets and VIP packages for Duran Duran VIP members Duran Duran’s stunning new album: 'All You Need Is Now', has already been proclaimed a triumph by fans and critics alike, and hit the #1 spot on download charts in the top 15 markets around the world when it was released earlier this year (on Shock Records in Australia). Produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Bjork, No Doubt), it features guest vocals/rap from long-time Duran Duran pal/collaborator Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters, and R&B/neo-soul superstar Kelis; while Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire contributes the album's string arrangements. 'All You Need Is Now' is a return-to-roots homage to Duran Duran's most celebrated musical panache, and has already been dubbed the 'imaginary follow up to Rio that never was.'

The announcement of the band's 2012 Australian dates comes hot on the heels of their brilliantly reviewed North American tour, a sold out 11 show arena run in the UK, and a whirlwind year that has seen them, amongst other things, make a spectacular live film with director David Lynch, and most recently release a uniquely Duran Duran video for the song 'Girl Panic !'. Directed by Grammy-award winner Jonas Akerlund (who has shot videos for Madonna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, including the notorious 'Telephone'), this dazzling short film reunites top supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon, and was shot over the course of two days this past June at the Savoy Hotel in London. As the models take on rock star roles playing Simon, John, Nick, and Roger, the nine minute video unfolds into a stunning, fast-paced, high fashion affair, that has fast become the most talked about collaboration of its kind this year. Australian fans can view the video here.

The original Duran line-up of Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes continues to reign supreme as one of the biggest British bands of all time - reimagining pop music, creating ground-breaking music videos and winning over millions of new fans worldwide with their unique fusion of music, art, technology and fashion. From the very beginning, when Duran Duran first took the visual imperatives of the New Romantic movement of the 1980's to a whole other level, defining the MTV generation, they have built a loyal army of fans who have stayed with them to this day.

As this new chapter begins, they have nothing left to prove, but everything to play for. So for them and their loyal army of fans... All You Need Is Now!