First, Duran Duran have announced an appearance on Good Morning America here in the States on June 18th. According to the band’s official website, this will be a performance. It is an interesting choice since Duran isn’t doing anything in the States until August. I can’t imagine that it will be to advertise a new single. It is also right before the tour in Europe starts. While I may not understand the point of it, I’m still excited. It will be the first Monday I won’t be at work for the summer so I can watch it live. I’m sure that Rhonda and I will comment on it. I hope that everyone outside of the States will get a chance to watch it, somehow.
Second, Duran starts their tour of Europe a week after that on June 25th. I realize that some of their originally scheduled shows were never re-scheduled, which has got to be upsetting. Nonetheless, I still look forward to the tour. No, it isn’t because I’m going to any shows but I do like to hear from others who have shows! I get excited for others! Plus, of course, in this day and age, I get to see clips via places like youtube. I hope that everyone who is going to a show(s) reports in and tells us all about it! Of course, as part of this European tour, Duran will be playing at the Olympics. Again, I’m not sure what I will get to actually watch. I’m excited for the band, no matter what/how much I get to see. 🙂
Third, A Diamond in the Mind live DVD is also being released during the summer. I SO look forward to this! I will get to re-live the fabulous UK shows of last winter! This will also get me even more excited for the tour in August. Of course, like Good Morning America and the Olympics (if we get a chance to see the performance), Rhonda and I will review it! By this time, we better have our plans set for the tour in August! Here’s a hint, DDHQ, we would really like to get things situated with our shows, but it is hard to do when we can’t buy tickets for Atlanta yet! Of course, we won’t be able to go to all of the shows so we will need to hear from others about their shows!
Lastly, the fall will bring the convention in the UK. Rhonda and I are also looking forward to that! We will get to see friends and a city that we have come to really enjoy! I suspect that we will take some time for a real Duran tour then. I’m hearing rumors about a mini-bus, champagne and more! Can you just picture it now? A mini-bus full of Duranies driving around Birmingham? I can’t wait!!! The fall will also bring John Taylor’s book and book tour! Obviously, I’m hoping for a stop in Chicago in order to be able to go see him without too much cost and without taking too much time from work. It will also provide more for us to review! The new year promises a return to the studio for the band based on what I have heard and read, which means that we have another Duran album to look forward to at some point.
Overall, there is a ton of stuff to look forward to in Duranland! It is good to remember all that is coming! Some days, some times don’t need heavy deep subjects. On those days, we all could benefit from looking forward to the future! It is good for all of us to be excited about what is coming!!! It is a good day and time to be a Duranie!