It is time to summarize any and all official Duran Duran news for the past two weeks (2/22/15 to 3/7/15). What all has happened? It definitely feels like the activity in Duranland is picking up slightly.
February’s Collector Corner focused on tour programs. You can read all about it here. What I thought was cool is the historical background surrounding the history of tour programs, in general. Of course, that isn’t to say that I didn’t appreciate looking at all of the Duran ones! I have a few tour programs myself and can’t imagine not buying one for the next tour!
Cartier “Travel With Style”
Simon and his wife, Yasmin, will be off to New Delhi, India, soon to participate as judges in an event about cars. Read about all of the details here.
Antony Price’s Birthday
Nick hosted a little birthday bash for the famous fashion designer on the 5th at the Blakes Hotel in London. As many Duranies know, Antony was responsible for quite a few iconic looks of Duran Duran in the early 1980s, including the suits featured in the video for Rio. I have included a picture here but there are lots more on the official website and on the band’s Facebook page.
If you are a member of DuranDuranMusic, the paid fan community, there are some contests going on. They are giving away pairs of tickets to the festivals announced “thus far”, including Sonar, Night at the Park, Killarney and Bestival. For more details, head over to DDM. Good luck to those who enter!!!
Simon Katy Kafe
The March Katy Kafe came out last week and featured Simon! Did you catch it? Maybe, you want to just check out the highlights? If so, check out Rhonda’s post about it here!
War Child UK Exclusive Pictures
While on the topic of DDM, besides this month’s Katy Kafe, there is another exclusive, which is a gallery of pictures from the band’s War Child UK gig that took place last month. If you like pictures, I highly recommend checking them out here!
Charity Auction for Lynch Event
Interested in going VIP for the David Lynch event in Los Angeles on April 1st? Interested in meeting the band then? There is a charity auction for you! Details here!
War Child Portrait
Interested in purchasing the before and after the War Child gig portraits of the band? If so, read about the War Child Photobook here!
Simon has been busy! Not only did he do a Katy Kafe but he also did an interview for BBC. Want highlights? I know you do! Luckily, our friend, Debbie, sent us the scoop here!
Beyond the official news, if you were paying close attention to Duran’s Twitter feed last week, you might have seen DDHQ respond that the #DD14, the next Duran album, will be released in September! Rhonda covered it here.
What did I miss? I’m sure that I missed something! If so, please comment below! Thanks!