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Duran Duran News: 3/8/15 to 3/15/15

Are you interested in reading all about the latest Duran Duran news from the last week (3/8/15 to 3/15/15)?  If so, read on.  Please note that I summarize official news (as opposed to unconfirmed rumors).

Public Appearances

As mentioned in last week’s summary, Simon was off to India to participate in the Cartier Travel in Style event.  Well, pictures and videos of the event have begun to surface, including this picture posted on Duran’s Facebook:

From Duran's Facebook
From Duran’s Facebook

Nick was also seen out in public this past week.  He attended the Savage Beauty VIP party.  Here is a picture that was posted on Duran Duran Argentina’s Facebook page:

From Duran Duran Argentina's Facebook
From Duran Duran Argentina’s Facebook

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet, one of Duran’s peers from the early 80s in England, is on tour.  Like many bands and artists, they have a tour program that can be purchased by fans in attendance.  Well, guess who wrote the foreword?  No, it wasn’t Tony Hadley or Martin Kemp.  It was John Taylor!  We all know that John is a very good writer so I’m sure that this foreword is quality!  If that wasn’t enough, Spandau also has a film out entitled “Soul Boys of the Western World.”  Guess which band is featured on that soundtrack?  That’s right.  Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf is on the soundtrack along with other fabulous artists like David Bowie and Kraftwerk.  That soundtrack is coming out this week!

Kiesza

Did you hear that the artist, Kiesza, will be collaborating with Duran Duran on their upcoming album?  DDHQ confirmed that this week.  I covered reactions to this news on the blog post here.

Best Synth Pop Tracks of the 1980s

feckingdeadly.com posted a piece this week on the best synth pop tracks of the 1980s.  Which Duran Duran song do you think made the list?  Make your prediction then go here to see if you were right!

What did I miss?  This week was, generally, rather quiet.  Will next week be more entertaining?  Exciting?  We shall see!

-A

Duran Duran News: 2/22/15 to 3/7/15

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.

Collector’s Corner

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.

Antony Price Birthday 2015

 DDM Contests

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 Interview

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!

#DD14

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!

-A