It seems to me that each and every week in the Duran Duran universe is getting more and more exciting. After a very long time of not very much happening, we now seem to have announcements each week! I love it, but it is harder to keep up. We do our best to react quickly to each and every piece of news. In fact, we are very committed to this. If we are going to keep a daily blog, it has to be DAILY, at the very least. Sometimes, I question our sanity and then go right back to work.
This week saw two big news items on the band’s official website:
First, on the 25th, we learned that Duran Duran is going to play Austin, Texas, on Saturday, November 1st as part of the Grand Prix Formula 1 Fan Fest. While tickets are available to this show, they are not cheap due to the larger event. For information, you can read the official press release here. If you want to read Rhonda’s blog post about it, you can go here.
Second, by the 28th, we had all learned that Duran Duran would be performing at the official unveiling of the Madza MX-5 Miata in Monterey, California, on Wednesday, September 3rd. Since it a private event, there were no tickets available to the public, but there were some lucky fans in the fan club who won tickets to the event. Yet, according to the press release, which you can read here, all is not lost for the majority of fans as highlights will be shown on Madza’s YouTube channel. How did we respond to this? We do what we always try to do–use it as a way to bring fans together. In this case, we are hosting an online event, which you can read about and join in here.
The band’s official fan club reminded all of us about Denis O’Regan’s book, Careless Memories. To see what is included in the book and to order, go to: http://www.ddcarelessmemories.com/books/elite-edition. If you do get one, please, let us know how it is!
If all that wasn’t enough, there was some interesting activity on social media this week, too!
While the band’s Facebook and Twitter reminded us all about the upcoming events of Austin, Monterey, and Unstaged. They also reminded us that Fashion Rocks is coming up quickly! In fact, they posted a picture from the band’s In Style photo shoot that was done for Fashion Rocks. I highly recommend checking it out!!!
We also learned via certain Twitter accounts (*coughJohnTaylorDomBrowncough*) that the band went to Moscow. From there, we found out that they went there for a private concert for a Russian pharmaceutical company. Some of our friends who are far better at searching for Duran Duran alerts found a few clips from this performance.
What will next week bring? We shall see and it shall be interesting. Just in case, you need the upcoming Duran dates listed in one place:
September 3rd: Madza Private Party and Daily Duranie Durandemonium Online Viewing Party 6 PM PST
September 9th: Fashion Rocks
September 10th: Unstaged Screenings
September 14th: Other Unstaged Screening
November 1st: Show in Austin
What am I missing?!?