Today, there was an official Duranie alert as the band announced tour dates in South Africa during December. While I’m not anywhere near there, announcements like this get me all excited as they do for countless other Duranies! People are thrilled with the news, even if they are unable to go, as it is clear that life in Duranland is about to pick up. It seems we won’t have to wait long for official word about the album and tour!
Fans have been discussing and analyzing both the announcement on duranduran.com and the email sent out about the presale from Duran Duran Music. Two lines, in particular, from the official announcement have captured people’s focus. The first line that grabbed people mentioned that this mini-tour is the beginning of a huge promotion campaign in regards of the upcoming release of their latest album. There seems to be universal consensus among fans that this means that there will be a ton of tour dates to follow! The only question seems to be when will those dates start and where exactly they will go. Will they do more shows before 2011? Around Christmas? Will they do them in the U.S.? Europe? People’s minds are already guessing about when they will be coming close to them, geographically, and then plotting about how to get to those shows, myself included! The other sentence that has captured people’s attention can be summarized by saying that the new album is going to be released shortly after these tour dates (December 8th-12th, by the way). Does that mean that the album will be released this year or in the beginning of 2011 as they have been promising? Time will tell but that certainly doesn’t stop the fans from speculating!
No matter what specifically happens in terms of an album release date or tour dates, I love when alerts like this come out! I get excited for what is coming and love that other fans do, too!!