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Duran Duran – Australian Tour, March 2012

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DURAN DURAN TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2012!

          Six-City Run in Support of their new studio album

‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’

Dainty Group is thrilled to announce that after a long absence, one of the world’s most iconic bands, DURAN DURAN, will return to Australian shores in March 2012 for a series of six concerts, in support of their latest album ‘All You Need Is Now’.  This highly anticipated tour will see the band perform across the country, with shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and the Hunter Valley.

TICKETS ON SALE – THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER 2011 AT 9AM

DURAN DURAN’s Australian tour will comprise a run of spectacular arena shows, as well as two unforgettable outdoor concerts at Sandalford Estate (Swan Valley, Perth) and Tempus Two Winery (Hunter Valley, NSW).  Last in Australia in 2008,DURAN DURAN will showcase songs from their critically acclaimed new album on the March dates, alongside all of the unforgettable hits from across their thirty-year career.

DURAN DURAN’s stunning new album: ‘All You Need Is Now’, has already been proclaimed a triumph by fans and critics alike, and hit the #1 spot on download charts in the top 15 markets around the world when it was released earlier this year (on Shock Records in Australia).  Produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt), it features guest vocals/rap from long-time Duran Duran pal/collaborator Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters, and R&B/neo-soul superstar Kelis; while Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire contributes the album’s string arrangements. ‘All You Need Is Now’ is a return-to-roots homage to DURAN DURAN’s most celebrated musical panache, and has already been dubbed the “imaginary follow up to Rio that never was.”

The announcement of the band’s 2012 Australian dates comes hot on the heels of their brilliantly reviewed North American tour, a sold out 11 show arena run in the UK, and a whirlwind year that has seen them, amongst other things, make a spectacular live film with director David Lynch, and most recently release a uniquely DURAN DURAN video for the song ‘Girl Panic !’.  Directed by Grammy-award winner Jonas Åkerlund (who has shot videos for Madonna, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, including the notorious “Telephone”), this dazzling short film reunites top supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon, and was shot over the course of two days this past June at the Savoy Hotel in London. As the models take on rock star roles playing Simon, John, Nick, and Roger, the nine minute video unfolds into a stunning, fast-paced, high fashion affair, that has fast become the most talked about collaboration of its kind this year. Australian fans can view the video here.

The original Duran line-up of Simon Le BonJohn Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes continues to reign supreme as one of the biggest British bands of all time – reimagining pop music, creating ground-breaking music videos and winning over millions of new fans worldwide with their unique fusion of music, art, technology and fashion.  From the very beginning, when DURAN DURAN first took the visual imperatives of the New Romantic movement of the 1980s to a whole other level, defining the MTV generation, they have built a loyal army of fans who have stayed with them to this day.

Since their first worldwide hits, that included ‘Planet Earth’, ‘Girls on Film’, ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ and ‘Rio’, the band have maintained their success and solidified their place within pop music history. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide, had more than 30 hit singles and have garnered a global presence with huge concert audiences on five continents. Now a seemingly unstoppable force, with no fewer than six prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards under their belts (MTV Video Music Awards, the Brits, the Ivor Novellos, Q Magazine, the Spanish Ondas and most recently GQ Magazine), DURAN DURAN are in a category with only a handful of other internationally acclaimed artists.

As this new chapter begins, they have nothing left to prove, but everything to play for.  So for them and their loyal army of fans… All You Need Is Now!

DO NOT MISS DURAN DURAN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA NEXT MARCH 2012!

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER

 Go to www.duranduranmusic.com for exclusive pre-sale of tickets and VIP packages for Duran Duran VIP members

 BRISBANE
Saturday 17 March 2012
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Ticketek.com.au 132 849

 MELBOURNE
Monday 19 March 2012
Rod Laver Arena
Ticketek.com.au 132 849

ADELAIDE
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Ticketek.com.au 132 849

 PERTH
Saturday 24 March 2012
Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley
Ticketek.com.au 132 849

 SYDNEY
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Sydney Entertainment Centre
Ticketmaster.com.au 136 100

 HUNTER VALLEY
Saturday 31 March 2012
Tempus Two Winery, Hunter Valley
Ticketmaster.com.au 136 100

 For further Australian tour information:  www.daintygroup.com

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