|unofficial live album|
|Venue||Coachella Festival, Empire Polo Fields, Indio, CA, USA|
|Recorded||17 April 2011|
Coachella Festival is an unofficial Duran Duran live album, recorded during The All You Need Is Now Tour at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA, USA on 17 April 2011.
About the albumEdit
The album is a recording of Duran Duran's performance at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a three-day annual festival.
The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, indie, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The festival enjoys little cloud cover or shade and has a desert setting (the city of Indio is a part of the California Desert), with daytime temperatures frequently rising to over 100°F (38°C).
Duran Duran took to the stage on the last night of the event in Indio and kicked off with "Planet Earth". "We have been looking forward to this moment for weeks and weeks, and now we're here it's going to go off!" Simon Le Bon said.
After they finished the set, Duran Duran returned for an encore and dedicated the first track to late composer John Barry, who co-wrote their hit song "A View to a Kill for the Roger Moore movie of the same name. Le Bon told the crowd, "We lost a dear friend of ours this year - English composer John Barry. This for him." Frontman Le Bon dressed in a white tuxedo reminiscent of the suave superspy and they were backed by an orchestra as they played a pared down version of the song, before launching into the full, upbeat track.
- "Planet Earth"
- "Hungry Like the Wolf"
- "All You Need Is Now"
- "Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)" (with Ana Matronic)
- "The Chauffeur"
- "Ordinary World"
- "Girl Panic!"
- "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise"
- Bond Medley / "A View to a Kill"
- "Girls on Film" / "Poker Face"
Duran Duran are:
- Dominic Brown - guitar
- Anna Ross - backing vocals
- Simon Willescroft - saxophone
- David Williamson - trombone
- Chastity Ashley - backing vocals, percussion
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