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Duran Duran on Broadway
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Venue(s) Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, NY, USA Dbi flag usa

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Date(s) November 1, 2007 to November 11, 2007
No. of shows 9
Genre Pop, Electronic
Length 3 acts
Tour The Red Carpet Massacre Tour
Producer Duran Duran
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Duran Duran on Broadway was a series of shows, held in New York, NY, USA during November 2007.

About the showsEdit

On Thursday 1 November 2007, Duran Duran began nine shows in the theatre district of Broadway, New York, NY, USA. The shows comprised of seven performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and two at the Roseland Ballroom.

The shows featured Duran Duran peforming their new album Red Carpet Massacre live in its entirety. The production was a scaled-down arena show, with video screens, a horn section, and a wall of nearly nonstop strobe lights. There was a Playbill theatre booklet available at the venues, printed with a list of 'Under Standbys' for the band. The list included Lindsay Lohan covering for Simon Le Bon. Some years earlier Le Bon made his theatre debut in a production of Tom Brown's Schooldays at the age of 13.

After Act One's performance of the Red Carpet Massacre album and a 15 minute intermission, Duran Duran’s four founding members, Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor stood behind keyboards in black leather jackets, looking like Kraftwerk and playing the German's band song, “Showroom Dummies". This was the start of a mini electroset that featured new versions of Duran Duran songs, with various covers including The Normal’s "Warm Leatherette".

The final part of the show featured a collection of hit singles from Duran Duran's extensive back catalogue.

Tickets for the shows cost $150, $125 and $75, plus applicable service charges.

Patty Palazzo designed posters for the series and also contributed artwork to the band's stage clothes, produced by Gela Nash's co-founded Juicy Couture.

Comments from Simon Le Bon
Commenting about performing the entire Red Carpet Massacre album, "That's the idea", said Simon Le Bon. "And I hope it works out like that. We've never done anything like this before and probably never will again."

"Audiences will face a 'battle of the lenses', as one song puts it, thanks to photographers who will prowl the red-carpet theater entrance, flashing fans' images, among other things, on giant monitors inside the Barrymore. But the show itself will focus on the new album's first cut-to-last presentation, as well as a Duran Duran dance set and, of course, a greatest-hits section."

SetlistEdit

Act One:

  1. Red Carpet Massacre – The Album

Intermission (15 minutes) Act Two:

  1. Electroset

Act Three:

  1. Essential Duran Duran

ShowsEdit

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

Brass section:

Standbys:

  • For Simon: Lindsay Lohan
  • For John: Scott Tracy
  • For Nick: Tristan Tzara
  • For Roger: Gordan Banks

Opening Night: November 1, 2007:

Special Thanks: (programme notes)

<< Broadway 2007 XM Artist Confidential: 15-11-07 >>

See alsoEdit

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