RDS Showcase
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live album
Venue RDS, Rome
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Recorded 12 May 2011
Released 2011
Design Romanduran
Format CDr, download
Length 9 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
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Duran Duran

RDS Showcase is a free official Duran Duran live album, recorded at the RDS Auditorium Multimediale in Rome, Italy on 12 May 2011.

This was released on as a free download, a sort of consolation for The Italian Tour cancelled.

About the albumEdit

The album is a recording of Duran Duran's performance at the RDS Auditorium Multimediale, a venue located at Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 119 in Rome. This was the second show performed by the band in Italy during 2011.

The concert was a special showcase event organised by RDS (Radio Dimensione Suono), an Italian national radio station that broadcasts Pop music and Italian music. The audience included 50 contest winners and 150 guests.

Duran Duran took to the stage with band members dressed mostly in black, and opened the show with the title track to their Italian no.1 album All You Need Is Now. "Blame the Machines" was next, another new song played in the intimate surroundings of the RDS Auditorium Multimediale.

During the concert, Simon Le Bon commented about the great and deep relationship the band have with Italy.

The end of the main set closed with the Bond theme "A View to a Kill", an Italian no.1 single in 1985. After a brief break, the band returned to an ovation, and rewarded their fans with a performance of "Careless Memories".

After the show, Roger commented "It was great to play up close and personal to our very very loyal Italian posse".

The event pass (pictured on the right) features Duran Duran photography by Roger Dekker.

The band continued their European promotional tour the following evening, playing The Belvedere-Red Show at Cannes Film Festival on 13 May.

Track listingEdit

  1. "All You Need Is Now"
  2. "Blame the Machines"
  3. "Notorious"
  4. "Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)"
  5. "Save A Prayer"
  6. "Ordinary World"
  7. "Girl Panic!"
  8. "A View to a Kill"
  9. "Careless Memories"


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  • Photos by Salvo (
  • Taken from 'a thank you from Duran Duran'.
  • Cover sleeve by Romanduran, 2011.
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