Simon Le Grease
Le Bon arrives at Rome airpot on may 12, 2011.
by Giorgio Guarnieri
19, 2011 | Simon
Le Bon has been diagnosed with laryngitis, first two shows of
the Uk tour have been postponed
release | source duranduran.com: Following tonight’s postponement
of Duran Duran’s Newcastle show, the band have been forced
to reschedule their Scottish date [originally scheduled to play
tomorrow -May 19- at Glasgow’s SECC] on doctor’s advice
given today to singer Simon Le Bon, who has been diagnosed with
The band are
hugely disappointed to have had to postpone these two shows –
which marked the start of their ‘All You Need Is Now World
Tour’ – but hope that Simon will be fully recovered
within the next couple of days, and able to continue with the
rest of the UK arena dates as planned.
assures his fans that the show will be rescheduled he also says:
"All I know is this: Simon is at home recuperating
and wants to rock just as soon as he is 100% [...] All apologies
to our fans who have been waiting, and so many who have travelled
for tomorrow's show. We'll be back better + stronger
@thisistherealJT said how excited he is about the upcoming Uk
tour and he gave to his twitter followers some intersting news...
over. The stage is amazing. Beautiful! you
guys are gonna love it.
New songs, new arrangements, we have a new onstage member: Dawne
Adams on percussion
program: killer! We think it may be our best
act on the British tour Cocknbullkid"
a Light on' is being played in the UK radios [it's the second
radio-single to coincide with UK tour]
are the latest but this post was originally intended to deliver
you quick report about the recent Duran Duran trip to Rome for
a Radio contest winners show and a couple of other events in Cannes
everyone is excited about the upcoming Uk tour which promises
to be as memorable as the reunion one, let's just relive what
the band has been up to in the last two weeks.
- NRJ Energy
Fashion Night, Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
- RDS Auditorium
Multimediale, Rome, Italy
France, show for the the launch of Belvedere’s RED at
House of Hype.
NRJ Energy Fashion Night, in Zürich on 7 May 2011
Duran's performance at the NRJ Energy Fashion Night, in Zürich
on 7 May 2011.
Raffaella Ciroli says: "the
Energy Fashion Night show was held at the Hallenstation. The music
acts were the German group Frida Gold, the Swiss singer Caroline
Chevin and Duran Duran.
It was indeed an amazing fashion show with lots of beautiful models
[guest star: model Karolina Kurkova] , beautiful fashion and beautiful
music! Duran was the last music act onstage.
setlist was: AYNIN, Sunrise, Girl Panic and Notorious. The models
joined the catwalk for 2 songs. They did a fantastic performance,
which ended much too soon! Later, Simon and John joined the speaker
for a quick interview onstage
continued their 2011 European Tour in Rome where they performed
the RDS Auditorium Multimediale show on 12 May.
& Simon in Zurich, May 8, 2011
out below some cool pics taken at the Zurich event
a new job guys? Car car dealers?!
RDS showcase may 12, 2011
duranasty.com's reporter Salvo | Nick, Roger
and John arrived in Rome on may 11 evening, the day of earthquake
prophet, Simon instead arrived the day after around one pm.
just wondering, in light of recent events, if the unsual choice
to travel alone the same the day of the show was just a way to
recover from the beginning of a sore throat or something. It might
be so as it was reported that Simon has left urgently the after
show party covering his mouth with plently of paper handkerchiefs.
You wouldn't have said he had a problem during the show as he
sang perfectly and the show was actually a blast for the 50 lucky
contest winners and other 150 guests.
showcase, organized by RDS, one of the major italian radios, thanks
also to the very operative italian department of Edel which is
taking good care of the Duran Duran's italian promotion, has been
a huge success. Events like this are great examples of quality
promotion for high profile bands like Duran Duran. Glad the guys
did this live show, certainly one of the best promo things the
guys have done over the recent years for the italian market.
band played the following songs
You Need Is Now"
"Blame the Machines"
"Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)"
"Save A Prayer"
"A View To A Kill"
Encore: "Careless Memories"
of the show the new singles AYNIN and Girl Panic but the die-hard
fans also enjoyed the ballads Save a Prayer and Ordinary World.
Personal highlight Carelles Memories: it was a blast! But of course
I would say the same for anything off the first album. The song
was introuduced with a funny joke that Simon made at the expenses
of the poor italian radio presenter as he said that they did this
very cool song in the 80s called Careless Whispers...
personal highlight was being able to be so close to stage, so
close that I could actually touch John's bass pedal, you actually
feel being part of the show! That was a terrific feeling... I
guess Roger has noticed how much I enjoyed the show from my non-stop
clapping, dancing and singing that he just decided to give me
one of his drumsticks at the end of the show.
atmosphere in the very tiny Auditorium Multimediale was electric
and Roger after the show said. "Was great to play up close
and personal to our very very loyal Italian posse". That
was something very nice of him to say. Also Simon during the show
has stressed about the great and deep relationship the band has
guys during their 2 days stay in Rome have been nicely mobbed
by some loyal fans which have shown to the guys their fresh enthusiasm.
Watching some scenes I thought we were back in 1985 but the guys
seemed pleasantly amused by those excited fans. I had a chance
to say hello and chat briefly with John and Nick as I didn't want
to steal time to those passionate fans.
and Nick Rhodes: inseparable friends
(pic by Anna Duran)
told me that he did some some cool sightseeing, he said he went
to Piazza Del Popolo for a walk and he got his borsalino, he actually
said that the borsalino shopping was just an excuse to have a
good walk. We also had a laugh when I mentioned that a traditional
legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain they
are ensured a return to Rome... and he didn't do it! Argh!
| The only bit of useful information I got from the iPad addict
and always lovely Nick Rhodes is that the band will be shooting
the Girl Panic! video in june [supposedly with Jonas Akerlund,
whom has also directed the Dior Addict commercial].
Rome the band flew to Cannes/France to play at the House of Hype,
VIP Room, Cannes Film Festival. The show was part of the event
held for the European launch of Belvedere’s RED.
this new set of pics that I took in Rome!
picture is worth a thousand words
smiling for cameras from all around the world...
a pic of John while John is taking a pic of us.
posted that pic on twitter with the caption "Enthusiasm
in Rome #duranlife"
man and his instrument"
Royals in the crazy Rome traffic
was that close
had to invite the audience to keep silence during the interview...
couldn't speak as the crowd was screaming loudly
Sax and Additional Percussion: Simon Willescroft
look: John sounded and looked great!
drumming was a highlight in this show
favourite pic of the lot!
View To A Kill
enjoyed every moment of the show
close-up of your pretty face...
to Raffaella Ciroli, Anna Duran and Giorgio Guarnieri for sharing
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