Duran in Antigua, between work, vacation and celebration.
25, 2012 | Yes! The guys are currently in Antigua.
The trip was planned a long time ago as we reported in the November
5, 2011 update.
main reason for the trip is to reconvene with Eilean, the yatch
from Rio, which has been fully restored, but also to shoot a
little documentary to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the
Rio album and video [by Russell Mulcahy] as Nick Rhodes reported
few months ago:
Rio thing... we do have one little plan for which I'm hoping
will involve a short documentary film that will celebrate
1982-2012 | In May 1982 Duran Duran travelled
to Antigua to film the vivid music video for "Rio",
which featured iconic images of the band in colourful Antony
Price silk suits, singing and playing around on a yacht sailing
the Caribbean. Short segments show band members trying to live
out their assorted daydreams, only to be teased, tormented,
and made fools of by a body-painted vixen.
| As we all know Simon isn't new to the Antigua
Sailing Week, as we largely reported in may
2009 he won the 42nd Antigua Sailing Week on Charles Dunstone's
Transpac 52 Rio [Remember these exclusive pics of Simon taking
the Cup? 1
this year Sir Le Bon joined the crew of Eilean to take part
to one of the most renowned Classic Races world wide, the Antigua
Classic Yacht Regatta which takes place every April, just before
Antigua Sailing Week and is hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club.
and his wife Yasmin raced on Eilean, as part of Racing Sunday.
This is the first year Eilean has appeared at the Antigua Classic
Regatta since being refurbished by her new owner who is also
the main event sponsor, Panerai
- who now own the yatch.
| Our local reporter says :"The band has been enjoying
a wonderful stay in one of the Caribbean’s luxury hotels
with exclusive beach side in English Harbour,
a stunning location in Antigua.
| The guys are still enjoying a relaxing holiday in Antigua
just before they kick off the South American leg of the All
You Need Is Now tour, which starts in Brasilia, Brazil
on April 28, but they also met the international press
and an interview with a main music magazine with an exclusive
photoshoot to celebrate Rio was planned... that's all we can
say! So we have something new to look for in the upcoming weeks.
local correspondent Ted has sent the two exclusive pictures
[below] of Simon attending an evening event, following the Regatta.
in Progress | This page about the Antigua
trip will be updated as soon as we get more news, stuff and