Duran Duran dedicates song to Obama and receives 101 Reasons to be Proud of Peru
Living in Peru
Israel J. Ruiz
Despite a delay at the beginning of their concert, world-renowned English pop rock band Duran Duran was received with applause, warmth and enthusiasm by approximately 5,000 fans at the Estadio Monumental last night.
The band came to Peru to kick off their Red Carpet Massacre Latin American tour, which will have the quartet traveling around Latin America until December.
For almost two hours, fans were delighted by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor with songs such as "Rio", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Notorious", "Save a Prayer", "A view to a kill", "Reflex", "Come Undone", "Wild Boys" and "Girls on Film".
Speaking some Spanish while on stage, the band quickly won the crowd over, which affirmed they still loved the group.
Playing classics as well as new songs from their last album, Red Carpet Massacre, the group even dedicated a song to then President elect Barack Obama.
The group has been in Peru since Saturday and gone sightseeing through Lima. While they said they would have liked to have visited Machu Picchu, band members said it would not be possible on this trip.
Living in Peru had a chance to meet with band members and give them a gift to help them remember their trip to the Andean country.
Affirming they love Peru, it's people, culture, food and pisco sour, each band member happily received an edition of "101 Reasons to be Proud of Peru".