2005

Nick Rhodes is given a football after his appearance on Tim Lovejoy’s Allstars TV Program in the UK. He then has the football signed by many celebrities for the Lighthouse charity to auction off.

  • MTV Europe Awards

    December 3, 2005

    Simon and Nick attend the MTV Europe Awards in Rome and present the Best New Artist Award to Maroon 5.

  • Las Vegas

    January 3, 2005

    The band tapes a performance on the hit NBC Television show Las Vegas, which airs in January, 2005.

  • Dual-Disk Release of Astronaut

    A 5.1 mix of Astronaut is done by Jeremy Wheatley for the dual-disk release of Astronaut. The CD side contains the album as-is and the DVD side contains the 5.1 mix of the album in DVD Audio format along with some DVD footage and videos.

  • What happens tomorrow remix

    “What Happens Tomorrow” remixes done by Peter Rauhofer – Reconstruction Mix and Reconstruction Dub.

  • Nick's Charity Football

    Nick Rhodes is given a football after his appearance on Tim Lovejoy’s Allstars TV Program in the UK. He then has the football signed by many celebrities for the Lighthouse charity to auction off.

  • Layercake

    The song “Ordinary World” is used in the Matthew Vaughn film Layercake.

  • Shrek 2

    “Hungry like the Wolf” is used in the DVD release of Shrek 2.

  • Nice Remix

    “Nice” remixes done by: Lindberg Palace – 456 Productions – Mike Greig – JD aka Dready – Pablo La Rosa – Johnson Somerset – Eric Prydz.

  • Madison Square Garden

    April 13, 2005

    The band tours the US from February to April 2005, culminating with a performance at Madison Square Garden on April 13th, 2005.

  • Dom Brown to the rescue (again)

    In March, Dom Brown is called in again to help out on the US Tour as Andy had to return to the UK to be with his father who was very ill. Dom jumped in for the Denver Arena show and performed for the next few weeks.

  • Pop up book

    Duran Duran designs a Pop Up book as their tour programme, which are a huge hit and are carried by eclectic book stores including West Hollywood’s Book Soup.

  • European Tour Kicks off

    Duran Duran kicks off a European tour in the summer of 2005 visiting places such as Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary (where Simon famously asks “Is anyone Hungarian?”) , Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and France.

  • Duran Duan performs in Rome

    July 2, 2005

    Duran Duran performs at Live 8 on July 2nd, 2005, at Circus Maximus in Rome. Their performance is also beamed in to London’s Hyde Park, while the whole concert is aired over the internet by AOL and over Satellite radio by XM. The band then jets to their performance at the Roskilde Festival.

  • Christmas Shows Announced

    After a short and successful summer tour of the US, 3 dates in Japan (including the Summer Sonic Festival), the band announces they will be doing Christmas shows in the UK including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and two shows at London’s Earls Court.

  • "I Might Lie" is sampled

    Armand Van Helden samples Andy Taylor’s “I Might Lie” for his track “Into your Eyes”.

  • Live From London is released

    Duran Duran Live From London is released, capturing the original band during their spectacular seventeen-date, 2004 UK arena tour in both a special deluxe 2-Disc package and a spectacular single DVD disc. Directed by award-winning film-maker, Lawrence Jordan and shot with fourteen state-of-the-art, 1080 24p high-definition cameras, this unique concert DVD, with its film-like visuals, captures the magic, excitement, and pure adrenaline of the band’s final two Wembley concerts on April 30 and May 1, 2004. Both packages also include a behind-the-scenes documentary, rare and candid interview footage, a photo gallery, and a unique audio-track voice-over by all five of the band members – talking about the songs and the show. In addition, the special, deluxe two-disc set includes one song that can be watched in 3D, together with a 12 page booklet, and the live album.

  • Fashion Rocks Charity Performance

    Duran Duran performs at Fashion Rocks which will aid in charity relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Imperia Vodka Launch

    Duran Duran is asked to be special guests at the launch of the Imperia Vodka brand, imported from Russia, where the single “What Happens Tomorrow” is a huge hit. Imperia “rents” out Liberty Island in New York City for the event. The band performs for the crowd from a barge floating in the Hudson River.

  • Live From London Sold Out Showings

    Live From London is shown in movie theatres across the US to sold out audiences. Some theatres add 2nd showings due to demand.

  • Grand Slam for Children

    Andre Agassi personally asks Duran Duran to perform at his annual Grand Slam for Children charity event in Las Vegas.

  • Back to Work

    The band begins work on their follow-up to Astronaut.

  • Nobel Peace Concert

    Duran Duran performs at the Nobel Peace Concert in Norway.

  • Christmas Time in Europe

    The band plays Christmas dates in Europe, culminating with two shows at Earls Court in London.

  • RingTones

    Duran Duran re-launch ringtones in the UK, featuring songs taken from Live From London and a re-mix of “(Reach Up for the) Sunrise”.

  • "Serious" is Sampled

    Ferry Corsten samples the Duran Duran song “Serious” off of the Liberty album. The song, “Fire”, becomes a massive dance hit and includes clips of the original in the new video.

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