2008

  • John Taylor on the Cover of Bass Player magazine (US)

    January 1, 2008
  • Olympic Studios in London

    The band films interviews at Olympic Studios in London for the Rio: CLASSIC ALBUMS DVD. They film the live performances for the DVD 3 days later in Boston.

  • San Remo Music Festival

    February 26, 2008

    Duran Duran performs “Falling Down” at the San Remo Music Festival in Italy.

  • ROCK THE RABBIT T-Shirt

    The Duran Duran designed ROCK THE RABBIT T-Shirt is chosen by Playboy to be sold in major outlets such as Bloomingdales & select W Hotel boutiques.

  • 3 CD Collectible Box Set

    March 17, 2008

    A 3 CD box set containing Duran DuranRio and Seven and the Ragged Tiger is released in the UK. Though there is no content change to the CDs or artwork, EMI has numbered the boxes, making it a collectible.

  • Red Carpet Massacre World Tour

    Duran Duran kicks off their Red Carpet Massacre World Tour in New Zealand Duran Duran plays their first batch of Festivals, co-headlining Richard Branson’s V FESTIVAL with The Smashing Pumpkins. The tour continues through the Far East including Indonesia, The Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.

  • The Festival Imperial, Costa Rica

    The band ends the Australasia leg of the tour in Costa Rica, a place the band had never played before. Headlining the Festival Imperial, the band plays to a rapturous audience.

  • North American Tour

    April 29, 2008

    Duran Duran kicks off their 2008 North American tour in Vancouver, BC. The Leeds, UK band Your Vegas is the opening act for the entire tour.

  • American Idol finalist David Cook Performs “Hungry like the Wolf”

  • The Killers Sing with Duran Duran

    Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning from The Killers join the band on stage at their Las Vegas show at The Joint in the Hard Rock Café to sing Duran Duran’s “Planet Earth”.

  • Simon Throws First Pitch at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field

    May 13, 2008
  • Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan

    Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan joins the band onstage to sing “The Chauffeur” at their Chicago gig at the Rosemont Theatre.

  • Mark Ronson and Duran Duran

    Duran Duran announces a musical collaboration with Mark Ronson for a Smirnoff-sponsored event in Paris on July 2.

  • “Wild Boys” is Featured in the Film, Son of Rambow

  • Animated Series, Futurama, References “Hungry like the Wolf”

  • The Central Park SummerStage

    The band performs two shows at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage at the Rumsey Playfield, one of the few NYC venues they’ve never played.

  • The Louvre Museum

    Duran Duran makes history by becoming the first band to ever play at the Louvre Museum (home of the Mona Lisa) in Paris. They perform under the I.M Pei glass pyramid as part of the biggest fundraising event ever held on the Paris museum’s premises. Proceeds go toward renovating the 18th-century furniture rooms of the decorative-arts galleries.

  • Global Smirnoff Experience Event

    La Cigale in Paris hosts the third global Smirnoff Experience event, showcasing a collaboration between Duran Duran and Mark Ronson. The event presented live performances of Ronson’s re-workings of his favorite Duran Duran classics along with songs from their new album.

  • UK Tour

    Duran Duran takes the Red Carpet Massacre tour to the UK, with performances in London at the O2 Arena, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Birmingham. The Duke Spirit supports the band on all UK dates. They continue across Europe, playing shows in Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, and Italy, including a free show in the Reggio Calabria Piazza

  • Duran Duran Goes to the Moon

    July 16, 2008

    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is built and managed by the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, sends the names Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor and John Taylor to the moon.

  • Pop Trash and Medazzaland are Added to iTunes

  • Roger Taylor Performs DJ Set at the Famed Pacha Night Club, Ibiza

  • “Rio” is The Greatest Video Of All Time (MTV)

    The band is awarded the ultimate music video accolade by MTV viewers, who voted the band’s legendary clip for their hit single “Rio” The Greatest Video Of All Time, beating stiff competition from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Madonna’s “Like A Prayer,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You,” Notorious B.I.G’s “Sky’s The Limit,” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Sleep Now In The Fire” to claim the top slot.

  • John Taylor is a Guest on Sitcom Samantha Who, starring Christina Applegate.

  • Gigwise.com Survey Crowns “A View to a Kill” as Best Bond Theme

  • Rio: CLASSIC ALBUMS DVD

    Eagle Rock releases Rio: CLASSIC ALBUMS. This DVD tells the story behind the writing, recording and subsequent success of the album through newly filmed interviews, musical demonstrations and both new and archival performances.

  • Latin America Tour

    Duran Duran sets out on the most extensive tour of Latin America they have ever done in their career. The tour travels through Peru, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela, Panama, and Brazil, covering 4 countries the band has never visited before. Sadly, they are forced to cancel a few dates in Mexico and Texas due to an ear infection contracted by Nick Rhodes. They resume in Houston, Texas, and continue through Canada, ending the world tour with a string of dates on the East Coast.

  • ASK KATY

    Duran Duran publishes Would Someone Please Explain, The Best of Duran Duran’s Ask Katy, available on Duranduran.com. The book, which highlights the best of the ASK KATY section of the website, features never-seen-before photos, a band Q&A and questions never published on the website.

  • Roger Taylor Finishes the Year with a DJ Stint at New York's Webster Hall

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