2009

  • Red Carpet Massacre on Vinyl

    Duran Duran releases their most recent album, Red Carpet Massacre, on vinyl in a special, limited edition, numbered package. All copies sell out within a few days.

  • John Appears on the BBC’s Style on Trial Series

  • Sky Arts Songbook Show Interviews

    January 27, 2009

    The band records in-depth interviews for the forthcoming Sky Arts Songbook show, filmed in HD.

  • Sky Arts Songbook

    January 28, 2009

    On January 28th, Duran Duran film Sky Arts Songbook before a studio audience at the Hospital in London. They perform some lesser-known songs such as “Late Bar,” and are joined by violinist Martha Brown on “Do You Believe in Shame”.

  • The Band Returns to the Studio

    February 2, 2009

    The band returns to the Studio on February 2nd -13th to commence writing for the first time since the recording of Red Carpet Massacre.

  • “All-Academy-Awards” Katy’s Kafe

    Nick and Katy add an audio component to their annual February Oscar Picks with an “All-Academy-Awards” Katy’s Kafe.

  • “A View to A Kill”

    Duran Duran contributes an exclusive live performance of their classic Bond theme, “A View to A Kill,” arranged by and performed with Mark Ronson, as a bonus track on the War Child Heroes charity CD compilation.

  • High Altitude

    Simon appears on the BBC 2 programme High Altitude, where he and his brother Jonathan learn to ice-sail in northern Sweden.

  • Roger Taylor and Jake Fonique DJ Sets

    In March, Roger and his DJ partner, Jake Fonique, return to the US to DJ at Cielo in New York City, as well as at Gryphon at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL.

  • Tap Water Project, Unicef

    John participates in the Tap Water Project via Unicef to raise awareness for the world water crisis.

  • Sphere Studios London

    February 27, 2009

    On February 27- March 3rd Nick and Snake Newton mix the Sky Songbook show in surround sound at Sphere studios London.

  • Ormond Street Hospital Charity Auction

    Roger offers a drum lesson for the great Ormond Street Hospital charity auction; the auction is won by a young fan named Chloe who spent an hour in the studio getting a lesson from Roger.

  • “Hungry like the Wolf” Features in The Simpsons Episode “E Pluribus Wiggum"

  • The Band Announce a Summer Date at Edinburgh Castle

    July 16, 2009
  • Lovebox Weekender Festival in Victoria Park

    July 18, 2009

    Duran Duran is announced as the headliners for the Lovebox Weekender Festival in Victoria Park. Other artists include N.E.R.D, Florence and the Machine, Groove Armada and Ladyhawke.

  • US Summer Concert Dates

    Duran Duran reveals a few summer dates in the US:

    July 5th at the Marymoor Amphitheatre in Redmond

    WA, July 7th at the Fillmore in San Francisco

    July 8th at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga

    CA, July 10th at the Pearl in Las Vegas

    July 11th at The Pacific Amphitheatre in Orange County

  • Nick Records Interview for a Documentary About Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World Show

    March 11, 2009
  • The Mark Ronson Sessions

    March 18, 2009

    From March 18th-26th, the band work in the Studio with Producer Mark Ronson who texts Rolling Stone magazine that the sessions are “fucking awesome!” Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson joins them for some songwriting.

  • Antigua Sailing Week

    In May, Simon crews on the yacht RIO during Antigua Sailing Week and was part of the team that won The Lord Nelson Trophy for first place.

  • More Tracking with Mark Ronson

    May 11, 2009

    The band returns to the studio to do more tracking with Mark Ronson from May 11th- June 1st, they work at both Eastcote and Sphere in London.

  • The Band all Visit the Hermitage Museum at St. Petersburg, Russia

    June 3, 2009
  • The Palace Square at St. Petersburg

    June 4, 2009

    Duran Duran performs in St. Petersburg at the Palace Square. Pop singer Anastacia opens the show.

  • Nick Works on Keyboards for the Album with Mark Ronson at Sphere studios

    June 9, 2009
  • Designer John Richmond’s Fashion Show is Set Entirely to the Music of Duran Duran

  • Celebrated Artist Dinos Chapman Creates Poster Art for the Band’s Performance at Lovebox

  • Mark Ronson Performs with Duran Duran

    Mark Ronson appears onstage and performs with Duran Duran at their Edinburgh Castle show and their Lovebox Festival headlining gig. The band comprises a brass section and a string section who feature on some of the medleys in the show. One specifically mashing “Girls On Film” together with “La Freak” by Chic, this was discovered by the band on YouTube and re-appropriated for these performances, as far as we know, the first time this has happened. The shows were also noted as the first in which the band ever used lasers in their production.

  • DNA Exhibit

    Nick exhibits two of his artworks as part of the DNA Exhibit celebrating the influence of John Foxx’s music at the Horse Hospital in London.

  • Simon Completes a Photo Spread for James Magazine in the Netherlands

  • Simon Sings on “Beds R Burning” Charity Single to Support Tck Tck Tck Time for Climate Change

  • Space Shuttle Endeavor

    The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor listens to Duran Duran’s “Reach Up for the Sunrise” on their last day in space.

  • The Deluxe Rio Re-issue

    EMI enthusiastically release the Deluxe Rio re-issue, including previously unheard demos, the Live from Hammersmith 82! DVD and Rio re-issue on vinyl.

  • Simon Contributes a Chapter to the Book, The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

  • Mark Ronson's East Village Radio Podcast

    Mark Ronson surprises listeners to his East Village Radio podcast by playing a snippet of a new Duran Duran song.

  • Roger DJs Set at Almada Club in London During the Omega Constellation Launch Party

  • Simon Lends Vocals to the Song “Simple Joys” by the Duo, Beautiful Small Machines

  • Concert for Care

    November 2, 2009

    Simon joins Mark Ronson onstage at the Concert for Care at the Brixton Academy; they perform “Planet Earth.”

  • “40 years of the Internet”

    John appears at a symposium on “40 years of the Internet” at UCLA’s School of Engineering, giving a much-lauded keynote speech.

  • Toohey’s Extra Dry

    John participates with Toohey’s Extra Dry to offer an Australian band the chance of a lifetime – to work on a record with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Nick Hodgson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Sean Lennon and John. Mark Ronson chooses the winner, who then flies to New York to work with the aforementioned artists.

  • Diane Von Fursternberg Names Her New Collection “Her Name is Rio”

  • Duran Duran Webshop is Re-designed on Duranduran.com

  • Nick has Two Lots Up for Auction in the Phillips de Pury & Company MUSIC Auction

  • Guitarist Dom Brown Begins Writing with Duran Duran

  • Duran Duran Lend Support to the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice

  • Duran Duran at the Hammersmith Odeon

    In December, EMI releases a digital-download-only BBC concert featuring Duran Duran at the Hammersmith Odeon, recorded November 4, 1982.

  • Roger and Jake DJ at the Merah Club in London

  • Duran Duran CD Re-issues

    EMI announces several Duran Duran CD re-issues for 2010 including Duran DuranSeven and the Ragged Tiger, and Arcadia’s So Red the Rose.

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