Duran Duran is still huge, and still actively touring the world, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be one of their stops in the upcoming tour. The band will perform two nights at The Chelsea, on September 7 and 8. Tickets are available on sale since May 17, 10 am, and you can obtain them online or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. The prices start at $49, but you need to take into account that there will probably be some applicable fees and taxes in addition to the base price.
Duran Duran Still Has It!
The early 80s were a really interesting period for the music industry, especially in Birmingham, England, where a very vibrant genre of music was being invented, with Duran Duran being one of the leaders of that wave. They did not take much to reach the top of the world with their music and managed to sell more than 100 million records around the globe. Moreover, the band had 18 hit singles in the US, and 20 of their songs topped the charts in the UK.
Needless to say, Duran Duran was awarded some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, which is a real testament to their success and innovation. Having performed almost everywhere, this group will return to Las Vegas once again, and they have two consecutive performances. Therefore, if you happen to be in Vegas during that weekend, make sure not to miss one of the biggest musical attractions.
Let’s take a look at their amazing biography and how they become one of the most popular acts of the 80s.
About Duran Duran
Music that Duran Duran makes is often described as new wave, synth pop, and dance rock. When they emerged, they were a part of the New Romantic scene, but they managed to distance themselves from other bands from the scene and build a completely unique image.
The band was formed in Birmingham, England back in 1978 by John Taylor and Nick Rhodes, who are its core members even today. Both members were actually working in a night club. John was working at the entrance, while Nick was a DJ who was paid only £10 per performance. They decided to join forces and started rehearsing and playing in that very same night club. The band did not have a drummer until they stumbled upon Roger Taylor, who became yet another core member of the band and is still actively playing the drums for Duran Duran.
The band released their first album in 1981 and named it simply Duran Duran. The album featured a couple of successful songs, one of them being Planet Earth which ended up on number 12 in the UK top 20. However, the biggest hit was definitely Girls on Film, which was followed by an interesting video. The song ended up in fifth place in the UK top 20 chart.
The best thing about Duran Duran and Girls of Film is that the erotic video was made only two weeks after MTV was launched, and it was featured on the TV, capturing viewers’ attention instantly.
The band went on to release 14 studio albums. After their initial success, they became popular worldwide and remained on top to date. Their latest album was released back in 2015 and is called Paper Gods.
This band was heavily influential as well and impacted many younger musicians and their music. Some of the bands and individual artists that created music under the influence of Duran Duran include Beck, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Dido, Franz Ferdinand, and more.