'Red Carpet' Ride For Duran Duran U.K. Date
November 16, 2007, 4:40 PM ET
Lars Brandle, London
Duran Duran has made a killing on a U.K. concert in support of its new album, "Red Carpet Massacre."
The scheduled Dec. 3 date at the historic 2,000-capacity Lyceum Theatre in London's West End sold out in just five minutes after going on sale this morning (Nov. 16), promoters AEG said today.
The two-hour performance, the British pop-rock veterans' first on home soil in two years, replaces an earlier date planned for the Odeon Leicester Square, which officials canceled over concerns the London landmark would be swamped by onlookers.
The Lyceum performance will follow the formula of the band's recent residency on Broadway, where, during a stint at the 1,100-seat Ethel Barrymore Theatre, they played a mix of old and new works, plus an electro set.
The group is also booked to perform a one-off concert Dec. 5 at Phoenix Park, Dublin, which forms part of the "Live At The Marquee Concert Series."