Duran Duran Confirmed For Summer Pops as Part of their UK Tour

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DURAN DURAN CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER POPS AS PART OF THEIR UK TOUR

2008 SUMMER POPS
A Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment production ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL
DOORS OPEN 18:30, SHOWTIME 20:00
TICKET HOTLINE & POPS VIP EXPERIENCE: 0844 847 1616
www.cmplive.com

JUST ANNOUNCED! Saturday 5th July 2008 DURAN DURAN
£35.00, £45.00 (a limited amount of Gold Circle tickets available)

TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW WILL GO ON SALE
9:00am Friday 11th April 2008

CMP ENTERTAINMENT are proud to announce that musical innovators, DURAN DURAN, will be bringing their ‘RED CARPET MASSACRE WORLD TOUR’ to Liverpool Summer Pops on Saturday 5th July 2008. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on Friday 11th April at 9:00am, with a pre-sale for the band’s fan community members on Wednesday 9th April.

Making their Pops debut, Duran Duran, are the latest act to sign up for this year’s event, alongside a long list of other top artists that include: Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Michael Bublé, Crowded House, Counting Crows, and Blondie. Expect more big names to be revealed next week! Duran Duran’s 5th July appearance in Liverpool (their first ever at the Liverpool Echo Arena) will form part of a four-show run in the UK, which will also take in London, Nottingham and Birmingham.

This upcoming leg of the tour will see the group’s first performances in the UK since the release of Red Carpet Massacre (Epic Records), which the band launched late last year with an unprecedented two-week Broadway residency in New York, and a one-night-only engagement, that was filmed for television, at the Lyceum Theatre in London. In a bold move, Duran Duran performed their new record in its entirety to sold-out houses in both the UK and US, prior to the album’s global launch. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from fans and critics alike, the band are now taking a specially tailored version of this three-act show on the road around the world, starting in Australia and New Zealand, where they kicked off the tour a week ago, headlining the V Festival series, alongside their own shows.

Speaking backstage from their concert in Perth, Australia last night Duran Duran front-man Simon LeBon said how much they were looking forward to performing in the UK with a new production. “These are going to be extremely exciting shows for us”, he said, “taking a very different format to the last world tour we did in 2006. We are introducing a lot of new elements into the mix - both musically and in terms of the staging. We have been working on completely different arrangements for some of the older material and will be integrating a lot of our latest record into the performances. We need to keep things fresh – not only for ourselves, but also for our audiences, who can be assured of a lot of surprises with this new production.”

Red Carpet Massacre marks an all-time creative high for the band, who wrote and recorded this ground-breaking album with producers Timbaland and Nate ‘Danja’ Hills, alongside today’s reigning king of pop, Justin Timberlake.

Garnering them some of their best reviews to date, RCM has been described as “… their best album since Notorious” by British dance music bible, MIXMAG; and “another promising sign of the creative and commercial rebirth in the 21st Century of Duran Duran… without doubt the strongest thing they have put out since their 1992 comeback (The Wedding Album)” by the Sunday Times. Writing for the Times Magazine, revered music critic Craig Mclean remarked: “’Red Carpet Massacre’ is a collection of super catchy tunes that deftly marry the band’s proven way with a melody, with edgy hip hop and R&B influenced production from Timbaland.” Marie Claire magazine adds that it’s “a guilty pleasure indeed”.

During an illustrious career spanning three decades, Duran Duran have remained at the forefront of popular music, consistently pushing the creative envelope and breaking new ground. Since their inception, the band have sold over 70 million albums, recorded countless hit records, received numerous accolades, and have been presented with no fewer than five prestigious “Lifetime Achievement” awards since 2002 (MTV Video Music Award, Q Magazine, The BRITS, Ivor Novello, Spanish Ondas).

FOR TICKETS AND THE VIP POPS EXPERIENCE CALL 0844 847 1616
Echo Arena 0844 8000 400 / online at www.accliverpool.com
Ticketmaster 0844 847 1616
Ticketline 0151 256 5555
Seetickets 0871 220 0260
Liverpool Direct 0151 233 3007
Or in person from the 08 Place or the Echo Arena box office

For details on the Duran Duran fan community pre-sale and VIP packages please go to www.duranduranmusic.com.

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