Promising “a larger tour later in the year,” Duran Duran today began rolling out a series of North American club and theater dates throughout April on either side of its appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival — with additional shows to be announced “as they are confirmed.”
The new dates include the San Francisco show John Taylor announced during a recent interview, plus concerts in Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Toronto and Mashantucket, Conn. Along with a trio of previously announced shows in Mexico and a random date in Oklahoma — plus slots at South By Southwest, the Ultra Music Festival and Coachella — it appears Duran Duran will spend late March and April on the road across North America.
The band, also slated to tour its native U.K. in May and June, released its new album All You Need Is Now on iTunes in December and will issue it on CD on March 22 with five or six bonus tracks depending on which version you buy.
See Duran Duran’s tour dates after the jump…
Duran Duran tour dates:
March 16: South By Southwest, Stubbs, Austin, TX
March 18: Winstar World, Thackerville, OK
March 23: Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA **
March 25: Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
April 2: MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT *
April 4: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA *
April 6: Warehouse, Houston, TX *
April 8: Banamex Auditorium, Monterrey, Mexico
April 10: Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, Mexico
April 11: National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico
April 14: Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA **
April 16: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
April 17: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA
April 20: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO *
April 23: House of Blues, Chicago, IL *
April 25: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON *
April 27: Royale Theatre, Boston, MA **
* New dates added Feb. 26
** New dates added March 7
May 18: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
May 29: SECC, Glasgow, UK
May 21: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
May 22: Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
May 23: Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
May 28: The O2 Arena, London, UK
May 30: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
May 31: International Centre, Bournemouth, UK
June 1: International Arena, Cardiff, UK
June 3: MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
June 4: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- SXSW 2011: Duran Duran, OMD, Peter Buck, World Party, J Mascis, Bob Geldof
- Duran Duran’s ‘All You Need Is Now’ out March 22 on CD with 6 bonus tracks
- Video: Duran Duran performs at NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam in Texas
- Duran Duran joins Erasure on first night of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival
- Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite
How come you guys don’t cover anything done by the Flaming Lips? They were somewhat big on the college rock scene in the 80’s and they’ve been able to maintain their relevancy a lot more than other bands their age, like, say, R.E.M..
I love your blog, but I don’t understand why the Lips never get any sort of coverage when now mediocre bands like Duran Duran and OMD still do.
Kenneth – this is about *80’s* college rock. and your opinion that OMD and DD are *mediocre* is just that…YOUR opinion. I bet a LOT of people here disagree with you, including me.
because this site is dedicated to 1980’s college rock. like it or not, the flaming lips (who i love/just saw in okc for new years) are more known for their substantial body of work in the 1990’s, not their earliest stuff. the lips don’t even touch their old stuff earlier than “the soft bulletin” when playing shows, w/the main exception being “she don’t use jelly.”
and duran duran is a fine band with some great songs, if they hadn’t become superstars w/the videos and their looks and actually been less successful, more people would give them credit for writing/recording interesting art/pop songs.
Kenneth, if you make the effort to move your mouse up to the upper right of the screen and type “Flaming Lips” into the search box, you’ll see that your favorite band has been mentioned many times on this site.
Or you could just whine, like any typical person on the the internet.
I said ‘now mediocre’. Duran Duran’s new album is good, but have either of those bands done anything really good in the past 20 years? “Thank You”? “Medazzaland”?
I mean, Nirvana has gotten plenty of coverage here, but aren’t they the quintessential 90’s band?
Also, I’m not sure why you guys are attacking me or accusing me of whining for just politely asking a simple question.
Kenneth raises a valid point. I’ve been pretty hit-or-miss with coverage of bands that started in the ’80s but really got big or at least crossed people’s radars in the ’90s. Some bands like that I’ve written about: My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, to name a couple. But I haven’t done much with the Lips, and in part that’s because I don’t think they’ve done much with their ’80s catalog lately (I may be wrong about that).
Bottom line, what I’ve covered on this site is fairly subjective, and so far, yeah, I haven’t done much about the continuing adventures of the Flaming Lips — although it’s not like they don’t get covered elsewhere.
But maybe I’ll revisit that. Like I said, I think it’s a valid point.
I just thought it was odd because I didn’t think that I’d ever seen them on here before. Sorry if my comments regarding Duran Duran and OMD were offensive…
The Lips are reissuing their early 90’s albums this year, which are very ‘college rock’. I think that they might be revisiting them live, too.
Keep up the good work on the blog!
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?