Duran Duran: The beloved band is coming to Athens this summer

Duran Duran

Duran Duran, the famous British band with a constant presence from the 80s until today, will be in Athens this summerto give a concert on Thursday, July 18, in Nerou Square as part of Release Athens 2024.

Athens is one of the stops of the big tour that Duran Duran will carry out on the occasion of the release of its new album entitled "Danse Macabre", which it will present during an impressive show.

Acclaim came early, with the release of their self-titled debut in 1981 (featuring great singles such as "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film"), but it was their second album, "Rio" (1982) , which cemented their position as one of the absolute pop icons of the era. The album's title track, along with singles like "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer", showcased their innovative sound and ability to write addictive pop tunes, combined with eye-catching music videos that became synonymous with the era. of MTV.

During the 1980s, Duran Duran's success continued with great albums such as "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" (1983), "Arena" (1984) and "Notorious" (1986), as well as legendary songs such as "The Reflex", "Wild Boys", "New Moon On Monday", "Notorious" and of course "A View To A Kill", the only James Bond song to ever reach No.1 on the US Charts.

The success continued in the 90s with the self-titled album (also known as "The Wedding Album") in 1993, which featured two of the biggest hits of the decade, the famous "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone". Since then, the band remained active on record until 2015. Their return in 2021, after a six-year hiatus, was justifiably apotheosis, since “Future Past”, with the valuable help of Giorgio Moroder, Graham Coxon and top DJ and producer Erol Alkan, recalled the band's impact on every aspect of pop culture.

In late 2023, Duran Duran released the 16th album of their impressive career. “Danse Macabre” was inspired by Halloween and received rave reviews from the entire music press. Featuring contributions from Nile Rodgers (Chic) and Victoria De Angelis (Måneskin), the record contains three new songs, different versions of four more of the band's early albums, as well as six covers of tracks such as "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads, “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones, “Ghost Town” by the Specials and “Bury A Friend” by Billie Eilish.

In 2022, they have deservedly earned their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, further confirmation that they have left an indelible mark on music history, remaining charmingly relevant and vital after 100 million records sold and countless sold out shows across the globe. people. On July 18, they return to our country, after many years, for the biggest show of this summer.

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