Duran Duran will live stream a show from Los Angeles to launch their latest album.
The ‘Rio’ hitmakers – who release their 13th record ‘All You Need is Now’ on CD this week – will collaborate with filmmaker David Lynch for the ‘Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express’ concert from the Mayan Theatre in the city on Wednesday (23.03.11) and lead singer Simon Le Bon said he can’t wait to work with the maverick ‘Lost Highway’ director.
He said: “We are all beyond delighted that David Lynch has agreed to direct this show for us. It’s a dream come true, quite frankly. We are all such fans of his work and think he has a creative vision like no other.”
David added: “The idea is to try and create on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage. A world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents.”
Simon recently revealed he feels he and bandmates Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor have recaptured the essence of the band’s first albums as a result of working with producer Mark Ronson.
He said: “I love this new album because we’re edgy again. Our first two albums were considered cutting edge, futuristic and very modern. Mark brought that element of danger and risk back to our music this time around, rather than it sounding like it was designed for the charts beforehand.”
The 2011 ‘Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express’ performance will be live-streamed at 3am in the UK (24.03.11) and 10pm in Los Angeles (23.03.11) at www.YouTube.com/DuranDuranVEVO.
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