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Submitted by: V Feigerl

Duran Duran
Astronauts

DURAN DURAN TO LIFT OFF ON TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2005

New York, NY-- Duran Duran will hit US shores for the North American leg in February 2005, with 40 dates currently scheduled and more planned. The North American tour is set to launch in Puerto Rico on February 8 and wrap up at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 13. Duran Duran previously played dates in the US in fall 2003 with the 25th anniversary "78-03" tour, routinely selling out their shows in a matter of minutes. The Washington Post called the D.C. 2003 Duran Duran show "a raucous, sweaty screamathon." The tour dates marked the first time the original members had played together since Live Aid in 1985. The New York Post said of the momentous NYC Webster Hall show, “The hungry crowd ... went nuts even before the band played the first notes... . As [Duran Duran] tore through hit singles ... raw rock guitars punctuated their signature dance-pop keyboards.” Newsday called the show “powerful [and] inventive.” The Village Voice said on behalf of the audience “[Duran Duran] swooned us to altitudes ecclesiastic.” 'Astronaut,' Duran Duran's new Epic Records album, has seen a wave of critical acclaim. Rolling Stone lauded the disc for its "radiant melodies," announcing, "'Astronaut' revitalizes Duran's early synth-pop magic." People Magazine declared the album to be "pure new-wave bliss." The Washington Post called it "a raver's dream, complete with lush imagery."

 


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