DURAN DURAN only concert in Italy at the Lucca Summer Festival (Info and tickets)

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The Lucca Summer Festival 2024 is enriched with a new event with the return of Duran Duran to the Piazza Napoleone stage after 12 years.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, as well as having placed 18 hits in the American charts and 21 hits in the British Top 20.

Last year they released their latest album “Danse Macabre” (READ THE REVIEW) Duran Duran’s 16th studio album

Among the various awards and recognitions, two GRAMMY Awards, two Ivor Novellos, two BRIT Awards (including “Outstanding Contribution to Music” in 2004) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They wrote the only James Bond song to reach No. 1 in the US, while David Lynch directed their concert film. You can hear samples of them in songs by many artists, from The Notorious BIG to 5 Seconds of Summer, and in tribute covers by Muse, Deftones and others. Rio was listed in Q’s “100 Greatest British Albums”, NME’s “100 Greatest Albums of All Time” and Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s”.

Throughout their incredible career, which began in Birmingham in 1978, Duran Duran have always reveled in the “shadows”, playing with artistic, aesthetic and emotional extremes. As much as you can dance and shout to the timeless song of Hungry Like the Wolf, Ordinary World or Rio, the most natural thing is to do it under the lights of the night. They’re the ultimate soundtrack for sharing secrets quietly on the dance floor before the lights come up. Now, the iconic British quartet unearths bright melodies from the darkness, bringing together new songs, covers and alternate takes on classics on their 16th and latest album.


July 21 | LUCCA @ Piazza Napoleone


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