Main Stage / Donderdag, 12 juli 2012
Last in this part of Europe in 2008, this summer’s Duran Duran show will see the four original band members – John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon - and guitarist Dom Brown, showcase songs from their most recent, critically-acclaimed Record, alongside their iconic hits of the 80s and 90s such as Girls On Film, Rio, Planet Earth, Hungry Like The Wolf, The Reflex, Notorious, Come Undone and Ordinary World.
''All of us at EXIT are thrilled beyond words that Duran Duran will be playing at this year’s festival. So many memorable hits to look forward to along with new material from their recent album should stamp 2012 as another defining moment for EXIT”, said EXIT General Manager Bojan Boskovic.
The stats on Duran Duran are remarkable: a total of over 80 million records sold, 18 American hit singles, 30 chart-toppers in their UK home market, and a global presence that guarantees them huge concert audiences on five continents. More remarkable still is the way they have achieved this, fusing pop music with art, fashion and technology. When they first broke in the early 1980s, Duran Duran single-handedly transformed music videos from a gimmicky marketing tool into one of the music industry’s most valued assets. With exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special effects, Duran Duran took the visual imperatives of the New Romantic movement to another level, defining the MTV generation and building a loyal army of fans who have stayed with them to this day.
With their new album produced by the Grammy Award-winning producer and super-fan Mark Ronson and mixed by Spike Stent, the record is a return-to-roots homage to Duran Duran’s most celebrated musical panache. With lead-off single All You Need Is Now and the recently released Girl Panic !, the spectacular video for which features the original supermodels - Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herizgova and Cindy Crawford - Duran Duran continues to be at the forefront of musical innovation.
Now a seemingly unstoppable force, with no fewer than six prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards under their belt in the last few years from MTV, the Brit Awards, the Ivor Novellos, the Spanish Ondas, Q Magazine and GQ Magazine, Duran Duran are in a category with only a handful of other internationally acclaimed artists. As this new chapter begins, they have nothing left to prove, but everything to play for. Already garnering rave reviews around the world for the All You Need Is Now Tour, Duran Duran is all set to put on a stunning performance for their old and new fans alike, at Exit Festival in 2012!