Recorded in London, New York and Manchester, Duran Duran
's hotly anticipated new album, Red Carpet Massacre
will flood the US on November 13, 2007. The album was recorded over the past year with Justin Timberlake
, and Nate 'Danja' Hills. In celebration of this groundbreaking new release for Duran Duran, the British superstars have confirmed nine shows at Broadway's legendary Barrymore Theater, over a two-week period, starting November 1. This marks the first time that any band has embarked on such an extended run on a Broadway stage.
Performing for over two hours a night on November 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12, band members Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor will take audiences in this historic thousand-capacity venue on a unique musical journey presenting Red Carpet Massacre
in its entirety as well as all the classics. With magnificent production values and a completely new stage show, these concerts will be the band's first dates in support of their new release.
Remarking on their upcoming New York shows, singer Simon LeBon said "We have made an album that we are all really proud of and we wanted to present it in a very unique way. Staging a run on Broadway is something that we've often talked about over the years - but the time has never seemed right until now. We started work on Red Carpet Massacre
in New York in September of last year, so it feels fitting to be launching it here, just down the road from the studio where we did those first sessions with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland."
Most of Red Carpet Massacre
, the band's first album since 2004's Astronaut, was recorded in three sessions: the first with Timbaland, with a guest spot from Justin Timberlake at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York; the second phase on the band's home turf, Sphere Studios in Wandsworth, London over Christmas 2006, presided over by Nate Hills and Jimmy Douglass. And the final burst at Metropolis Studios in West London, produced by Hills and Douglass in early 2007.
Red Carpet Massacre comprises the following tracks:
Red Carpet Massacre
Nite-Runner (Co written and co-produced with Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
Falling Down (Co written and produced by Justin Timberlake)
Box full o'honey
Skin Divers (Co-written, co-produced and featuring Timbaland)
Zoom In (Co-written and co-produced by Timbaland)
She's Too Much
Dirty Great Monster
Last Man Standing
Listen to "Falling Down": (Windows Media
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Duran Duran have sold more than 70 million records in a career that spans 29 years. They have achieved countless hit records, received numerous accolades and been honored with no fewer than five prestigious "Lifetime Achievement" awards (MTV Video Music Awards, Q Magazine, The BRITS, Ivor Novello Awards, Spanish Ondas) since 2002.