Friday, November 02, 2007

Duran Duran - Red Carpet Massacre: 11/02/2007

It was weird to see the entire audience at a Broadway Theatre up and on their feet and dancing. No, it's not Mamma Mia! - it's Duran Duran: Red Carpet Massacre a very limited engagement by the British band probably best know as the first generation of MTV stars. Red Carpet Massacre is divided into three "acts" the first being the new album (called Red Carpet Massacre) in it's entirety. It's always awkward to hear new material from a popular band in a concert format but the new album sounds excellent. After an intermission was the ElectroSet, which was my favorite part of the evening. The band, scaled down, pushed all the way downstage performed an eclectic set that included their own songs like "All She Wants Is" as well as a cover of "Warm Leatherette" by The Normal. And finally, immediately following this was Act Three, entitled "Essential Duran Duran" and that's exactly what it was, but curiously sans some of their biggest, early hits such as "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Rio". Overall it was a fun, unique evening complete with an actual red carpet and paparazzi out front and Donald Trump sitting in the first box, house-left.

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