I posted this review (with pictures) at my Duran Duran blog. However, since I've been sharing my Duran Duran love on this blog a little bit - I'll post this here, as well.
In case you haven't heard, Duran Duran did a show with David Lynch last night. It was for the second season of American Express' Unstaged. It was so very incredible. I honestly felt like I was witnessing something historic. The Mayan theatre is gorgeous and very intimate. It was astonishing to think that the same show I was watching was being transmitted world wide via the internet and YouTube. Considering they were doing such a thing, thi could easily have become a Greatest Hits sort of show. Instead, Duran Duran focused on performing their new material from their thirtennth studio album All You Need Is Now. It's a phenomenal album and I, for one, am quite happy that they played so much of the new stuff. Of course, there were the requisite hits but they were crowd pleasers, as always.
In addition to the amazing set list, they had great guest appearances by Mark Ronson (the producer of AYNIN), Kelis (who appears on the albums song The Man Who Stole a Leopard), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Beth Ditto (The Gossip). It was just an amazing show with fantastic guests. I feel very honored to have been able to see the show live. And believe me, I will continue to relive the excitement via YouTube.
Now, the full set list:
All You Need Is Now (preceded by a gorgeous string intro
Planet Earth (with Gerard Way)
Friends of Mine
Notorious (with Beth Ditto)
Blame the Machines
Hungry Like the Wolf
Safe (in the Heat of the Moment)
Leave a Light On
The Man Who Stole a Leopard (with Kelis)
(Reach Up for the) Sunrise
A View to a Kill (preceded by a beautiful string rendition and Simon singing a ca pella)
Girls on Film