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Duran Duran dazzles in David Lynch's webcast concert



Duran Duran webcast/AP photo

Did you catch Duran Duran's live concert webcast at L.A.'s Mayan Theatre on Wednesday night? My Internet connection was so bad that it looked at times like I was trying to watch HBO illegally on a rabbit-eared TV set. Or maybe that was just because David Lynch was directing it. (Footage of naked, dancing Barbie dolls, David?)

You can still watch the entire webcast online. I'm still trying to secure a list of all the guest performers. (That's Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance in the photo above. And yes, I had to look it up. "Stuck in the '80s," ya know.) In the meantime, reviews are trickling in.

"Sharp, solid, and entertaining throughout, Duranx2 hardly seem to have lost any of their firepower from their early '80s heyday," reports. "The whole band still looked and sounded vital, especially the lean, mean John Taylor. ... There were plenty of sumptuous sounds filling the air at the Mayan, and the sound mix was excellently captured by the engineers; no small feat with this kind of live 'by the seat of the pants' production. And the crowd loved it."

Here's the setlist (we think) of the show:

  • All You Need Is Now
  • Notorious
  • Friends of Mine
  • Planet Earth
  • Safe
  • Blame the Machines
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • Leave the Light On
  • Voyeur
  • Ordinary World
  • The Man Who Stole a Leopard
  • Girl Panic!
  • Careless Memories
  • (Reach Up For the) Sunrise
  • Rio
  • Come Undone
  • A View to a Kill
  • Girls on Film

[Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:45am]


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