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Duran Duran rolls out Red Carpet again




Duran Duran's seemingly never-ending Red Carpet Massacre tour is going to last a little longer. The band will race through parts of North America again, starting Dec. 4 in Tulsa, Okla.

Sadly, none of the nine additional dates brings the band to Florida or the Tampa Bay area. Other tour stops include Columbus, Ohio, Houston, Biloxi and Atlantic City. Click here for a full list of dates.

The tour supporting their new album now has stretched out 14 months. Frontman Simon Le Bon recently told that for Duran Duran, longer tours are now a matter of economics -- and geography.

"There are a lot more places to go; the world's gotten a lot bigger as far as touring is concerned," Simon told PollStar. "When we started off, we played England mostly, America, Canada and Europe - a bit of Europe, but not all of it. You couldn't play shows in Italy or Portugal, because there was no way you were going to get your money out of there. ... And all of these places now are really great. There are great crowds there and people who want to see the band. And it works for us; it's logistically possible to put a tour on and go to those places and come out of it looking good."

Click here to read the full Q&A on PollStar's site.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:41pm]


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