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80’s powerhouse, Duran Duran, to include Lincoln’s TheVenue as part of their 2024 itinerary. February 3.

Unlike other bands who prospered only during the early to mid-’80s, Duran Duran continued to release quality albums on a consistent basis. While the band was not as prolific as its adoring fans might have wished in the past, the group today is releasing loads of new material regularly and still manages to tour and fill capacity venues across the United States and abroad.

Propelled by their biggest hits – “Rio,” “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Come Undone,” “The Reflex,” “Save A Prayer,” “The Wild Boys,” “Girls On Film,” “Ordinary World,” and more – there is also no shortage of lesser-known songs in their older repertoire to please their
longtime fans.

Durand Duran’s Danse Macabre

‘Danse Macabre,’ the band’s latest record released on BMG / Tape Modern records, is a fun collection of cover songs the group has come to know and love as well as a couple of re-imagined songs of their own that sees the band taking a much deeper dive into their early musical history. Fans expecting the next ‘Notorious’ (1986) or ‘Rio’ (1982) will be sorely disappointed. Instead of a musical repeat matching tone and cadence, the band’s ever-evolving sound has kept its members playing at a much higher level than their musical peers from the same period and delving even more into electronic and dance.

Thankfully, Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Duran Duran is still core members Simon LeBon (vocals), John Taylor (bass and backing vocals), Nick Rhodes (keyboards and vocal effects), and Roger Taylor (drums) along with Dom Brown (guitarist) who’s now been with the band since 2006. Now 16 albums into their career, Duran Duran has defied the odds by consistently growing a new fan base while retaining their voracious and rabid followers.

It’s been a whirlwind 2023 and more for the band with sold-out performances all across the globe including Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl, London’s Hyde Park, and playing a special live set at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. Also on the live docket this year is a set at the already sold-out Cruel World Festival in Pasadena and appearances at the Release Athens (Greece) and Latitude (Southwold, UK) festivals. Duran Duran plays The Venue located inside Thunder Valley Resort at 1200 Athens Avenue in Lincoln.

Tickets start at $169.95 and top out at $279.95 and can be purchased at www.thundervalleyresort.com. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts promptly at 8pm. 21 and over only. Attendees aged 13 to 20 must be accompanied by adult 21 and over.

Find more information at https://duranduran.com/tour/


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