Posted in music on November 12, 2007

Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre
Duran Duran on Broadway

"Due to the broadway strike the Duran Duran shows scheduled for Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th at the Ethel Barrymore Theater have been moved to Roseland Ballroom. Roseland Ballroom is located at 239 West 52nd Street
All tickets purchased for November 12th and November 13th shows will be honored. All tickets from Saturday, November 10th show will also be honored. Tickets are on sale now for Roseland Ballroom."

Some songs on Duran Duran's new album Red Carpet Masscre feature contributions from Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. The first single "Falling Down" was co-written and produced by Justin. The video - which mocks celebrities like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Amy Winehouse - was originally filmed with semi-nude models. I don't think the X-rated version is out yet, but the toned down one is below.....

Duran Duran teamed with director and fashion photographer Anthony Mandler to produce a stylish video for their new single "Falling Down." You might remember Mandler from the mini movie he created last year for The Killers' "When You Were Young."

He pulled off something similar for this new Duran Duran video. The group was inspired by a photoshoot about models in rehab and worked to recreate that timely theme for this video. Just like their 1981 hit single "Girls On Film," the group shot both an X-rated version (with topless models) and a less risqué version of the video.

The video tells the story about a young girl model who is dropped off at a rehab center for treatment. Dressed in immaculate white suits, the members of Duran Duran portray the hospital's doctors and take care of these glam beauties. The styling of the video is amazing with the models locked up in the grimey, old hospital building like wild birds.

The video also includes a clever nod to Duran Duran's past with a famous ditty at the end of the clip. It is great to see Duran Duran back at their game with an exciting new video in which they once again tap into the current zeitgeist just like they did back in the '80s. [Arjan]

Behind the Scenes (with JT & Timbaland)

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Comments (8)

Topless = X rated?

R rated maybe.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2007 9:51 AM

Nice of them to reschedule but now all the different levels of ticket prices are going to be combined into one at Roseland - they'll even have capacity to sell more tickets. You pay over $150 a ticket for front orchestra at the Barrymore, and now you'll be side by side with someone who bought a rear mezz ticket that cost significantly less. Wonder if they'll be selling more tickets due to the increased capacity of the venue.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2007 11:39 AM

Yeah - I wonder if they'll be offering refunds. I saw the show last week at the Barrymore and it was such a lovely venue - great space, great sound. I had the 'cheap' seats and the show still felt very intimate - much different than the last time I saw them at madison square garden or the feel of the roseland. That's a bummer for those who paid for the show to be at the Barrymore but I'm sure it will still be a good time!

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2007 3:03 PM

UPDATE: There will be three sections on the floor, with the big spenders up front.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2007 3:04 PM

This was just listed on their website:

The show is General Admission Floor with separate sections in the front, middle and rear. Access to the separate sections will be a function of original ticket price with the $151.50 tickets in the front, the $126.50 tickets in the middle and the $76.50 ticket in the rear.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2007 3:06 PM

That's bullshit. If I *WERE* paying that much scratch for a Douchebag Douchebag show, I'd want a fucking seat.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2007 9:41 PM

Duran Duran should cancel this, or have it moved to either the Beacon Theater, or the MSG Theater beacause if THAT set-up in a GENERAL ADMISSION venue is true .......... that's BULLLSHI-ITE!

Posted by b.LOUD | November 13, 2007 7:19 AM

This show turned out to be just another concert. I am so mad at the strike for ruining what was such an unique and intimate evening with stage effects! I was one of the totally pissed people who had fifth row tickets for the Barrymore, but since my last ticket for one of the Broadway performances was free, I saved money on seeing two of the shows anyway.

They indeed had the three sections - plus a fan club and paid VIP section that was a teeny section smashed right against the stage - but with the larger size of the venue they were selling tickets at the last minute and since it was sponsored many geeks were getting comps for the front section. I had to remind myself it's GA - be prepared for the worst crowd. I've never been around so many smelly, ugly, ill-mannered and clueless people from outside of the city in my life! It was not like that at the Barrymore. They did offer refunds for those who wanted it before the show, but most people just went in and got it over with. The band was nice enough to scramble to find another venue for their fans to see their show - it wasn't their fault some greedy bastards shut down Broadway. Too bad it was Roseland, though!

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2007 8:35 AM

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