Duran Duran w/ Mark Ronson in Paris, Tour Dates

Adult beverage makers Smirnoff will unite Duran Duran and producer Mark Ronson for a live show, the invite-only Smirnoff Experience Paris, on July 2nd at La Cigale in Paris. Duran Duran will perform a live set with Ronson to showcase some specially reworked versions of the band’s classics, as well as tracks from Duran Duran’s latest offering, Red Carpet Massacre. Ronson will also be performing songs off his album Version with his Version Players and guest vocals from Simon LeBon.

Smirnoff Experience Paris is the third of four global Smirnoff Experience events, celebrating the brand’s heritage and originality. The global program features original music collaborations fused with unique and interactive entertainment showcased in four of the cities most relevant to the history of the brand: Moscow, Shanghai, Paris and New York City. To prepare for this unique, once in a lifetime show, the members of Duran Duran and Ronson have been in constant contact from the road, collaborating on new interpretations of the music.

Ronson says, “Duran Duran are one of my favorite bands, period….It’s an honour and a highlight of my musical career to get to perform with them…it’s going to be a special night in Paris.” Duran Duran’s bassist John Taylor is just as excited: “I can’t think of anyone working in music today that I would rather collaborate with…This is a very exciting gig for us, totally different to anything we have done before,” as is keyboardist Nick Rhodes: “I believe he will be one of the most influential voices of his generation – the story has only just begun. I am thrilled that we are working together. It’s going to be truly inspiring.”

Premier electronic French label Ed Banger will also add their own magic to the night, with other specially-created Duran Duran remixes being presented by a selection of their hottest artists and DJs. In addition, Smirnoff Experience resident DJ Tom Middleton will also return for a unique performance with Paris-based classical pianist Maxence Cyrin, who will blend interpretations of acid house melodies with ambient beats, taking guests on a trip through some of the sounds that have defined a whole musical generation.

Duran Duran Tour Dates:
May 06 – Dodge Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
May 08 – Valley View – San Diego, CA
May 09 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
May 10 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
May 12 – Wells Fargo Theatre – Denver, CO
May 14 – Rosemont Theatre – Chicago, IL
May 15 – Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MI
May 16 – Summit City – Whitesburg, KY
May 17 – Chastain Park Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
May 18 – UCF Arena – Orlando, FL
May 19 – Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL
May 21 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC
May 22 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 24 – Atlantis – Paradise Island (Bahamas)
May 27 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 28 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
May 30 – Central Park Summerstage – New York City, NY
May 31 – Central Park Summerstage – New York City, NY
Jul 02 – La Cigale – Paris

Duran Duran: website | myspace | Red Carpet Massacre on iTunes, Amazon | purchase tickets | listen to “Nite-Runner” from Red Carpet Massacre
Mark Ronson: website | myspace


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