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PlayhouseSquare Hosts DURAN DURAN, 10/19

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PlayhouseSquare will host Duran Duran Wed., Oct. 19 at 8 pm in the State Theatre as part of the band's "All You Need Is Now" North American Tour that kicks off September 23. American alternative pop-rockers Neon Trees will join the band as special guests. Tickets will be $45 - $150, on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 12 at 11 am at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 or The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office.

After a brief run of intimate album release shows this past spring, the band will return to this side of the pond for eagerly-anticipated live dates behind their critically acclaimed 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, produced by Mark Ronson and out on S-Curve Records. With performances from coast to coast, the band will play their biggest hits as well as new songs that have inspired many to declare that Duran Duran are truly having a big moment in 2011.

With a brand new production that the band members have designed specifically for the North American run, these shows follow Duran Duran's brilliantly reviewed live shows earlier in the year.

Back in the UK, the Duran Duran rumor mill was recently running on high until the band confirmed that indeed they had reunited supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin Le Bon for their "Girl Panic !" video (coming this fall), which superstar director Jonas Akerlund recently shot in London in collaboration with Harper's Bazaar and Swarovski Elements.

One of the most celebrated albums of the band's storied three-decade career, the nine-track digital-only version of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW hit #1 on the iTunes Albums Charts in 15 countries before the release of the 14-track LP earlier this year. Around the album's release, Duran Duran - who have sold more than 80 million albums throughout their career - graced the cover of Paper Magazine and were all over America's television screens with performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Degeneres Show (twice!), Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They also played a very special one-night-only show for the American Express: Unstaged series, streamed live and directed by iconic filmmaker David Lynch.

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