What Happened To DURAN-DURAN Part II?

Were they successful? Was their new music any good? And, are they still performing?

Yep, they’re still performing. However, the new CD is slated for release “sometime in 2004”. They have a new single (Reach up for the) Sunrise which will be released as a Mega-Single.

www.duranduran.com for official news!


The (Reach Up for the) Sunrise megasingle will be released in Europe on September 21 and in the US on September 28. The new CD “Astronaut” will be released October 12 worldwide, on Epic Records. See http://www.duranduranonline.com/ for more details. (That’s Epic’s site, the band’s official site is http://www.duranduran.com.)

The video can be seen all around the place, including http://www.abc.net.au/broadband/ and http://www.duranduran.no.

The single can be purchased from the iTunes Music Store, and was #1 most-added song at adult radio in the last week. It was also #1 on the listener-voted Top 5@7 on STAR 98 Los Angeles. The song is hot!

Television dates include:
Sept 8 - Jonathan Ross Show - UK
Sept 10 - Top of the Pops - UK
Sept 11 - Forum Horsens - Copenhagen
Sept 17 - GMTV Entertainment Today - UK
October 5 - TV Total and TV Interaktive - Cologne, Germany
October 6 - TV Huset - Stockholm, Sweden
October 9 - Pulse TV - Holland
October 12 - Good Morning America - US
October 13 - Live with Regis & Kelly - US
October 19 - Last Call with Carson Daly - US

Unfortunately, all of the Australian television air dates passed as of today. Sorry! But you can catch the band on Nova100 if you’re in Melbourne, on Thursday, September 26.

Australian Press:
Men’s Style - November issue, out early October
Penthouse - November issue, out early October
New Woman - November issue, out early October
Rolling Stone - November issue, out early October
Ralph - November issue, out early October

US Press:
Billboard Magazine - this week!
Spin Magazine - November issue, out mid-October

UK Press:
Marie Claire UK - October issue, out now

kung fu lola may be our resident Madonna expert, but I’ll take the crown of knowledge for Duran Duran!