Concert Review: Duran Duran - All You Need is Now is Right on Time - Page 8
I think they both always knew in their hearts that somehow they'd turn it around, bring Duran Duran back full circle. At times during the show Simon would walk over to Nick and give him a nod or a wink. He throws him hand signals like a homeplate umpire to a third base runner. But more often he'd just give him a look--the kind of "cat that ate the canary" sideways grin that seemed to say, "Man, you are rocking the hell out of them tonight." Nick, elegantly stoic in DJ mode for most of the evening, would suddenly crack a grin and duck his head. Yes. He definitely knew he was rocking the hell out of us.
But in Atlanta we give as good as we get, we rocked them right back! You can check out the second show highlights video to see the rocking crowd in Atlanta and the incredible chemistry Duran Duran has with their audience, a great audience--they knew exactly when to scream and when to sing.
You'll see as well as the three girls who helped to make it a special night--you'll know them by the swinging finger and the little waving fists--the same cute little fists that almost smacked me in the face a few times over the course of the evening. It's short, but I chose these clips because the audience is so incredible and Simon Le Bon's vocals are absolutely amazing. 30 years later and he sounds better than ever. And he's adorable doing his pigeon-toed booty-shake dance... lucky pants. Make sure you watch towards the end for Simon's hand signals to Nick, I think he's telling him to slide. And bunt. And make sure he wears ear muffs. You watch and tell me what you think he's saying.
The All You Need is Now World Tour has already fast-tracked into the Top 10 Best Concerts for 2011. No one should miss Duran Duran live, whether you're an original Duranie or a fan of their new, edgier techno-electronic sound, this band is just incredible on-stage. Duran Duran is back, better than ever and destined to play an integral role in music in the 2010s.
To purchase the album All You Need is Now, concert tickets and for Duran Duran's up-coming tour dates visit DuranDuran.com.
All You Need is Now
All You Need is Now (AYNIN)
Being Followed (AYNIN)
Planet Earth (Duran Duran)
Hungry Like the Wolf (Rio)
Safe (in the Heat of the Moment) (AYNIN)
Leave a Light On (AYNIN)
The Reflex (Seven and the Ragged Tiger)
Ordinary World (The Wedding Album)
White Lines (Thank You)
Girl Panic! (AYNIN)
Careless Memories (Duran Duran)
(Reach Up for the) Sunrise (Astronaut)
*A View to a Kill (Soundtrack)
*Girls on Film (Duran Duran)