Unfortunately, for this tour, due to a family emergency, one of the cornerstones of the band Nick Rhoades (keys) was absent and they had the very capable MDNR (Amanda Warner) fill in for him. She did a GREAT job however for me being a stickler for the originals it would have been nice to see Rhoades on the keys but then again Andy Taylor isn't in the band either so that throws my desire to see an all original Duran Duran out the window.
- Paper Gods
- The Wild Boys
- Hungry Like the Wolf
- A View to a Kill
- Come Undone
- Last Night in the City
- What Are the Chances?
- Pressure Off
- Planet Earth (with Space Oddity by David Bowie snippet)
- Ordinary World
- I Don't Want Your Love
- White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel cover)
- (Reach Up for the) Sunrise (with New Moon on Monday snippet)
- The Reflex
- Girls on Film
- Save a Prayer
- Play Video
The opening band Chic was really not an opener. The leader of that band, Niles Rodgers, is an absolute legend in the music scene. He brought a great band with him and put on a great show along with Duran Duran on their new song "Pressure Off" which is a new, very catchy song, from Duran Duran featuring Rodgers.
What can I say about Duran Duran??? These guys are really seasoned pros they developed their chops coming up through the club scene and are just great in concert. They know how to put on a GREAT show. And let me give a small shout out to their touring band who were FANTASTIC especially Dominic Brown (lead guitar) who is the guy that plays in place of Andy Taylor. What a great, solid, player who really actively engaged the audience.
With exception of the missing in action Nick Rhoades there was not much wrong with this show it hit all the right notes.
Both bands (Chic & Duran Duran) were outstanding along with their supporting bands.
Excellent crowd filled mostly with fun loving soccer mom's there for a good time.
Audience Interaction & Engagement: A+
Quality and Diversity of Music: A+
Stage Presence of Band A+
Energy from the Crowd: B
Notable Exceptions: Union of the Snake, A View to A Kill, Electric Barberella
Overall Rating for Show: A