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Duran Duran
Brought The 
Party To 
Pittsburgh

 

Simon LeBon Duran Duran

Simon LeBon Duran Duran

John Taylor Duran Duran

John Taylor Duran Duran

Simon LeBon Duran

Simon LeBon Duran

John Taylor Duran

John Taylor Duran

Simon LeBon Duran

Simon LeBon Duran

John Taylor Duran

John Taylor Duran

John Taylor Duran

John Taylor Duran

John Taylor Duran

John Taylor Duran

September 11, 2023

2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Duran Duran proved that they can still bring the party.  And the nearly sold-out crowd at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh were there to sing and dance along with these '80s icons from start to finish.

The four original members, Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Nick Rhodes along with touring guitarist Dominic Brown and pair of backup singers and saxophonist were incredibly tight and were spot-on all night long.

After touring for over forty years, the band is still having fun on stage and LeBon's voice sounds stronger than ever.

The show started off with a great trio of songs that got the party started off on the right foot.  "Night Boat," "The Wild Boys" and "Hungry Like The Wolf" got everyone out of their seat.

After playing "A View To A Kill," Le Bon addressed the audience by screaming "Pittsburgh!" which go a huge roar from the crowd.  He went on, "The home of the Penguins.  The home of the Pirates. The home of The Steelers!" which about brought the roof down.  "However, more importantly, it's the home of you, the fans."

Two songs from The Wedding Album, "Ordinary World" and the underrated "Come Undone" fit perfectly in the middle of the set to let people catch their breath.

The party picked back up with "Planet Earth," a great cover of "White Lines (Don't Do It)" "The Reflex" and "Girls On Film" to close out the main set.

Le Bon came back out with his acoustic guitar to play "Save A Prayer" which saw everyone light up the arena with their cell phones.  

"Rio" finally closed out this party and a little bit of nostalgia. 

Photos and review by Greg Drugan

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