Update: Duran Duran Fan for Android is no longer available (complying with a C & D letter).
I saw the Duran Duran show in Montreal this Tuesday as the band was touring for support of their new album, “All You Need is Now”. The show was late by an hour because of the soundcheck most probably. But what a show it was! It started by the album’s songs played to fan-made videos on a big screen.
The first to come on stage was Nick Rhodes, checking up his synths. I know he uses a Korg, an Alesis Andromeda A6, 1 or two Rolands, and a Kurzweil (which I own). When the band was on stage, the crowd went wild as the first sounds from Planet Earth were heard.
Then, Nick’s sounds disappeared. All of the band was clearly disappointed but fans in the audience sang the song a capella with Simon until sonic beauty could be restored and the transition was smooth. That was a magical moment.
It was also Roger’s birthday and we sang Happy Birthday to him both in French and in English.
It was absolutely awesome, they’re solid entertainers after all these years, and I really liked how The Chauffeur, Careless Memories and Friends of Mine sounded live. A View to A Kill and Reach Up for the Sunshine were also astounding, with Wild Boys.
In honour of the band and their amazing songs, I can now present to all Duran Duran Fans, an app to keep them in touch with their favourite band. It’s appropriately named Duran Duran Fan for Android. You can read the Duran Duran news, including Tweets by Simon and John (who tweets frequently), other fans’ messages, see a gallery, get lists of shows and purchase tickets online, discover similar bands, watch videos and also shop in the specially built Duran Duran Fan Store.
I showed a demo to a fan at the show and he asked when the app would be ready for his iPad. Soon, stay tuned! Check the images below in the meantime and download the app for Android.
Duran Duran Fan in Android Market (Free – is no longer available).