MUSIC
PLATEIA NEROU / ATHENS

Duran Duran

Release Athens 2024 welcomes Duran Duran, on Thursday July 18th, at Water Plaza (Plateia Nerou).




The iconic British rock band is set to take the main stage in Plateia Nerou, a beautiful open-air venue, by the sea, right after the release of the new gothic-themed album, DANSE MACABRE to showcase their ground-breaking sound and style, both of which have consistently pushed the boundaries of music, fashion, and art throughout their illustrious career.

Duran Duran’s latest album sees the band unearth bright melodies from the darkness, with 13 tracks threading together new songs, themed covers, and newly reimagined versions of their classics and favorites.

Duran Duran has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, in addition to scoring 21 Top 20 UK hits. Their numerous awards and accolades include eight Lifetime Achievement Awards, two GRAMMY® Awards, two Ivor Novellos, two BRIT Awards (including “Outstanding Contribution to Music” in 2004), and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They penned the only James Bond theme to reach #1 in the US, while David Lynch directed their outstanding concert film (“Duran Duran: Unstaged”) in 2014.
Given a penchant and flair for fashion, rock music never looked the same after their emergence either. Their impact as style icons has been well-documented.

The Release Athens announcement follows a huge year of live activity for Duran Duran, including sold-out arena shows across the UK, Ireland, North America and Canada. The performances continued the band’s acclaimed FUTURE PAST tour and were feverishly received, described as at “royalty status” by The Times, “decadent and bombastic” by The Telegraph, “a first-class and commanding performance” by CLASH, and “national treasures” by The Spectator.

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