Mountain Winery | Saratoga, California
A must for any new wave fan, British '80s icons Duran Duran are headed to Mountain Winery Amphitheater on Wednesday 11th September 2019! The group will perform brand new material and tracks from their most recent album, 2015's Paper Gods, as well as beloved hits like "Girls On Film," "The Reflex," "Save a Prayer" and many, many more! Enjoy your chance to see one of the biggest bands of the '80s in this intimate atmosphere!
Formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, British new wave band Duran Duran were one of the most successful and iconic groups of the 1980s. Originally part of the New Romantic scene, alongside fellow British bands Spandau Ballet and Visage, the band was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bass guitarist John Taylor, with drummer Roger Taylor joining the following year, and after various line-up changes, guitarist Andy Taylor and lead singer Simon Le Bon joined to form the band's most popular and commercially successful line-up. The group's self-titled 1981 debut album brought them mainstream success, thanks to its third single "Girls on Film" and the accompanying music video, which was played on heavy rotation worldwide on MTV. The band's second album, Rio (1982), scoring four UK Top Twenty singles with "My Own Way", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Save a Prayer" and the title song "Rio", and peaking at number 6 in the US. The band's innovation with music videos led to them becoming popular all over the world, and they were considered part of the Second British Invasion of the US in the 1980s. They have charted 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the US Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million records worldwide. The group has also won several awards over the years: two Brit Awards (including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music), two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a Video Visionary Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards. They also have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.