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Duran Duran Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 28



3.0 star rating Jason from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Duran Duran still have it after more than 40 years on. Simon still sounds great. However I really have a problem with the sound mixing and the PPG Paints Arena sound system/acoustics. They are downright horrible even though the system was upgraded a year or 2 ago. They should have turned it down a notch or 2 It was too loud and became distorted with being too loud and too much reverb. Bastille were OK but not sure why Nile Rogers wasn't performing too.

3.0 star rating Sue Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Growing up in the Uk I was a huge fan of DD in the 80s and they didn’t disappoint. Simon’s voice was still clear as a bell, the other band members showing boy bands of the modern era how it’s done, and all my old faves were played. Loved it! What was disappointing was the ‘potty mouthed’ support act, Bastille. There was no need to ‘eff and Jeff’ so much, even if it was in support of main act. Also lighting was appalling for this part of show. We could hardly see them and their lead on stage. Most of lights appeared to be shining in eyes of audience blinding us. And where was Nile Rodger’s/chic? Gutted not to see them. That was the only reason my husband had come with me! Felt a bit ripped off not to get all of what had been advertised even though i did really enjoy DD. Clearer communication of chic’s non attendance in advance should have been provided by the PPG or ticketmaster. We could have switched to a different venue. Loved Pittsburgh though. Fab city . Worth the 4 hour drive to see this.

2.0 star rating Mike Downey from Chicago, Illinois


The volume was so loud and over dubbed. I wonder if the sound man had hearing aids. I've been to concerts sence the 70's. The music wasn't crisp or clean. The stage performance was pretty good. Over all was the most over rated concerts I've been to. They should have tec. sit in different seats around the United Center . We were in section 210. Just because it's loud doesn't make it cool.

2.0 star rating Nichola from Baltimore, Maryland


All acts were so loud the three members of our party had difficulty deciphering which familiar song we were hearing. We sat in mid 200 section at Merriweather Nile Rogers and Chic fared better in the middle of their set and ended pretty well with a fun Freak Out. Unfortunately it seemed like Simon LeBon couldn't hear his music because he shouted mostly all of their songs. We couldn't hear the female singer well while they performed Come Undone. Band mostly sounded good especially Roger Taylor. Disappointed because we love Duran Duran's music. Hopefully they can get their sound worked out moving forward on their tour.

2.0 star rating Lee P from Baltimore, Maryland


Merriweather Pavilion 8/23/22. I couldn't agree more with Mike Downey and Erik M.'s Chicago review on Duran Duran. I will say Nile Rodgers and Chic were definitely the concert highlight. They had the sound figured out. Other than that, my wife and I were astonished a professional act would have such poor sound quality from its engineers. Simon was screaming over band's acoustical arrangements. The backup singers were muted - and the overall quality was......disappointing to say the least. Our drive to Merriweather ( a 1st for us) was 3 hours with traffic, and thank God only 2:10 on the way home. Like many others, we left at least 30-40 minutes before the concert's end. I prefer to remember Duran Duran's music from the tracks I played on the way home. While I don't believe many folks will see this review -- Duran Duran and the sound technicians better bump up their game by Thursday's MSG concert.

2.0 star rating Texduranie from Fort Worth, Texas


I hate to rate my fav band 2 stars but the 6th member failed them (sound person) loud for sake of being sound, not a sound supporting mix at all, go back to engineering school. overdrive muddy mess. I thought it was the venue but similar commentary from other shows in the USA so far. we like others left 3 or 4 songs early. you could hear Simon and mud for 50% of the set.

2.0 star rating Jennifer V from Phoenix, Arizona


I took a four hour flight to see this show with my sister and brother-in-law. Nile Rodgers/Chic were definitely a fun surprise. We enjoyed their set a lot. Duran Duran were such a disappointment. Of the three shows I’ve seen of theirs over the years…this one was by far the worst. The sound was so loud and so distorted…Simon sounded of key and was shouting through several songs. Because of the poor sound quality, most of the songs sounded the same…barely recognizable.


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