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Duran Duran Reviews

Contemporary PopConcerts

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 28



2.0 star rating Sandy gerding from Denver, Colorado


no Rio, no hungry like a wolf. boring. Nile Rodgers gets 5 stars. awesome!!

2.0 star rating Michelle from Montreal, Quebec


The opening act was better than Duran Duran. Niles Rodgers and Chic were amazing. I give them 5 stars. The main act Duran Duran was blah. I loved DD when I was a kid. Of course I loved their old songs. But their new songs, nope, not for me. Simon Lebon voice was amazing. The new tunes are not that catchy. Could not see the back up singers. The graphics during the show were good. The sound was loud and it seemed to intense. Unfortunately I went to hear the old songs. I waited so long to see them. It happened and I left early.

2.0 star rating Disappointed in Montreal from Montreal, Quebec


Poor sound engineering really derailed this performance. The bass was cranked up to 11, effectively obliterating everything in the middle range. It appeared that the band was playing well, Simon’s vocals were on point, and they were putting in a solid performance overall, but the mix just killed it. There was also a distracting and unnecessary effect added to the vocals. So frustrating. We left early. First time I’ve ever done that. I see a number of other reviews here saying the same thing, so one has to wonder why nothing has been done to improve the sound balance. Sound for the opening act was spot on, so it’s definitely a DD issue. What a shame.

1.0 star rating Erik M. from Chicago, Illinois


We had high expectation, but exited the arena three songs early, truly disappointed. It started with a DJ for around 45 minutes, who did not understanding that we all came for Duran Duran, British, New Wave, 80s. Felt like we were in the wrong movie. And no, we didn't want to see Nile Rogers & Chic and hear how great he is, beaten cancer and so on...not 80s, not new wave, not interested...sorry. The absolutely worst was the horrible acoustic in the Arena. Brutally loud (OSHA anyone?), we had to go the bathroom to put same paper napkins in our ears. It was all base, so loud, over the top, all vibrations, can't hear the singer. We moved to different seating areas, no change. We also believe that lead singer Le Bron had to fight with this acoustic and yelled every song instead of singing. When it then came to "Ordinary World", he had no voice left, just cracking. Any mediocre Karaoke singer would have done a better job. Duran Duran dans deserve better.....

1.0 star rating B from Fort Worth, Texas


I could hardly recognize any sound out of the ridiculous distortion. I have never heard a concert so bad in all my life. It was nothing but noise. Simon LeBon screamed his lyrics half the time like a person with little talent. It was sad and very disappointing. That's coming from a Duran Duran fan. The venue was not the problem because Chic warmed up, and their sound was awesome. Whoever made the final decisions on the sound should be fired.

1.0 star rating Duran Fan from Las Vegas, Nevada


Wow, the sound was a disaster, Simons voice sounded metallic, high pitched, ear splitting distorted levels. Taylor’s bass was at 10 to where it sounded like cones of woofer were pushed to max bottoming out, Other Taylor being drowned out sounded like he turned his keyboard up to get what he could to be heard which sounded separated from the rest. Louder doesn’t mean better and Simons metallic, pitched up voice needs a do over. Get better engineers, better sound system and if he can’t sound half way natural then it’s time to hand it up boys. I have seen them 8x and this was the show we walked out half way and thought never again. Oh and the 32 dollars a drink for two Malibu and rums makes me say we are done with this highway robbery, scam of a show. Good memories but those will have to be it

1.0 star rating from Denver, Colorado


Just saw them at Red Rocks with Niles and Bastille. The sound guys should be fired. You would think they would have picked up that they sounded terrible and made corrections.


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