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Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED concert streams live on YouTube tonight

By Sarah Bardeen

Music Community Manager

Duran Duran, the iconic '80s band who’s returned with a new album and tour, will be broadcasting their UNSTAGED performance live at 7 p.m. PT tonight, March 23, on their YouTube channel. The show is part of YouTube’s UNSTAGED concert series, presented in partnership with Amex and VEVO, and it will be directed by famed cult director David Lynch.

Few bands embodied the 1980s like Duran Duran. They had the best hair, the loveliest makeup, outlandish fashion...and they released a slew of amazing pop songs other bands would have killed to have written. “Planet Earth” is a case in point: one of their earliest hits, it encompasses the style that would make them famous.

In recent years, groups from across the musical spectrum have both embraced and been influenced by Duran Duran’s sound. But despite their success, the band hasn’t rested on their laurels. Working with famed producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs), they released the new album “All You Need Is Now” this week; the first single is a startling and modern pop confection.

And for fans who are looking to learn more about a group who’s held the public’s attention for so many years, you’re in luck. Director David Lynch has been following the band and capturing amazing behind-the-scenes footage. He’s asked the band about their firsts -- first concert, first band, first moment they were truly starstruck. He’s also been inviting the guys to record their dreams in a video journal. Simon LeBon offers up a fascinating one for your interpretation below.

So don’t forget to tune into Duran Duran’s channel on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. PT to watch them live in concert. If you miss the live broadcast, catch show highlights on their channel immediately following the event.