Today ...or yesterday depending on where in the world you are, Duran Duran were in Wroclaw, Poland for the first date in their European leg of the seemingly never ending All You Need is Now tour. Perhaps it should be renamed to All you STILL Need is Now Tour. Don't get me wrong, I'll miss the guys something awful once they're off the tour circuit. I think this new connection via Twitter has been an amazing extension of them reaching out to the fans and us to them. So we'll all want to be wanting to know what they're up to and what not. So here's hoping they still Tweet (*cough* John *cough*) once they're off the road and back to some sense of "normal life"...whatever that is.
However, today during a publicity gig Nick announced (At approximately the 13:40 mark) that they would be going back to writing in February of next year and likely by summer they'd be collaborating once again with Mark Ronson who produced the amazing album "All You Need is Now". I think MOST Duranies assumed that they'd collaborate again with Mark, or perhaps hoped is more the word. They truly produced such a wonderful body of work with this last album that it comes as fantastic news that Mark is looking to work with them again. Truthfully, the only other name that came to my mind as far as producer went was Nile Rodgers.
I think we're all hoping lightening strikes twice with the next album, but with such amazing talents as what they possess with or without Mark, they've gotten themselves this far on their own merits, Mark just adds to that. And for that we're grateful.
So with baited breath we wait to capture lightning in a bottle...again. And we'll be ready. And so will they.
One Last Glimpse,