Duran Duran Drops Black Moonlight Today Ahead of New Jersey Show on the 23rd
These guys have been on fire over the past few years.
Along with being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, late last year they released a new Duran Duran concert film and documentary. It’s called A Hollywood High, and it features footage of a rooftop show they performed in March of 2022. It was released in theaters around the world last November.
It’s a 75-minute movie that focuses on a performance by Duran Duran on the roof of L.A.’s Aster Hotel and also includes new interviews with the band’s members and archival footage of the group. It told the story of the group’s love for and experiences in the city.
They attended a special premiere screening at LA’s Dolby Theatre. That was followed by a London premiere at the Vue West End theater.
“For our first U.S. show in several years we wanted to do something really special and intimate,” says keyboardist Nick Rhodes. “After considering many options, a rooftop performance quickly became the front-runner, we had never done anything like that before, and we had just released a new album [2021’s Future Past]. Somehow it seemed like a magical doorway to the next part of our journey.”
Now Duran Duran fans are about to get another preview of their upcoming album, Danse Macabre.
They just announced they’re dropping the new track, “Black Moonlight,” today, Thursday, September 21. The song features a special appearance by Chic‘s Nile Rodgers on guitar.
The album Danse Macabre, which will be released on October 27, was inspired by the band’s Las Vegas Halloween show in 2022. It features three new songs along with covers and new takes on old Duran Duran tracks.
Duran Duran is winding down their Future Past Tour this week. They wrap it up this Saturday, September 23rd in Atlantic City. A complete list of dates and more can be found at duranduran.com.