Duran Duran kicked off their 2011 world tour with one of their most intimate gigs in years at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (16Mar11).
Announcing "the name of this band is Duran Duran", bearded frontman Simon Le Bon and his bandmates delivered a tight and triumphant 80-minute set of hits and tracks from their new album All You Need is Now.
They kicked off with Bond theme View To a Kill and raced through classics like Notorious, Hungry Like The Wolf and Girls on Film to rapturous applause at Stubb's outdoor stage venue.
The 1980s supergroup will continue its much-hyped comeback with more intimate shows in California before making its debut at the Coachella festival next month (Apr11).
The band's concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles next week (23Mar11) will be filmed by director David Lynch for live streaming online.