When Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon announced from the stage that the band’s recent trips to Atlanta were, “The most we’ve ever played anywhere,” he wasn’t exaggerating.
The still-photogenic fivesome (well, four originals and Dom Brown, their guitarist since 2006), performed a memorable, sold-out–in-minutes gig at Center Stage in April 2011 and returned in October for a solid, if unspectacular show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
On this quick victory lap tour – 16 dates in a month – for their excellent studio album, “All You Need is Now,” Duran is mostly playing markets they previously skipped. But the combination of a receptive audience and the band’s affection for Chastain brought them back to the venue Sunday night for a concert more aligned with their Center Stage appearance in terms of song choices and energy level.
Though technically still touring behind “All You Need,” Duran also has a new live album