Duran Duran announce moon landing 50th anniversary concert

2 July 2019, 11:47

Duran Duran announce moon landing 50th anniversary concert
Duran Duran announce moon landing 50th anniversary concert. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Duran Duran have announced a brand new concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at the Kennedy Space Center.

The out of this world concert will also feature a choreographed light show from Studio Drift alongside Duran Duran’s music.

Keeping their feet firmly on the ground, the band will perform their set at the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Florida on July 16.

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The one-off show will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.

Fans are over the moon by the announcement Duran Duran will perform in front of the Saturn 1B launch vehicle, rockets and other iconic space craft.

Kicking the night off in style, DJ Evalicious will open the concert - however, the gig doesn’t come cheap.

Tickets for the show are priced at $300 per person, but it’s all for a good cause - with profits from the celebration going towards the Aldrin Family Foundation.

Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes revealed his excitement for the concert, having watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on television and running outside to stare up at the moon.

NASA's photo of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing
NASA's photo of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Picture: Getty

Nick said: “It was surreal and awe inspiring. Science fiction unfolding before us.

“I tried to picture what it must be like for the astronauts who were up there, but it was all so utterly unimaginable.

“We’d simply never witnessed anything like it before. It felt like a new beginning.”

Duran Duran in San Francisco in 1982
Duran Duran in San Francisco in 1982. Picture: Getty

He went on to add: “Everything was encapsulated in that one moment, nothing was ever going to be the same again.

“It represented hope, belief and opportunity… opening our minds to what mankind was capable of achieving.”

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