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Duran Duran to play on Broadway
Duran Duran
The group's lead singer is Simon LeBon [2nd right]
Pop group Duran Duran, famed for 80s hits including Rio, are to play nine shows at a Broadway theatre in New York in November.

The gigs, at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, will be the first concert dates for their latest album, Red Carpet Massacre.

It added they will play their new creation in its entirety, as well as early hits and a "special electro set".

The New Romantic band were very popular in the US and UK during the 80s.

Trade paper Variety said it was "unusual but not unheard of" for concert or dance productions to rent a Broadway stage for a limited run.

The band, which formed 29 years ago, has sold in excess of 60 million records, according to its website.

Their new album includes collaborations with US music stars Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

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