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Simon: Year End

December 29th, 2011

SIMON:

Best Duran Duran Moment of 2011:

-Our tour, especially Madison Square Garden, London’s O2, the MEN in Manchester and Newcastle dates.
– When the digital release of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW debuted at #1 in 15 different countries.

Best Personal Moment:

– The first UK Club tour in Bournemouth. I felt the tension lifting as I began to sing “Before the Rain.” My worst personal moment, incidentally, was when my voice had gone and not knowing when it would return.

World Events of 2011:

– The economic depression and the pain/suffering people are experiencing because of it.
– The jingoistic celebration of the death of Bin Laden.
– Arab Springs, which is magnificent and liberating. So many brave people have lost their lives.

Album of 2011:

PJ Harvey’s LET ENGLAND SHAKE

Single of 2011:

Adele’s “Someone Like You”

Favourite Movie of 2011:

HANNA starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana & Cate Blanchet.

Best Gig of 2011 (non DD):

-PJ Harvey at Coachella
-Cocknbull Kid on the Duran Duran UK tour

Most looking forward to in 2012:

Tour dates – Australia, the rest of Europe and more. It has been an amazing year, full of ups and downs. Looking forward to more “up” and seeing you all on the road next year.