New Years at MGM National Harbor?

As you are reading this on Tuesday morning, the pre-sale for the show dates are likely already taking place. You can find ticket prices and details here.

I got word of the official announcement that Duran Duran will be playing on New Years Eve AND New Years Day this year in National Harbor – a new development just outside of Washington DC. The venue (The Theater at MGM National Harbor) is 3,000 seats – so it […]

New Year’s Day Show and Overall Weekend Review

I returned home last night after a long day of travel from the Washington DC area with Duran Duran and the weekend still on my mind. Throughout the day, I exchanged text messages with Rhonda about the show and weekend. I suggested that I provide today’s blog in order […]

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

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Jitterbug [4X]

You put the boom-boom into my heart
You send my soul sky high when your lovin’ starts
Jitterbug into my brain
Goes a bang-bang-bang ’til my feet do the same
But something’s bugging you
Something ain’t right
My best friend told me what you did last night
Left mesleepin’ in my bed
I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead.

Wake me up before you go-go
Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don’t want to miss it when you hit that high
Wake me up before you go-go
‘Cause I’m not plannin’ on going solo
Wake me up before you go-go
Take me dancing tonight
I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah)

Celebrities and friends react to George Michael’s death

“Unbelievable. RIP George Michael,” wrote Ricky Gervais.

“I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael’s death,” Ellen DeGeneres said. “He was such a brilliant talent. I’m so sad.”

“2016 – loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael’s family,” Duran Duran tweeted.

Boy George Names His 80’s Nemesis

Boy George pops by to discuss why 1984 was “the year of more” and how Culture Club was also in competition with bands like Wham! and Duran Duran. “I think all artists have a nemesis,” George said. “When George Michael came along I was like, ‘He’s called George? That’s not allowed!”

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Emotional Elton John and Boy George lead star-studded tributes to George Michael.

‘I am in deep shock. I have lost a close friend.’ Emotional Elton John and Boy George lead star-studded tributes to George Michael after he dies aged 53.
Elton John, Boy George and Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley have paid tribute to George Michael, after he tragically died on Christmas Day aged 53.
They joined a host of shocked A-listers like Martin Fry, Ricky Gervais and George’s 80s peers Duran Duran and Spandeau Ballet in commemorating the iconic Wham! frontman.
Elton, 69, said he was ‘in deep shock’, while Andrew, 53, grieved that he was ‘heartbroken’ at the loss of his ‘beloved friend’ in an emotional Twitter post.
Elton shared an Instagram snap with George, and wrote: ‘I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all his friends.’
Andrew added on Twitter: ‘Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music at large. 4ever loved. A xx’.
Late Sunday night, singer Boy George tweeted: ‘I am thinking of @GeorgeMichael’s family, friends and fans right now. He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words. Devastating.
‘What a beautiful voice he had and his music will live on as a testament to his talent. I can’t believe he is gone. I hope the Buddha will hold him in his arms. NMRK.’
Martin Fry, lead singer and songwriter with Look Of Love band ABC, said on Twitter: ‘Absolutely devastated to hear of the loss of @GeorgeMichael Truly brilliant talent sad sad sad.’
Contemporaries Duran Duran referenced the so-called ‘curse of 2016’ – which has seen the deaths of rock and pop behemoths David Bowie, Prince and Rick Parfitt, with their post.
They penned on their official Twitter account: ‘2016 – loss of another talented soul.