Duran Duran Announces Documentary ‘A Hollywood High’ With Rooftop Concert Celebrating Los Angeles

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Duran Duran love Los Angeles. On the occasion of their 40th anniversarythe band captured their recent performance on the rooftop of the city at the Aster and collected decades-old archival footage to pair with exclusive interviews for what would become A Hollywood hightheir 75-minute documentary concert film is set to hit theaters on November 3.

“Duran Duran has had an enduring relationship with the City of Los Angeles since the first time we came to America,” bassist John Taylor said in a statement. “We were determined to do something unique to celebrate our four decades together. A rooftop performance in Los Angeles with the Capitol Records building across the street and the Hollywood sign looming in the distance seemed perfect and turned out to be an amazing night for all of us.

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The performance marked Duran Duran’s first appearance in the United States in several years, which was instrumental in the planning process. “We wanted to do something really special and intimate,” keyboardist Nick Rhodes explained. “After considering many options, a rooftop performance quickly became the favorite. It was post-pandemic, we had never done anything like this before, and we had just released a new album. In a way, it felt like a magic door to the next part of our journey.

Directed by Gavin Elder, Vincent Adam Paul and George Scott, A Hollywood high recounts Duran Duran’s long-standing connection to the City of Angels. The movie trailer rewinds to peak of their gloryrepresented by groups of screaming young women and the presentation of their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993. “There was no decent music coming out of Los Angeles”, Simon LeBon recalled. “We were really, really hot.”

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