Duran Duran is set to perform a special show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. According to The Rolling Stone, the event will take place at the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida on July 16th. The band will perform against a one-of-a-kind backdrop that features the Saturn 1B launch vehicle and other rockets and space craft.
In a statement, Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes recalled watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969, saying, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
DJ Evalicious will open the concert.