Duran Duran, Neon Trees

Thursday, October 6, at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

Discard Red Carpet Massacre, the thumping, beat-heavy 2007 disaster from suave '80s synth stars Duran Duran was a misguided attempt at relevancy that saw Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor and Co. pairing up with, of all people, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

Thankfully, their newest Mark Ronson-produced effort, All You Need Is Now, is a return to the iconic brand of crotch-thrusting cheese rock that once had women readily removing their La Blanca bikinis. One listen and you'll instantly remember why you once told people you didn't like "the prettiest boys in rock," even though you clearly did.

On this tour, they're joined (rather oddly) by mohawk-donning Tyler Glenn and Neon Trees, the Utah faux-new wave crew who've infiltrated mainstream consciousness thanks to their chart-topping single "Animal," from their 2010 debut LP, Habits.

 
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