Duran Duran will perform at a July 16th event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Set for the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the band will play in front of the Saturn 1B launch vehicle and other rockets and space craft.
Keyboardist Nick Rhodes says that after watching Neil Armstong take his historic first steps on the moon in 1969, he ran outside to stare up at the night sky. He tells Rolling Stone, "It was surreal and awe inspiring — science fiction unfolding before us... We’d simply never witnessed anything like it before. It felt like a new beginning... It represented hope, belief and opportunity – opening our minds to what mankind was capable of achieving."