Odds & Ends: Duran Duran, TomorrowWorld, Allman Brothers Band

Duran Duran’s only 2014 ticketed U.S. concert in front of an intimate audience will take place in Texas in November … TomorrowWorld reveals this year’s theme as well as its main stage … The Allman Brothers Band mourns the passing of a much valued crew member.

Until yesterday there was only one place you could see ’80s über band Duran Duran perform live in the U.S. in 2014 – the “Fashion Rocks” concert where they share the bill with KISS, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Pitbull, The Band Perry, Usher, Rita Ora, Afrojack, Nico & Vinz and Magic!

But if humongous shows and mile-long lineups featuring acts doing one or two songs doesn’t satisfy your inner concert fan, you can see Duran Duran up close and personal when Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor take the stage at Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater Nov. 1.

The one-night-only concert is part of the Circuit Of The Americas’ Fan Fest Weekend happening during the 2014 US Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend.  Along with presenting Duran Duran in a 2,400-seat venue, the show’s VIP experience includes multiple open bars, hors d’oeuvres, a dance floor. 

The fun continues after the show when ticket holders move to the Music Porch at ACL Live where DJ Mel will be providing the beats.

A pre-sale for members of Duran Duran’s VIP fan community begins Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.   General onsales launch Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. All times CDT.  Click here for more information.

“The Arising Of Life” is the theme for the second annual EDM fest known as Set for Sept. 26-28 in the Chattahoochee Hills near Fairburn, Ga., southwest of Atlanta, the festival’s lineup includes Avicii, Bassnectar, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Tiësto and Zedd.

But TomorrowWorld’s main stage may be the big star that weekend.  Over 400 feet wide and 100 feet tall, the platform called the “Volcano Stage” is will sport several waterfalls as well as a volcano erupting throughout the festival.

Along with releasing a photo of the stage, the TomorrowWorld folks unveiled this nifty new trailer.

Tickets are still available.  Click here for more info.

The Allman Brothers Band has announced the passing of guitar technician Brian Farmer.  He was 53.

Having worked with Warren Haynes in Gov’t Mule, Farmer came to the Allmans via Haynes’ 2001 return to ABB.  The band described Farmer as a “jovial, sardonic man whose talent with musical instruments and the related equipment was extraordinary.” 

Today’s announcement from The Allmans says he was a “devoted father and family man” as well as a “fan favorite.”

Please visit HittinTheNote.com and PRSGuitars.com for more information about Brian Farmer.