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Lynch-directed 'Duran Duran Unstaged' set for release in U.S. theaters

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Duran Duran's "Unstaged" concert film, directed by David Lynch, will be shown in 300 movie theaters across North America on Sept. 10, the British band announced Aug. 13 on social media and DuranDuran.com.

The film of Duran Duran's 2011 show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series.

Guest performers included Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Beth Ditto of Gossip, Kelis and Mark Ronson.

The concert originally was shown live online, and the theatrical version is being billed as Lynch's "director's cut."

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 15.

“We are all very proud to have worked in partnership with the legendary David Lynch on this project. It was a tremendously rewarding and exhilarating experience,” singer Simon Le Bon said.

“David is a visionary artist, his work is always surprising and beautifully strange – so it was a surreal dream collaboration for us to work with him and to become the subjects of one of his films,” keyboardist Nick Rhodes said. “When we first discussed the notion of working together, we bonded over a shared desire to create a truly unique live film. I felt confident we could rely upon David to conjure up something stylish, experimental, handmade and innovative. He surpassed all of our wildest expectations.”

The members of Duran Duran are in the studio with Ronson and co-producer Nile Rodgers, planning to release a new album in the spring.

Of the studio collaboration, Rhodes told The Associated Press: "I think we know where we want to be and it's right in the center of the dance floor. That's what we're aiming for together."

The day before the one-night-only showing of "Unstaged," Duran Duran will perform at
"Fashion Rocks" at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The show airs live on CBS on Sept. 9.

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