Dell World Will Keep Austin Rocking with Duran Duran and Weezer

While the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival may have just wrapped its second weekend, and RollingStone has already shared their opinion on the 10 best things at the event, the music doesn’t stop here in Dell’s home town.

Possibly lost in all that ACL Fest crowd, was the announcement that Duran Duran and Weezer will headline Dell World next month!

Group photos of the bands Duran Duran and Weezer

With more than 100 million records sold, 18 American hit singles, and 30 UK top 20 tunes, Duran Duran made a mark that I still hear my friends talking about as they post on Facebook their excitement about going to see the band’s recent David Lynch-directed film “Duran Duran: Unstaged” or getting their copy of the “Live from London” DVD delivered.

But, Duran Duran haven’t only been making movies lately.

“The record is coming along great,” producer Nile Rodgers recently told Billboard magazine when talking about Duran Duran’s new studio album due to release next year “I couldn’t be happier to be working with my band again.”

And they’re not the only Dell World headliner putting out new music. Weezer just released their 9th album of “quirky alternative-rock” earlier this month and according to critics, “It’s OK to Like Weezer Again.”

“These are probably the songs I've been most excited about in a while,” Weezer bassist Scott Shriner recently told SFGate. Rolling Stone like them, too, giving the album 4/5 stars!

And if you join us at Dell World, you’ll get the chance to hear them for yourself! There are only 22 days until this annual event filled with more than 50 immersive breakout sessions and inspiring keynote presentations begins.

If you are already registered, you can begin planning your schedule now to ensure you don’t miss the topics that are important to you and your business. If you aren’t registered yet, you’ve got all the more reason to do it now!

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.