Duran Duran at the Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duran Duran forced to cancel Porto Alegre show
With just a few days remaining on the South American leg of their ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ world tour, Duran Duran have been forced to cancel their show in Porto Alegre, originally scheduled for Tuesday 25 November, because they are now being told that there is no way to get their equipment out of Brazil in time to guarantee that it will get to their next stop in Mexico.
The trip from Brazil to Mexico is one of the longest on the tour and the size of their production is proving much harder to move around than originally anticipated. For the past few weeks the band’s production team have been working with the local promoter to try to secure a safe and timely passage from one country to the next, guaranteeing expedited customs clearances at both ends, but today it became apparent that they were fighting a losing battle and the band reluctantly agreed to cancel the last of their four shows in Brazil, in order to make it to Mexico, where they are only slated to perform for two nights.
Tickets for the Porto Alegre show will be refunded at the point of purchase. The band hope to reschedule this date on their next trip to the region. All other Brazilian shows: Sao Paulo on November 21 and 22, and Rio on November 23 will remain.