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A Note from John

April 6th, 2020

DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago.

Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year old – I like to think I am – or was blessed with getting only a mild case of Covid 19 – but after a week or so of what I would describe as a ‘Turbo-charged Flu’, I came out of it feeling okay- although… read more


Duran Duran Summer Shows – Update

April 6th, 2020

Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, many of the festivals the band had been planning to be a part of have been canceled or rescheduled to 2021 including Jelling MusikFest, Isle of Wright Festival & Rock in Rio Lisboa. Please check the band’s social media for more news on upcoming shows. Thank you and stay safe. … read more


Nick’s Twitter Q&A Transcript

April 3rd, 2020

Hello Nicholas! How are you? I was wondering if @grahamcoxon played all guitars throughout the new album or if he only did a couple of songs? If so, who played the rest of the guitars? Virtual hugs from a lockdown Buenos Aires – Fabiana

“Hello Fabiana!! Hope you & everyone else I will speak to today are keeping safe & well. New album is almost finished, so it was sad to have to take a break. Graham has … read more


Roger’s Twitter Q&A Transcript

March 27th, 2020

Greetings from Texas Roger! How are you staying “SANE” during this World Crisis?? my Favorite Drummer – Yvonne #chatwithDD2

“Wow Yvonne! It is indeed a world crisis. I am staying sane by not thinking too far ahead. When you 1st get in to this, you wonder how we will get out of it, since every day is the same, which is unusual. I am trying to live in the moment and enjoy simple things in life. RT”

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Simon’s Twitter Q&A Transcript

March 21st, 2020

Any plans to come to Australia (probably not this year…)? Would be my first time seeing you!! #chatwithDD – @mellen_21

“YES! We love Australia and are very excited about our unconfirmed plans that are in place. Maybe end of this year, beginning of next. WHOOOSH!”

hi Simon how are you spending this isolated time at home? Are you still writing new songs? Love ya n stay safe. #chatwithDD – @Ruthprowton1read more


A Message from Duran Duran

March 19th, 2020

Hi Everyone,

We have made the decision to take a temporary break from the studio in order to keep everyone safe and sound. While we are ‘self-isolating’, however, we still want to be in touch with you all in some way. So, for thirty minutes each week, we’re going to take turns striking up conversations and taking questions via the Duran Duran Twitter feed. For us, we feel it’s important during this crazy time… read more


Nick Talks Working with Giorgio Moroder

March 16th, 2020

“When we first formed Duran Duran, we often spoke about our dream producer being Giorgio Moroder. It’s taken a while for the stars to align but finally, we got to collaborate with the maestro on a couple of songs for our new album. What a thrill it was, the tracks have turned out just the way we always imagined they would…”

Nick Rhodes – London

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Duran Duran Celebrate 40 Years with First Show in London in Five Years

March 9th, 2020

American Express presents BST Hyde Park Duran Duran, Sunday July 12
Band to Celebrate 40 years with First London show in 5 years
Joined by special guests Gwen Stefani, Nile Rodgers & CHIC Plus more to be announced

Duran Duran is the final headliner for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. One of the most iconic and ground-breaking bands to come out of the UK in the past four decades, Duran Duran will close this… read more


JUST ANNOUNCED: Duran Duran Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, May 1-2

March 3rd, 2020

Following four sold-out performances in 2019, British music icons Duran Duran will return to The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a two-night engagement on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.

Tickets for Duran Duran at The Chelsea go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. PT and are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable … read more


Duran Duran’s A DIAMOND IN THE MIND to air on PBS!

February 26th, 2020

Duran Duran’s A DIAMOND IN THE MIND will be premiering on many PBS stations beginning February 29th and continuing through mid-March. Interspersed through out the airing will be NEW interviews with Simon & Nick, filmed earlier this year.

View the list of stations below and see if your local PBS channel will be airing it, and if not, call and ask for it!

See below for a clip of the show!

AK Alaska Public Television… read more


Duran Duran, a-ha, Xutos & Pontapés and Bush complete Rock and Rio Lisboa’s Sunday, June 27 lineup

February 19th, 2020

The lineup for Rock in Rio Lisboa’s Main Stage on June 27 is now complete! The stellar soundtrack for the third day of the festival has Duran Duran taking over the City of Rock, returning to Portugal to headline the Main Stage, 15 years after their last concert in the country. But the British music icons won’t be the only major band on the Sunday lineup. a-ha will also perform on the Main Stage, making this their first show… read more


DURAN DURAN TO HEADLINE SOMMARKVÄLL MED… IN SKANSEN, SWEDEN, SUNDAY MAY 31st

February 7th, 2020

Duran Duran will return to Sweden for their first concert in the country in 15 years to headline this summer’s Sommarkväll Med… concert series on Sunday, May 31st. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 am local time, through Eventim.se.

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American and 21 UK hit singles, won countless awards and continue to perform to huge concert audiences around… read more


Nick & Katy’s 2020 Oscar Picks!

February 5th, 2020

The 92nd annual Academy Awards are upon us! As per usual, Nick & Katy had a lot to say about the movies and actors up for awards, and want to share! So take some time and read on, here are our 2020 Oscar Picks!

THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Nominees:
“CORPUS CHRISTI” Poland
“HONEYLAND” North Macedonia
“LES MISÉRABLES” France
“PAIN AND GLORY”… read more


Simon Remembers Shipmate Woody Wooderson

January 21st, 2020

We don’t often do obituaries on duranduran.com for all sorts of reasons. But today, I’d like to set down a few words about an old shipmate of mine, and a true gentleman, Johnson Wooderson, who died earlier this month at a very good ripe age.

Known to me and the guys who’ve sailed with him as “Woody,” he was a real lynch pin of our race crew on DRUM. Dear, lovely, clever Woody – he saved … read more


British Hitmakers Duran Duran to headline Jelling Musikfest

January 9th, 2020

British music icons Duran Duran to headline Jelling Musikfestival 30th May 2020

In their only Danish performance in 2020, global hit-makers Duran Duran will return to Scandinavia to headline the iconic Jelling Musikfestival. On Saturday, the 30th of May, singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and drummer Roger Taylor will perform on the main stage in front of an audience of 35,000 people.… read more


Duran Duran Best of 2019!

December 23rd, 2019

ROGER

Event(s) of the Year

Aston Villa getting back into the premiership! I went with the kids to the game at Wembley and it was an amazing day. We had no real expectation of the team getting through, and we did it after quite a few years of languishing.

Favourite Movie

I re-visited the movie “Apollo 13” after we did the NASA event and I really loved seeing it again. It was so well done. I also loved “Rocketman,” the Elton… read more


Bid RIGHT NOW to support Changes UK Before the Fire & Ice Gala Tonight!

December 14th, 2019

YOU can get in on the amazing Changes UK auction whether you’re at the event or not! Note all timing is UK time.

LOT 1 PRE BIDDING NOW OPEN
Changes UK Live Auction Starts at 10pm Saturday 14 December 2019 – Pre Bidding Closes at 9pm.

① DURAN DURAN TOUR TICKETS and MEET & GREET:
2 Tickets, pre show meet the band and official merchandise goody bag.

How to Bid via email/online now: Send your maximum bid to us … read more


Showtime Announces Premiere Dates and Unveils Trailers for Features on Two Legendary Groups

December 10th, 2019

SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES AND UNVEILS TRAILERS FOR FEATURES ON TWO LEGENDARY GROUPS: NEW ORDER AND DURAN DURAN

NEW YORK – December 10, 2019 – SHOWTIME has announced two new documentaries profiling iconic rock bands New Order and Duran Duran. NEW ORDER: DECADES will premiere on Friday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Part concert, part documentary, NEW ORDER: DECADES follows the band’s preparations… read more


Duran Duran announce their highly anticipated return to Ireland

December 9th, 2019

Duran Duran has announced their highly anticipated return to Ireland with an outdoor performance at St Anne’s Park, Dublin on Sunday 7th June 2020, in support of the release of their next studio album.

Tickets priced €59.90 inclusive of booking fee go on sale at 9 am next Friday, 13th December via www.ticketmaster.ie.

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and… read more


Duran Duran To perform at Isle of Wight Festival, June 14

December 4th, 2019

PLAYING: MAIN STAGE

British music icons, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and have continued to perform to huge concert audiences around the world since the band first formed in 1980.

Consistently fusing art, technology, fashion and a signature sense of style with their unique and infectious brand of music, singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist… read more


Duran Duran Centrepoint Gala performance at the Roundhouse, November 13, 2019

November 15th, 2019

Roger remembers ARENA …

November 12th, 2019

Wow…released 35 years ago…to be honest it seems like another lifetime. An album that was recorded in what I call the ‘eye of the storm’.

I can’t even remember where and when these songs were captured live, but apparently it was ‘recorded live around the world’. How they managed to record the shows, I do not know ..in those early days, as the stage curtain went up, the screaming… read more


Centrepoint marks 50 years tackling youth homelessness with Gala and charity performances by Duran Duran and Rita Ora

November 7th, 2019

British music icons Duran Duran and global superstar Rita Ora are set to perform at a special Gala to mark the 50th anniversary of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people.

The Gala will take place at London’s historic performing arts venue, Roundhouse, on 13 November.

With the support of its patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Centrepoint – and its partner charities – works with … read more


Halloween 2019 Playlists from Rog & Nick!

October 30th, 2019

Roger curated some great tracks for your Halloween dance party:

 

 

Nick went a little more esoteric (duh!). Enjoy his picks here:

Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid

CJ & Co – The Devil’s Gun

Cameo – Rigor Mortis

Hot Blood – Soul Dracula

Souls Unlimited – The Raving Vampire

James Brown – Hell

Billy Preston – Creature Feature

Lee Perry & the Full Experience… read more


Roger remembers Ginger Baker

October 6th, 2019

“Very sad to hear that the great Ginger Baker has passed away. He was an inspiration to millions of kids all over the world that took up playing drums in the 60s and 70s ..including me. His name was synonymous with drumming ..”who do you think you are ..Ginger Baker?” could be fired in the direction of any aspiring young drummer.

He somehow managed to combine wildly diverse styles including both jazz and tribal… read more


Duran Duran Mountain Winery Gallery by Gerard Hynes & Carsten Windhorst

September 24th, 2019

John on new Podcast

September 24th, 2019

JT appeared on the LET THERE BE TALK podcast with Dean Delray…have a listen here.

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Q&A with IN2RUDERS director Naeem Mahmood

September 18th, 2019

Naeem Mahmood is a director to keep your eyes on!

Mentored by Gary Kurtz, producer of 2 Star Wars films, Naeem was in his late teens when he won the Prince’s Trust Millennium Award and teamed up with several young creatives to set up the film production company Trailblazer.

His work has appeared on the BBC, ITV and more. Named one of the “freshest new talents” in Britain, Naeem’s first feature … read more


Duran Duran, Kaaboo Del Mar, September 15, 2019

September 16th, 2019

Duran Duran Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, September 13, 2019

September 14th, 2019

Duran Duran Mountain Winery September 10 & 11, 2019

September 12th, 2019

Duran Duran at The Chelsea, Las Vegas, September 7 & 8, 2019

September 9th, 2019

Duran Duran , Agua Caliente, Palm Springs, CA, September 5, 2019

September 6th, 2019

Photos courtesy of Patty Palazzo and Baranduin Briggs… read more


Duran Duran Appreciation Day, 2019

August 10th, 2019

“Nick was very much involved in our “space themed song” set list for our performance at the Kennedy Space Center, and he suggested we do this track. The original is such a good vocal, I didn’t want to do a “Simon Le Bon impersonation of Sting.” I started the song an octave below, but then I pulled my trousers up and went for it! I don’t think we will do this song again, but it was fun to perform.” … read more


Duran Duran Kennedy Space Center Photo Gallery

July 19th, 2019

Duran Duran at the Kennedy Space Center, 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing, July 16, 2019

Photos courtesy Concrete Beach


Duran Duran exclusive – Simon Le Bon tells Classic Pop “I wish I could have been in the audience for our Nasa show!”

July 19th, 2019

Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon has told Classic Pop he was “overwhelmed” by the band’s special show marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings on Tuesday, when they played at Kennedy Space Centre with 300 drones swarming in formation as they performed.

The 90-minute show, in front of a VIP audience, including the surviving astronauts to have walked on the moon, opened with the drones flying as Duran… read more


Duran Duran Live in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center

July 18th, 2019

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Just announced : General Admission ticket to the Duran Duran show at the Kennedy Space Center!

July 12th, 2019

Due to popular demand and a limit in space for the 50th anniversary celebration for Apollo 11, the Kennedy Space Center has now created a $99 ticket.

The original $300 Elite ticket comes with a reserved section close to the stage (on the south side of the fire lane), a drink ticket and KSCVC merchandise, along with a one day pass to Kennedy Space Center.

The GA ticket ($99) will be on the north side of the fire lane.

A portion … read more


Duran Duran – 1969 Moon Landing Memories

July 12th, 2019

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Duran Duran to Rock the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center

June 28th, 2019

Duran Duran to Rock the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Concert and Choreographed Drone Light Show

Spectacular Late-Night Show Highlights Apollo 50th Celebrations on the Space Coast

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. (June 28, 2019) – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Aldrin Family Foundation today announced that the iconic British band Duran Duran will play a unique show amidst … read more


Q&A with Christina Korp of The Aldrin Foundation

June 27th, 2019

Wow!

That’s all HQ has to say after putting together our Q&A with Christina Korp of The Aldrin Foundation. From a large family that formed a singing group, to a publishing deal in Los Angeles, to running a production company with singer John Tesh to getting to hang out with Astronauts, Christina has led a super-exciting life! Read on, read on!!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself – where did you grow up?

I am … read more


6 West Coast Dates in September!

June 26th, 2019

Duran Duran has added 6 additional shows around their KAABOO Del Mar (San Diego) festival date on the West Coast of the US in September:

September 5th: The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage, CA
September 7th and 8th: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, NV
September 10th and 11th: Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
September 13th: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s Casino Lake Tahoe, NV

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Duran Duran New Iceland Venue

May 29th, 2019

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Sena Live has taken over as the local promoter of the upcoming show with British rock icons, Duran Duran, in Iceland on June 25th.

The show will now take place at the Old-Laugardalsöllin.

Ticket prices will remain the same as before:
– A area: 18.900 kr.
– B area: 14.900 kr.

‘A’ area tickets are standing and on the floor closest to the stage. ‘B’ tickets are also standing, and general… read more


Five New Duran Duran Shows Added in September

May 12th, 2019

Duran Duran has added 5 additional shows around their KAABOO Del Mar (San Diego) festival date on the West Coast of the US in September:

September 7th and 8th: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, NV
September 10th and 11th: Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
September 13th: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s Casino Lake Tahoe, NV

The Member Only fan community pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, May 15th at 10am… read more


Duran Duran confirm their first concert in Iceland this summer for more than a decade

April 16th, 2019

Duran Duran confirm their first concert in Iceland this summer for more than a decade

Reykjavik, April 16 – The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will be performing in the Laugardalshöll venue on June 25th in Reykjavik, Iceland. Pre-sale tickets for Duran Duran Fan Community members will begin at 9am on April 23rd followed by a pre-sale for Mono and Tix members starting an hour later at 10am. Tickets for the … read more


Kaaboo Cayman Live shots by Elliot Taylor

April 6th, 2019

Duran Duran performing at KAABOO Cayman, February 16, 2019. All photos courtesy of Elliot Taylor. … read more


Brevard Cultural Alliance Announces 2019 Cultural Summit Featuring a Conversation With Simon Le Bon, Leader of Duran Duran

March 22nd, 2019

Brevard Cultural Alliance Announces 2019 Cultural Summit
Featuring a Conversation With Simon Le Bon, Leader of Duran Duran

MELBOURNE, FL (March 21, 2019) – Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA), the professional organization representing Brevard County’s arts and cultural sector, is hosting their 3rd Cultural Summit at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place on Thursday, May 23.

The highlight of this daylong conference… read more


Duran Duran at the Tinderbox Festival, Denmark

March 15th, 2019

Duran Duran will be among the performers at the Tinderbox Festival on June 28, 2019

The festival takes place June 27, 28 & 29 in Odense, Denmark. Tickets on sale now!

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces Special Guests For 34th Annual Induction Ceremony

March 13th, 2019

Premiering Exclusively on HBO on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. EST

CLEVELAND, March 13, 2019 – Special guests at this year’s sold-out Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will include:

• Harry Styles presenting for Stevie Nicks
• Brian May of Queen presenting for Def Leppard
• Janelle Monáe presenting … read more


Nick on the passing of Keith Flint

March 6th, 2019

“I remember the first time I heard “Firestarter,” it’s rare that someone comes along and truly changes the direction music is flowing but very special when they do. The Prodigy did that. They were innovators & I am deeply sad to hear that Keith Flint is no longer with us.”

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