October 29th, 2015
Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off” official video … read more
May 26th, 2016
Go inside Duran Duran’s new tour – and see how they’re pushing boundaries
Duran Duran has been churning out hits for more than four decades and are currently on a big concert tour. TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager goes backstage with the band on a recent stop in Brookyln.
Watch it here!
May 24th, 2016
Simon & John will be interviewed on the following television stations LIVE tomorrow (May 25). Please note the schedule is listed in EST, so you will have to do the time difference for the tune in time (for example: 9:40a EST in Chicago would be 8:40a local time.)
9:40a EST WCIU, Chicago, IL
9:45a EST WJBK, Detroit, MI
10:15a EST KCTV, Kansas City, MO
10:25a EST WOIA, San Antonio, TX
10:30a EST WFXT, Boston, MA
10:50a … read more
May 20th, 2016
Each month we feature a written Q&A on the Duran Duran Fan Community website and then the following month we put an excerpt on DD.com. To follow are some highlights from our chat with John’s bass guitar tech, Bernie Guerra!
So for people who don’t know what it is you do, describe your job.
I’m a guitar/bass… read more
May 3rd, 2016
April 26th, 2016
We are just coming to the close of the 1st leg of our 2016 U.S tour & I’m lucky enough to be able to have a couple of days off in Florida to feel the warm breeze coming off the Atlantic ocean. I have to say that it has been one of the best series of shows yet. The response from the audience has been incredible, and we’ve continued to enjoy playing the new material, which I feel is really ‘bedding in’… read more
April 25th, 2016
The Duran Duran/Chic feat. Nile Rodgers show in San Diego at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre is officially moving from Sunday, July 31st to Tuesday, August 2nd.
Your Sunday tickets will be honored on Tuesday, and if you’re unable to attend with the date change, a refund will be given at point of purchase.… read more
April 23rd, 2016
Duran Duran dedicated their show, and the song “Save a Prayer,” to Prince last night in Austin, TX. Here are some photos from the evening at the Austin 360 Amphitheater.
For more, please click here.
Photos courtesy of Nick Rhodes… read more
April 22nd, 2016
It was one week ago today when we heard word that Prince had been taken ill and forced to make an emergency landing in his plane. We were onstage in Atlanta at the time, the city he had just left hours earlier after playing a show the previous night. We were shocked to hear the news and dedicated a song in our set, wishing him a swift recovery. Tonight we played in Austin, Texas where, with a tremendous sadness in our hearts, we … read more
April 20th, 2016
Duran Duran caught up with Jenna Bush Hager when they performed at Barclays Center last week. She got a behind-the-scenes tour of what it’s like to mount such a big show and sat down with the guys to find out what has been going on since their last TODAY appearance in September – stay tuned for air date info!
April 14th, 2016
With respect to the current storm which is howling through this State, we considered cancelling our show on Saturday, but decided to go ahead, both for the sake of our fans and to support those in North Carolina who feel as strongly as we do about this issue. We see this as an opportunity to make the following statement.
Yes here it is again, just plain old fashioned prejudice, fear and oppression, the same old kind that’s… read more
April 14th, 2016
BBC Music and the Eden Project have today (Thursday 14 April) announced ‘Duran Duran live at Eden with BBC Music Day’ on Friday 3 June 2016, when BBC Music Day returns for the second year.
BBC Music Day Ambassadors, and musical legends, Duran Duran, will headline the finale of BBC Music Day at the Eden Project, with the iconic Biomes providing the backdrop to the spectacular outdoor stage.
The 6,000 capacity concert… read more
April 13th, 2016
Roger & Simon were thrilled to see bassist Mark Egan at the Barclay’s show the other night.
For those of you that may not remember, Mark played bass on Arcadia’s SO RED THE ROSE. It was the first time Roger (and Simon) had seen Mark since they last recorded together in Paris over 30 years ago. Mark was blown away by the Duran show, and was excited to re-connect with two members of Arcadia after such a long time.… read more
April 11th, 2016
Australia’s Bag Raiders will be added to the following dates on the Paper Gods tour.
April 19- Dallas
April 22- Austin
April 23- Houston
April 24- New Orleans
Bag Raiders fresh brand of electronic music has resulted in much success since their first, self-titled, full length album, released in 2010. Since then, they have put out several EPs on vinyl that are available on their… read more
April 7th, 2016
Premieres on The Blend (SiriusXM channel 16) Friday, April 22 at 8pm ET & PT
Rebroadcasts on The Blend:
Saturday April 23 at Noon ET; Sunday April 24 at 9am ET, Monday April 25 at 5pm ET; Tuesday April 26 at 3am ET; Wednesday April 27 at 3pm ET.
This will also air on ’80s on 8 (SiriusXM channel 8) on these dates/times:
4/26 at 5pm ET
4/27 at Midnight and Noon ET
4/ 29 at 3pm ET
4/30 at 9am ET
5/1 at Noon ET
April 5th, 2016
The 2016 Paper Gods tour continues…
August 27th: Portland, Oregon. MusicFest NW Presents Project Pabst
Early bird single day: $45. Early bird weekend: $75
September 2: Airway… read more
April 4th, 2016
LISTEN for Duran Duran on the following stations:
March 31st, 2016
8. Duran Duran
Pound for pound, Duran Duran are the most consistently stylish of all of the British invasion bands of the 1980s. Culture Club‘s Boy George made more of an individual impact, Depeche Mode reached out to a more isolated audience and A Flock of Seagulls became the butt of too many gags even then. Duran Duran (like their rivals Spandau Ballet) are a band of handsome men, each with their own sense of style. Roger… read more
March 28th, 2016
Duran Duran will be bringing the Paper Gods tour to Italy this June!
Please find the dates below – Duran Duran VIP Fan Community pre-sale will be on March 30 at 10am local market time and public on-sale on March 31 at 10am local market time.
March 14th, 2016
Simon will be participating in a BBC 1 South West special presentation, RESCUE 193, airing on March 21 at 7:30. Simon has joined to pay tribute to the helicopter rescue crew who saved his life when his boat, DRUM, capsized during the Fastnet Race off the coast of Cornwall in 1985.
March 1st, 2016
Watch this clip from the forthcoming documentary, “The Weekend Sailor,” narrated by Simon Le Bon.
March 1st, 2016
In this month’s Q&A Fan Community Excerpt, we talk to vocalist Tessa Niles.
Tessa began working with Duran Duran on the album “Notorious,” with her work with the band hitting a career high with her incredible vocal on “Come Undone.”
She’s had an amazing career as a backing vocalist for many artists – including DD – and she’s written an autobiography … read more
February 25th, 2016
Simon attended the BRITs last night as well as presented an award for Best British single to Adele. He had a quick chat with Katy to share some of the highlights. Listen below!
February 24th, 2016
Rhodes + Krassner’s (drum roll please) Oscar Picks of 2016!!!
THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!
*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio on http://duranduranmusic.com.
Nick and Katy agree that it has been an amazing year for film in general – that there are so many real contenders at this year’s Academy Awards. The performances, as well as the films, have been really high caliber, which made… read more
February 11th, 2016
“Earlier this week I spent a few more days in the studio with the Bloom Twins, working on their forthcoming album, where we have been writing and recording a new song almost every day. It is a real inspiration to collaborate with extraordinarily talented young artists in the process of forming their musical identity. They have a very special chemistry…Nick”
February 6th, 2016
DURAN DURAN TO PERFORM AT 2016 MID-STATE FAIR – CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers as special guest
Tickets on sale Friday, February 19 @ 10:00am
PASO ROBLES (CA) – The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will perform in concert on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm. CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will open the show. The concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert … read more
February 3rd, 2016
Simon has recently become an Ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation, a charity that works to provide awareness on ways people can come together to save our oceans. He spoke at one of their London based events, and also sat with BLUE’s co-founder, Chris Gorell Barnes, for an interview with SuperYachts.com.
You can watch both Simon’s speech, and interview, below.
Find out more about The Blue Marine Foundation… read more
January 29th, 2016
When you have the chance to reinterpret classics, do you take it? Ask American singer-songwriter Jilann, who has recorded NOT ALONE. Featuring David Bowie’s iconic pianist, Mike Garson, this album is both a labor of love as much as it is a riveting tribute to artists [Bowie, Roxy Music, TRex and Eno] of the Glam era.
While living between Los Angeles & Paris, Mike and Jilann worked on a series of recordings, putting… read more
January 27th, 2016
Set to take our two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, the Common People crew are delighted to announce that Duran Duran will headline Common People 2016, topping the bill at Oxford’s South Park on Saturday 28th May and then providing a fitting finale for our Southampton Common shindig on Sunday 29th May.
Common People head honcho Rob da Bank says: “So, we were already off to a flyer with Common People selling out… read more
January 25th, 2016
DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS AS SPECIAL GUEST ON SELECT SHOWS; XL RECORDING ARTIST SHAMIR ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT IN 7 CITIES
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
January 25th, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) – Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran today announced that they have added additional shows to their eagerly anticipated upcoming North American Paper Gods… read more
January 13th, 2016
The Duran Duran Fan Community does a monthly Q&A with someone who is part of the DD team or has been inspired by the band in some artistic way. We’ve recently spoken to Alex Israel, whose artwork is featured on the cover art of “Paper Gods” and Bloom Twins, who opened for the band on their most recent UK tour.
Were you an artistic child?
Yes, I was always drawing, making dioramas, building… read more
January 11th, 2016
“He fed us pure inspiration, beautifully strange and always unpredictable, yet somehow everything made perfect sense. No other musician was more influential for our generation.
David was a pioneer, an inventor, a space traveller, a superhero, a truly astonishing songwriter and a friend.
It’s hard to imagine that any artist will ever leave more musical and cultural treasure behind.
Thank you for letting… read more
December 30th, 2015
Album of the year – Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Special,” it’s just a great record. “Uptown Funk” was an amazing lead single, and I still hear the song 6 or 7 times a week.
Mark went to make his record half way through working on our record so we sort of saw his progress. He really wanted to make the ‘right’ record and he has. The grooves and melody – it has it all for me.
Movie of the year – “Amy”… read more
December 23rd, 2015
Lori Majewski for YAHOO MUSIC
Duran Duran, Paper Gods
“How many bands are even still together after 38 years, let alone still making relevant music? In 2015, Duran Duran released an album (their 14th) that suggests the ‘80s legends are just now at the height of their powers. Paper Gods – a top 10 debut, the band’s first in 22 years – is an overstuffed box of chocolates. There’s the audacious seven-minute… read more
December 8th, 2015
BAND TOURING IN SUPPORT OF LATEST TOP 10 ALBUM PAPER GODS
TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
For Immediate Release
December 8, 2015 — (Los Angeles, CA) — In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that they will hit the road for an extensive North American arena and amphitheater tour next year in support of their critically… read more
November 26th, 2015
“I am on my way to Manchester for the first date of our UK tour, which is something we’re all really excited about. There has been a lot going on these past few weeks, but Katy mentioned it was the 30th anniversary of Arcadia’s “So Red the Rose” in the middle of November. She asked me what I thought when I looked back at that time.
Forming Arcadia was really a reaction to the anxiety over what was going to happen … read more
November 25th, 2015
Duran Duran’s PAPER GODS Holidays sales (US only)
Black Friday Sale – 11/22-11/29
Cyber Hits Sale – 12/3-12/17
Amazon signed copies of PAPER GODS – very limited quantities left. Click here.
November 24th, 2015
WHAT?: Denis O’Regan’s CARELESS MEMORIES photographic Coffee Table book “Careless Memories” is a limited edition photo book by photographer Denis O’Regan, documenting the band’s record breaking 1984 ‘Sing Blue Silver’ tour. Containing hundreds of exquisitely restored, previously unseen photographs, taken mostly during the North American and Japanese legs of the band’s… read more
November 18th, 2015
MULTI PLATINUM ARTIST – SEAL – ADDED AS SPECIAL GUEST ON UPCOMING DURAN DURAN UK ARENA TOUR
The Bloom Twins to open on all dates
Returning from a successful run of sold out arena shows and festivals in the US around the release of their new album (Paper Gods), and receipt of two prestigious international awards in the last month alone (the Q Magazine Icon Award and MTV’s Video Visionary Award), Duran Duran… read more
November 17th, 2015
Back in the UK rehearsing for their upcoming tour, Duran Duran issued a statement today regarding the fan campaign to propel the Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of their song “Save A Prayer” to #1 on the British charts.
“We are honored that the Eagles of Death Metal covered “Save A Prayer,” and included it on their most recent album. In fact, it was a thrill playing the song together recently… read more
November 13th, 2015
24 HOURS OF REALITY AND LIVE EARTH BROADCAST EVENT ADDS DURAN DURAN, NEIL YOUNG, MUMFORD & SONS, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, JOSS STONE AND LAURA PAUSINI TO LINEUP
They join Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Hozier and WALK THE MOON and other world-renowned talent as US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore leads round-the-clock call to action on Nov. 13-14 with climate experts & activists;… read more
November 11th, 2015
Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED DVD will be available in North America this coming Friday, November 13th. In case you needed a refreshed of the weird and wonderful world of the David Lynch directed film, we’ve put these together for you!
November 9th, 2015
When PEOPLE heard that Al Gore is planning to stay up all night Friday with Duran Duran for a 24-hour telethon on the climate crisis, we couldn’t resist asking the former Vice President: “So, are you, ahem, hungry like the wolf for action on climate change?”
“Is this a literary reference?” Gore asked.
Gently reminded that it is, actually, the British band’s hit single from 1982,… read more
October 27th, 2015
Thank you for all the emails, posts, tweets, tumblr GIFs, cards, mentions and more!
October 23rd, 2015
MTV today announced a new award category to be unveiled during the 2015 MTV EMAs: the MTV Video Visionary Award. The category will honour the greatest pioneers in the history of the music video art form, the inaugural recipients of which will be international rock heroes Duran Duran.
Duran Duran’s unique sound and strong visual sense have not only influenced a generation of musicians and creatives, but continue to… read more
October 21st, 2015
“We love working with Nick Egan, it’s like he becomes a fifth member of the band,’ says John Taylor. ‘Nick Rhodes had the jumping idea, based on the photographs of Philippe Halsmann. It’s what the song is about, leaping into the unknown, taking the plunge, seizing the moment. Of all our previous collaborations with Mr Egan we are most proud of ‘White Lines’, the song we covered on the ‘Thank You’… read more
October 19th, 2015
Duran Duran is presented with the Q Magazine ICON Award by Charli XCX at The Grovesnor House in London on October 19.
October 16th, 2015
Channel: Big 80s on 8
Title: Duran Duran Take Over
Description: To celebrate the recent release of their new album “Paper Gods”, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor are tossing the Original VJ’s out of the Big 80s studio for a couple of hours to play some of their favorite 80s songs.
On-Air Time: Thurs 10/22 3pm Eastern , Noon Pacific
Duration: : 2:00 hr.
Rebroadcast: Thu. 10/22 @ 6pm ET; Fri 10/23 @ Noon ET; Sat. @ 9am &9pm… read more
October 16th, 2015
“Pressure Off” with Mr Hudson
“You Kill Me with Silence” with Mr Hudson
Jimmy Kimmel Live Post Concert on Yahoo Live
October 15th, 2015
October 19 – Q Awards
October 20 – Jools Holland Live
October 23rd – Radio DeeJay interview live 11am local time on radio and TV // Radio Dimensione Suono interview to be aired on radio and TV that evening // In-store signing for 400 fans at MONDADORI store in piazza… read more
October 14th, 2015
GLOBAL SUPERSTARS DURAN DURAN, ELLIE GOULDING AND ITALY’S MARCO MENGONI TO HEADLINE MTV WORLD STAGE CONCERT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 2015 MTV EMAS
On Saturday, 24 October rock icons Duran Duran, UK singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and Italian superstar Marco Mengoni will perform in Piazza Duomo, the evening before the 2015 MTV EMAs, as part of an MTV World Stage production. MTV New Generation artists Santa Margaret… read more