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Duran Duran to perform at KAABOO CAYMAN in 2019!

May 15th, 2018

Just announced!

Duran Duran at KAABOO Cayman, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, February 15 and 16, 2019
Get tickets here!

To celebrate the announcement, the festival has provided a unique promo code to share with DURAN DURAN fans for $20 off 3-day THATCH (GA) passes. The code will be valid for 2 weeks, expiring at 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, May 29th.

Unique Code: DURAN

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#KAABOOcayman #duranduran… read more


John Warwicker Q&A

May 1st, 2018

Here’s an excerpt from the great Q&A we recently featured on the fan community website with longtime Duran Duran contributor John Warwicker:

Under what circumstance did you meet the guys in Duran Duran?

After Camberwell (1977?) I decided that in the near future computers would become an everyday tool of design/art/culture so I decided to research this and ended up doing a Masters degree at Birmingham Polytechnic… read more


Duran Duran’s Visual Designer Lights Up Buckingham Palace

April 17th, 2018

You know what’s cool? When someone from the DD crew work on something pretty spectacular, like Gary Oldknow (@deepvisual on Twitter) has just done.

If you didn’t know, Gary is a visual designer who has worked with the band for many years. He is especially versed in moving image technology. While not the only band he works with, his Duran resume includes: The Latest and Greatest Tour, The Pop Trash Tour, The… read more


Duran Duran for Record Store Day 2018

March 7th, 2018

Duran Duran are excited to have their very special live LP Duran Duran Budokan included as part of this year’s Record Store Day! Captured at Tokyo’s historic venue, Nippon Budokan, on September 20, 2017, this show marked the end of the band’s two year Paper Gods tour which saw them playing to sold-out audiences around the world.

The one-of-a-kind artwork for this LP was created by famed Japanese graphic… read more


31 Songs for 31 Days

March 1st, 2018

“It gives me great pleasure to program a little playlist of my current fave tunes. And I have to say it feels good to have so much exciting new music in there. It’s an interesting time for pop culture and I’m glad to be awake for it. This should get you to springtime. Enjoy!” – JT

Click HERE to listen to John’s March Spotify playlist!

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Q&A with Duran Duran Fan Community Honcho Alan Stewart

February 27th, 2018

Alan Stewart has worked with the band as part of the management team since 2003. He’s had a multitude of roles and most recently began managing the band’s official fan community. He also consults for NFL Football teams, wineries and runs Matt & Kim’s “Scream Team.” Also, he is pretty darn cool.

You’ve had an illustrious music business career- how did you get started?

I walked into a bar while in college… read more


Duran Duran’s John Taylor to Appear at First Birmingham Music Awards

February 27th, 2018

DURAN DURAN’S JOHN TAYLOR TO APPEAR AT FIRST BIRMINGHAM MUSIC AWARDS
DURAN DURAN’S John Taylor Pledges Support for New Birmingham Talent

A search for Birmingham’s brightest and best musicians/music industry professionals is underway as the ‘Birmingham Music Awards’ hosts their first ceremony on May 2nd. The organisers of the BMAs are on a mission to bring together the best of the city’s contributors… read more


Nick & Katy’s 2018 Oscar Picks!!

February 26th, 2018

*Members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community can hear the full audio, with special synth effects done by Nick (!!), on http://duranduranmusic.com.

It is that time of year once again Dear Readers! While Nick and Katy don’t cover every category, they really invest their time in the films they do discuss. This year they added in CINEMATOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN and removed FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM & DOCUMENTARY… read more


Nick on the death of Designer Judy Blame

February 20th, 2018

I am deeply sad to hear Judy has left us…

He was a rare creature with a beautiful vision and undoubtedly key to sculpting the shape of style in the 1980s. His indelible fingerprints are all over the pop culture that followed.

We worked together on the Wild Boys video where his contribution was spectacular. As both an artist and friend, his attitude, instinct and humour were a potent combination.

– Nick, February… read more


Duran Duran on Wedding Album 25th Anniversary

February 11th, 2018

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the release of THE WEDDING ALBUM Duran Duran is sharing this special video of their song, “Come Undone,” filmed at Symphony Hall in Birmingham England on March 19, 1993.

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Duran Duran on David Zard

January 27th, 2018

Duran Duran’s groundbreaking Strange Behaviour tour of Italy was sponsored by Jeans Uniform and promoted by David Zard, who passed away today; his legacy includes an incredibly successful career.

Below, John & Nick comment on his passing.

“Very sad to hear, David was such a great guy. The tour he promoted was one of the most fun we did, in large part because of his charm and sense of humor. Italy has lost… read more


10 Essential Duran Duran Deep Cuts

January 22nd, 2018

Duran Duran had it all. Five good-looking lads from England who made smashing pop songs, pioneered the music video format and were adored by princesses. Their fans, Duranies, were the noisiest in the world (the band was entered into the Guinness Book of Records for the “loudest pre-show concert noise”). They partied hard, dated (and married) supermodels. They wrote the soundtrack to the first half of the ‘80s.… read more


Roger Taylor’s New Year’s Playlist: 18 songs to bring us into 2018

December 30th, 2017

GET UP – JAMES BROWN

The creator himself. Released just after my 16th birthday in 1976 but still killer!

MY FEET KEEP DANCING – CHIC

From the creator to the original masters ..Chic! Any song that has a tap dancing solo in it deserves credit. Very much part of my mis-spent youth on the dance floor.

THE GROOVE LINE – HEATWAVE

Amazing early example of electro funk from the late and great Rod Temperton who went… read more


Duran Duran : Band Year End Lists

December 30th, 2017

SIMON

Event of the Year

For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires.

For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle.

For me, my mum passing away

Movie

I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it.

Book(s)

I really … read more


John Taylor Year End, 2017

December 29th, 2017

John

Event of the Year

I think one of the most significant things that happened was when the Swedish Church removed gender identification out of their teachings. I thought that was extraordinary, especially in light of everything that has been said about sexual politics. It didn’t get a lot of attention in the media as I would have liked.

Movie

I am an old English boy and so I did love “Dunkirk.” It … read more


Nick Rhodes year End, 2017

December 28th, 2017

NICK

Event of the Year

I found most of the world events upsetting and depressing. I am hoping in 2018 our whole world will perhaps see a little more common sense.

Events I liked were museums and galleries, shows that I saw. Notably, the Royal Academy of the Arts had three interesting shows, all on at one time. 1) Matisse in the Studio 2) Jasper Johns “Something Resembling the Truth” 3) Dali / Duchamp exhibitionread more


Roger Taylor’s Year End, 2017

December 27th, 2017

Roger

Event of the Year

Brexit seems to be an ongoing thing in the UK… And of course, the royal engagement.

Movie

“Dunkirk.” I saw it in a great cinema with an incredible sound system. I loved it and thought it was amazing. I also saw the movie “Everything Everything” on the aeroplane and I liked it. I wasn’t expecting anything so I was pleasantly surprised.

Book(s)

I love biographies, I can devour them.… read more


Simon Le Bon’s Year End, 2017

December 26th, 2017

SIMON

Event of the Year

For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires.

For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle.

For me, my mum passing away

Movie

I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it.

Book(s)

I really … read more


Band Holiday Greetings 2017

December 24th, 2017

December 2017 Collector’s Corner: Band Talks Holiday Faves

December 21st, 2017

The last Collector’s Corner for 2017 goes out with a bang – the band talk about their favorite holiday gift and favourite holiday song.

Watch here:

Special thanks to Katy Krassner and Derek Suprykaread more


Richard Blade Q&A

December 13th, 2017

We never re-print a whole member exclusive Fan Community Q&A, but Richard Blade’s was such a great read, and well, it is the holidays, we thought we’d post it on duranduran.com in its entirety.

Enjoy!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up?

In the south of England, in a little seaside town called Torquay – about 300 miles from Birmingham and the Rum Runner. Because Torquay was popular… read more


Exclusive SiriusXM Special Performance with Duran Duran December 9th in Miami

November 17th, 2017

Duran Duran to Perform Special Concert in Miami Beach for SiriusXM

Intimate, special performance at the Faena Theater, to air live on The Pulse and 1st Wave channels

NEW YORK– November 17, 2017– SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning, iconic British band Duran Duran will perform a special invitation-only show for SiriusXM on Saturday, December 9 at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach.

The exclusive … read more


Nick Rhodes partnering with Sonos on Intimate Bowie Event

November 8th, 2017

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Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes will be partnering with Sonos and participating in an intimate event celebrating David Bowie’s work and legacy as told through the powerful stories of artists and fans. Song Stories: Bowie will take place on Friday 17th November at Sonos’ new concept store in London.

A series of intimate events honoring David Bowie’s work and legacy, as told through powerful stories… read more


Duran Duran’s “Face for Today” fan video

November 1st, 2017

Duran Duran wasn’t able to make the original intention of this video come to fruition but the band thought you’d like this just as much.We hope you enjoy Duran Duran’s “Face For Today” fan video.

“You’ve got that thing which makes us smile”

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Halloween Playlist from Nick

October 31st, 2017

I have seen many Halloween playlists in the past and it always struck me (as things unexpectedly do at this time of year) that they tend to feature the same songs. There are of course some great ones like “I put a Spell on You” by either Screamin’ Jay Hawkins or Nina Simone, “Lullaby” by The Cure, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus…… read more


Duran Duran to play New Year’s Weekend in Las Vegas!

October 29th, 2017

While the Paper Gods tour has officially come to an end, the band IS playing a New Year’s Date in Las Vegas on December 30th, as part of a three-night CBS Radio celebration to close out 2017 featuring shows by Foo Fighters (12/31) and the Zac Brown Band (12/29)!

Here is what you need to know:

WHEN: December 30, 2017

WHERE: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

DOORS: 7:00pm

SHOWTIME: 8:00pm

PUBLIC ON SALE: Friday, … read more


Medazzaland 20th Anniversary

October 12th, 2017

It’s the name of a place, but not a physical place. More a state of mind.

Medazzaland.

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It’s not insignificant that the title of Duran Duran’s ninth studio album, released 20 years ago this week, is the name of such a place.

Medazzaland is transportive and, in its best moments, transcendent. It’s the band’s most Lynchian album; the surface might be dazzling, but darkness, sadness and … read more


Lorina Mapa Q&A

October 10th, 2017

“A graphic memoir about growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s with Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and the EDSA Revolution. Mapa returns to Manilla as an adult for the funeral of her father and come to terms with her past. A graphic love letter to her parents, family, friends, country of birth, and perhaps even to herself.”

The Duran Duran Fan Community spoke to author Lorina Mapa about her new graphic novel,… read more


FanCommunity Q&A Excerpt with Amy Vachon!

September 13th, 2017

Holy moly, we love Amy Vachon! She is, as one would say, an unsung hero (in the DD crew). She works with the Fan Community and has become a trusted, diligent and fun member of our gang. Read this excerpt from Amy’s Q&A!

How did you get into the glamorous world of rock n’ roll?

I got my start in an all-female band called ‘Catfight’ here in Chicago, networked with other musicians in different bands… read more


Duran Duran “Face for Today” Selfie Update

August 31st, 2017

Thank you so much to all the Duran Duran fans who responded to our call for ‘Face For Today’ selfies! We appreciate your efforts getting creative and sending such great photos our way. Unfortunately, when the band’s tech team began working on piecing together the video screen footage, many of the photos became pixelated, causing the images to appear very distorted on the big screens.

Though we don’t… read more


Duran Duran Venture into Virtual Reality

August 10th, 2017

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017!

To commemorate #DDAD17, Duran Duran decided to release two recently recorded videos, “Paper Gods” & “Hungry Like the Wolf.” Both songs were filmed in Oakland, CA on July 7th using 360 cameras, which allows the viewer to experience them in virtual reality!

Here are a few tips to maximize your 360-degree viewing experience:

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Anna Ross Q&A Excerpt

August 9th, 2017

Each month the Duran Duran Fan Community posts a Q&A with a person who is some how associated with the band. Last month, we spoke to Anna Ross, who is more than just an ‘associate,’ she is one of the live voices of onstage Duran!

What is the inspiration behind the album FIRST DAY?

The inspiration is about doing that thing you’ve always been meaning to do in life but never got around to.

I’d always been … read more


Duran Duran Confirm Two Shows in Japan

July 20th, 2017

It has been 35 years since their first tour of Japan and nearly a decade since their last shows in the country, and now Duran Duran are back! Touring around the world with their new album, “Paper Gods,” as well as performing many of their greatest hits at sold out shows night after night, the band has just confirmed 2 shows in Tokyo & Osaka! Their show at Tokyo’s famed Nippon Budokan will include Chic featuring … read more


Duran Duran in Hawaii, July 16, 2017

July 16th, 2017

There aren’t many more firsts for this band, but July 16, 2017 will be their first concert performance in Hawaii at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall! Coincidentally, Duran Duran’s 1st performance with the classic 5 member lie-up (Simon/John/Nick/Roger/Andy) at the Rum Runner in Birmingham was also on July 16 (1980).

#Aloha #DuranDuranHI #duranduran #papergodsontour

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Q&A with Poppy from the Blue Marine Foundation

July 10th, 2017

Hi Poppy! Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’ve worked at the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) for the past two and a half years. My role is fairly broad: I organise BLUE’s events, including our London to Monaco Cycle, manage our Join BLUE membership scheme, oversee our social media accounts, marketing and communications. I have a passion for wildlife and conservation and my favourite sea creature is the Vaquita … read more


Anna Ross’s “First Day”!

July 9th, 2017

Our own Anna Ross is about to release her debut album, FIRST DAY, and the single, also called “First Day,” and co-written by Simon, is available now!

You can BUY the “First Day” single on iTunes and LISTEN on Spotify!

WATCH three different “First Day” trailers:

First Day opening trailer

First Day mid song trailer

First Day chorus trailer

PRE ORDER the “First Day” … read more


Ann Le Bon

June 27th, 2017

Upon the passing of Ann Marie Le Bon last week, we have received lots of inquiries about where to send flowers or donations. With much gratitude and love, Simon and the Le Bon family have suggested that, as an alternative to sending flowers, a donation be made to The Royal Trinity Hospice in the name of Ann Marie Le Bon. The team at the hospice went above and beyond during the last days of Ann’s life. Their care, respect… read more


Birthday Message from Dom

June 14th, 2017

Dear All,

I’m writing this on a gorgeous hot sunny day on a beautiful beach in Ibiza as I decided to sneak away for a few days with Martha this year for my birthday. My kids are with their grandparents and apparently behaving very well 😉

It’s been a good year for many reasons including some great touring and shows with DD. My faves include my first visit and performance in Nashville, the Apollo NY, Cancun in Mexico, the… read more


Statement from Simon regarding Modena Cento Ore

June 9th, 2017

It is with a sad heart I tell you that yesterday I had to leave the Modena Cento Ore early.News from home meant I had to cut short the rally & head back to London to be with my mother & rest of the Le Bon family.

I want to express my gratitude to the rally orgainsers, all especially to Luigi – who has managed to create a motoring event which is top class. It is super competitive, but all done with a great spirit of friendship,… read more


Duran Duran #rio35 – an oral history

May 10th, 2017

Duran Duran recently sat down with Richard Blade to discuss the making of their seminal album RIO, released on May 10, 1982. Here they go through the 9 tracks that for many became the soundtrack of the 1980s.

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Kevin Bell Q&A

May 6th, 2017

Each month we post a little bit of the previous month’s Fan Community Q&A. April featured Roger’s drum tech, the very lovely Kevin Bell:

How did you become a drum tech?

I kind of fell into drum teching when I was about 19 yrs old, which was a very long time ago… I had good friends who were in a band, and I used to go watch them, and then I would get up on the stage after the show to help the drummer pack away…… read more


Duran Duran to Perform during the Singapore Grand Prix, September 16 & 17

April 24th, 2017

Iconic British rock band DURAN DURAN to perform at the Village Stage on Saturday, 16 September , 2017 and the Padang Stage on Sunday, 17 September, 2017

Since their debut in 1981, DURAN DURAN have released fourteen albums, garnered sales of more than 100 million records, and been honoured with numerous prestigious accolades, including two Brit Awards, two Grammy Awards, seven Lifetime Achievement Awards and a star… read more


Duran Duran on Spotify!

April 21st, 2017

Duran Duran has a terrific Spotify page and it’s growing! Be on the look out for even more playlists to be added and even some selections from the band members. If you haven’t subscribed, do so now!

Duran Duran on Spotify

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Q&A with Bernardo Arsuaga, Director of “The Weekend Sailor”

April 2nd, 2017

Bernardo Arsuaga was a weekend sailor himself – a fan of the sport, but not a world competitor like a certain member of Duran Duran! When Bernardo, who had NO experience directing a movie, decided he would make a documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first crewed sailing race around the world, he was taking a big leap of faith. Read this excerpt from our last Member Exclusive… read more


Duran Duran to headline Electric Picnic Sunday September 3

March 23rd, 2017

The XX headline Friday night, A Tribe called Quest headline Saturday night and Duran Duran headline Sunday night, September 3.

Allow us to transport you from an Ordinary World to an extraordinary place filled with music, culture, laughter and magic – Electric Picnic 2017. From the mundane to the insane, from your house to Our House – Stradbally Hall, on the stunning 600 acre estate. Ain’t Nobody not going … read more


LISTEN & WATCH Duran Duran at their Lollapalooza South America Dates

March 22nd, 2017

Whether you’re there or not, you can catch highlights of Duran Duran’s performances at Lollapalooza South America if you live in one of the below countries!

BRAZIL, March 26 (will only work in Brazil)

Live broadcast via Multishow/Bis (local television).

Live webcast stream via www.lollapaloozabr.com, www.youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaB, www.g1.com.br, www.gshow.globo.com, www.globo.com… read more


the little book of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW

March 21st, 2017

Duran Duran’s 13th studio album, ALL YOU NEED IS NOW was first released digitally on December 21, 2010 and as a physical release on March 21/22, 2011. During that time period, DDHQ noticed that photos of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW stickers kept popping up on social media. They came with no explanation, and seemed to be of public locations all over the world. And then they stopped.

Some time later, after the physical release… read more


DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND CANADIAN DATES ON 2017 TOUR

March 20th, 2017

DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. AND CANADIAN DATES ON 2017 TOUR

NEW EP LAST NIGHT IN THE CITY (FEAT.KEISZA) [THE REMIXES] OUT NOW

March 20th, 2017 (Burbank,CA)- Duran Duran have announced additional dates for their 2017 World Tour for this summer, in support of their current album Paper Gods. The new U.S. and Canadian dates include shows in Oakland, San Francisco, Edmonton, Calgary, and Honolulu. Tickets go on… read more


Duran Duran’s “Last Night in The City (featuring Kiesza)” Remix EP

March 9th, 2017

Hear Duran Duran’s “Last Night in The City (featuring Kiesza)” TOKiMONSTA Remix on Soundcloud. Rolling Stone magazine called the song “a standout from the pop rock group’s 2015 LP.”

And now you can listen to ALL the recent remixes with a 4 track EP available for download online (worldwide) on March 10th via https://wbr.ec/lnitc_remixes

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TOKiMONSTA Remixes Duran Duran

March 9th, 2017

TOKiMONSTA Remixes Duran Duran
Los Angeles Producer Remixes Duran Duran’s
“Last Night in the City (feat. Kiesza)”

TOKiMONSTA just shared her remix of Duran Duran’s single “Last Night in the City (feat. Kiesza),” one of several new remixes of the track that will be released via Warner Bros. Records. The Los Angeles-based producer and Young Art Records label head went out with the iconic British band last… read more