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Duran Duran Reveal Headline Show Headline Show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

October 30th, 2020

British music icons Duran Duran will delight fans next summer with a momentous outdoor show on the stunning Yorkshire coast.

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records worldwide, scored 18 American hit singles and 21 UK Top 20 tunes, cementing them as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.

Next summer, the band will bring their epic live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre – the UK’s biggest … read more

Nick’s 2020 Halloween Playlist (and it’s scary!)

October 30th, 2020

13 pieces of music from movie soundtracks curated by Nick Rhodes for Halloween.

Jerry Goldsmith – Ave Satani – The Omen

Popol Vuh – Brüder des Schattens – Nosferatu

Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind – The Shining (Main title theme)

Howard Shore – Videodrome theme

Alessandro Alessandroni – “La Terrificante Notte del Demonio” (end titles)

Krzysztof Komeda –… read more

Roger’s OFFICIAL 2020 Halloween Playlist

October 29th, 2020

“If I was going to DJ a Halloween Party this year, here are some tracks I’d definitely include. Happy Halloween!”

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Simon’s 2020 Birthday Message!

October 27th, 2020
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Touch the Sunrise with Duran Duran

October 8th, 2020

Next October (2021), we’re continuing our 40th anniversary celebrations by inviting 4,000 of our fans to join us in Ibiza for three days of dancing on the sand and soaking up the Ibizan sun. As one of the highlights in a string of events that will take place over the coming months celebrating the band’s rich and colorful career and the release of their 15th studio album, we’ve organised a special weekend that will include… read more

Duran Duran Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Paper Gods

September 11th, 2020



I love DD ‘journey’ songs (‘Nightboat’, ‘New Religion’, ‘The Valley’), songs that we allow full rein to, that we resist the urge (always present) to cut down to three and a half minutes. Like those songs, ‘Paper Gods’ is political and autobiographical, without being obviously so. The bass story alone is a symphony! Listening … read more

WHOOOSH! A brand new weekly Spotify podcast/playlist hosted by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon

September 3rd, 2020


Available now on Spotify

Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon, has released a new podcast series called WHOOOSH!that is now exclusively available on Spotify. In this new series Simon talks about some of his favourite records from years gone by, together with music he has more recently discovered.

Co-hosted by long-time band associate, Katy Krassner, the series uniquely sits within Spotify’s playlists, meaning that… read more

Duran Duran Word Search #4

August 16th, 2020

Click below & print out your fourth Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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Duran Duran Debut Album to be part of National Album Day UK

August 12th, 2020

“National Album Day is adopting a 1980s theme for its third edition, set for Saturday, October 10.

The initiative is organised jointly by record labels body the BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), and is supported across the BBC, along with AIM and other music trade associations, retailers and digital platforms.

Special releases will include new albums, boxsets and classic reissues such… read more

Nick and John On Instagram LIVE for Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2020

August 10th, 2020

ICYMI: John & Nick’s very fun, very lively, very informative DDAD2020 chat on Instagram Live!

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#DDAD2020 is coming!

August 7th, 2020

Mark these two things down in your calendar!

Monday Aug 10: Nick and John on Instagram LIVE (@duranduran), 10a PST, 6pm BST. Make sure you FOLLOW Duran Duran on Instagram to watch!!

Monday Aug 10-11 : DDAD Sale in the web Shop on! 20 % OFF ALL STORE PURCHASES from 00.00 am PST / 08.00 am BST August 10th to 03.00 pm PST /11.00 pm BST August 11th. Use discount code: DDADstore20 at checkout

(please note the VIP code… read more

Roger’s Desert Island Discs Volume 3

August 6th, 2020

Volume 3 in a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!


James Brown
The XX
Duran Duran

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WHOOOSH! has moved to SPOTIFY!

July 17th, 2020

What thrilling news we have: The WHOOOSH! radio podcast with Simon & Katy is now available to listen to on Spotify. Quelle exciting!!!!!

Listen and let us know what you think (cause we want to know) via Enjoy!

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New swag in the DD Web Shop!

June 30th, 2020

Come check out the new swag in the DD Webshop. See photos below and visit the store here:

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ALSO! COMPETITION TIME ! This Summer we are updating the DD Store Lookbook and we want YOU to be a part of it. If you want the chance of not only featuring in it, but receiving a £50 gift voucher to be spent in our store, follow the steps below:

1) Take a picture of you and/or friend(s) or family member(s) wearing, using or displaying one of your… read more

World Search #4

June 25th, 2020

Click below & print out your fourth Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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Roger’s Desert Island Discs Vol. 2

June 24th, 2020

Volume 2 in a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!


Stevie Wonder
Daft Punk
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2020 Birthday Message from John Taylor

June 20th, 2020
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June 19th, 2020

On June 19, 2000 Duran Duran released the album POP TRASH. With not one Taylor on the record, it was a different experience for the remaining band members. Here, Warren Cuccurullo, Nick Rhodes, Engineer Ken Scott & Art Director Andrew Day recall the work and creativity that went in to putting the album together.


Way back in 1995, Madeleine Farley put an advert up on the noticeboard in the café… read more

Watch all of John’s STONE LOVE BASS ODYSSEY Tutorials!

June 14th, 2020

You can now watch all of John’s tutorials on this YouTube playlist. Enjoy the Odyssey!


2020 Birthday Message from Dom

June 13th, 2020

Hello all,

I’ve been very quiet on social media as of late but glad to say we’re all well here and I hope that you and your loved ones are too, staying safe wherever in the World you are! What crazy and unprecedented times we’re going through!

Yep, it’s that time of year again for us Geminis to celebrate another birthday. It’s mine today!

It’s been an interesting year, but obviously the last few months can’t be compared… read more


June 12th, 2020

This weekend marks what should have been The Isle of Wight Festival 2020, when festival goers were due to stand arm in arm in Seaclose Park, experiencing that special island atmosphere. Whilst we’re celebrating some of the festival’s greatest moments from home this year on Sky Arts and Absolute Radio, organisers are delighted to announce the line-up for next year’s event, taking place from 17th to 20th June 2021.

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2020 Birthday Message from Nick Rhodes

June 8th, 2020
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Duran Duran Re-Scheduled Dublin Date!

May 29th, 2020

Duran Duran’s show, due to take place St.Annes Park, Dublin in 2020, has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. Take note: This event will now take place in the same venue on Sunday, 13th June 2021.

All tickets remain valid for the new date.

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Roger’s Desert Island Discs!

May 25th, 2020

The first in what we hope become a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!


The Beatles
Jackson 5
Generation x
David Bowie
Duran Duran

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Duran Duran Word Search #3

May 24th, 2020

Click below & print out your third Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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Duran Duran Summer Shows – Update

May 18th, 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, Sommarkväll Med… Concert Series & BST Hyde Park. There are plans to reschedule the band’s show at St Annes Park in Dublin for next year. Please check the band’s social media and websites… read more

Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio

May 15th, 2020

Simon has been hosting his own radio show, Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio, each week! The episodes, co-hosted with Katy, air every Friday on!

If you missed any:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

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Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” Live version for Download

May 12th, 2020

Play below or download (right-click or control-click):


Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio
Still I can’t escape the ghost of you
What has happened to it all?
Crazy someone say
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away
But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And… read more

John’s Stone Love Bass Odyssey Episode 1

May 10th, 2020

Airing every Wednesday on Duran Duran’s Instagram and Facebook!… read more

Nick on the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider

May 6th, 2020

“I just heard the very sad news that Florian Schneider, the co-founder of one of my favourite bands, Kraftwerk, has died.

When I first heard their song Autobahn, I was struck by how radically different it sounded from everything else on the radio. It became a surprise hit in the UK and sparked my lifelong admiration for their innovation and creativity.

Kraftwerk’s influence on contemporary music is deeply… read more

Duran Duran and David Lynch Announce Omaze Campaigns to Support “Heal the Healers Now”

May 4th, 2020

Duran Duran and David Lynch Announce Omaze Campaigns to Support “Heal the Healers Now” Initiative to Provide Transcendental Meditation to US Medical Professionals Battling COVID-19

British Music Icons and Filmmaker to Offer Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences to Lucky Fans through Omaze, the Leading Online Fundraising Platform, at and

New York, NY – May 4, 2020: “Heal the… read more

Nick Live with Red Ronnie!

May 3rd, 2020

Don’t forget to tune in TOMORROW night at 8pm (local time/Italy) for Nick with Red Ronnie!


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Sommarkväll Med… Concert Series cancelled for this year

April 30th, 2020

From Sommarkväll Med… Concert Series: Due to the Corona pandemic and the regulations surrounding public gatherings in Sweden, it’s unfortunately impossible to go through with the Duran Duran show in Stockholm and the concert that was planned for May 31st has unfortunately had to be canceled. As there is currently no new date scheduled your tickets will automatically be refunded.

Please note that the processing time… read more

Duran Duran Word Search #2

April 29th, 2020

Please click below & print out your second Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key in a few days.

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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2020 Birthday Message & House Party Playlist from Roger

April 26th, 2020

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April 14th, 2020

Please click below and print out your Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key in a few days.

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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John’s Twitter Q&A Transcript

April 10th, 2020

John, how are you feeling now? Greetings from Brazil! – Mirella

“Hi Mirella. I am feeling good. 100% grateful and thankful to have the virus behind me, thankful it didn’t cause me too much pain. I am just grateful.”

John, you’ve been through so much — and not just COVID, but in your life. What keeps you so strong and motivated? You inspire me. – Juliet

“I think we just deal with life as it comes, you… read more

Nick to accept the “Spirit of Yuri’s Night” award on behalf of Duran Duran

April 10th, 2020

Live Webcast Saturday April 11th, 2020 to Feature NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly in conversation with Bob Weir founding member of Grateful Dead; Nick Rhodes of the iconic band Duran Duran; Bill Nye CEO of Planetary Society, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield of YouTube “Space Oddity” Fame (45MM views); Greeting from Jessica Meir from the International Space Station, NASA Astronauts Nicole Stott, Cady Coleman and Southread more

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

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!”

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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 to stay… 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 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!

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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 in… read more


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

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 the … 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 Nominees:
“HONEYLAND” North Macedonia
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