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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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Duran Duran, The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nights 1 & 2

March 1st, 2019

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Duran Duran ‘As The Lights Go Down’ for Record Store Day

February 27th, 2019

Remastered double coloured three-sided LP live recording from the Oakland Coliseum in April 1984 – 35 years to the day of release

Limited edition of 5,500 for Record Store Day

On 12, 13 and 15 April, 1984 – 35 years ago to the day of Record Store Day 2019 (13 April) – as part of a hugely successful US tour, iconic British rock band, Duran Duran played three incredible shows to over 150k people at the Oakland… read more


Remembering Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis

February 25th, 2019

“We, Duran Duran, are very sad to learn that one of music’s great innovators Mark Hollis has died. The band Talk Talk, which he co-founded & fronted, were on tour with us in 1982; it made for a tremendous & very entertaining bill. Mark was the main songwriter of some truly great songs, including “It’s My Life” & “It’s A Shame”. In 1988 the extraordinary… read more


Duran Duran Record Store Day 2019

February 25th, 2019

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except… read more


Duran Duran, The Chelsea in Las Vegas, Night 1

February 23rd, 2019

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Nick & Katy’s 2019 Oscar Picks!

February 22nd, 2019

What? It’s time for another round of Oscar Picks? Yup, the 91st annual Academy Awards are upon us! Nick and Katy were together this year and had a lot to say about this year’s films… Sit back and read on – and let us know whether you agree with us or not!

THE BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Nominees:
“Capernaum,” Lebanon
“Shoplifters,” Japan
“Never… read more


Duran Duran, Fillmore New Orleans, Night 2

February 21st, 2019

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Duran Duran, Kaaboo Cayman, Grand Cayman Island

February 17th, 2019

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Duran Duran, The Fillmore Miami Beach, February 12, 2019

February 13th, 2019

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Duran Duran Add More Dates in February; Kaaboo Cayman Festival Performance Feb 15-16

January 15th, 2019

Duran Duran February shows!

DETAILS:

February 12, 2019 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre. Tickets: https://duran.io/2RQ8MDz.

February 19 & 20, 2019 at Fillmore New Orleans. Tickets: https://duran.io/2PufD1d.

February 22 & 23, 2019 at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas. Tickets: https://duran.io/2Oi4zrn.

And don’t forget the band’s anticipated performance… read more


Happy New Year from Duran Duran !

December 31st, 2018

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Duran Duran Year End Lists, 2018

December 17th, 2018

Duran Duran Year End Lists, 2018

SIMON

Event(s) of the Year –

The birth Taro Compston-Le Bon. Events don’t come bigger than that, let me tell you.

Duran Duran is back in the Studio and working on new music.

Movie –

I didn’t see much, but I liked the film “All the Money in the World.” I thought it was brilliant

TV Show(s) –

The BBC commissioned “Trust,” a 10-part television series with Hillary Swank &… read more


Soundwaves Art: War Child Fundraiser

December 7th, 2018

Visual artist Tim Wakefield created this limited edition artwork from sound waves captured in audio of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”. Each canvas is signed by the band with proceeds going to War Child UK. Please click here for more information

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