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

November 15th, 2019

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

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon sails into Portsmouth with disadvantaged youngsters

October 24th, 2019

He was well known for his exploits aboard yachts in the 1980s – and today Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon sailed into Portsmouth as part of an initiative to give disadvantaged youngsters the chance to join a sailing expedition.

The singer joined teenagers from Tower Hamlets on the final leg of their journey from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The youngsters had been taking part in the Tall Ships Youth Trust UK Sailing Challenge.… read more

It happened – Ms. Heidel not only meets Duran Duran, she’s brought on stage!

September 15th, 2019

Dreams really do come true.

A life-long dream came true for South Tahoe High English teacher Bridey Heidel when she met Simon LeBon of Duran Duran on Friday night during their outdoor concert at Harveys. Not only did see meet him during a personal one-on-one back stage before the concert, she was also brought on stage for hugs, holding hands, a kiss on the cheek, and a song.

“I feel like I’m going to explode,”… 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

A view to a thrill: Celebrate Duran Duran Appreciation Day with John Taylor’s most party-ready fashion moments

August 9th, 2019

Few current artists, even in today’s Instagram-obsessed era, dress as fabulously as Duran Duran themselves. The new wave icons were at the forefront of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s fashion-focused New Romantic movement, and they developed their early style in the legendary dance club that gave the band its start, Birmingham, England’s Rum Runner. And they’ve been pop’s best-dressed boys on film ever since.… 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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See Duran Duran Pay Tribute to Apollo 11 Mission at Kennedy Space Center

July 17th, 2019

Duran Duran, a band that took its name from a science-fiction movie, celebrated one of the world’s greatest achievements in science this week by performing a concert at the Kennedy Space Center to commemorate 50 years since NASA launched Apollo 11 for the first successful voyage to the moon. Video from the event, which featured interstellar-themed imagery, shows frontman Simon Le Bon singing “The Universe Alone,”… read more

Duran Duran Performs at Apollo 11 Mission Celebration at Kennedy Space Center: Watch

July 17th, 2019

50 years after Apollo 11 made its historic launch, leading to the first two people landing on the Moon, Duran Duran hosted a 50th anniversary concert on Tuesday (July 16) in celebration at the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor.

In a video uploaded from the event, the band performs “The Universe Alone,” off their 2015 album, Paper Gods. Simon LeBon croons in an out-of-this-world production as the screen… read more

Move over, Muse! Duran Duran to fly 300 drones above NASA while performing for astronauts at moon landing anniversary gig

July 15th, 2019

Duran Duran are to fly 300 drones above NASA airspace tonight (July 16) at a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

The concert will take place at the rocket park in Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. It sees the iconic ’80s band playing a selection of their space-themed hits including ‘Planet Earth’, ‘New Moon On Monday’ and ‘Astronaut’ to an audience which will include… read more

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 Announce Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Concert

July 1st, 2019

It’s 2019, which means the iconic moments of 1969 are reaching their 50th anniversaries this year. In some cases, commemorating those moments is not going so well (see: Woodstock 50). Here’s hoping — and expecting — that the official moon landing celebration will fare better.

Kennedy Space Center is celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11’s historic mission by throwing a concert. Somewhat surprisingly, … read more

Duran Duran to Host Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Concert

July 1st, 2019

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 made its historic launch, which led to the first two people landing on the Moon. On the 50th anniversary, Duran Duran will be hosting a concert in celebration at the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor.

Duran Duran take the stage at 10:30 p.m. on July 16, following a set from DJ Evalicious. For a special flair, part of the show will be accompanied by a drone art performance by Studio Drift.… read more

Duran Duran to Perform at Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 1st, 2019

Duran Duran will perform a special show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 16th at the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

The band will perform against a one-of-a-kind backdrop featuring the Saturn 1B launch vehicle and other rockets and space craft. Duran Duran also tapped art duo Studio Drift to create a choreographed drone light show that will… read more

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

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

Duran Duran to Perform at The Cosmopolitan Once Again

May 20th, 2019

Duran Duran is still huge, and still actively touring the world, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be one of their stops in the upcoming tour. The band will perform two nights at The Chelsea, on September 7 and 8. Tickets are available on sale since May 17, 10 am, and you can obtain them online or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. The prices start at $49, but you need to take into account that there will probably … 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

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

Record Store Day 2019: Ten of the best releases

March 1st, 2019

In 1984, at the height of their fame, Duran Duran played to 150,000 people over three nights at California’s Oakland Coliseum.

The concerts were filmed for TV specials that aired around the globe, but were never officially released… until now.

The 11-track record includes live versions of Girls On Film, Is There Something I Should Know and Save A Prayer – which Simon Le Bon dedicated to Marvin Gaye,… read more

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

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

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 heads roster of upcoming Las Vegas concerts

February 5th, 2019

From wild boys to men, so goes Duran Duran. Forty years in, the band’s current tour is still a timely one.

Beginning with its self-titled 1981 debut, Duran Duran helped popularize both the look and sound of the New Wave boom, a ubiquitous presence on a then-nascent MTV, establishing it as one of the first bands to fully realize the commercial and artistic potential of the music video.

Decades later, the highly stylized… read more

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

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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Duran Duran Commemorate 30th Anniversary of BIG THING album with new video for “THE EDGE OF AMERICA”

November 5th, 2018

Duran Duran today have dropped a brand new music video for “The Edge of America,” a song off their 1988 album Big Thing. It was created in collaboration with Colombian-Venezuelan media artist and engineer David Medina. You can watch it here.

In revisiting Big Thing with the thirtieth anniversary of the album in mind, “The Edge of America” stood out to the band. Nick Rhodes explains, “I instantly realized that… read more

Duran Duran: Big Thing at Thirty

October 18th, 2018

Listen in as Simon, Nick & John revisit the recording (and more) of Duran Duran’s BIG THING with Producers Jonathan Elias & Daniel Abraham on the 30th anniversary of the album’s release.

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Duran Duran Collaborate with D.S. & Durga on Limited Edition Fragrance Collection

October 8th, 2018

Duran Duran Collaborate with D.S. & Durga on Limited Edition Fragrance Collection
Celebrating Four Decades of Duran Duran’s Music

The Four Fragrances are Available Exclusively at Liberty of London

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With countless hits known around the world, Duran Duran have proven themselves to be timeless songwriters and incredible musicians – both in the studio and on stage. Branded as teen idols when they began –… read more

DS & Durga’s new fragrance range is spritzed with 80s music

October 8th, 2018

Brooklyn fragrance house DS & Durga, founded by wife-and-husband team Kavi Moltz and David Seth in 2008, has collaborated on a new fragrance range with new wave pop band Duran Duran.

The collaboration, initiated a year ago by Duran Duran members, is the first of its kind for Moltz and Seth, both of whom wanted the creative process to be genuinely synergetic, rather than simply ‘stamping the band name on one of our… read more

Simon Le Bon to Officially Open the Sunseeker Stand at the Southampton Boat Show

September 14th, 2018

Sunseeker is delighted to announce that lead singer of iconic British band Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, will be the special guest at this year’s 50th anniversary show starting on Friday September 14.

Simon, a long-serving ambassador of The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), will be officially opening the Sunseeker stand and BLUE exhibition space. Sunseeker will be showcasing its commitment to marine conservation at… read more

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon visits Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth to launch partnership with the Tall Ships Youth Trust

September 13th, 2018

AS RIO danced on the sand in the 1983 music video by Duran Duran, the band’s frontman Simon Le Bon raced through the ocean on board a yacht. A keen sailor, he assumed that position again on Thursday – as he pledged his support for a Portsmouth charity dedicated to getting disadvantaged youngsters out on the water. Over the past year alone, the Tall Ships Youth Trust has supported more than 1,200 young people who face behavioural,… read more

Simon Speaks to BBC Radio About Tall Ships

September 13th, 2018

Simon speaks to BBC Radio about Tall Ships Youth Trust and his new ambassadorship.

Tall Ships runs residential sea voyages which help develop individuals’ employability and personal skills whilst at sea. Over the past year the charity has offered support to more than 1,200 young beneficiaries facing challenges including learning difficulties, hearing or visual impairments or behavioural, emotional and social… read more

Youth Sailing Charity Announces Partnership with Duran Duran Frontman Simon Le Bon

September 13th, 2018

Simon Le Bon, frontman of iconic British band Duran Duran, is setting sail as the new ambassador for the Tall Ships Youth Trust which runs seafaring trips for disadvantaged young people across the UK.

The Trust runs residential sea voyages which help develop individuals’ employability and personal skills whilst at sea. Over the past year the charity has offered support to more than 1,200 young beneficiaries facing… read more

Duran Duran Appreciation Day, 2018

August 10th, 2018

On this most hallowed of days in our ancient DD calendar, as a small token of our great appreciation for your appreciation, we would like to offer you this video clip, Directed by Gavin Elder, of a couple of songs filmed in Tokyo at the Budokan on the penultimate date of our Paper Gods tour last September. We are hoping to complete editing on the film of the full performance for release later this year but until then… … read more

15 awesome Duran Duran songs you still listen to now

June 28th, 2018

80s pop legends Duran Duran are set to take over TV on Friday night with a string of programmes dedicated to them on BBC Four. The band were barely out of the charts in the early-to-mid 80s, scoring two number one singles, selling albums by the truckload (to date they’ve sold over 100m records worldwide) and winning the hearts of fainting teenagers everywhere. In fact, some of those songs have endured so much that you’ve… read more

Sixty Seconds with Simon Le Bon

June 28th, 2018

■ The Rio singer, 59, on Duran Duran turning 40, wearing sweaty headbands and rediscovering Lou Reed

Please, please tell me now, is there something we should know about the BBC’s Duran Duran night?

It’s not about looking forward or back, it’s more about looking at how we got here. It’s not about nostalgia. It’s our story from a bedroom in Birmingham to playing in nightclubs to city halls to arenas all around… read more

TAYLOR MADE COCKTAILS

June 20th, 2018

Drinks inspired by the songs and lyrics of Duran Duran – they smell like they sound!
Amanda Schuster | June 20, 2018 |

We sometimes forget that before the internet and YouTube, a nostalgic whim to hear a song or watch a video clip couldn’t be instantly gratified. When I was in my early teens in the 1980s, before my family even considered a cable subscription or owned a VCR, watching something on analog TV or hearing… read more

Boys on Film: A Night with Duran Duran – BBC4

June 18th, 2018

Duran Duran: There Is Something You Should Know with John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor

In 1978 five lads from Birmingham formed a band. Little did they know that 40 years later they’d still be making music.

BBC4’s Boys on Film: A Night with Duran Duran kicks off with Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know, in which Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor look back at their… read more

Watch ‘A Night With Duran Duran’ Trailer Featuring Interviews With Nile Rodgers, Cindy Crawford & More

June 5th, 2018

Duran Duran lived the dream. They had the looks, the hits, the videos and the wealth. Forty years after forming in Birmingham, England, the dream isn’t over.

In celebration of Duran Duran’s special anniversary, the U.K.’s BBC Four will devote a night of programming to the British hitmakers with a pair of newly-filmed documentaries.

According to the broadcaster, Duran Duran: A Night In traces the TV, movies and… read more

Duran Duran have been awarded a special BBC4 tribute night

June 4th, 2018

80s pop idols Duran Duran have been awarded a special tribute evening on BBC4 to mark the band’s 40th anniversary.

The highbrow arts channel said the group, who have sold more than 100m records, had earned the honour through their fusion of “fashion, design, art and technology with timeless music.” ‘Highs and lows’ A Night With Duran Duran, on June 29, includes There’s Something You Should Know in which … read more

Watch “A Night with Duran Duran” Trailer here

June 4th, 2018

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