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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

Duran Duran Summer Shows – Update

April 6th, 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 & BST Hyde Park. Please check the band’s social media for more news on upcoming shows. Thank you and stay safe. … read more

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

April 6th, 2020

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor tested positive for COVID-19 but has recovered, the band revealed in a statement posted on social media.

“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,” Taylor wrote Sunday night (April 5) on the group’s Instagram page, where he detailed his experience with… read more

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Reveals Coronavirus Recovery

April 6th, 2020

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor took to Facebook on Sunday (April 5) to reveal that he had tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently on the mend.

Taylor was diagnosed with COVID-19 “three weeks ago,” and has been self-quarantining as per medical protocol.

“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… read more

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… 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 to celebrate 40th anniversary headlining BST Hyde Park concert

March 12th, 2020

Duran Duran are embracing ­turning the big 4–0 with a year of celebrations.

The Wild Boys headline a massive BST Hyde Park concert in London on July 12, almost 40 years to the day after their first gig.

It was one anniversary they could not ignore.

“The whole year, in every aspect, is a celebration for us,” Simon Le Bon told me. “This concert is a particularly special one because it’s the closest gig to the very … read more

Duran Duran revealed as final BST Hyde Park headliner, Gwen Stefani plus Nile Rodgers & Chic also to appear

March 10th, 2020

Duran Duran have today (March 10) been confirmed as the final headliners for BST Hyde Park 2020.

The group will close this year’s BST Hyde Park on Sunday July 12 as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. It will mark the first time the group have played London in five years.

An official BST press release stated that Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to 2015’s Paper Gods with several… read more

Duran Duran announced as final headliners for BST Hyde Park 2020

March 10th, 2020

Duran Duran have been announced as the final headliners for BST Hyde Park 2020.

The annual outdoor concert series will be held on two weekends in July, 3-5 and 10-12, with Post Malone, Little Mix, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift among the headliners.

Duran Duran have now been confirmed as the final headliner for the central London festival, with the band set to play on BST’s final day of Sunday July 12.

The gig… read more

Duran Duran to headline BST Hyde Park 2020: How to get tickets

March 10th, 2020

Duran Duran have been unveiled as the final headliners at this summer’s BST Hyde Park.

The famed new wave band will be supported by Gwen Stefani and Nile Rodgers and Chic at the show, which is set to take place on Sunday July 12.

It will be Duran Duran’s first gig in the capital in half a decade, and will likely feature cuts from the band’s upcoming album, due for release some time this summer.

“I look at film of the… read more

British Summer Time festival reveals final headliner

March 9th, 2020

Duran Duran have been revealed as the British Summer Time festival’s final headliner.

The New Romantic group will celebrate 40 years together with a show on Sunday July 12.

They join Post Malone, Little Mix, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift on the bill for the event in London’s Hyde Park.

Support comes from disco veterans Nile Rodgers and Chic, and US pop star Gwen Stefani.

Led by vocalist Simon Le Bon, they… read more

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 www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com 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!

AK Alaska Public Television… read more

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… read more

DURAN DURAN TO HEADLINE SOMMARKVÄLL MED… IN SKANSEN, SWEDEN, SUNDAY MAY 31st

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 Eventim.se.

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… 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 BALCONY IS NOW OPEN!

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Nominees:
“CORPUS CHRISTI” Poland
“HONEYLAND” North Macedonia
“LES MISÉRABLES” France
“PAIN AND GLORY”… read more

Duran Duran: More mature, but still hungry like the wolf

January 20th, 2020

It was sibling mini-warfare fought in Dublin suburbia in the early 1980s. My sister Marina, a year and a bit my junior, loved Duran Duran while I loved The Jam. I would write Simon Le Bon is something that rhymes with banker on her singles by the Duranies. She would be just as complimentary about pimply, parka-clad Paul Weller.

All these decades later, I have developed something of an understanding of the nuances of what … 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

Russell Brand puts on a dapper display as he joins Duran Duran’s John and Roger Taylor to share addiction stories at a charity ball

December 16th, 2019

He’s always spoken candidly about his past problems with substance abuse and alcoholism.

And Russell Brand, 44, was set to share his story once more at the fundraising Fire and Ice Ball for charity Changes UK in Birmingham on Saturday night.

The comedian looked dapper in a black suit jacket and was joined by Duran Duran’s John and Roger Taylor, with bass player John also having overcome addiction.

He completed… read more

Showtime Tunes Up Docs On Rock Bands New Order, Duran Duran; Trailers Released

December 10th, 2019

Rock bands New Order and Duran Duran will get the documentary treatment on Showtime later this month, the premium cabler announced today. Both films will debut Dec. 27.

New Order: Decades, part concert and part documentary, will follow the band’s preparations for the re-staging of album So It Goes, a collaboration with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra during Manchester International Festival… 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

Isle of Wight Festival 2020 line-up: Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Duran Duran among confirmed headliners

December 4th, 2019

Each year, hundreds of thousands of music lovers descend on the town of Newport for the Isle of Wight Festival.

Offering revellers a selection of rock and pop acts, the festival attracts an eclectic audience who pitch up for three days of fun.

Now, organisers have confirmed the first three headline acts for next year – Lewis Capaldi, Duran Duran and Lionel Richie.

Here’s everything we know about the festival… read more

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