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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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Duran Duran to take over BBC Four

June 4th, 2018

In the immortal words of Simon Le Bon: “Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise.”

Pop band Duran Duran are taking over BBC Four for one night in June, with a pair of newly-filmed documentaries.

The highlight is set to be Duran Duran: A Night In – which sees the band taking a Gogglebox-style trip through the TV, movies and adverts that inspired them.

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Boys on Film – A Night with Duran Duran to air 29 June on BBC Four

June 4th, 2018

In Boys on Film – A Night with Duran Duran, iconic British rock band, Duran Duran, are set to take over BBC Four on Friday 29 June from 9pm. With exclusive access to the band, the night features two newly-filmed documentaries which showcase incredible insights, previously unseen archive footage and rare demo tapes, as well as the group’s thoughts and inspirations across the decades since they first formed in 1978… read more

This Is My Jam: New wave

May 28th, 2018

This Is My Jam: New wave
By Charlie Rhoad8:14 p.m. May 24 2018

It’s like vaporwave, only less ironic, and … new?

Popularized in the 1980s and characterized by heavy usage of analog synths and early drum machines, New Wave was likely part of the music your parents were into back in the day.

Coming from the age of “business in the front, party in the back,” smoky neon nightclubs, tight leather jeans and the first tastes… read more

The Chainsmokers, Duran Duran to Headline KAABOO Cayman In February 2019

May 15th, 2018

​The Chainsmokers and Duran Duran will headline the first KAABOO Cayman festival on Grand Cayman Island. The two-day event will take place Feb. 15-16, 2019. Among the other 15 acts on the bill announced today are Zedd, Blondie, Counting Crows, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, Bryan Adams and Los Lobos.

The Cayman festival will be the first KAABOO outside of its original home in Del Mar, Calif. The fourth annual original KAABOO… read more

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

Interview: 20 Years of Sobriety with John Taylor of Duran Duran

April 19th, 2018

To say I was excited to interview John Taylor would be the understatement of the century. As an allegedly together adult, I resisted the urge to tell him that my adolescent bedroom was papered with his image (covered in lipstick kisses, despite the fact that I didn’t and still don’t wear lipstick). In short, my inner 14-year-old was having a conniption fit while my outer adult had a glorious, insightful conversation… 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

Duran Duran’s Rhodes turns film expert during Oscars season

March 2nd, 2018

LONDON (AP) — It’s the time of year when film enthusiasts turn into industry experts to handicap the Oscars race — and Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes is no different. Rhodes takes his Oscar predictions seriously — so much so that he has been putting them on the band’s website for about a decade, with detailed commentary.

“I love to watch movies. I’ve always watched them since I was… read more

Duran Duran star predict Oscar Winners

March 2nd, 2018

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Duran Duran’s John Taylor to present accolade at Birmingham Music Awards

February 28th, 2018

Duran Duran’s John Taylor to present accolade at Birmingham Music Awards
By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment

Duran Duran founding member John Taylor is set to present a special accolade in Birmingham.

The second city-born bassist will announce the winner of the Rising Star Award at the Birmingham Music Awards, sponsored by the Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

Talking about the awards, John said: “Birmingham… 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 – THE WEDDING ALBUM 25 YEARS LATER

February 11th, 2018

In the 1990s, enthusiasts of New Wave music—the genre illuminated by the commercial spotlight in the decade that preceded it—lamented the shifting of the lenses’ focus onto Grunge, among other edgier and heavier styles of Alternative Rock music. Unfortunately the style shift sideswiped the majority of the New Wave forerunners of the 1980, relegating many into the fringes of the scene, leaving only a few resilient… read more

TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Duran Duran’s ‘Duran Duran’ (a.k.a. ‘The Wedding Album’)

February 11th, 2018

Happy 25th Anniversary to Duran Duran’s seventh studio album Duran Duran (a.k.a. The Wedding Album), originally released February 11, 1993.

Today, how could anyone not appreciate the progressive pop airs of Notorious (1986) and Big Thing (1988)? These two records by Duran Duran, then made up of John Taylor (bass), Nick Rhodes (keyboards, programming), and Simon Le Bon (vocals), were masterfully influenced by… read more

Italian Impresario David Zard Dies

January 30th, 2018

David Zard, a pioneer of the Italian live music industry, died in Rome, aged 75, on Jan. 27. Zard is credited with staging the first Italian concerts by Genesis, Lou Reed, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and more.

Zard was born in Tripoli, Libya. He began his career organizing concerts in Tripoli for the local Italian community. He was forced to leave his native country … read more

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

Band Holiday Greetings 2017

December 24th, 2017