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Touch the Sunrise with Duran Duran

October 8th, 2020

Next May, 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 DJ sets,… read more

Duran Duran Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Paper Gods

September 11th, 2020

FIVE REASONS I LOVE ‘PAPER GODS’ – John Taylor

1 – THE TITLE TRACK

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… read more

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

September 3rd, 2020

WHOOOSH! Radio

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 … read more

WHOOOSH! now has its own Spotify PAGE!

August 14th, 2020

Where can you hear WHOOOSH!, Simon’s weekly podcast??

You can listen to WHOOOSH! on the Duran Duran Spotify channel, where it will be a pinned playlist each Friday.

You can listen to WHOOOSH! on the Duran Duran YouTube channel, where it will ‘air’ a few days after the current episode is posted to Spotify.

AND now… WHOOOSH! has its own Spotify page where you can listen to EVERY episode!!!

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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 duranduran.com! 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!

Featuring:

Blondie
Japan
Queen
James Brown
The XX
Duran Duran

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UK charity auction offering the chance to meet Duran Duran at band’s 2021 Dublin concert

July 24th, 2020

A recently launched charity auction benefiting the War Child UK organization is offering a variety of exciting prizes and experiences, including the chance to win two tickets to a 2021 Duran Duran concert in Dublin, Ireland, and the opportunity to meet the band backstage before the show.

Proceeds from the auction will support War Child UK’s initiative to raise money for children in conflict zones who have also… read more

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 askkaty@duranduran.com. 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 … read more

WHOOOSH! PODCAST WITH SIMON & KATY, EPISODE 10!

June 26th, 2020

Episode 10! Episode 10!! A big milestone!

Episode 10 of WHOOOSH! on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and Katy Krassner.

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

New Win – Immigrant Union

Maayaa – Juls, Tigs da Author, Cruel Santino

Keep On – Courtney Barnett

Love Forever – Buzzard Buzzard… read more

POP TRASH at 20

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.

ANDREW DAY, ART DIRECTOR

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

WHOOOSH! Podcast with Simon & Katy, Episode 9!

June 19th, 2020

Episode 9 of WHOOOSH! on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and Katy Krassner WITH special guest, Amber Le Bon.

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Terra Firma – Franc Moody

In A River – Rostam

Liar-Liar – Castaways

Uneventful nights – Beck, St. Vincent

Green & Gold – Lianne La Havas… 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!

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Isle Of Wight Festival announces 2021 headliners

June 12th, 2020

Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie and Duran Duran are among the headliners for the 2021 Isle Of Wight Festival.

All three acts had been set to perform at this year’s event, which would have taken place at Seaclose Park, Newport, this weekend had it not been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 festival is scheduled for June 17-20. Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi and soul superstar Richie will headline… read more

WHOOOSH! podcast with Simon & Katy on Duran Duran Radio Episode 8

June 12th, 2020

Episode 8 of WHOOOSH! on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and Katy Krassner.

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Running Red Lights – Avalanches, feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu

Don’t Waste My Time – SAULT

Wannabe In L.A – Eagles of Death Metal

Bloodstream – Soccer Mommy… read more

THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL CONFIRMS HUGE 2021 LINE-UP

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.… read more

WHOOOSH! podcast with Simon & Katy on Duran Duran Radio Episode 7

June 5th, 2020

Episode 7 of WHOOOSH! on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and Katy Krassner.

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Coulibaly – Amadou & Mariam

Classic – Lady Donli, Kida Kudz

Double Life – The Warlocks

List of Demands (Reparations) – Saul Williams

Shangri-La – EOB

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Whooosh Podcast with Simon & Katy on Duran Duran Radio: Episode 6

May 29th, 2020

Episode 6 of WHOOOSH on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner.

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Don’t You Know – Jan Hammer Group

The Dream – Thee Oh Sees

Outdoor Miner – Wire

Them Changes – Thundercat

San Andreas – Everyone is Dirty

Martin – Car… read more

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!

Featuring:

The Beatles
Jackson 5
Generation x
David Bowie
Duran Duran

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Simon’s Whooosh Podcast on Duran Duran Radio : Episode 5

May 22nd, 2020

Episode 5 of WHOOOSH on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner .

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Blame Fire – Petite Noir

You Got a Feeling – Caveman

Crumpy – Nick Hakim

Ladies For Babies (Goats for Love) – Nadine Shah

Sunset Garage – Duran Duran

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Duran Duran to reissue live album A Diamond In The Mind

May 19th, 2020

Duran Duran have announced the reissue of their live album A Diamond In The Mind on vinyl, coming this Friday 22 May. An exclusive edition on pink vinyl will land in August.

Recorded on Duran’s 2011 tour for their album All You Need Is Now at Manchester MEN Arena, the live set was originally released in 2012. The new 2LP vinyl edition adds a version of Duran’s 1983 classic Is There Something I Should Know? from the concert,… read more

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 … read more

Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 4

May 15th, 2020

Episode 4 of WHOOOSH on Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner (and a special guest!).

If you want to look up/ listen to any of the played songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Hanging Around – The Stranglers

Coffee & TV – Blur

Michael, You’ve Got a lot to Answer For – Duran Duran

Heart Shaped Box – Glass… 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 duranduran.com!

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):

ORDINARY WORLD

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
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John’s Stone Love Bass Odyssey Episode 1

May 10th, 2020

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

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor breaks down their biggest songs in new series/ MusicRadar

May 10th, 2020

Stone Love Bass Odyssey sees the keen groovesman reveal his secrets – see the first episode on Planet Earth now.

One of the elements that set Duran Duran apart in their ’80s heyday was their bass lines – and we have John Taylor to credit for that. Now the bass ace is using his lockdown time in LA to breakdown the low end work behind their biggest songs in a new series.

The first of John Taylor’s Stone Love Bass… read more

Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 3

May 8th, 2020

Here is the third episode of Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner. Simon chooses the songs, they discuss…fun hopefully had by all!

If you want to look up/ listen to any songs after the broadcast, they are available on the Duran Duran Radio Spotify playlist:

Sat By The Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age

Peaches – The Stranglers

Billy Porter – Mick Ronson

Phone Scam –… read more

David Lynch and Duran Duran Launch Initiative for Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus//People Magazine

May 7th, 2020

Heal the Healers Now is bringing the transcendental meditation (TM) technique to medical professionals across the country amid the ongoing health crisis

David Lynch and Duran Duran, along with their famous friends, are lending support to aid healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation launched a new initiative, called Heal the… read more

Musicians Who Are Wearing Masks During the Pandemic / Billboard Magazine

May 7th, 2020

Musicians are often rocking the coolest styles, whether they’re performing or just hanging out with friends. But since the global coronavirus pandemic, they’re accessorizing with something we should all be wearing — a mask.

Though states are now starting to reopen, many artists were already sporting face coverings when shelter-at-home orders were still in place across the nation. From head-to-toe… 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 omaze.com/duranduran and omaze.com/coffee

New York, NY – May 4, 2020: “Heal… 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!

WATCH HERE:

https://facebook.com/RedRonnie/
https://youtube.com/RedRonnie
https://optimagazine.com
redronnie.tv
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Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 2

May 1st, 2020

If you want to look up/ listen to any songs after the broadcast, they are:

Black Gold of the Sun – The New Rotary Connection feat Minnie Riperton

Apparently Nothing – Young Disciples

In Vogue – Japan

Christine – Christine & The Queens

Marquee Moon – Television

Amidinine – Bombino

Falling Angel – Duran Duran

Cowgirl – Underworld

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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… read more

Simon’s Whooosh on Duran Duran Radio Episode 1

April 24th, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of Duran Duran Radio, hosted by Simon Le Bon and featuring Katy Krassner. Simon curated the songs, listen as the pair discuss his choices!

If you want to look up/ listen to any songs after the broadcast, they are:

A Horse with No Name – America

Find U Again – Mark Ronson, Camila Cabello

The Man – The Killers

Sleeping Satellite – Tasmin Archer

Thunderclouds – LSD… 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 andread 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

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