On January 1, 2017, Duran Duran perform for a second night at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
On January 8th at the 02 Brixton Academy on London, Simon is the special guest at the Celebrating David Bowie concert, curated by Sterling Campbell. Simon performs “Let’s Dance” with the London Community Gospel Choir
Simon appears on the debut of the new Italian TV show MUSIC, which airs on on January 11th on Channel 5. He performs “In A Broken Dream,” originally recorded by Python Lee Jackson with Rod Stewart on lead vocal.
On January 20th, The Civil Wars singer Joy Williams releases a beautiful cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” which first debuted in 2013 on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Joy released her version of the song on Donald Trump’s inauguration as a way to lend support to all the intense feelings surrounding the day.
On January 24, Duran Duran announce additional tour dates for the Spring of 2017 which now include03/17 Palm Spring, CA Agua Caliente03/18 Palm Springs, CA Agua Caliente03/21 Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park03/22 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land03/26 Sao Paolo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil03/29 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Belo Horizonte Hall04/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lollapalooza Argentina04/02 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile04/05 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino04/08 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park
On February 9, the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar in London unveiled a tunnel cocktail menu that guides guests through some of the hotel’s most memorable events, including the drink ‘By Invitation Only,’ which was inspired by the band filming the music video for “Girl Panic” at the venue in 2011.
On March 6, KLOS in Los Angeles airs “The Session,” which chose Duran Duran’s “Rio” to discuss and analyze during the hour-long show.
On March 9, Duran Duran release a digital EP of remixes of “Last Night in the City (featuring Kiesza).” The Paper Gods album track has been remixed by four world class DJs – TOKiMONSTA, Kant, Louis Vivet and Koishii & Hush – putting their own spin on the song Rolling Stone described as a “standout” from the 2015 LP.
Duran Duran announces 4 more dates in the US and Canada. The July dates will take place in Oakland, San Francisco, Edmonton and Hawaii.
At the band’s March 26 performance at Lollapalooza Brasil, they are joined on stage by famed Brazilian singer Céu on “Ordinary World.” They enjoyed performing with each other so much that she joined them again at their solo show at BH Music Hall on March 29.