Duran Duran Rock the Rocket Garden
June 28, 2019
It is announced by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Aldrin Family Foundation that Duran Duran will play a unique show amidst the spectacular Rocket Garden with an out-of-this-world Intel Drone Light Show Performance by Studio Drift. The show, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will take place on July 16.
Claude Montana Doc
June 8, 2019
Nick appears in the NOWNESS documentary on fashion designer Claude Montana. The documentary, in collaboration with Farfetch and arbiters of contemporary vintage fashion Byronesque—who have joined forces on a limited edition reissue collection of signature designs from the French house— revisit Montana’s legacy.
Modena Cento Ore
June 2, 2019
Once again, Simon participates in the Modena Cento Ore race across Italy driving a 1951 Jaguar XK120 with François Pourcher. The race starts on June 2
Simon at the Brevard Cultural Alliance’s 2019 Cultural Summit
May 23, 2019
Simon was a special guest at the Brevard Cultural Alliance's 2019 Cultural Summit in Melbourne, Florida. He did a Q&A in a packed ballroom that lasted about an hour.
Pop Meets Pop
May 8, 2019
The National Galleries of Scotland post a short form video, Pop Meets Pop Parts 1 & 2, where Nick talks about art, culture and his friendship with Andy Warhol.
Working on DD15
April 18, 2019
Duran Duran return to the Studio in mid-April to continue working on #DD15. Producer Erol Alkan once again joins them.
Record Store Day US
April 13, 2019
On April 13, the band release AS THE LIGHTS GO DOWN for Record Store Day US. The double album, pink & blue vinyl, immediately sells out all 5,500 copies sent to indie retail.
Duran Duran Perform at Kensington Palace
April 8, 2019
The band are part of the Global Life Sciences conference, performing after a gala that took place at Kensington Palace.
Duran Duran Induct Roxy Music into the Rock Hall
March 29, 2019
John and Simon induct Roxy Music in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The induction will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on March 29.
Offset’s “North Star”
March 8, 2019
John posts a video for fans telling them a small sample of the band’s “Save a Prayer” can be heard on Offset’s track “North Star.”
Nick on the Passing of Keith Flint
March 4, 2019
Prodigy singer Keith Flint passed away on March 4. Nick wrote this tribute to him:
"I remember the first time I heard “Firestarter," it’s rare that someone comes along and truly changes the direction music is flowing but very special when they do. The Prodigy did that. They were innovators & I am deeply sad to hear that Keith Flint is no longer with us."
Duran Duran Back in the Studio
February 27, 2019
On February 27, the band post a photo on their website and social channel of them in a Los Angeles Studio with Blur’s Graham Coxon, Lykke Li and Mark Ronson.
Remembering Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis
February 25, 2019
On February 25th it is announced that Talk Talk lead singer, Mark Hollis, has died. Simon posted the following on the band's social media:
"We, Duran Duran, are very sad to learn that one of music's great innovators Mark Hollis has died. The band Talk Talk, which he co-founded & fronted, were on tour with us in 1982; it made for a tremendous & very entertaining bill. Mark was the main songwriter of some truly great songs, including "It's My Life" & "It's A Shame". In 1988 the extraordinary album "Spirit of Eden" was released. His talent will be remembered & his music will live on."
2019 Oscar Picks
February 23, 2019
Katy & Nick do their annual Oscar Podcast, which is posted exclusively on the Duran Duran Fan Community website; a written version is posted on duranduran.com. 2019 was the first time in years that Nick & Katy did their podcast together!
Essere Amato soundtrack
January 2, 2019
John, along with David Scott Stone and Paul Beahan, contributes the song "Time Lapse" to the soundtrack for the horror film Essere Amato.
Duran Duran Year End Lists, 2018
December 19, 2018
The Band do their annual YEAR END Katy's Kafe with their highlights of the year for the Fan Community Website. A written excerpt is featured here.
December 17, 2018
Roger shares his annual Holiday playlist on Spotify.
Simon’s Holiday Letter
December 12, 2018
Simon's does a spoken word audio for the website, reading a holiday letter a World War II soldier sent to his wife at home in the UK.
Nick at the Park Hyatt, Tokyo
November 15, 2018
Nick visits the Park Hyatt Tokyo on a recent trip to one of his favorite cities in the world, sharing some thoughts on the Shinjuku neighborhood and what makes Tokyo such a magical place.
Duran Duran Commemorate 30th Anniversary of BIG THING with New Music Video
November 5, 2018
Duran Duran dropped a 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
Duran Duran’s BIG THING at 30
October 18, 2018
On the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the album BIG THING, Simon, Nick, John and producers Jonathan Elias and Daniel Abraham revisit the making of the album with this oral history.
Duran Duran Add Shows in February 2019
October 15, 2018
Duran Duran added four more shows in the US in February around their Kaaboo Cayman Festival date (February 15-16). The band will also perform on February 19th and 20th, 2019 at the Fillmore New Orleans, LA at Harrah’s Casino and February 22nd and 23rd, 2019 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, NV.
National Album Day
October 13, 2018
On National Album Day 2018 [3.33pm GMT on Saturday 13th October] it is announced that Duran Duran's RIO has been chosen as the best album artwork from 1982.
D.S. & Durga for Duran Duran
October 8, 2018
On October 8 it is announced that Duran Duran has entered in to a partnership with perfumiers D.S. & DURGA for a limited edition fragrance line which will include scents HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF, COME UNDONE, SKIN DIVERS & YOU KILL ME WITH SILENCE. The band appear at Liberty London on October 9 for the launch party.
September 14, 2018
On September 12, Birmingham City University releases its list of 175 “Inspirational Brummies” with both Roger and John making the list.
Simon at the Southampton Boat Show
September 14, 2018
On September 14, Simon opens the Blue Marine exhibit at the Sun Seeker stand at the Southampton Boat Show where he implores for “more fish, less plastic.”
Simon to become Tall Ships Ambassador
September 13, 2018
Simon becomes the Ambassador of the Tall Ships Youth Trust on September 13th. He said, “Tall Ships Youth Trust creates the opportunity for individuals to undertake even more adventures, opening up valuable chances to learn life skills and set them on a good path in life.”
August 30, 2018
On August 30, the trailer for the new movie, in2ruders, is released. Nick has done the music for the film and would go on to win a Birmingham Film Award for his work.
Animals Asia Rescue
August 28, 2018
Simon, who has worked with Animals Asia Foundation, a Hong Kong-based charity that seeks to end cruelty to animals in Asia, was honored by having a rescue bear named after him. LeBON, and four other rescues, left a bile farm in Long Khanh, Vietnam to live out the rest of their lives at a bear sanctuary.
John Taylor on Aretha
August 16, 2018
John creates an "Essential Aretha Franklin" Spotify playlist to honour the legend.
Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2018
August 10, 2018
The band post a video of their performance of "Pressure Off/Hold Back the Rain" ( Directed by Gavin Elder) on Duran Duran Appreciation Day on August 10. The video, directed by Gavin Elder, was filmed in 2017 in Japan at the famed Budokan.
Space X Iridium Satellite Launch
July 26, 2018
Duran Duran is featured on the interactive playlist for the Space X Iridium launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on July 26.
"Iridium is curating themed playlists featuring songs designed to either reflect what viewers of the SpaceX webcast are watching or are in some way related to the Iridium story (including metaphorically) for Iridium-7 & Iridium-8. Press play at T- 00:10:30 during the SpaceX Iridium-7 webcast & enjoy."
John’s Summer Playlist
July 20, 2018
John creates the ALL LOVE Spotify summer playlist featuring music from artists such as John Mayer, Soulja Boy, Avicii, Kanye West, David Bowie, Duran Duran and more.
John & Roger promote A Night with Duran Duran
June 25, 2018
While promoting the band’s BBC Four Friday Night takeover, Roger and John speak to the following radio stations: 6 Music – Matt Everitt for Music News, Radio 2 – Steve Wright Show, Radio 4 – Front Row and BBC Radio London – Robert Elms Show.
Simon, Blue Marine Ambassador
June 21, 2018
Simon, as a Blue Marine Foundation ambassador, is part of a panel on preserving the Ocean and how advertising works in to that at Cannes Lion on June 21.
John’s Birthday , 2018
June 20, 2018
John posts his 2018 birthday message on his birthday, June 20, 2018.
Nick’s Birthday, 2018
June 8, 2018
Nick posts his 2018 birthday message on June 8, 2018, his birthday.
Boys on Film, An Evening With Duran Duran
June 4, 2018
On June 4 BBC Four announce “Boys on Film – an Evening with Duran Duran” to air on June 29. Made up of two parts – There’s Something You Should Know, in which band members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor talk “more candidly than ever before about the highs and lows they have endured together over the years.” and Duran Duran: A Night In, where the Birmingham band, catapulted to fame during the New Romantic era, discuss their influences from the worlds of film and art. They include Blade Runner, Andy Warhol, the BBC science show Tomorrow’s World and cult film Barbarella.
John at the Brilliant Minds Symposium
June 4, 2018
It is announced on June 4 that John will be giving a keynote presentation at the Brilliant Minds Symposium in Stockholm on June 7. Brilliant Minds is a new thought leadership forum debating the convergence of humanity and technology and John is speaking alongside people like John Sykes, Daniel Ek, Natalia Brzezinski, Dr Mehmet Oz and more.
Simon’s Stones Playlist
May 21, 2018
To celebrate not only the Rolling Stones, but seeing them live in concert, Simon creates a Rolling Stone Inspired playlist on Spotify.
John at the Birmingham Music Awards
May 2, 2018
On May 2, John presents the Rising Star Award at the first annual Birmingham Music Awards which also supported recovery organization CHANGE UK.
Roger’s 2018 Birthday Message
April 26, 2018
Roger posts his 2018 Birthday message on his birthday on April 26, 2018.
John’s Medium Podcast
April 19, 2018
Author Anna Davis features John on her podcast as he celebrates 20 years of sobriety.
Ready Player One
March 29, 2018
Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” is featured in the opening minutes of Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE film.
Simon on South American Radio
March 19, 2018
Simon is a guest on Be997 Radio South America for the entire week of March 19 and does a live phone interview with Radio Colombia on March 20 to talk about the 25th anniversary of THE WEDDING ALBUM.
Simon on Sanremo Young
March 19, 2018
On March 19 Simon performs “Ordinary World” on the Sanremo Young show airing on Rai Uno, Italy.
Duran Duran at the Bravo Awards
March 10, 2018
On March 10 Duran Duran perform, and give out the Album of the Year Award, at the Bravo Awards, which are held in the Kremlin in Russia.
Duran Duran at Record Store Day
March 7, 2018
On March 7 the band announce they will be releasing a limited edition album, Duran Duran BUDOKAN, during Record Store Day US on April 21.
Nick & Katy on the Oscars
February 26, 2018
On February 26, Nick & Katy’s Annual Oscar Podcast is posted on the Fan Community website. An abridged written version is posted on duranduran.com
Duran Duran in Dubai
February 21, 2018
Duran Duran perform in Dubai as part of the Emirates Dubai Jazz Festival on February 21.
25th Anniversary of The Wedding Album
February 11, 2018
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the release of THE WEDDING ALBUM on February 11, the band is sharing a special video of their song, “Come Undone,” filmed at Symphony Hall in Birmingham England on March 19, 1993.
Nick & John on David Zard
January 27, 2018
On January 26, Italian promoter David Zard, who brought the Strange Behaviour tour to Italy, passes away. Nick & John shared their memories of him in this post.
Duran Duran’s “Union of the Snake” on Riverdale
January 25, 2018
The hit CW show RIVERDALE features the character Veronica and her band singing a re-worked versions of Duran Duran’s “Union of the Snake.”
John with Richard Blade
January 22, 2018
On January 22 John is a guest on Richard Blade’s SIRIUS Radio show where he announces he will be reading the first chapter of Richard’s soon to be released audio book, WORLD IN MY EYES.
Simon on Dolores O’Riordan
January 15, 2018
Upon Dolores O’Riordan’s untimely passing, Simon posts “Beloved Dolores, it’s so sad that you’ve gone from us. We never said goodbye, but you left us with your songs, your beautiful voice and when we listen, we’ll remember all those good times.”
New Year’s Weekend 2017
December 30, 2017
The band close out 2017 with a standing room only show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 30.
Duran Duran Perform Live for Sirius Radio
December 9, 2017
On December 9, Duran Duran perform a special invitation-only show for Sirius XM radio at the Faena Hotel in Miami during Art Basel. The show is broadcast live on Sirius channels 1st Wave and The Pulse. Two videos from that performance are posted online:
Nick writes for Idea Magazine
December 7, 2017
Japan’s IDEA magazine #380 features “Attitude, Atmosphere and Black Humour: The Currency of Ideas” by Nick Rhodes.
End the Silence Charity Campaign
December 6, 2017
On December 6, a video John made in support of the anti-orphanage End The Silence charity campaign is posted to YouTube. The campaign comes from Hope and Homes for Children, who are trying to find aid for 120,000 children in Ugandan and Rwandan orphanages.
DD Announce Dubai
December 5, 2017
On December 5, Duran Duran announce they will be headlining the Dubai Jazz Fest on February 21 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater.
Nick Speaks at Sonos London
November 17, 2017
On November 17, Nick participates in an intimate event celebrating David Bowie’s work and legacy as told through the stories of artists and fans. Song Stories: Bowie was part of a series of music events at at Sonos’ new concept store in London.
BraVo Awards Nominating Ceremony
November 14, 2017
On November 14, Duran Duran are guests of honor at the nomination ceremony for the upcoming BraVo Awards. Taking place in Moscow at the Evropejsky Concert Hall, the band performs three songs at the event.
Face for Today Video Release
November 1, 2017
On November 1, the band release a video for “Face for Today,” put together by Tatjana Rhodes using photos fans had sent in for a potential show experience in Japan. Rather than let the pictures go to waste, they created this.
October 31, 2017
Nick curates a Halloween playlist for the band’s website (with video) and the band’s Spotify channel (with audio).
Simon’s 2017 Birthday Message
October 27, 2017
Simon leaves his annual birthday greeting for fans on…you guessed it: October 27.
Duran Duran Perform for the Ferretti Group
October 20, 2017
The Ferretti Group puts out an extended video of their Duran Duran event in Monaco, “Extraordinary World Highlight Reel.”
The Making of Medazzaland
October 12, 2017
On October 12, Simon, Nick & Warren re-visit the making of MEDAZZALAND on the album’s 20th anniversary in this oral history for duranduran.com.
October 10, 2017
The band put together an of End of Tour collage to thank fans for their support of the Paper Gods tour.
John on Jonesy’s Jukebox
October 8, 2017
John appears in the Studio with friend Steve Jones for an episode of Jonesey’s Jukebox which airs on October 8.
Solar Eclipse Playlist
August 21, 2017
Many blogs and radio stations created playlists for the one-of-a-kind solar eclipse on August 21, with Duran Duran’s “New Moon on Monday” showing up on many of them!
August 20, 2017
Producer Jason Corsaro passed away on August 16 at the age of 58. On August 20, John posted this tribute online: “One of the most important sonic architects of what might be called ‘The Eighties Sound’ and a personal friend, we mourn the passing of Jason Corsaro. Jason mixed the Arena live album then moved to London to work with Nile on Wild Boys, then working with Bernard on A View to a Kill. His massive contribution to the Power Station got his face on the album cover. His sound will live forever”
Ann Marie Le Bon
June 21, 2017
On June 21, Simon posted the following: “Ann Marie Le Bon died willingly & peacefully in night of June the 19th. She’s the person I’ve known for the longest in my life. We are all very sad. But she has left us with her overwhelming love, which she planted as seed in all of our hearts.”
Duran Duran at the Louvre
June 20, 2017
On John’s birthday, June 20, Duran Duran returned to the Louvre in Paris in a performance under the iconic pyramid. As in 2013, this special show benefitted The American and International Friends of the Louvre and Venetian Heritage.
Modena Cento Ore Classic Car Grand Prix
June 5, 2017
Simon participates in the Modena Cento Ore classic car Grand Prix race the week of June 5. His vehicle is sponsored by Maison Corthay and Cifonelli but unfortunately he has to leave the race mid-way thru.
May 23, 2017
After the May 23 death of actor Roger Moore, John posted, “One of my favorite actors, first as Simon Templar then as Lord Brett Sinclair. We got to work with him when he was Bond in “A View to a Kill” and he was the nicest fella. After meeting him, my mum was never the same again.”
May 22, 2017
Devastated by the events that occurred at Manchester Arena on May 22, the band release this statement: “Deeply sad to hear about what happened in Manchester, and to all the innocent fans who were involved in this heinous and mindless action. Our thoughts are with all the people who were there and especially those who have been injured.”
May 18, 2017
On May 18, Duran Duran are a special guest performer at the SALT (The SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference in Las Vegas.
Oral History of RIO
May 10, 2017
On May 10, Duran Duran celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of their album RIO with an oral history posted on duranduran.com. Sirius XM Radio also celebrates #rio35, with station 1st Wave playing a track (with band commentary) from RIO every hour of the day, as well as live interviews with Nick and John on other channels.
April 30, 2017
By the end of April, the band has announced another round of dates for 2017:
07/07 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
07/08 San Francisco, CA San Francisco Masonic
07/10 Edmonton, AB Roger Place
7/11 Calgary, AB RoundUp Music Fest
07/16 Honolulu, HI Neal S. Blaisdell Center
8/29 Zagreb, Croatia Salata Open Air
8/31 Treviso, Italy Home Festival
9/3 Laois, Ireland The Electric Picnic Festival
9/16 Singapore Grand Prix
9/17 Singapore Grand Prix
9/20 Budokan Tokyo, Japan with Chic & Bloom Twins
9/22 Orix Theater Osaka, Japan with Bloom Twins
Dare To Be Different Documentary
April 27, 2017
On April 27, “Dare to Be Different,” a film about the radio station WLIR and featuring several clips from an interview with Nick, premieres at the TriBeCa Film Festival. It is also revealed during Nick’s interview that the band won 13 "Screamer of the Week" fan-voted best song contests.
“Why a Phenomenon Like Duran Duran May Never Happen Again”
April 10, 2017
On April 10, the Huffington Post runs an article, “Why a Phenomenon Like Duran Duran May Never Happen Again,” wherein writer Kristi York Wooten says about Duran Duran “an artist will only succeed decades into the future if the music is built to do the same.”
Halo Circus Remix
April 7, 2017
On April 7, Sirius XM Volume channel premieres the track “Band-Aid” by Halo Circus, remixed by John Taylor.
March 27, 2017
Duran Duran announces 5 more dates in the US and Canada. The July dates will take place in Oakland, San
Duran Duran perform in Brazil with Céu
March 26, 2017
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.
Last Night In The City (feat. Keisza)
March 9, 2017
On March 9, Duran Duran release a digital EP of remixes of “Last Night in the City (featuring Kiesza).” The
“Last Night in the City” Remixes
March 9, 2017
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.
KLOS Los Angeles airs “The Session”
March 6, 2017
On March 6, KLOS in Los Angeles airs “The Session,” which chose Duran Duran’s “Rio” to discuss and analyze during
“Rio” on KLOS The Session
March 6, 2017
On March 6, KLOS in Los Angeles airs “The Session,” which discusses and analyzes Duran Duran’s “Rio” during the hour-long show.
Savoy Beaufort Bar unveiles “By Invitation Only” drink
February 9, 2017
On February 9, the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar in London unveiled a tunnel cocktail menu that guides guests through some of
Beaufort Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London
February 9, 2017
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.
New tour dates announced
January 24, 2017
On January 24, Duran Duran announce additional tour dates for the Spring of 2017 which now include: 03/17 Palm Spring,
Spring 2017 Dates Announced
January 24, 2017
On January 24, the band announce additional tour dates for the Spring of 2017 which now include:
03/17 Palm Spring, CA Agua Caliente
03/18 Palm Springs, CA Agua Caliente
03/21 Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park
03/22 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
03/26 Sao Paolo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil
03/29 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Belo Horizonte Hall
04/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lollapalooza Argentina
04/02 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile
04/05 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino
04/08 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park
The Civil Wars’ singer Joy Williams covers “Ordinary World”
January 20, 2017
On January 20th, The Civil Wars singer Joy Williams releases a beautiful cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” which first
Joy Williams covers “Ordinary World”
January 20, 2017
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.
Simon Performs “In A Broken Dream”
January 11, 2017
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.
Celebrating David Bowie concert
January 8, 2017
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
New Year in Maryland
January 1, 2017
On January 1, 2017, Duran Duran perform for a second night at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.