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2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

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

2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

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.

2019

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.”

2019

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."

2019

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.

2019

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

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!

2019

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.

2018

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.

2018

Holiday Playlist

December 17, 2018

Roger shares his annual Holiday playlist on Spotify.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

Inspirational Brummies

September 14, 2018

On September 12, Birmingham City University releases its list of 175 “Inspirational Brummies” with both Roger and John making the list.

2018

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.”

2018

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.”

2018

In2ruders movie

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.

2018

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.

2018

John Taylor on Aretha

August 16, 2018

John creates an "Essential Aretha Franklin" Spotify playlist to honour the legend.

2018

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.

2018

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."

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

John’s Birthday , 2018

June 20, 2018

John posts his 2018 birthday message on his birthday, June 20, 2018.

2018

Nick’s Birthday, 2018

June 8, 2018

Nick posts his 2018 birthday message on June 8, 2018, his birthday.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

Roger’s 2018 Birthday Message

April 26, 2018

Roger posts his 2018 Birthday message on his birthday on April 26, 2018.

2018

John’s Medium Podcast

April 19, 2018

Author Anna Davis features John on her podcast as he celebrates 20 years of sobriety.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

Simon on Sanremo Young

March 19, 2018

On March 19 Simon performs “Ordinary World” on the Sanremo Young show airing on Rai Uno, Italy.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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

2018

Duran Duran in Dubai

February 21, 2018

Duran Duran perform in Dubai as part of the Emirates Dubai Jazz Festival on February 21.

2018

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.

2018

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.

2018

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.”

2018

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.

2018

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.”

2017

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.

2017

2017 Year End

December 29, 2017

The band posted some cool year-end items on the website:

Band holiday greetings

2017 Year End lists

Roger’s New Year’s Eve playlist

2017

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:

“Hungry like the Wolf”

“Pressure Off” featuring Mark Ronson

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

Halloween Playlist

October 31, 2017

Nick curates a Halloween playlist for the band’s website (with video) and the band’s Spotify channel (with audio).

2017

Simon’s 2017 Birthday Message

October 27, 2017

Simon leaves his annual birthday greeting for fans on…you guessed it: October 27.

2017

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.”

2017

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.

2017

Tour Collage

October 10, 2017

The band put together an of End of Tour collage to thank fans for their support of the Paper Gods tour.

2017

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.

2017

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!

2017

Jason Corsaro

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”

2017

Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017

August 10, 2017

On Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017 (August 10) the band release two videos on YouTube created using VR technology which showed the band performing in 360 degrees. Watch them perform “Paper Gods” & “Hungry like the Wolf” .

2017

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.”

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

Roger Moore

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.”

2017

Manchester Arena

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.”

2017

SALT Conference

May 18, 2017

On May 18, Duran Duran are a special guest performer at the SALT (The SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference in Las Vegas.

2017

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.

2017

2017 Dates

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

2017

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.

2017

“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.”

2017

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.

2017

New Dates

March 27, 2017

Duran Duran announces 5 more dates in the US and Canada. The July dates will take place in Oakland, San

2017

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.

2017

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

2017

“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.

2017

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

2017

“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.

2017

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

2017

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.

2017

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,

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

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

2017

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.

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