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2022-05-26 | Set list - Jelling Musikfestival

SET LIST - (Jelling Musikfestival), Molvangvej, Denmark: Intro / Velvet Newton, The Wild Boys, Hungry Like The Wolf, Invisible, All Of You, A View To A Kill, Notorious, Union Of The Snake, Come Undone, Give It All Up, What Happens Tomorrow, Ordinary World, Tonight United, Planet Earth, Hold Back The Rain, The Reflex, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80s + The Chauffeur, Save A Prayer, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

2022-05-22 | Set list - Leicester 2

SET LIST - O2 Academy, Leicester, UK: Intro / Velvet Newton, Faster Than Light, Anyone Out There, Invisible, All Of You, A View To A Kill, Notorious, Union Of The Snake, Tiger Tiger, Come Undone, What Happens Tomorrow, Ordinary World, Give It All Up, Planet Earth, Hold Back The Rain, Beautiful Lies, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80s + The Chauffeur, Hungry Like The Wolf, Save A Prayer. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

2022-05-21 | Set list - Leicester

SET LIST - O2 Academy, Leicester, UK: Intro / Velvet Newton, Faster Than Light, Anyone Out There, Invisible, All Of You, A View To A Kill, Notorious, The Reflex, Tiger Tiger, Union Of The Snake, Come Undone, What Happens Tomorrow, Ordinary World, Tonight United, Planet Earth, Beautiful Lies, Hold Back The Rain, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80s + The Chauffeur (Short), Save A Prayer, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

2022-05-19 | Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Queen, Diana Ross and Elton John have been announced for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert. The star-studded event, which takes place at Buckingham Palace on June 4, also includes Duran Duran, Craig David, Eurovision singer Sam Ryder, Ella Eyre, Elbow, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Mabel, Jax Jones, Celeste, Andrea Bocelli, Sigala and Nile Rodgers. (Info: nme.com)

2022-05-12 | Out Of My Mind (25th Anniversary)

"OUT OF MY MIND", the 1st single from the album 'Medazzaland' was released 25 years ago... excellent review from duranasty.com.

Out Of My Mind Out Of My Mind Out Of My Mind Out Of My Mind

CD5: 1997 UK (Virgin; VSCDX1639) [CD 1 of 2; cardboard ps]
3:46 Out Of My Mind (perfecto radio edit)
5:51 Out Of My Mind (perfecto mix)
5:47 Out Of My Mind (perfecto instrumental)
6:41 Out Of My Mind (perfecto dub 1)

CD5: 1997 UK (Virgin; VSCDT1639) [CD 2 of 2]
4:15 Out Of My Mind (album version)
2:24 Silva Halo
4:06 Sinner or Saint
4:25 Out Of My Mind (electric remix)

12“: 1997 UK (Virgin; VST 1639)
5:51 Out Of My Mind (perfecto mix)
5:47 Out Of My Mind (perfecto instrumental)
6:41 Out Of My Mind (perfecto dub 1)
6:25 Out Of My Mind (perfecto dub 2)

In the charts:
UK #21
Italy #8

2022-05-10 | Rio (40th Anniversary)

Best ever album of Duran Duran "RIO" was released 40 years ago ...

Rio 40

LP: 1982 UK (EMI; EMC3411)
CS: 1982 UK (EMI; TC EMC3411)
5:39 Rio
4:51 My Own Way
3:52 Lonely In Your Nightmare
3:40 Hungry Like The Wolf
3:59 Hold Back The Rain
5:31 New Religion
4:18 Last Chance On The Stairway
5:33 Save A Prayer
5:12 The Chauffeur

In the charts:
UK #2
Sweden #9
Norway #13

2022-05-10 | RIO 40

Rio — which celebrates its 40th anniversary this week, just days after Duran Duran celebrated their long-overdue induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — was never about style over substance. The album, impeccably produced by Bowie/Iggy engineer Colin Thurston, still holds up, from the primal pop of the jungle-love breakthrough single “Hungry Like the Wolf,” to the wistful, whistling one-night-stand ballad “Save a Prayer,” to the harrowing, noir-ish, David Lynch-approved outro “The Chauffeur.”

“Obviously with every new album we make, we always have to believe in it and feel we’ve gone in the right direction. But when we finished the Rio album, I looked around and I knew we’d done something special,” recalls Duran Duran keyboardist and co-founder Nick Rhodes. “I didn’t know what on earth would happen to it, whether it would be a hit or a flop or whatever, but I knew when I was listening to it: ‘Yep, this has got really strong songs on it, and this one just feels right.’”

For bubblegum-card-carrying members of the original MTV generation, Rio will forever be inextricably linked with sherbet-colored music video scenes of sexy yachting adventures and champagne-fueled, grownup good times. Despite being from the gray and decidedly unexotic West Midlands city of Birmingham, England, with Rio, Duran Duran were selling a jet-setting, island-hopping fantasy.

Rio Rio Rio Rio

“I think it was just the times, really,” Taylor tells Yahoo. “We took a lot of criticism for that aspirational aspect. This was in the wake of the punk-rock thing, and Thatcher. But from a creative point of view, we would have to go in a different direction — we couldn’t go down the road the Sex Pistols had been down, or the Clash had been down. We had to find our own mood and our own lane.

“I suppose we were criticized for selling people a dream. I remember when Heaven 17 put out their album The Luxury Gap, [critics] said, ‘Well, a luxury gap — that’s what Duran Duran sell, this fantasy to people who can’t afford it!’ But I never really thought about it like that,” Taylor continues. “To me, I liked music and art when there was something a little untouchable about it, something exotic, something erotic. I think those are the kinds of artists that I’ve been drawn to, that we’ve been drawn to. We were naturally going to do that.”

“I really don’t think I would have done anything different, in any way,” Taylor insists. “I don’t regret it at all. I mean, I don’t know how we would have developed as musicians if that had never been a part of our story, but I do know that that thing we had gave us power, and it enabled us to work in the way in which we wanted to work. I mean, if we hadn’t had the teenage girl fans, then we might have had no career past the mid-’80s, you know?”

Part of Rio’s appeal for female fans was undoubtedly its pro-woman imagery. Along with the above-mentioned Nagel cover, the band’s bold music video castings — the sassy Bond heroine who captured Roger in a fishing net in “Rio,” the tigress who tussled with Le Bon in “Hungry Like the Wolf” — always depicted strong, self-assured women, almost like Nagel ladies sprung to life. This was a welcome contrast from the usual video vixens that starred other exploitative clips of the era. “No, the women were manipulating us! You know, in ‘Rio’ or ‘Hungry Like the Wolf,’ we’re chasing them. They’re the ones with the power. They’re on the pedestal — as it should be,” grins Taylor.

“I think we were lucky to have connected with [director] Russell Mulcahy, and I think Russell was very cinematic in his vision,” says Taylor. “He’d be looking at Apocalypse Now, at Raiders of the Lost Ark, and he was like, ‘Yeah, I can do that. We can do that with your three-minute epics. How much can we get out of these things? Let’s get out of the studio. We’re going to make these mini-blockbuster videos that take people to another place, a place they’ve never been to, and it’s going to be exotic and dangerous and sexy.’”

“I am very grateful that our timing — our accidental timing — with the advent of music video was so fortuitous,” says Rhodes. “If we’d been five years later, I think the exciting bit was already over; if we’d been five years earlier, we would have been usurped by newer, younger bands. It just happened that we were at the right place at the right time.” (Info: yahoo.com)

2022-05-04 | Hungry Like The Wolf (40th Anniversary)

"HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF" the 2nd single from the album 'Rio' was released 40 years ago ...

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7“: 1982 UK (EMI; EMI5295)
3:27 Hungry Like The Wolf [single version]
4:11 Careless Memories (Live Version)

12“: 1982 UK (EMI; 12EMI5295)
5:14 Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version)
4:11 Careless Memories (Live Version)

In the charts:
UK #5
Ireland #4
Holland #50
Australia #5
New Zealend #4
USA #3

2022-05-04 | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Today, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame announced that Duran Duran will be inducted this fall, joining a long list of ground-breaking global icons before them. The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is to take place on November 5 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Frontman Simon Le Bon said: “Here in the wild, beautiful world of Duran Duran, I think we're all in a little bit of a daze about this. It's one thing to be nominated - but a totally different thing altogether to be actually voted up for induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is to my mind the closest thing you'll ever get to a rock & roll knighthood. This truly is a special and most valued kind of recognition for our lifetime's dedication to new music.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to all our fans, and everybody else who kept us in the number one slot for almost the entire duration of the RockHall 2022 Public Vote. We are humbled and truly elated by the depth of your support, and wish to share this momentous day for Duran Duran with all of you.”

Bassist John Taylor added: “It’s quite an honor for Duran Duran to be elected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and not one we ever expected. We have never thought of ourselves as a Rock n’ Roll band, more of an 'ongoing Art Project', however, I feel a profound sense of gratitude for the acknowledgement this award represents.
We are thrilled to see some of our contemporaries joining us this year, Annie and Dave in particular, and would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to register and vote for us. The overwhelming support that allowed us to win the people’s vote has been incredible. We look forward to performing at the Gala in Los Angeles!” (Info: dd.com)

2022-05-01 | Set list - Ibiza

SET LIST - Ibiza, Spain: Intro / Velvet Newton, Invisible, All Of You, Notorious, The Reflex, Give It All Up, Union Of The Snake, Tiger Tiger, Come Undone, Ordinary World, Tonight United, Planet Earth, Beautiful Lies, A View To A Kill, Sunrise, Girls On Film / Acceptable In The 80s + The Chauffeur (Short), Save A Prayer, Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio. (All live shows and set lists are here.)

2022-04-28 | John Taylor: Runaway

John Taylor presents Runaway, a new exhibition at HANGAR8289, Ibiza as part of Three-day ‘Touch the Sunrise’ Immersive Experience (April 30-May 1).
The works featured in Runaway explore the artist’s experience of time, space, and high emotion through the mining of his own past—while simultaneously reflecting on the effects of global upheaval and trauma.
Runaway at HANGAR8289, shown in association with the Aspen-based gallery One Hour Ahead, will mark the first time Taylor’s new visual artworks have been shown outside of America. (Info dd.com).

2022-04-28 | Ghosts Of Peonies

"When the flowers began to fade, I was drawn to how deeply strange and beautiful they looked."
Nick Rhodes’ exhibition ‘Ghosts of Peonies’ features 88 images, 40 of flowers and 48 small prints of corroded copper. The Peony photographs were taken over a period of three weeks during June 2021. They are all views of the same flower arrangement in different stages of decay.
The photographs are all printed in limited, signed editions. The 20 pieces printed on corroded copper are all unique. The Exhibit takes place from 30 April - 1 May during Duran Duran: Touch the Sunrise. (Info dd.com).

2022-04-26 | Roger Taylor 62

Roger Taylor 62

2022-03-21 | Live 2022

  • March 17, 2022 - The Aster Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA set list video included
  • May 1, 2022 - Ibiza, Spain [new date]
  • May 26, 2022 - (Jelling Musikfestival), Molvangvej, Denmark
  • May 28, 2022 - Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 29, 2022 - (Sommerstemning), Nova Spektrum, Lillestrom, Norway
  • June 2, 2022 - (In The Park), Helsinki, Finland (with Nile Rodgers & Chic)
  • June 12, 2022 - St Anne’s Park, Dublin, Ireland [new date]
  • June 17, 2022 - Castle Howard, Yorkshire, UK
  • June 19, 2022 - (Live Is Live), Zeebrugge Beach, Brugge, Belgium
  • June 23, 2022 - (La Prima Estate Festival), Lido Di Camaiore, Italy
  • June 25, 2022 - (Rock In Rio Lisboa), Lisboa, Portugal [new date]
  • July 1, 2022 - (The Lytham Festival), Lytham Saint Annes, UK [new date]
  • July 2, 2022 - Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland, UK
  • July 5, 2022 - The Piece Hall, Halifax, UK
  • July 8, 2022 - (Festival Cruilla), Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain
  • July 10, 2022 - (BST Hyde Park), London, UK [new date]
  • August 19, 2022 - Treasure Island Amphitheater, Minneapolis, MN USA
  • August 20, 2022 - United Center, Chicago, IL, USA
  • August 22, 2022 - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • August 23, 2022 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA
  • August 25, 2022 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA
  • August 26, 2022 - (Wonderbus Festival), Columbus, OH, USA
  • August 30, 2022 - Dickies Arena, Ft. Worth, TX, USA
  • September 1, 2022 - Wynn, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • September 3, 2022 - Wynn, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • September 4, 2022 - Chase Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • September 7, 2022 - Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • September 9, 2022 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • September 10, 2022 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • September 11, 2022 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2022-03-21 | Duran Duran set to play the Piece Hall, Halifax

    Duran Duran are heading to West Yorkshire this summer for what promises to be an unforgettable night featuring their greatest hits.
    The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, scored 18 American hit singles and 21 UK Top 20 tunes – cementing them as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.
    Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday, March 25 via ticketmaster.ie.
    More info thetelegraphandargus.co.uk.

    2022-03-20 | Private rooftop concert in Hollywood

    During a private rooftop concert in Hollywood this week, Duran Duran lit up the Capitol Records building in blue and yellow – the colours of the Ukrainian flag – and dedicated their 1992 song ‘Ordinary World’ to the people of Ukraine.
    The band performed to an intimate crowd of 250 – mostly friends, family and industry professionals – on the rooftop of the Aster nightclub on Thursday (March 17). Capitol Tower is in clear eyeshot of the Aster, and with Duran Duran having previously been signed to Capitol Records, it made a perfect backdrop for their message of solidarity with Ukraine.
    In a statement shared alongside a clip of the performance, bassist John Taylor said: “We are appealing to our fans in Russia to have an open heart and to support peace. We are all hoping you can get back to an ‘Ordinary World’.” More info nme.com.

    2022-03-18 | The Late Late Show

    Duran Duran brought their upbeat new song “Tonight United” to the Late Late Show with James Corden. “This song is about the world coming together over music,” said Simon Le Bon as Nick Rhodes, wearing a conspicuous blue-and-yellow suit in honor of Ukraine, ramped up the synths.
    The new song, from the band’s new album Future Past, is a reminder of how good these New Wave stalwarts are at updating their sound without letting go of the dance-pop energy we love them for.
    More info dd.com.

    2022-02-16 | Andy Taylor 61

    Andy Taylor 61

    2022-02-15 | Hollywood Bowl

    09/09 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
    09/10 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
    09/11 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
    In celebration of their spectacular four-decade career and the Bowl’s centennial, internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, award-winning legends Duran Duran will headline an exciting three-day weekend, when they will be joined by special guests to celebrate their rich and colorful career. Performing songs from their most recent critically-acclaimed studio album, FUTURE PAST, together with all the hits, this event will mark a new and exciting chapter for the band.
    Recently nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Duran Duran enlisted some of the most exciting names in music on FUTURE PAST, delivering yet another genre-spanning piece of work that once again sets them apart from the pack. Featuring Swedish hitmaker Tove Lo and British Queen of Drill Ivorian Doll, as well as to Blur’s Graham Coxon and Japanese all-girl punk band CHAI, songs from the new album fit seamlessly with classics such as “Rio,” “Ordinary World,” and “Hungry Like the Wolf.” (Info: hollywoodbowl.com)

    2022-01-22 | Austin City Limits

    Duran Duran Austin City Limits - Live at the Moody Theatre. A 1 hour highlights show from ACL 2021 is broadcast on PBS, which was later made freely available online for one month. A very small interview follows, where they say they support each other and look more towards the future. (Info: dd.com)

    2022-01-11 | Astronomia

    Nick and Wendy Bevan are interviewed for Flood Magazine about Astronomia. He said "Every single day when I go into the studio, I feel like I did when I was a little kid in the toy shop because there’s so many things to do in there. And I know by the end of the day something, somehow, will have happened." More on floodmagazine.com.

    2022-01-08 | A Bowie Celebration

    Simon and John perform Let's Dance at Mike Garson's 2nd annual A Bowie Celebration, 6pm PST. The event also featured Noel Gallagher, and Def Leppard's Joe Elliot.

    2022-01-06 | De Volkskrant magazine

    John is interviewed for de Volkskrant magazine in The Netherlands. He said "Erol Alkan turned out to be Coxon's neighbor and he immediately reacted so enthusiastically when we mentioned his name that we invited him. Graham always gave us really good energy in the studio. His input was essential, especially in the early stages of all the songs.” (Info: volkskrant.nl)

    2022-01-03 | Interview

    John Taylor can smile the smile of someone who’s satisfied with what he did get. The Duran Duran bass player is reflecting upon the decision to record the band’s superb 15th album, FUTURE PAST with a man better known for rocking the turntables than riding the faders. The roll call of collaborators on FUTURE PAST also includes an indie guitar hero, an Italian disco composer, a legendary Bowie sideman and an entity which doesn’t actually exist (we’ll get to that). The most significant, however, is the long-haired Londoner joining John for a chat... More on dd.com

    2022-01-01 | Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
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