British music icons Duran Duran will delight fans next summer with momentous outdoor show the band is taking on the road.
Duran Duran has 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.
Celebrating 40 years together, the band – singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor – continue to play to huge concert audiences around the world.
Consistently fusing art, technology, fashion and signature sense of style with their unique and infectious brand of music, the band has proven themselves timeless, always innovating and reinventing, to remain ahead of the curve.
Their latest album – 2015’s Paper Gods – was Duran Duran’s highest-charting release in 22 years.The record was hailed by critics and fans alike as their best body of work in more than two decades. Produced by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, alongside Mr Hudson and Josh Blair, the record featured collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre (of Mew.)
A global, three-year, sold-out arena tour followed where the band brilliantly combined such classics as Girls on Film, The Wild Boys, Ordinary World, The Reflex, Come Undone, (Reach Up For The) Sunrise and Rio with stunning new songs from Paper Gods.Duran Duran formed in Birmingham in 1978.
The group was a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US in the 1980s.The band was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, with the later addition of drummer Roger Taylor, and after numerous personnel changes, guitarist Andy Taylor and lead singer Simon Le Bon.
These five members featured the most commercially successful line-up.
When Duran Duran emerged they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet and Visage.The two-time Grammy, BRIT Award and Ivor Novello winners are working on their 15th studio album.
It is due for release next year when the band will continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with a number of major live shows and events – including headlining both Isle of White Festival and Lytham Festival.
Duran Duran’s accomplishments ...Established in 1978More than 100 Million Records soldNine Gold RecordsSix Platinum RecordsThree Multi-Platinum Records18 US Hit Singles20 UK Top 20 SinglesEight Lifetime Achievement Award recipientsTwo-time Grammy Award winnersTwo-time Ivor Novello Award winnersTwo-time BRIT Award winnersStar on the Hollywood Walk of FameAward for Style presented by the city of MilanMTV ‘Video Visionary Award’ recipientsASCAP Golden Note Award recipients
Tour dates 2021 ...June 17 to 20: Seaclose Park, Newport/Isle Of WightJune 30 to July 4: the Proms Arena, Lytham St AnnesJuly 7: Open Air Theatre, ScarboroughJune 13: St Anne’s Park, Dublin
Tickets went on general sale on November 6 via www.duranduranmusic.com site.