As many fans have speculated over recent months, a profound change has occurred at the heart of the band as the story of Duran Duran moves into anew chapter. The trio of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes & Warren Cuccurullo is coming to an end; the upcoming Japanese dates will be their last together after which Warren will be bound for America and a new project with his pre-Duran band, Missing Persons.
Simon & Nick are to be reunited with original band members Roger, Andy and John Taylor for the first time in 15 years.
"It's something we are very much looking forward to. There has always been an incredible chemistry and musical energy when we have got together. We are all very excited about the prospect of seeing what we can create."
An album will be scheduled for release some time in 2002