OK so here it is. The moment weve all been waiting for... Their first shows back together again in 18 years.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the formation of Duran Duran back in 1978, the five original band members Simon, John, Nick, Andy and Roger (affectionately known by Rolling Stones magazine as The Fab Five)- are today announcing a handful of dates over the course of the summer, starting with four in Japan, in July.
And you are the first to know...
Monday July 7th - Osaka - Jo Hall
Tuesday July 8th - Fukuoka - Zepp
Thursday July 10th - Nagoya - Century Hall
Friday July 11th - Tokyo The Budokan
Tickets for these shows will go on sale in early MAY.
While these are the only dates scheduled as of now, more ARE expected and will be posted on DuranDuran.com as soon as they are available.
In addition to the forthcoming shows, the band - who have spent the past few months in the studio working on their first album back together - are also gearing up for the release of a 13 CD commemorative boxed set: DURAN DURAN, THE CD SINGLES (which is currently slated for release on June 10th in the US and May 12th elsewhere). Covering the band's hits through 1985, featured tracks will include "A View to a Kill," "Girls on Film" and "Rio." The box set is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the summer, with a feature in BLENDER magazine covering the extensive history of Duran Duran to run in tandem with the release.