80s stars keen to play Arena
Dec 10 2004
Superstars Duran Duran say they'd be happy to consider being one of the first acts to appear at Coventry's Jaguar Arena.
The band's keyboardist Nick Rhodes spoke exclusively to the Evening Telegraph from New York, where the band are prerecording an American New Year's Eve show.
He said: "We played in Coventry many years ago but of course we'd consider coming back.
"We're always happy to try filling a new stadium."
Last month Paul Fletcher, chief executive of Arena Coventry Ltd, confirmed the Arena would start talks early next year to try and bring stadium-filling acts to Coventry.
And with a string of hits spanning more than 25 years, Duran Duran are exactly that kind of high profile act.
Duran Duran have just confirmed one Midlands show at Birmingham City Football Club on Saturday, May 28, 2005.
Nick added: "We really wanted to do something special in the Midlands, well since last year when we ended up doing the NEC. This show is going to be a special event."
Nick said the band have been working to combine 3D and holographic images into their stage show.
And as the band prepare to spend time with their families for Christmas Nick has also pledged his support for the new Band Aid 20 single.
Duran Duran sang on the first Band Aid release and also performed at Live Aid back in 1984.
Nick said: "I think it's fantastic they've done it again as every penny will go to a good cause."