Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon whips up the crowd as the band put on an energetic display at Radio 2 In Concert

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Duran Duran put on an energetic display as they took to the stage at the BBC Radio Theatre for Radio 2 at Broadcasting House in London on Thursday night.

Frontman Simon Le Bon, 63, could be seen raising his arms into the air as he whipped the crowd into a frenzy at the event hosted by Jo Whiley, 56.

The musician wore a black T-shirt with a turquoise as he performed with the rest of the band - Nick Rhodes, 59, John Taylor, 61, and Roger Taylor, 61.

The group played a number of their hits including "Hungry like the Wolf," "Notorious," "A View to Kill," "Come Undone" and "Girls On Film" among others.

During the gig, which is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer and to hear on BBC Sounds, Simon said: 'In 1993, we came back from the dead for a comeback.

'Not everyone was happy, they didn't want to see 80s music in the 90s.'

Duran Duran first formed in Birmingham in 1978 and made a comeback in 1993.

They went on to reform with their original line-up - Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Taylor - in 2001.

Yesterday evening, Simon ended the concert by saying: 'The show will go on.'

In October, the group commemorated the 40th anniversary of its debut recording with a new album.

The new disc, titled FTURE PAST, marks 40 years since the release of their first self-titled album.

Duran Duran went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide, an achievement matched by the likes of The Beatles or today's BTS.

FUTURE PAST includes collaborations with the likes of Mark Ronson, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, Tove Lo, Ivorian Doll, Japanese band Chai and dance music producer Giorgio Moroder.

On the release, the band's bassist John told cleveland.com: 'Our manager was very keen; She saw it as this massive sort of opportunity for the brand a few years ago, and she made this huge list of things she thought we could do as part of the celebration -- and everybody was into it.

'But the closer that we got it seemed like everybody kinda lost the appetite. Nick in particular was like, “Y’know, is this really something that we need to be shouting from the rooftops, that we’ve been together for 40 years? The best thing we can really do is a great new album, because that would speak 1,000 words as to why and how we’ve managed to stay together this long.”

'I think we’re all happier that’s how it worked out.'

BBC Radio 2 In Concert with Duran Duran - now available to watch on BBC iPlayer and listen on BBC Sounds.

Courtesy Daily Mail

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