Duran Duran announce May warm up shows at 02 Academy Leicester

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Duran Duran have announced two British warm-up shows at the 02 Academy Leicester for May 21st and 22nd.

The performances will lead into a series of huge headline dates across the UK and Europe for summer 2022 and offer fans a rare chance to see the stadium-filling icons of British music in an intimate setting.

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00am on Friday April 22nd here.

Members of Duran Duran’s VIP Community will have access to a pre-sale for the show on Wednesday, April 20th at 09:00am BST. Visit www.duranduranmusic.com for details. The pre-sale for 02 begins at 10:00am BST on April 20th, and the Live Nation pre-sale will begin on Thursday April 21st at 10:00am BST.

Following a recent ground-breaking NFT project in support of their 15th studio album Future Past, where the band released a limited-edition collection of works that had been created by their collaborative AI partner, Huxley, and connected them on the blockchain to living trees in a newly planted micro-forest in New Zealand, all tickets for Duran Duran at the 02 Academy Leicester are being created as special ‘proof of attendance’ NFTs.

This will mark the first time that the band have moved all ticket sales onto the blockchain, giving them the ability to surprise and delight fans into the future with one-of-a-kind experiences, special offers and gifts. These highly collectible NFTs will be limited to 1,400 a night, and each show will feature a different artwork from the Future Past collection.

The initiative is being powered by specialist blockchain community builders, Cub3, who will not only mint the NFTs, but can also hold them in individual wallets for those fans who have yet to have their own. After the shows, the NFTs will be tradable on Cub3’s bespoke platform should fans desire.

Courtesy Classic Pop