2011

  • TIME MAGAZINE

    The Time magazine Q&A with Simon and Nick is featured in the magazine the first week of January.

  • Mick karn tribute

    Japan bassist Mick Karn dies on January 4th; Bassist John Taylor writes a moving tribute on Duranduran.com.

  • Chi in Dubai

    January 14, 2011

    Roger and Jake DJ at the Chi in Dubai on January 14th.

  • itunes festival

    July 16, 2011

    Duran Duran announces that they will be part of the iTunes Festival in London. They will play on July 16th at the Roundhouse, with iTunes giving away all the tickets via lottery.

  • Frontrow

    January 13, 2011

    Simon appears on Radio 4’s Frontrow on January 13th.

  • "All you need is now" video debut

    January 14, 2011

    On January 14th, VH1 debut the video for “All You Need is Now.”

  • COACHELLA announcement

    January 19, 2011

    On January 19th, Duran Duran announce they will be performing as part of Coachella. Their performance will take place on April 17th.

  • Richard Bacon Show

    Simon appears on Richard Bacon’s show on BBC Radio 5 on January 20th.

  • british comedy awards

    January 22, 2011

    Simon and Nick are presenters at the British Comedy Awards on January 22nd. They give the Best Comedy Actress Award to Miranda Hart.

  • UK TOUR

    Duran Duran announce their first UK arena tour in 7 years, with 11 dates:

    May 18th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
    May 19th Glasgow SECC
    May 21st Birmingham LG Arena
    May 22nd Nottingham Capital FM Arena
    May 23rd Liverpool Echo Arena
    May 28th London The O2 Arena
    May 30th Brighton Centre
    May 31st Bournemouth International Centre
    June 1st Cardiff International Arena
    June 3rd Manchester MEN Arena
    June 4th Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

  • Heart FM

    January 26, 2011

    On January 26th, Simon and Roger visit Heart FM in London.

  • T Mobile Electronic Beats Classics

    May 26, 2011

    The band announces that they will be headlining the T Mobile Electronic Beats Classics event at the prestigious Admiralspalast in Berliin on May 26th.

  • Daybreak

    January 31, 2011

    Simon and Roger visit the show Daybreak on January 31st to talk about the band’s upcoming UK tour.

  • Alan Carr's Chatty Man appearance

    Duran Duran perform “All You Need is Now” on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man on January 31st.

  • Ultra Music Festival

    March 25, 2011

    The band announces they will be one of the headliners at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami’s Bicentennial Park on March 25th.

  • 30th anniversary of "planet earth"

    Duran Duran celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of “Planet Earth” with a blog post from John that you can read here .

  • NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam

    February 3, 2011

    On February 3rd, Duran Duran, along with Jason Derullo and Kid Rock, kickoff the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam concert series at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, TX. Portions of the show are aired on VH1.

  • XLV party

    February 4, 2011

    Roger and Jake DJ the XLV party in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX on February 4th.

  • Dior ADDICT perfume ads

    Dior announces that Duran Duran will be providing the music for the Dior ADDICT perfume ads starring Kate Moss and directed by JonasÅkerlund. The band lent the title track “All You Need is Now,” off of their forthcoming album,

  • Best International Group

    February 15, 2011

    Simon and John present the Best International Group award to Arcade Fire at the Brit Awards on February 15th.

  • All You Need is Now physical release

    March 21, 2011

    Duran Duran announce plans for the physical release of All You Need is Now: March 21st internationally and March 22nd in the US and Canada. The exclusive UK deal with independent sales and distribution company ESSENTIAL MUSIC, will feature five brand new tracks and will be available on CD, vinyl and a special Deluxe Edition CD package, that will include a bonus song “Networker Nation” and a remix of the album’s title track by Youth Kills. The US edition will be released via S-Curve Records, featuring five brand new tracks and will be available in CD, vinyl and a Deluxe Edition CD/DVD package that includes a bonus song “Networker Nation” and a DVD featuring rare studio footage.

  • “Record Collection” performance

    February 16, 2011

    On February 16th, Simon and Nick join Mark Ronson at the Rounhouse in London for a performance of “Record Collection.”

  • rehearsals for Milan

    February 17, 2011

    On February 17th, the band begin rehearsals for their upcoming date in Milan where they will be performing at an event hosted by Vogue Italia, Comune di Milano and Hogan.

  • SXSW

    Duran Duran confirm an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX.

  • tour dates in mexico

    The band announce three dates in Mexico: April 8th at Banamex Auditorium in Monterrey, April 10th at Telmex Auditorium in Guadalajara, and April 11th at National Auditorium in Mexico City.

  • Shepherd’s Bush Empire

    The band’s site posts news of a special show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to be recorded by BBC Radio 2. Tickets for the March 7th show sell out immediately.

  • Walking with the Wounded Charity

    March 3, 2011

    The band announce they will play a set in support of the Walking with the Wounded Charity at Battersea Power Station on March 3rd.

  • rehearsing live dates

    The band spends the third week of February in the studio, rehearsing for upcoming live dates.

  • Duran Duran in milan

    February 23, 2011

    The band arrive in Milan on February 23rd to start international promotion for All You Need is Now.

  • Award for Style

    February 25, 2011

    On February 25th, Duran Duran are honored by the Mayor of Milan, Leitizia Moratti, who presented them with an Award for Style at the Town Hall. This is rare honor, given only to artists, creative individuals or innovators – not Milanese – who the Mayor and City Commissioners want to distinguish in some way. Each awards is unique and given to the recipient for something different each time.

  • Fashion Week performance

    February 25, 2011

    Later that night they play to a packed fashionista and media crowd for a Vogue Italia event during Fashion Week hosted by long-time Editor Franca Sozzani.

  • Quelli Che il Calcio

    February 27, 2021

    On February 27th, the band perform on the TV Show Quelli Che il Calcio filmed in Milan.

  • V Festival

    August 20, 2011

    The band confirm two dates at V Festival in the UK , headlining the Arena Stage on August 20th + 21st. They also announce US dates:

    March 16th Austin, TX SXSW (Time Out Showcase)
    March 18th Thackerville, OK WinStar World
    March 23rd Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre
    March 25th Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival
    April 2nd Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
    April 4th Atlanta, GA Centre Stage
    April 6th Houston, TX Warehouse Live
    April 14th Pomono, CA Fox Theatre
    April 16th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
    April 17th Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
    April 20th Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
    April 22nd Minneapolis, MN Epic
    April 23rd Chicago, IL House of Blues
    April 25th Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre
    April 26th Montreal, QBC Le National
    April 27th Boston, MA Royale Theatre

  • Shepherd’s Bush Empire Performance

    Duran Duran perform at a sold out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The show is aired live on Jo Whiley’s Show on BBC Radio 2.

  • One Night Only

    March 20, 2011

    ITV confirm One Night Only, a TV Special featuring Duran Duran to be filmed on March 12th in London. The show airs on March 20th.

  • SXSW Performance

    March 15, 2011

    The band arrives in Austin on March 15th to begin their stint at SXSW. This includes packed-to-the-rafters shows on March 16th at Stubbs as well as a featured interview moderated by John Norris on March 17th at the Austin Convention Center. Duran Duran also perform a surprise show for C3 at the Whitley Building. The standing room only audience included Jon Hamm, Mischa Barton, Kevin Costner, John Poppper and others.

  • "All You Need is Now" is Released

    March 21, 2011

    On March 21, All You Need is Now is released in the UK and Europe.

  • North American release of "all you need is now"

    March 22, 2011

    On March 22, All You Need is Now is released in North America.

  • Access Hollywood Live

    March 22, 2011

    Simon and John appear on Access Hollywood Live with Billy Bush on March 22.

  • The Tonight Show

    March 22, 2011

    The band perform “All You Need is Now” on The Tonight Show on the day of their North American release.

  • Mayan Theatre for American Express’ Unstaged 

    March 23, 2011

    March 23 finds the band in Los Angeles at the Mayan Theatre for American Express’ Unstaged series. Kicking off their second season with Duran Duran, the concert is directed by the legendary David Lynch and is streamed live around the world, online, on Vevo and Youtube. Lynch had encouraged fans to tweet in Qs he’d pose to the band in a pre- recorded Q&A, as well as photos of painted hands and faces that were projected onto the screens behind the band during the show. My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, Beth Ditto, Kelis and Mark Ronson are all special guests at this extraordinary event.

  • The Ellen Show

    Duran Duran appear on The Ellen Show, performing “All You Need is Now.” Ellen is such a big fan, she invites the band to come and join her when she tapes her show in Orlando at the beginning of April.

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live

    March 30, 2011

    The band appear on the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 30th performing 5 songs.

  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    March 31, 2011

    Duran Duran appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 31 performing “All You Need is Now” and “Hungry like the Wolf” as a web exclusive. Jimmy begins his show singing a Duran Duran medley.

  • Duran Duran in Orlando

    Duran Duran appear on The Ellen Show for a second time on April 5th, recorded at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

  • EX - US Dates

    uran Duran announce a series of ex- US dates including:

    April 30th Dominican Republic Altos de Chavon
    May 26th Berlin, Germany Electronic Beats Admiralspalast
    June 10th Paris, France Le Grand Theatre
    June 11th Den Haag, Netherlands Ado Kyocera Stadion
    June 12th Brussels, Belgium Forest National
    June 14th Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli Gardens
    June 15th Gothenburg, Sweden Leisbergshallen
    June 16th Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
    June 18th Helsinki, Finland Kaisaniemi Park
    June 21st Moscow, Russia Moscow Megasport
    June 23rd St. Petersburg, Russia The New Arena
    July 14th Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
    July 18th Leipzig, Germany Leipzig Parkbuhne
    July 19th Munich, Germany Munich Tonholle
    July 20th Vienna, Austria Gasomoter
    August 6th Schaffhausen, Switzerland Das Festival
    August 12th Ibiza, Spain Amnesia
    August 26th Langesund, Norway Wightegaarden
    August 27th Oslo, Norway Festningen Festival
    August 28th Bergen, Norway Grieghallen

  • limited edition All You Need is Now

    Duran Duran announce a special, limited edition of a deluxe vinyl package of All You Need is Now. With only 500 copies available worldwide – each individually numbered and signed by the band – this special edition features exclusive artwork created by Clunie Reid (Saatchi Gallery, the Tate, New Museum NY), with art direction by Rory McCartney.

  • Youtube Presents Q&A

    Duran Duran sit for a live stream Youtube Presents Q&A at Youtube HQ on Friday, April 15th.

  • Record Store Day

    April 16, 2011

    On April 16th, Roger and John support Record Store Day by doing a signing of the David Lynch 7″ remix for “Girl Panic!” at Rasputin Records in Berkley, CA. Limited to 2500 units, the record includes the David Lynch remix of “Girl Panic !,” in addition to the album version.

  • Coachella performance

    April 17, 2011

    On April 17th, Duran Duran perform a 12-song set at Coachella in Indio, CA to an enthusiastic crowd. The performance is streamed via Coachella’s Youtube channel.

  • Chastity Ashley

    Percussionist Chastity Ashley joins the band for their US tour.

  • WXLO Radio

    April 27, 2011

    Simon and John do an acoustic performance at WXLO Radio in Worcester, MA on April 27th where City Councilor-at-Large Frederick C. Rushton gave them the keys to the city.

  • Roger's Birthday

    April 26, 2011

    At a concert in Montreal on April 26th the audience sings “Happy Birthday” in French as birthday boy Roger Taylor is presented with a cake.

  • dominican republic

    April 28, 2011

    The band participate in a press conference on April 28th in the Dominican Republic to discuss their much anticipated April 30th show at Altos De Chavon.

  • RDS radio

    May 12, 2011

    The band finishes the mini promo tour and fly to Rome for an RDS radio event on May 12th for 200 winners. The show is recorded for later broadcast.

  • Cannes Film Festival

    May 13, 2011

    Duran Duran fly to Cannes on May 13th during the Cannes Film Festival to perform a one-off gig at the European launch of Belvedere Red vodka, a special edition of the brand which will raise money for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financier of programs to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The band goes on stage at 1am performing to a packed house.

  • UK Arena Tour postponed

    Duran Duran are forced to postpone their entire UK Arena tour when Simon Le Bon begins experiencing problems with his throat.

  • Tour Rescheduled

    June 20, 2011

    On June 20th (John’s birthday!), the band re-schedules their UK tour for December, 2011.

  • Duran Duran Universe in Second Life opens

    June 22, 2011

    After several years in the making, the incredible Duran Duran Universe in Second Life opens on June 22nd. The Duran-centric Islands, AZIZI, SANHEDRALITE, TLON & KHANADA, are looked after by community manager Chrissy von Wellean. Visitors can check out the DDU in Second Life by clicking here. Roger Taylor helped kick off the grand opening with a special live streaming DJ set at the UFO Club in-world, and Nick Rhodes stopped by to welcome visitors.

  • Keyboard magazine

    Nick Rhodes is featured on the cover of the August, 2011 issue of Keyboard magazine (USA).

  • European Tour postponed

    The band reluctantly postpone their entire European summer tour that was due to start on Thursday 14 July in Dublin, Ireland due to Simon’s ongoing vocal problems, which Doctor’s felt needed more time to heal.

  • Rose Dougall

    Nick announces he has spent a few days at the end of July working in the studio with artist Rose Dougall on her forthcoming solo album.

  • DJ date

    August 11, 2011

    Roger announces a DJ date with Jake Fonique at the Meridien Beach Club, Taormina, Sicily on 11th August.

  • North American tour

    August 2, 2011

    On August 2nd, the band announce their North American tour utilizing all their social networks, making a different show announcement every 5 minutes via Twitter, Facebook & YouTube. The dates are:

    September 23rd Everett, WA Comcast Arena
    September 24th Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds
    September 26th Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
    September 27th Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater
    September 30th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
    October 1st Valley Center, CA Harrah’s Rincon
    October 4th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
    October 6th Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
    October 8th Mobile, AL Bayfest
    October 10th Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
    October 11th Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock
    October 13th St. Augustine, FL St Augustine Amphitheater
    October 14th Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
    October 16th Washington, DC Constitution Hall
    October 17th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
    October 19th Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Theatre
    October 21st Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
    October 22nd Windsor, ONT The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
    October 23rd Montreal, QBC Bell Centre
    October 25th New York, NY Madison Square garden
    October 27th Toronto, ONT Air Canada Center
    October 28th Boston, MA Wang Theater
    October 29th Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata

  • Keep A Child ALive

    Simon partners with Keep A Child ALive for their “Buy Life” campaign, posing for a photo wearing the charity’s tee shirt along with other celebrities such as Pink, Usher, Alicia Keys and more.

  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day

    August 10, 2011

    The band celebrates National Duran Duran Appreciation Day on August 10th by giving away a free download of “Other People’s Lives (Night Version).”

  • UK warm up shows

    August 15, 2011

    On August 15th, the band announces four UK warm up shows, which are the first dates since Simon’s vocal problems. The tickets are made available to the band’s Fan Community first and then opened up to the public. The shows are:

    September 1st Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
    September 8th Cambridge, Cambridge Junction
    September 9th Bristol, Bristol Trinity
    September 10th Oxford, Oxford Academy

  • Roger and James

    On August 20th Roger is joined by his son James for a joint DJ set in Sulmona, Italy. The local council sponsors the “White Night” event, which was a free event for all the people of the town held in the central square. Roger and James began at 1:30am DJing for over 3000 people.

  • Madison Square Garden

    Duran Duran announce an October 25th date at Madison Square Garden. The band’s first return since 2004, the headline show is in conjunction with WPLJ’s “Scott & Todd” Morning Show’s 20th Anniversary.

  • All You need now standard vinyl release date

    It is announced that All You Need is Now standard vinyl will be released on September 12/13, 2011. It will have all the same tracks as the March CD release..

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    September 6, 2011

    On September 6th, Duran Duran is honored in London at the GQ “Men of the Year” Award Ceremony, held at the Royal Opera House in London. Alex James from Blur presented the band with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • South Park

    September 20, 2011

    September 20th finds the band performing in Santa Monica, CA for the 15th Anniversary party of the iconic show, South Park. The band plays “Hungry like the Wolf,” “Notorious,” “Planet Earth,” “All You Need is Now,” “Come Undone,” “A View to a Kill,” “Sunrise,” “Rio and “Girls on Film.”

  • John's Autobiography

    It is announced that John will release an autobiography in 2012. Dutton in the US and Little Brown in the UK will publish the book.

  • Seeking Major Tom

    October 11, 2011

    William Shatner records a cover of the song “Planet Earth” for his album Seeking Major Tom, released October 11th.

  • Duran Duran in MSG

    October 25, 2011

    Duran Duran play at Madison Square Garden on October 25th. Mark Ronson joins the band onstage for “Girl Panic !” and Ana Matronic joins them for “Safe (In the heat of the moment).”

  • Boom Boom Room

    Duran Duran host an after party at the Boom Boom Room in New York City following their sold out show at Madison Square Garden.

  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    October 28, 2011

    The band appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to perform “Leave a Light On,” and Simon, John and Nick speak to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Both shows air on October 28th.

  • End of the North American Tour

    October 29, 2011

    The band ends this leg of their North American tour by playing a sold-out show in Atlantic City on October 29th. Mark Ronson and Ana Matronic join the guys onstage again. All the band members come out for the encore wearing Halloween masks. Later that night, Nick hosts a Halloween party at the Boom Boom Room.

  • Big Morning Buzz

    November 1, 2011

    Simon and John appear on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz on November 1st.

  • Supers vs. Duran Duran

    The five “Supers” – Naomi Campbell. Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova & Yasmin Le Bon – grace the cover of December’s UK Harper’s Bazaar. The tagline, “Supers vs. Duran Duran” refer to the iconic pairing of the supermodels and Duran Duran in the bands upcoming “Girl Panic !” video, that was filmed on location at the Savoy Hotel by director Jonas Åkerlund. The video stars Naomi as Simon Le Bon, Cindy as bassist John Taylor, Helena as drummer Roger Taylor, Eva as keyboardist Nick Rhodes and Yasmin Le Bon as “the Guitarist. “ Harpers UK also printed several magazines with Duran Duran on the cover.

  • "Girl Panic" teasers

    Duran Duran release eleven ‘teasers’ for “Girl Panic !” on Duranduran.com.

  • UK Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year

    November 7, 2011

    The band attends the UK Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year ceremony at Claridges in London on November 7th. The nine and a half minute short film for “Girl Panic !” premieres at the event.

  • "Girl Panic" World Premiere

    November 8, 2011

    The video for “Girl Panic !” has its World Premiere on VEVO on November 8th. The band also attends an event at the Savoy Hotel to screen the video again. Later that evening, Simon and Nick Present the Icon Award to Jonas Åkerlund at the UK Music Video awards.

  • SKY television

    November 9, 2011

    The band appear on SKY television on November 9th to discuss their new video for “Girl Panic !”

  • SWU Music & Arts Festival

    November 13, 2011

    Duran Duran plays to a massive audience at the SWU Music & Arts Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 13th. The concert is aired live on TV Globo and over the Internet in Brazil. The band does many press interviews during their 48 hour stay.

  • 2 million

    After one week, the “Girl Panic !” video has over 2 million plays on Vevo.

  • Dj in Bergamo

    November 18, 2011

    Roger DJs at the Capogiro Club in Bergamo, Italy on November 18th.

  • Duran Duran heavily featured books

    Two books that heavily feature Duran Duran are released in the marketplace: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum chronicles the rise of MTV, with Simon, John and Nick taking part in the oral history, and Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute by Matthew Chojnacki, with a forward written by Nick, celebrates album artwork from the 80s .

  • University of Bedfordshire Graduate

    November 18, 2011

    Nick becomes a graduate of the University of Bedfordshire at a ceremony in Luton on November 18th. He is recognised with an honorary degree for his contribution to the music industry as a songwriter, performer and producer.

  • 4 million

    By the end of November, the “Girl Panic !” video has over 4 million views.

  • UK / Ireland tour

    November 30, 2011

    The band kick off their UK / Ireland tour on November 30th in Brighton with CocknBullKid opening on all dates (ex Glasgow (Aerials Up) & Dublin (Royseven) ). Percussionist Dawne Adams joins the band for the UK tour. The dates are as follow:

    November 30 Brighton, Brighton Centre
    December 1 Bournemouth, BIC
    December 2 Birmingham, LG Arena
    December 4 Glasgow, SECC
    December 6 Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
    December 8 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
    December 10 Liverpool, Echo Arena
    December 12 London, The 02 Arena
    December 14 Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
    December 16 Manchester, Evening News Arena
    December 17 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
    December 20 Dublin, O2 Arena

  • 2012 tour dates on sale

    The band put 2012 dates on-sale:

    January 21 Klosters, Switzerland, Altitude Festival
    January 23 Vienna, Austria, Gasometer
    January 24 Munich, Germany, Tonhalle
    January 26 Leipzig, Germany, Haus Auensee
    January 28 Dortmund, Germany, Westfalenhalle 2
    January 29 Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
    January 31 Berlin, Germany, Columbiahalle
    February 01 Bratislava, Slovakia, Incheba Arena
    March 10 Singapore,Indoor Arena
    March 14 Hong Kong, Asia World
    March 17 Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    March 19 Melbourne Vic, Australia, Centre Court/Rod Laver Arena
    March 20 Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
    March 24 Perth, Australia, Sandalford Estate
    March 27 Sydney, Australia, Sydney Entertainment Centre
    March 31 NS Wales, Australia, Tempus Two Winery

  • sold-out shows

    The band finish out the year with incredible sold-out shows all over the UK and a final 2011 date in Dublin at the O2.

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