2017

  • MGM National Harbor

    January 1, 2017

    On January 1, 2017, Duran Duran perform for a second night at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

  • Simon is the special guest at the Celebrating David Bowie concert

    January 8, 2017

    On January 8th at the 02 Brixton Academy in London, Simon is the special guest at the Celebrating David Bowie concert, curated by Sterling Campbell. Simon performs “Let’s Dance” with the London Community Gospel Choir.

  • Simon Performs "In a Broken Dream"

    January 11, 2017

    Simon appears on the debut of the new Italian TV show MUSIC, which airs on on January 11th on Channel 5. He performs “In A Broken Dream,” originally recorded by Python Lee Jackson with Rod Stewart on lead vocal.

  • "Ordinary World"

    January 20, 2017

    On January 20th, The Civil Wars singer Joy Williams releases a beautiful cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” which first debuted in 2013 on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Joy released her version of the song on Donald Trump’s inauguration as a way to lend support to all the intense feelings surrounding the day.

  • Duran Duran announce additional tour dates

    January 24, 2017

    On January 24th, Duran Duran announce additional tour dates for the Spring of 2017 which now include

    03/17 Palm Spring, CA Agua Caliente

    03/18 Palm Springs, CA Agua Caliente

    03/21 Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park

    03/22 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

    03/26 Sao Paolo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil

    03/29 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Belo Horizonte Hall

    04/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lollapalooza Argentina04/02 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile

    04/05 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino

    04/08 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park

  • Savoys Beufort Bar in London

    February 9, 2017

    On February 9, the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar in London unveiled a tunnel cocktail menu that guides guests through some of the hotel’s most memorable events, including the drink ‘By Invitation Only,’ which was inspired by the band filming the music video for “Girl Panic” at the venue in 2011.

  • "The Session"

    March 6, 2017

    On March 6, KLOS in Los Angeles airs “The Session,” which chose Duran Duran’s “Rio” to discuss and analyze during the hour-long show

  • “Last Night in the City (featuring Kiesza)”

    March 9, 2017

    On March 9, Duran Duran release a digital EP of remixes of “Last Night in the City (featuring Kiesza).” The Paper Gods album track has been remixed by four world class DJs – TOKiMONSTA, Kant, Louis Vivet and Koishii & Hush – putting their own spin on the song Rolling Stone described as a “standout” from the 2015 LP.

  • Announced 4 more dates

    Duran Duran announces 4 more dates in the US and Canada. The July dates will take place in Oakland, San Francisco, Edmonton and Hawaii.

  • Duran Duran perform in Brazil with Céu

    March 26, 2017

    At the band’s March 26 performance at Lollapalooza Brasil, they are joined on stage by famed Brazilian singer Céu on “Ordinary World.” They enjoyed performing with each other so much that she joined them again at their solo show at BH Music Hall on March 29.

  • Halo Circus Remix

    April 7, 2017

    On April 7, Sirius XM Volume channel premieres the track “Band-Aid” by Halo Circus, remixed by John Taylor.

  • “Why a Phenomenon Like Duran Duran May Never Happen Again”

    April 10, 2017

    On April 10, the Huffington Post runs an article, “Why a Phenomenon Like Duran Duran May Never Happen Again,” wherein writer Kristi York Wooten says about Duran Duran “an artist will only succeed decades into the future if the music is built to do the same.”

  • Dare To Be Different Documentary

    April 27, 2017

    On April 27, Dare to Be Different,” a film about the radio station WLIR and featuring several clips from an interview with Nick, premieres at the TriBeCa Film Festival. It is also revealed during Nick’s interview that the band won 13 “Screamer of the Week” fan-voted best song contests.

  • Another round of tour dates

    By the end of April, the band has announced another round of dates for 2017:’

    07/07 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

    07/08 San Francisco, CA San Francisco Masonic

    07/10 Edmonton, AB Roger Place

    7/11 Calgary, AB RoundUp Music Fest

    07/16 Honolulu, HI Neal S. Blaisdell Center

    8/29 Zagreb, Croatia Salata Open Air

    8/31 Treviso, Italy Home Festival

    9/3 Laois, Ireland The Electric Picnic Festival

    9/16 Singapore Grand Prix

    9/17 Singapore Grand Prix

    9/20 Budokan Tokyo, Japan with Chic & Bloom Twins

    9/22 Orix Theater Osaka, Japan with Bloom Twins

  • 35th anniversary of the album "RIO"

    May 10, 2017

    On May 10, Duran Duran celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of their album RIO with an oral history posted on duranduran.com. Sirius XM Radio also celebrates #rio35, with station 1st Wave playing a track (with band commentary) from RIO every hour of the day, as well as live interviews with Nick and John on other channels.

  • Duran Duran guest perform at SALT Conference

    May 18, 2017

    On May 18, Duran Duran are a special guest performer at the SALT (The SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference in Las Vegas.

  • Manchester Arena

    May 22, 2017

    Devastated by the events that occurred at Manchester Arena on May 22, the band release this statement: “Deeply sad to hear about what happened in Manchester, and to all the innocent fans who were involved in this heinous and mindless action. Our thoughts are with all the people who were there and especially those who have been injured.”

  • John Pays Tribute to Roger Moore

    May 23, 2017

    After the May 23 death of actor Roger Moore, John posted, “One of my favorite actors, first as Simon Templar then as Lord Brett Sinclair. We got to work with him when he was Bond in “A View to a Kill” and he was the nicest fella. After meeting him, my mum was never the same again.”

  • Modena Cento Ore classic car Grand Prix

    June 5, 2017

    Simon participates in the Modena Cento Ore classic car Grand Prix race the week of June 5. His vehicle is sponsored by Maison Corthay and Cifonelli but unfortunately he has to leave the race mid-way thru.

  • Louvre

    June 20, 2017

    On John’s birthday, June 20, Duran Duran returned to the Louvre in Paris in a performance under the iconic pyramid. As in 2013, this special show benefitted The American and International Friends of the Louvre and Venetian Heritage.

  • Ann Marie Le Bon

    June 21, 2017

    On June 21, Simon posted the following: “Ann Marie Le Bon died willingly & peacefully in night of June the 19th. She’s the person I’ve known for the longest in my life. We are all very sad. But she has left us with her overwhelming love, which she planted as seed in all of our hearts.”

  • Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017

    August 10, 2017

    On Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2017 (August 10) the band release two videos on YouTube created using VR technology which showed the band performing in 360 degrees. Watch them perform “Paper Gods” & “Hungry like the Wolf” here.

  • Jason Corsaro

    August 20, 2017

    Producer Jason Corsaro passed away on August 16 at the age of 58. On August 20, John posted this tribute online: “One of the most important sonic architects of what might be called ‘The Eighties Sound’ and a personal friend, we mourn the passing of Jason Corsaro. Jason mixed the ARENA live album than moved to London to work with Nile on “Wild Boys,” then working with Bernard on “A View to a Kill.” His massive contribution to the Power Station got his face on the album cover. His sound will live forever”

  • "New Moon on Monday"

    August 21, 2017

    Many blogs and radio stations created playlists for the solar eclipse on August 21, with Duran Duran’s “New Moon on Monday” showing up on many of them!

  • Special guest for Ferretti Group

    September 8, 2017

    On September 8 Duran Duran were the special guest performers at luxury yacht builder Ferretti Group’s private event at the Yacht Club in Monaco.

  • Jonesey's Jukebox

    October 8, 2017

    John appears in the Studio with friend Steve Jones for an episode of Jonesey’s Jukebox which airs on October 8.

  • End of tour collage

    The band put together an of End of Tour collage to thank fans for their support of the Paper Gods tour.

  • MEDAZZALAND

    October 12, 2017

    On October 12, Simon, Nick & Warren re-visit the making of MEDAZZALAND on the album’s 20th anniversary in this oral history for duranduran.com.

  • "Extraordinary World Highlight Reel"

    The Ferretti Group puts out an extended video of their Duran Duran event in Monaco, “Extraordinary World Highlight Reel.”

  • Birthday greeting

    October 27, 2017

    Simon leaves his annual birthday greeting for fans on…you guessed it, October 27.

  • Announce a show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    December 30, 2017

    Duran Duran announce a New Year’s weekend show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 30.

  • Halloween Playlist

    Nick curates a Halloween playlist for the band’s website (with video) and the band’s Spotify channel (with audio).

  • “Face for Today”

    November 1, 2017

    On November 1, the band release a video for “Face for Today,” put together by Tatjana Rhodes using photos fans had sent in for a potential show experience in Japan. Rather than let the pictures go to waste, they created this.

  • BraVo Awards

    November 14, 2017

    On November 14, Duran Duran are guests of honor at the nomination ceremony for the upcoming BraVo Awards. Taking place in Moscow at the Evropejsky concert hall, the band performs three songs at the event.

  • Song Stories: Bowie

    November 17, 2017

    On November 17, Nick participates in an intimate event celebrating David Bowie’s work and legacy as told through the stories of artists and fans. Song Stories: Bowie was part of a series of music events at Sonos’ new concept store in London.

  • Dubai Jazz Fest

    December 5, 2017

    On December 5, Duran Duran announce they will be headlining the Dubai Jazz Fest on February 21 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater.

  • Hope and Homes for Children

    December 6, 2017

    On December 6, a video John made in support of the anti-orphanage End The Silence charity campaign is posted to YouTube. The campaign comes from Hope and Homes for Children, who are trying to find aid for 120,000 children in Ugandan and Rwandan orphanages. You can watch John’s video here.

  • “Attitude, Atmosphere and Black Humour: The Currency of Ideas”

    Japan’s IDEA magazine #380 features “Attitude, Atmosphere and Black Humour: The Currency of Ideas” by Nick Rhodes.

  • December 9, 2017

    On December 9, Duran Duran perform a special invitation-only show for Sirius XM radio at the Faena Hotel in Miami during Art Basel. The show is broadcast live on Sirius channels 1st Wave and The Pulse. Two videos from that performance are posted online:

    “Hungry like the Wolf”

    “Pressure Off” featuring Mark Ronson

    The band posted some cool year-end items on the website:

    Band holiday greetings

    2017 Year End lists

    Roger’s New Year’s Eve playlist

  • The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    December 30, 2017

    The band close out 2017 with a standing room only show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 30.

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