2018

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  • Simon on Dolores O’Riordan

    January 15, 2018

    Upon Dolores O’Riordan’s untimely passing, Simon posts “Beloved Dolores, it’s so sad that you’ve gone from us. We never said goodbye, but you left us with your songs, your beautiful voice and when we listen, we’ll remember all those good times.”

  • John with Richard Blade

    January 22, 2018

    On January 22 John is a guest on Richard Blade’s SIRIUS Radio show where he announces he will be reading the first chapter of Richard’s soon to be released audio book, WORLD IN MY EYES.

  • Duran Duran’s “Union of the Snake” on Riverdale

    January 25, 2018

    The hit CW show RIVERDALE features the character Veronica and her band singing a re-worked versions of Duran Duran’s “Union of the Snake.”

  • Nick & John on David Zard

    January 27, 2018

    On January 26, Italian promoter David Zard, who brought the Strange Behaviour tour to Italy, passes away. Nick & John shared their memories of him in this post.

  • 25th Anniversary of The Wedding Album

    February 11, 2018

    To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the release of THE WEDDING ALBUM on February 11, the band is sharing a special video of their song, “Come Undone,” filmed at Symphony Hall in Birmingham England on March 19, 1993.

  • Duran Duran in Dubai

    February 21, 2018

    Duran Duran perform in Dubai as part of the Emirates Dubai Jazz Festival on February 21.

  • Nick and Katy's Annual Oscar Podcast

    February 26, 2018

    On February 26, Nick & Katy’s Annual Oscar Podcast is posted on the Fan Community website. An abridged written version is posted on duranduran.com.

  • BUDOKAN limited edition announcement

    March 7, 2018

    On March 7, the band announce they will be releasing a limited edition album, Duran Duran BUDOKAN, during Record Store Day US on April 21.

  • Bravo Awards performance

    March 10, 2018

    On March 10 Duran Duran perform, and give out the Album of the Year Award, at the Bravo Awards, which are held in the Kremlin in Russia.

  • Simon performs "Ordinary World"

    March 14, 2018

    On March 14 Simon performs “Ordinary World” on the Sanremo Young show airing on Rai Uno, Italy.

  • Simon discusses THE WEDDING ALBUM

    March 19, 2018

    Simon is a guest on Be997 Radio South America for the entire week of March 19 and does a live phone interview with Radio Colombia on March 20 to talk about the 25th anniversary of THE WEDDING ALBUM.

  • Duran Duran featured in Spielberg film

    Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” is featured in the opening minutes of Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE film.

  • John presents at technology symposium

    June 4, 2018

    It is announced on June 4 that John will be giving a keynote presentation at the Brilliant Minds Symposium in Stockholm on June 7. Brilliant Minds is a new thought leadership forum debating the convergence of humanity and technology and John is speaking alongside people like John Sykes, Daniel Ek, Natalia Brzezinski, Dr Mehmet Oz and more.

  • BBC Four announced Duran Duran film

    June 4, 2018

    On June 4 BBC Four announce “Boys on Film – an Evening with Duran Duran” to air on June 29. Made up of two parts – There’s Something You Should Know, in which band members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor talk “more candidly than ever before about the highs and lows they have endured together over the years.” and Duran Duran: A Night In, where “the Birmingham band, catapulted to fame during the New Romantic era, discuss their influences from the worlds of film and art. They include Blade Runner, Andy Warhol, the BBC science show Tomorrow’s World and cult film Barbarella.”

  • Simon on conservation panel

    June 21, 2018

    Simon, as a Blue Marine Foundation ambassador, is part of a panel on preserving the Ocean and how advertising works in to that at Cannes Lion on June 21.

  • Roger and John on the radio

    While promoting the band’s BBC Four Friday Night takeover, Roger and John speak to the following radio stations: 6 Music – Matt Everitt for Music News, Radio 2 – Steve Wright Show, Radio 4 – Front Row & BBC Radio London – Robert Elms Show.

  • "Pressure Off/Hold Back the Rain" live video

    The band celebrate Duran Duran Appreciation Day with their fans by posting a video for “Pressure Off/Hold Back the Rain,” filmed in Japan, on their website.

  • John's Aretha Franklin playlist

    August 16, 2018

    On August 16, John creates an “Essential Aretha Franklin” Spotify playlist to honour the legend.

  • In2ruders trailer released

    August 30, 2018

    On August 30, the trailer for the new movie, In2ruders, is released. Nick composes the music for the film and wins a Birmingham Film Award for his work.

  • Roger and John are "Inspirational Brummies"

    September 12, 2018

    On September 12, Birmingham City University releases its list of 175 “Inspirational Brummies” with both Roger and John making the list.

  • Simon becomes trust ambassador

    September 13, 2018

    Simon becomes the Ambassador of the Tall Ships Youth Trust on September 13th. He said, “Tall Ships Youth Trust creates the opportunity for individuals to undertake even more adventures, opening up valuable chances to learn life skills and set them on a good path in life.”

  • Simon opens marine exhibit

    September 14, 2018

    On September 14, Simon opens the Blue Marine exhibit at the Sun Seeker stand at the Southampton Boat Show where he implores for “more fish, less plastic.”

  • RIO proclaimed best album artwork of 1982

    October 13, 2018

    On National Album Day 2018 [3.33pm GMT on Saturday 13th October] it is announced that Duran Duran’s RIO has been chosen as the best album artwork from 1982.

  • BIG THING's thirtieth anniversary

    October 18, 2018

    On October 18, the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the album BIG THING, Simon, Nick, John and producers Jonathan Elias and Daniel Abraham revisit the making of the album with this oral history.

  • "The Edge of America" new video

    November 5, 2018

    On November 5, Duran Duran drop a new music video for “The Edge of America,” a song off their 1988 album Big Thing. It was created in collaboration with Colombian-Venezuelan media artist and engineer David Medina.

  • Nick at the Park Hyatt, Tokyo

    November 15, 2018

    Nick visits the Park Hyatt Tokyo on a recent trip to one of his favorite cities in the world, sharing some thoughts on the Shinjuku neighborhood and what makes Tokyo such a magical place.

  • Simon’s Holiday Letter

    December 12, 2018

    Simon’s does a spoken word audio for the website, reading a holiday letter a World War II soldier sent to his wife at home in the UK.

  • Roger's holiday playlist

    December 17, 2018

    Roger shares his annual Holiday playlist on Spotify on December 17.

  • Annual Katy's Kafe

    The band do their annual YEAR END Katy’s Kafe with their highlights of the year for the Fan Community Website. A written excerpt is featured here.

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