2019

  • Essere Amato soundtrack

    January 3, 2019

    John, along with David Scott Stone and Paul Beahan, contributes the song “Time Lapse” to the soundtrack for the horror film Essere Amato.

  • 2019 Oscar Picks

    February 23, 2019

    Katy & Nick do their annual Oscar Podcast, which is posted exclusively on the Duran Duran Fan Community website; a written version is posted on duranduran.com. 2019 was the first time in years that Nick & Katy did their podcast together!

  • Remembering Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis

    February 25, 2019

    On February 25th it is announced that Talk Talk lead singer, Mark Hollis, has died. Simon posted the following on the band’s social media:

    “We, Duran Duran, are very sad to learn that one of music’s great innovators Mark Hollis has died. The band Talk Talk, which he co-founded & fronted, were on tour with us in 1982; it made for a tremendous & very entertaining bill. Mark was the main songwriter of some truly great songs, including “It’s My Life” & “It’s A Shame”. In 1988 the extraordinary album “Spirit of Eden” was released. His talent will be remembered & his music will live on.”

  • New Jeffrey Bryant video

    February 26, 2019

    On February 26 a new video is posted on the band’s YouTube channel featuring Jeffrey Bryant.

  • Photo with musicians

    February 27, 2019

    On February 27, the band post a photo on their website and social channels of them in a Los Angeles Studio with Blur’s Graham Coxon, Lykke Li and Mark Ronson.

  • "Save a Prayer" sampled by Offset

    March 8, 2021

    On March 8, John posts a video for fans telling them a small sample of the band’s “Save a Prayer” can be heard on Offset’s track “North Star.”

  • Announcing Denmark and Iceland shows

    The band announce two dates for June: the Tinderbox Festival in Denmark and, for the first time in 14 years, a show in Iceland on June 25.

  • AS THE LIGHTS GO DOWN rereleased for Record Store Day US

    April 13, 2019

    On April 13, the band release AS THE LIGHTS GO DOWN for Record Store Day US. The double album, pink & blue vinyl, immediately sells out all 5,500 pieces.

  • Returning to the Studio

    Duran Duran return to the Studio in mid-April to continue working on #DD15. Producer Erol Alkan once again joins them.

  • Nick appears in Claude Montana documentary

    Nick appears in the NOWNESS documentary on fashion designer Claude Montana.

  • Nick appears in art video

    May 8, 2019

    On May 8 the National Galleries of Scotland posts a short form video, Pop Meets Pop Parts 1 & 2, where Nick talks about art, culture and his friendship with Andy Warhol.

  • Simon as a Brevard Cultural Alliance special guest

    May 23, 2019

    On May 23, Simon was a special guest at the Brevard Cultural Alliance’s 2019 Cultural Summit in Melbourne, Florida. He participated in a Q&A in a packed ballroom that lasted about an hour.

  • Simon races across Italy

    June 2, 2019

    Once again, Simon participates in the Modena Cento Ore race across Italy, which began on June 2, driving a 1951 Jaguar XK120 with co-driver François Pourcher. Simon’s car was sponsored by Cifonelli and Klausen cars.

  • Simon's birthday party

    At the end of June, Simon celebrates his birthday with a belated party in Ibiza. The whole band attends the weekend event.

  • Moon Landing Memories

    Prior to their performance at the Kennedy Space Center, the band release a series of videos discussing their “Moon Landing Memories.”

  • Kennedy Space Center performance

    July 16, 2019

    Duran Duran perform at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16th to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of a Man landing on the moon. Their set is ‘divided” in to two parts – as space themed section and a hits section.

  • Kennedy Space Center performance merchandise

    The band releases a “space capsule collection” in their web shop to celebrate their performance at the Kennedy Space Center, which includes a tee shirt with Zome AR technology.

  • Roger DJs at W6 Gallery

    July 25, 2019

    On July 25, Roger DJs at W6 Gallery in London for the launch of a new photo exhibit from Denis O’Regan.

  • "Walking on the Moon" cover

    For Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2019, the band release their version of The Police’s “Walking on the Moon,” recorded live at the Kennedy Space Center.

  • Nick and In2ruders featurette

    August 12, 2019

    On August 12, a featurette showcasing Nick’s work on the In2ruders movie soundtrack is posted on Youtube.

  • Simon on Classic Pop cover

    At the end of August, Simon appears on the cover of Classic Pop magazine issue 56. The interview focuses on the band’s forthcoming album and appearance as part of the NASA 50th anniversary celebrations.

  • September show schedule

    The band return to the United States at the beginning of September for the following shows before heading back in to the Studio: September 5, 2019 -Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage, CA/September 7, 2019 – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV/September 8, 2019 – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV/September 10, 2019 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA/September 11, 2019 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA/September 13, 2019 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Harvey’s Casino, Lake Tahoe, CA/September 15, 2019 – Kaaboo Del Mar (headliners), Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA.

  • New track with Nick

    September 13, 2019

    On September 13, Billboard magazine premieres Jon Regen’s track “Who Cares if Everybody Else Knows,” featuring Nick on keyboards.

  • John on "Let There Be Talk" podcast

    September 24, 2019

    John appears on “Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” podcast on September 24.

  • Roger's Ginger Baker tribute

    October 6, 2019

    Roger writes a tribute to Ginger Baker after his October 6th passing.

  • Simon's boat journey

    October 18, 2019

    On October 18, Simon participates in the last leg of the Tall Ship Youth Trust boat journey into Portsmouth.

  • Halloween playlists

    October 31, 2019

    Both Nick and Roger curate Spotify Halloween playlists on duranduran.com.

  • Nick judges music videos

    November 1, 2019

    Nick is announced as a Best Music Video judge at the 2019 Birmingham Film Festival, taking place November 1-10.

  • Making of ARENA

    November 12, 2019

    Roger discusses the making of ARENA on the 35th anniversary of the album’s release, which was November 12.

  • Centrepoint charity performance

    November 13, 2019

    On November 13, Duran Duran perform at the Roundhouse as part of the 50th anniversary gala for Centrepoint, a charity that helps homeless youth in the UK. Prince William, a patron of the charity, is in attendance.

  • Hosting a charity ball

    December 14, 2019

    John and Roger co-host, along with comedian Russell Brand, the Fire & Ice Ball in Birmingham on December 14th. The Change UK charity works to transform the lives of people in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol (and their families) across the UK.

  • Headlining Isle of Wight Festival in 2020

    Duran Duran are announced as the Sunday (June 14) headliners for the forthcoming Isle of Wight Festival, beginning June 11 at Seaclose Park, Newport, United Kingdom. Other artists include Lionel Ritchie, Lewis Capaldi and Chemical Brothers.

  • Dublin concert announcement

    Duran Duran announce a date in Dublin at St. Anne’s Park on June 7.

  • 2019 Year End lists

    For the holidays, the band post their Year End lists for 2019 as well as an audio Collector’s Corner on what they’ve collected during the past year.

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