2021

  • Duran Duran Releases "Five Years" Single

    January 8, 2021

    On January 8, Duran Duran debut their new single, “Five Years” a cover of the David Bowie song off of ZIGGY STARDUST. It is performed the following evening on “Celebrating Bowie: Just for One Day” Live Stream, which celebrated David’s birthday while raising monies for the Save the Children charity.

  • Nick's Lifetime Achievement Award from Roland

    January 20, 2021

    On January 20, Nick receives the Roland Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given during NAMM (online this year due to Covid). Past recipients of the award include: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Thomas Dolby, Jean-Michel Jarre, Omar Hakim, and Phuture’s DJ Pierre & Spanky.

  • Duran 40 Pandora

    January 26, 2021

    On January 26, Sirius Radio announce two Duran-centric events: “Duran 40,” an exclusive playlist on Pandora, will feature the band’s biggest hits and fan favorites, along with commentary from the band and special guests, kicking off on January 28. “Duran 40” will be hosted by the BBC’s Claudia Winkleman. Broadcast versions will air on SiriusXM’s Volume (channel 106) and First Wave (channel 33).

  • WHOOOSH! Moves to SiriusXM

    January 26, 2021

    Simon & Katy’s WHOOOSH! moves to Sirius XM Volume, Channel 106 for a weekly music show the airs Wednesday at 9p and repeats on Saturday at 3p and 10p and Sunday at 2pm (all times EST)

  • Duran Duran's "Five Years" Video

    January 28, 2021

    Duran Duran premiere their new video for “Five Years” exclusively on YouTube on January 28, with Nick doing an Instagram Live chat thirty minutes before the launch and John talking with fans on YouTube for the last ten minutes leading up to the debut. The video is a first of its kind, with the virtual reality team painting ethereal imagery using Tiltbrush, and then, using the Unity game engine, put it all in a timeline for the crew to merge with the imagery of the band. This is the first time anyone has ever shot each member of a band separately and then hand-painted a world in virtual reality around them.

  • Salon on "Planet Earth"

    February 2, 2021

    Salon magazine celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut single, “Planet Earth,” which was released on February 2, 1981. This terrific piece not only discusses the album but the band returning to a space theme throughout their career.

  • Nick on "Last Party on Earth"

    February 15, 2021

    On February 15 Nick is a guest on the podcast “Last Party on Earth,” with host Tiga saying before the airing, “This is it. Nick Rhodes. Founding member of Duran Duran, icon, artist, songwriter…. and a personal hero of mine since I was 8. Sit back and enjoy our conversation on Last Party On Earth.

  • Simon on Blossoms Podcast

    March 1, 2021

    Simon appears as a guest on the March 1 episode Blossoms Pubcast, “Instagram Thinks I am a Welder,” where he chats about many things including his Top 5 songs from Manchester.

  • Big Thing!

    March 12, 2021

    On March 12, Rhino Records posts an opinion piece on their website saying the Duran Duran release, BIG THING, is an underrated gem.

  • Astronomia

    March 20, 2021

    Astronomia, a collaboration between Nick and Wendy Bevan, is a creative collision of analogue synthesizers, violins, voices and orchestral arrangements fueled by their shared attraction to the Universe. THE FALL OF SATURN is the first of four albums in the Astronomia project, released on March 20, 2021, followed by three further releases, on the equinoxes and solstices for the remainder of the year.

  • Tenth Anniversary of of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW

    March 22, 2021

    On the Tenth Anniversary of the release of Duran Duran’s ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, the band and some collaborators revisit the album with a retrospective published on duranduran.com.

  • New Duran Duran Titles Added to Streaming

    May 1, 2021

    After many years of waiting, several Duran Duran albums make their way to streaming services, among them ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, MEDAZZALAND & POP TRASH.

  • RIO 33 1/3

    May 6, 2021

    Bloomsbury Publishing announces the release of “Duran Duran’s RIO” as part of their 33 1/3 book series written by journalist Annie Zalewski. RIO 33 1/3 is part of a series of short books focusing on individual albums.

  • Duran Duran Video Ranking

    May 7, 2021

    On May 7, the band releases the result of a Social Media poll, which ranked Duran Duran videos. The winning video is “Save a Prayer.”

  • BBC radio 2 Airs Duran 40

    May 8, 2021

    On May 8, BBC Radio 2 airs the Duran 40 special which will air in two parts. On the May 15 airing, Claudia Winkleman introduces 10 seconds of the band’s first new single in 6 years, INVISIBLE, produced by Erol Alkan.

  • INVISIBLE'S Radio Debit

    May 18, 2021

    On May 18, Simon debuts the Duran Duran single INVISIBLE on the BBC Radio 2 Zoe Ball Morning Show as well on his SiriusXM hosted program, WHOOOSH!

  • FUTURE PAST

    May 19, 2021

    On May 19, the band announce the name of their 15th album, FUTURE PAST as well as debut the video for INVISIBLE, created by an Artificial Intelligence called Huxley, a unique dreamer whose mind has been modeled after the cognitive and emotional processes of Humans.

  • Duran Duran in the Guardian

    May 21, 2021

    The Guardian newspaper publishes the first profile of the band’s forthcoming new work, FUTURE PAST.

  • Duran Duran on Billboard Music Awards

    May 23, 2021

    On May 23, Duran Duran perform a medley, and new single INVISIBLE, on the Billboard Music Awards, joined by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon.

  • Simon on PopShop Podcast

    May 25, 2021

    Simon appears on Billboard’s PopShop Podcast to discuss the band’s new single “Invisible,” its AI-created video, the group’s upcoming 15th album & more.

  • John on the Strobe Podcast

    June 2, 2021

    John links up with Strombo on Apple Music Hits to talk about our upcoming album ‘FUTURE PAST’

  • John & Dom in Classic Pop

    June 5, 2021

    John interviews Dom for Classic Pop Magazine

  • John on "For Your Ears Only?

    June 11, 2021

    JT sits in on ““For Your Ears Only”,” a new podcast featuring artists that ‘reveal secrets from their favourite film and television music.’

  • Roger & John Talk About Duran Duran (1st Album)

    June 15, 2021

    On June 15, Roger and John record an ‘oral history’ about the making of the band’s first album to honour it’s 40th anniversary.

  • Nick & John in Sparks Documentary

    June 18, 2021

    “I’m happy to see Edgar Wright’s glorious Sparks documentary is being released from the cutting room…It is a whirlwind journey through half a century of one of the most inventive and underrated bands out there. It’s a real thrill to see their resilience, fuelled by artistry and humuor, continue to triumph. Watch it as soon as you can!” – Nick on “The Sparks Brothers” film, which had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2021 and available on demand June 18, 2021.

  • Simon on "The Project" , Australia

    June 18, 2021

    On June 18, Simon appears on “The Project” TV (Australia).

  • Duran Duran on The Today Show (US)

    July 9, 2021

    Simon & Roger appear live on “The Today Show” while the entire band + Graham Coxon perform the songs
    “INVISIBLE,” “Notorious” and “Give It All Up,” which they play for the first time.

  • Nick on BBC Click

    July 12, 2021

    Nick appears on the BBC Click program about Artificial Intelligence.

  • Global Citizens LIVE

    July 13, 2021

    The Global Citizen LIVE concert is announced for September 25, 2021. Duran Duran will be one of the live performances coming from all over the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty.

  • Merchant's "Dead Days & Gatorade"

    July 21, 2021

    Merchant’s “Dead Days and Gatorade” is released featuring JT on music and video!

  • "Under the Volcano" film

    July 26, 2021

    Under the Volcano, a documentary about George Martin’s Air Studios on the Caribbean island of Montserrat – Nick is interviewed – is available to stream or buy.

  • Mark Ronson's "Watch This Sound"

    July 30, 2021

    Mark Ronson’s “Watch This Sound” debuts on Apple Plus, with Nick featured in Episode 1.

  • Duran Duran on "Watch What Happens Live"

    August 2, 2021

    Duran Duran appears on “Watch What Happens Live” for the first time. Watch:

    Working with Michael Jackson

    Advice from Mick Jagger

    Who Princess Diana Liked Best

    The After Show

  • "More Joy!"

    August 5, 2021

    The band release a second song off of FUTURE PAST, “More Joy!” feat CHAI, and also the track listing of the album.

  • Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2021

    August 10, 2021

    Duran Duran post a thank you note from John as well as a Behind-the-Scenes video on their new song, “More Joy!,” for Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2021.

  • Roger and Simon on Q104 (video)

    August 11, 2021

    Roger & Simon are live in the Studio to talk to Q104‘s Jonathan Clarke about FUTURE PAST.

  • Duran Duran will headline the Austin City Limits Festival on Sunday, October 3 and again on Sunday, October 10, 2021

    August 11, 2021
  • "More Joy!" video

    August 12, 2021

    Duran Duran premiere the music video for their song “MORE JOY!” feat. CHAI on YouTube.

  • Duran Duran Appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

    August 12, 2021

    Duran Duran perform the song INVISIBLE. on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

  • Astronomia featured in Forbes

    August 18, 2021

    Forbes publishes a Q&A with Nick and Wendy Bevan about the Astronomia project.

  • Updated "Behind the Music" on Paramount +

    August 19, 2021

    A new & updated “Behind The Music,” with current band interviews, airs on Paramount + .

  • Duran Duran reach 2 million Spotify subscribers

    August 20, 2021
  • Duran Duran announce two intimate shows in Birmingham on September 14 & 15th at the O2 Academy in Birmingham.

    August 24, 2021
  • Roger on Charlie Watts

    August 24, 2021

    Roger writes in tribute upon the passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

  • Third Track from FUTURE PAST, "Anniversary," is released

    August 31, 2021

    Duran Duran release their new song “Anniversary”, off their forthcoming release FUTURE PAST, on streaming and YouTube.

    “Punctuated by John Taylor’s signature popping disco bass, “Anniversary” plays with the band’s own past and tips its hat to some of their biggest hits.” – BrooklynVegan

    “A brash, saturated ’80s stomper.” – Exclaim!

    “Their signature New Wave sound — a barrage of synths and guitar.” – Rolling Stone

    “Fittingly for a song looking back through Duran Duran’s four decades, “Anniversary” does a convincing job evoking the big ’80s bangers of their past.”- Stereogum

    “Duran Duran’s New Song Is Destined for Hot and Heavy Club Grinding” – Vulture

  • Duran Duran Power HitStory Awards

    August 31, 2021

    Duran Duran is presented with the Power HitStory Award by RTL 102.5 in Italy for their 40-year career. The band also perform “(Reach Up for the) Sunrise” and new single “Anniversary” at the event held at Arena Di Verona.

  • Radio Prize Gala

    September 2, 2021

    Duran Duran attend the Radio Prize Gala in Hamburg, where the band performed “Anniversary.”

  • "Red Notice" trailer

    September 2, 2021

    Duran Duran’s “Notorious” is heavily featured in the trailer for ““Red Notice,” starring The Rock, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.

  • 100 Collector's Corner

    September 23, 2021

    The band celebrated 100 Collector’s Corner features on duranduran.com with a video message from Nick and a commemorative poster.

  • Astronomia III

    September 23, 2021

    Nick and British artist and singer/violinist Wendy Bevan release the third installment of their four part ASTRONOMIA project ‘ASTRONOMIA III: heaven and hell in the serpent’s tail’ via Tape Modern.

  • Fourth Track from FUTURE PAST, "Tonight United" is released

    September 24, 2021

    oday, Duran Duran share the fantastic new track ‘TONIGHT UNITED’, produced by the band alongside the legendary Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, the fourth song to be taken from their fifteenth studio album, ‘FUTURE PAST’, set for global release on October 22 via TAPE MODERN for BMG.

    ‘TONIGHT UNITED’ was produced by the legendary composer, songwriter and electronic dance music pioneer, Giorgio Moroder, who adds his magic to create an instant future classic. “Giorgio Moroder, Duran Duran… this is music for a world that’s coming back together.” says Simon Le Bon. Listen HERE.

  • Duran Duran Perform at Global Citizen UK

    September 25, 2021

    Duran Duran perform in the UK in support of Global Citizen concert, which was broadcast across BBC1/ABC/ ABC News live/ BBC/ FX/ iHeartRadio Hulu, YouTube and Twitter.

  • Duran Duran at Austin City Limits

    October 3, 2021

    Duran Duran’s double weekend performance (October3/10) at the Austin City Limits Festival AND taping of the Austin City Limits TV show, was met with with enthusiasm and critical acclaim:

    “The band went out on a triumphant high note, accomplishing that rare feat characterizing the best hourlong festival sets — they left the audience wanting more.” – Forbes

    “Duran Duran lights up ACL Fest 2021” – KVUE

    “Duran Duran succeeded in sending fest-goers home with a smile, happy for the chance to re-enter an ordinary world.” – Austin American Statesman

    “As they proved with their debut taping for Austin City Limits, and with new album FUTURE PAST imminent, Duran Duran still has the fire” – ACL TV

  • Duran Duran's "DOUBLE TAKE"

    October 8, 2021

    Duran Duran announce the premiere of a behind-the-scenes documentary, “DOUBLE TAKE,” (directed by by Gerry Fox and Una Burnand) on the making of the “ANNIVERSARY” video as well as a live, moderated Q&A with ANNIVERSARY director Alison Jackson, happening from Outernet in London on 21 October, 2021.

  • Duran Duran premiere video for ANNIVERSARY

    October 19, 2021

    Duran Duran premiere the video for ANNIVERSARY, directed by BAFTA nominated director Alison Jackson.

  • Duran Duran's "Give it All Up" feat. Tove Lo

    October 20, 2021

    Duran Duran premiere yet another song off of FUTURE PAST, “GIVE IT ALL UP” featuring Tove Lo.

  • Duran Duran launch a new website !

    October 21, 2021

    YAY!!!

  • Simon on CBEEBIES Bedtime Stories

    October 21, 2021

    Simon reads the story Khalida and the Most Beautiful Song by Amanda Calatzis & illustrated by Amanda Moeckel for BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Story

  • Duran Duran's FUTURE PAST is released

    October 22, 2021
  • Duran Duran in INTERVIEW magazine

    October 22, 2021

    Duran Duran appear in INTERVIEW magazine. Photos by Eric Johnson and interview of Simon by Jennifer Aniston.

  • Duran Duran in British Vogue

    October 22, 2021

    Duran Duran talk to British Vogue on their “Best Style” moments

  • Simon & John appear on the BBC One Show

    October 22, 2021
  • Duran Duran: The Rolling Stone Interview

    October 23, 2021

    Duran Duran sit for an hour long interview with journalist Rob Sheffield for the Rolling Stone interview.

  • Duran Duran perform "Anniversary" on The Jonathan Ross Show

    October 23, 2021
  • BBC Radio 2 Album of the Week

    October 24, 2021

    BBC Radio 2 names FUTURE PAST their album of the week for the week of October 25th, playing a different track from the record each week.

  • NPR Weekend Edition

    October 24, 2021

    Nick appears as a guest on NPR (National Public Radio) Weekend Edition, which you can listen to here.

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