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 Project

    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.

  • ASTRONOMIA II

    March 21, 2021

    ASTRONOMIA’s second release, “The Rise of Lyra” is released.

  • 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 Debut

    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, fueled by artistry and humour, 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!" feat CHAI

    August 5, 2021

    The band release a second song off of FUTURE PAST, “MORE JOY!” feat CHAI. They also release FUTURE PAST’s full track listing.

  • 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”, from their forthcoming release FUTURE PAST, on streaming and YouTube.

  • 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 24, 2021

    The third of the four Astronomia releases comes out, entitled ASTRONOMIA III: Heaven & Hell in the Serpent’s Tail

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

    September 24, 2021

    ‘TONIGHT UNITED’ was produced by the legendary composer, songwriter and electronic dance music pioneer, Giorgio Moroder.”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 premiere ANNIVERSARY video

    October 19, 2021

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

    Partying with everyone from Lady Gaga, Elton John and Daniel Craig to Kim Kardashian, Vladimir Putin and Queen Elizabeth II, Duran Duran holds the anniversary bash to end all anniversary bashes in celebration of 40 years in music.

  • 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!!!

  • Duran Duran's "DOUBLE TAKE"

    October 21, 2021

    Duran Duran premiere 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 hosted by Larry Flick with ANNIVERSARY director Alison Jackson and the band, happening live from Outernet in London.

  • 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

    FUTURE PAST

    “Duran Duran Keep Their Feet on the Dance Floor With “FUTURE PAST”….The new record has all the band’s hallmarks: sleek electronic-dance pop, sophisticated art rock, reflective numbers, and even some hard-hitting hypnotic funk rock.” – Newsweek

    “Duran Duran have never gotten stuck in the past. Even after four decades, they’re still innovating, still experimenting, with their excellent new album FUTURE PAST.” – Rolling Stone

    “Much of FUTURE PAST feels like modern disco, music that blurs the distance separating the club and home and that plays with genre as fluidly as it plays with technology. A kinetic, exciting album.” – AllMusic

    “Like the best Duran Duran albums, the full-length is an immersive, cohesive statement with a meticulous sequence that takes listeners on a journey. Yet the guiding principle of “Future Past” remains the same as it’s been for nearly every Duran Duran album: explore the kind of new sounds and ideas that can send the band tumbling toward the future.” – Salon.com

    “[FUTURE PAST] looks ahead as much as it glances backward, and the music itself aims to combine these moments in time, as well.” – Ultimate Classic Rock

  • 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

  • Entertainment Tonight Canada

    October 22, 2021

    Nick sits for an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada.

  • Rolling Stone Italia

    October 22, 2021

    Duran Duran appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Italia

  • 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.

  • John & Roger on iHeart Radio

    October 23, 2021

    Roger & John talk new album ‘FUTURE PAST’ + more in iHeartRadio’s The Box!

  • Duran Duran perform on The Jonathan Ross Show

    October 23, 2021

    Watch the band perform “ANNIVERSARY” on The Jonathan Ross Show.

  • 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.

  • Duran Duran in VOGUE

    October 26, 2021

    “Duran Duran on punk, fashion, sacred choral music from the renaissance—and their brilliant new album.”

  • Simon & Roger on LORRAINE

    October 29, 2021

    Simon & Roger pay a visit to UK’s “Lorraine” show and talk FUTURE PAST and their current faves.

  • Nick's Reddit AMA

    October 29, 2021

    Nick participates in his first Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

  • The 80s – Music’s Greatest Decade ? With Dylan Jones

    October 30, 2021

    Episode 2 of ‘The 80s – Music’s Greatest Decade ? With Dylan Jones’ airs on BBC2 at 8.55pm. The episode featured a rare Duran Duran BBC archive performance from March, 1983 of ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’.

  • Nick returns to INTERVIEW magazine

    October 30, 2021

    “Nick Rhodes looks back on a life of reluctant rock stardom.

  • Duran Duran's FUTURE PAST Enters the UK charts at #3

    October 31, 2021
  • Today Extra

    November 1, 2021

    Nick appears on Australia’s “Today Extra” morning show.

  • Talk Art

    November 1, 2021

    Nick appears as a guest on the “Talk Art” podcast.

  • The Future of Music with Nick Rhodes

    November 1, 2021

    “What does the future of music look like to Nick Rhodes, and what’s it like doing the same job for 43 years?”

  • L'Officiel Hommes

    November 1, 2021

    Duran Duran appear in a 4 page spread, and on the cover, of L’Officiel Hommes.

  • Life's a Beach

    November 1, 2021

    Simon appears as a guest on Alan Carr’s “Life’s a Beach” podcast.

  • Nick with Lisa Robinson

    November 2, 2021

    Nick appears as a guest on Lisa Robinson’s SIRIUSXM show, “Call Me.”

  • Marvin magazine

    November 4, 2021

    John & Erol Alkan are interviewed for a piece in MARVIN; the full band appear in photos taken by Stephanie Pistel.

  • Rockman Power Hour

    November 5, 2021

    John is a guest on the “Rockman Power Hour” hosted by Jason Rockman.

  • Tracks of my Years

    November 7, 2021

    Simon appears with Ken Bruce on his “Tracks of my Years” show airing on BBC Radio 2.

  • Duran Duran Tumblr Art Contest

    November 9, 2021

    The band launches an art contest on Tumblr where people can submit alternate art for a Duran Duran album.

    First Prize : Suzy (Return-To-Now)

    Second Prize : Anonymous

    Third Prize : Mitchell Graphic Design

     

  • The Today Show Australia

    November 12, 2021

    Simon appears remotely on “The Today Show” (Australia).

  • Simon in StereoGum magazine

    November 16, 2021

    “We’ve Got A File On You” features Simon in an interview where artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers.

  • Duran Duran "Head Back To The Future"

    November 17, 2021

    Nick is interviewed by Australia’s Jaxta magazine about FUTURE PAST.

  • John's Bass Player Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award

    November 19, 2021

    John is honoured with Bass Player magazine’s Lifetime Achievement award.

    “In the end, though, we narrowed it down to three bona fide legends of our instrument – Marcus Miller, Gail Ann Dorsey & John Taylor.”

  • Touch the Sunrise Weekend, Ibiza

    November 26, 2021

    Duran Duran add Pete Tong and Erol Alkan to their Touch the Sunrise Weekend, which is now taking place 29 April – 2 May, 2022. In addition to the DJ sets and a headline show by the band, the three day, three night experience features an outdoor movie screening and more.

  • Sodajerker

    November 29, 2021

    Simon & John appear on the Sodajerker podcast.

  • Guitarwrist for Giving Tuesday

    November 30, 2021

    The Guitarwrist is a not-for-profit company. 100% of the profits from each sale go to the Artist’s charity of choice. John chose to support UNICEF with his line of limited edition jewelry designed with his bass guitar strings.

  • Big Issue

    December 2, 2021

    Simon talks to his younger self in the “Big Issue.”

  • Duran Duran Radio 2 In Concert

    December 2, 2021

    Duran Duran perform at a standing-room-only show at the BBC Radio Theatre as part of the “In Concert” series which airs live on BBC Radio 2. Special guests at the show include Graham Coxon on guitar and Ivorian Doll dueting with Simon on the track “Hammerhead.”

  • Duran Duran in Schön! Magazine

    December 4, 2021

    Duran Duran are featured in Schön!, a UK based fashion and culture mag.

  • 2022 shows

    December 6, 2021

    The band announce upcoming shows for 2022:

    Jelling Musikfest (Denmark) on 26 May, 2022
    Sommerstemning Lillestrøm (Oslo) on 29 May, 2022
    In The Park (Helsinki) with Chic on 2 June, 2022
    Castle Howard Estate (Yorkshire) on 17 June, 2022
    ZeeBrugge Beach (Brugge) on 19 June, 2022
    Caledonian Stadium (Inverness) on 2 July, 2022

  • Nick on Red Ronnie

    December 7, 2021

    Nick and Nefer appear with Carlo Verdone on Red Ronnie’s “We Have a Dream” show in Italy.

  • Good Morning Britain

    December 8, 2021

    Simon appears on “Good Morning Britain.”

  • Duran Duran for UNICEF

    December 8, 2021

    The band perform a 6-song set at the Blue Moon Gala for UNICEF taking place at Outernet, London.

  • Newsday Live

    December 9, 2021

    Nick participates in a live Q&A/interview with journalist Rafer Guzman for New York Newsday.

  • Duran Duran NFTs

    December 16, 2021

    The exclusive INVISIBLE Collection of NFTs went on sale on Thursday, December 16th at 1 pm EST / 6 pm GMT on the OpenSea platform and promptly sold out.

    The 100 unique NFTs were created by an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) named Huxley, with whom the band collaborated on the music video for their debut single, “INVISIBLE,” from FUTURE PAST.

  • ASTRONOMIA IV

    December 21, 2021

    Duran Duran co-founder and keyboardist, Nick Rhodes and British artist and singer/violinist Wendy Bevan release the final installment of their four-part ASTRONOMIA project ‘ASTRONOMIA IV: THE ECLIPSES OF ALGOL’ via Tape Modern on the eve of the Winter solstice.

    “Exquisitely atmospheric.” – American Songwriter

  • "Best of" 2021

    December 21, 2022

    Duran Duran’s FUTURE PAST are named to several “Best of Year” lists including:

    SPIN magazine

    Rolling Stone magazine

    Forbes

    UPROXX

    Yahoo Music

    The A.V Club (twice!)

    Ultimate Classic Rock

    The Sun

     

  • Year Ends

    December 30, 2021

    If you were wondering what the guys were in to at the end of 2021, Simon, Roger & Nick gave us their Tops of 2021.

  • Duran Duran on CNNNYE

    December 31, 2021

    Duran Duran help Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen ring in the New Year on their CNN New Year’s Eve Show by performing “ALL OF YOU” from FUTURE PAST.

  • Duran Duran - Talk To Key Workers For 'Make A Difference Heroes Meet..'- Radio Broadcast

    December 28, 2021