Simon & John "A Bowie Celebration"
January 8, 2022
“A Bowie Celebration,” from Mike Garson and Rolling Live Studios, returns for a year two Livestream featuring Simon and John alone with Def Leppard, Living Colour, Evan Rachel Wood, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, Walk the Moon, Jake Wesley Rogers and more, with ticket sales benefiting David’s favourite charity, Save the Children.
Nick pays Tribute to André Leon Talley
January 19, 2022
Nick pays Tribute to André Leon Talley, one of fashion’s great visionaries.
Duran Duran in Sweden
January 20, 2022
The band announce their first concert in Stockholm, Sweden in almost 17 years, taking place at Skansen on May 28.
Duran Duran's Austin City Limits Airs
January 22, 2022
The band’s one hour Austin City Limits special airs on PBS stations, the ALL ART cable channel and on line.
Set List :
Duran Duran Austin City Limits setlist:
A View To A Kill
(Reach Up For The) Sunrise
Hungry Like the Wolf
Girls on Film / Acceptable in the 80’s
Save A Prayer
Nick pays tribute to Thierry Mugler
January 23, 2022
Nick pays tribute to fashion designer Thierry Mugler and explains his connection to Arcadia’s “So Red the Rose.”
Merchant's "Empty feat. John Taylor is released
January 26, 2022
Duran Duran Connects Trees to Their NFTs As Part of Initiative To Start New Micro Forests Around the World
February 1, 2022
“Much like nature, technology finds a pathway to evolve and when innovative new ideas can be utilised to help our planet in positive ways, we should seize those opportunities. Connecting physical trees to the blockchain is a brand new way to create awareness through art and at the same time involve local communities to plant more trees, to benefit the environment. We are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with the AI, Huxley, in this endeavour and our hope is that many others will follow to continue the process of planting trees. We look forward to seeing where this collaboration will lead us in the future.”
Read more here.
Duran Duran Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction
February 2, 2022
“Just to make it onto the nominations list is an honor that I never expected to experience… But for sure, this distinction is due in large part to the fact that we have an army of fans around the world who have unwaveringly supported us for the past four decades. We are all extremely grateful to all of you for making this happen.” – Simon
“What a surprise and an honor! To be nominated by such a highly esteemed organization is truly special in this, our fortieth, year. For decades now Duran Duran have been inspired by the incredible support of our beautiful and diverse fanbase around the world. To be considered by the Hall of Famers is truly next level. Let’s hope we make the cut!” – John
“The feeling was pure gratitude when I heard this morning that we are nominees for the rock n roll hall of fame . A big thank you to not only the Rock Hall for making us part of the ballot , but also to all the DD fans that have made so much noise . The 12 year old drummer in me just screamed very, very loudly!” – Roger
Read more here
LAUGHING BOY from the Deluxe Version of FUTURE PAST is released on Streaming
February 8, 2022
“Duran Duran is celebrating their long-overdue nomination for the Rock Hall with “LAUGHING BOY,” the first in a hattrick of new releases.
“LAUGHING BOY” is one of three previously-unheard tracks that’ll appear on the digital deluxe edition of FUTURE PAST, due out this Friday (Feb. 11).” – Billboard Magazine
Duran Duran's FUTURE PAST Deluxe is released on streaming
February 11, 2022
Duran Duran confirm three nights at the Hollywood Bowl
February 15, 2022
Duran Duran confirm that they will headline an exciting three-day weekend at the Hollywood Bowl September 9, 10 & 11 with fireworks and special guests.
Nick appears on the Sing for Science podcast
February 17, 2022
Nick and Professor Brian Cox talk about “Save A Prayer,” the God particle, technology, art, and time-travel on the Sing for Science podcast.
Roger curates a playlist for Aston Villa Football Club
February 19, 2022
“I wanted to see if I could pick a whole playlist of music that was conceived in the Midlands over the last few decades.”
Duran Duran Tribute Video
March 1, 2022
Director Alisa Daglio creates a tribute video to Duran Duran’s music video career made using Funkos and Barbies.
“Duran Duran and their videos ignited my mind as a kid and inspired my life path in becoming a music video and documentary Director. My life goal was to one day direct a music video for my favorite band! When the global pandemic happened, I heard the screams of urgency and priority of this goal emulating from within the confines of my heart, so I made the dream come true for myself. I wanted to give an expression of joy and gratitude to the band through art.” – Director Alisa Daglio
Duran Duran on the War in Ukraine
March 1, 2022
The band pen a letter about the war in Ukraine for their social media channels:
“No peaceful nation should ever be subjected to the mindless horrors of war. No words can ever bring back the lives that are being lost, future’s that are being crushed and world’s being torn apart.
We stand with all other people in the free world in full support of Ukraine’s right to freedom. We are humbled by the extraordinary bravery and spirit of the population of Ukraine in the face of this horrific attack.
If you can, please support this appeal launched by one of our Ukranian friends to help. It’s a JustGiving campaign that will directly benefit those who need it most with humanitarian aid. Food, medicine and baby supplies for women, children and the elderly, which are being driven from dedicated warehouses that they have set up directly to those suffering.”
Nick, Simon, Roger and John
Simon Presents at the BandLab NME Awards
March 2, 2022
Simon and Ivorian Doll – who is featured on the FUTURE PAST track HAMMERHEAD – present the award for “best New UK Artist” at the BandLab NME Awards.
Duran Duran Announce Exclusive Los Angeles Show
March 3, 2022
Duran Duran announce an exclusive show for 120 guests on the roof of the Aster on March 17, 2022.
“Exclusive live performance celebrating Duran Duran’s 40th anniversary and the release of their 15th studio album FUTURE PAST. This unique event will be filmed from the rooftop of the newly renovated Aster Hotel for broadcast TV.”
The show sells out immediately.
Duran Duran Announce North American Tour
March 15, 2022
The band announce a 14 date tour across North America. Nile Rodgers & CHIC will appear as a special guest on a number of the dates.
John with Zane Lowe
March 15, 2022
John visits the Zane Lowe Show which airs weekly on Apple Music. Watch here: https://music.apple.com/us/post/1614963202
Roger with Richard Blade
March 15, 2022
Roger appears on Richard Blade’s SiriusXM 1st Wave Show to talk about the band’s forthcoming tour.
Simon on Access Hollywood
March 16, 2022
Simon appears on Access Daily with Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney.
Duran Duran on the James Corden Show
March 16, 2022
Performance of TONIGHT UNITED
James interviews the band
Duran Duran Light Up Capitol Tower for Ukraine
March 17, 2022
During a rooftop performance in Hollywood this evening, Duran Duran lit up the Capitol Records building in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
“We are appealing to our fans in Russia to have an open heart and to support peace. We are all hoping you can get back to an ‘Ordinary World.’ “ – John
Simon joins the Rockonteurs
March 20, 2022
Simon sits in on the Rockonteurs podcast with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt.
Simon on Gary Barlow's "We Write the Songs"
March 18, 2022
Simon takes songwriting with Gary Barlow on BBC Sounds’s “We Write the Songs“
Nick and Katy's Oscar Podcast 2022
March 29, 2022
Katy & Nick tackle the Oscars 2022 with their annual Academy Awards podcast.
John's Not Broken Unfinished
March 31, 2022
John first art exhibit, Not Broken Unfinished, debuts in Aspen at the One Hour Ahead Gallery.
Simon on "Three Little Words"
April 8, 2022
Simon joins the “Three Little Words” podcast discussing many things, including living in the moment.
Roger's 2022 Birthday Message!
April 26, 2022
Roger’s birthday message.
Duran Duran win the Rock Hall Fan Vote 2022
April 29, 2022
As voting ends on April 29, and the band come in first place by over 250,000 votes, Nick leaves a thank you message for fans.
Duran Duran Q&A at IMS Ibiza
April 29, 2022
Pete Tong moderates a FUTURE PAST Q&A with Duran Duran and producer Erol Alkan during IMS Ibiza, which was directly followed by a fan Q&A as part of the Touch the Sunrise experience.
Nick’s ‘Ghosts of Peonies’ Exhibit
April 30, 2022
“When the flowers began to fade, I was drawn to how deeply strange and beautiful they looked.”
Nick Rhodes’‘Ghosts of Peonies’ exhibit, with 88 images, 40 of flowers and 48 small prints of corroded copper. The Peony photographs were taken over a period of 3 weeks during June 2021. They are all views of the same flower arrangement in different stages of decay. The photographs are all printed in limited, signed editions. The 20 pieces printed on corroded copper are all unique. The Exhibit took place at HANGAR8289 during Duran Duran: Touch the Sunrise Ibiza event.
John's RUNAWAY Exhibit
April 30, 2022
John presents Runaway, a new exhibition as part of three-day Touch the Sunrise event. The works featured in Runaway explore the artist’s experience of time, space, and high emotion through the mining of his own past—while simultaneously reflecting on the effects of global upheaval and trauma. John’s work was shown at HANGAR8289 in association with the Aspen-based gallery One Hour Ahead, marking the first time his artwork had been shown outside of America.
Erol Alkan DJ Night
April 29, 2022
FUTURE PAST producer Erol Alkan DJ’ed the first night of the band’s Touch the Sunrise experience in Ibiza.
Roger at Pacha
April 30, 2022
Roger DJ’ed a set at the world famous club Pacha during the 2nd night of the Touch the Sunrise Ibiza experience. You can find his DJ song list here.
Duran Duran at Ushuaïa Ibiza
May 1, 2022
The band close out the Touch the Sunrise Weekend with a performance at Ushuaïa Ibiza; legendary DJ Pete Tong is their support for the night.
Duran Duran Enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
May 4, 2022
Duran Duran are announced as one of the Inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2022 as a first time nominee. Simon tells Rolling Stone magazine that the band “are over the moon.”
RIO at 40
May 10, 2022
In honour of RIO’s 40th anniversary, Nick’s sat down with producer David Kershenbaum for the first time to talk about the making of the album.
RIO at 40 on BBC Radio
May 14, 2022
Simon joins BBC DJ Gary Davies for a very special episode of ‘Sounds of the 80s’ to celebrate RIO at 40!
"The Calling" for Charity
May 21, 2022
Nick and Wendy Bevan contribute the song, “The Calling” to the charity release FOR THE BIRDS, a star-studded, 242-track trove of songs and poems inspired by birdsong is the latest project in a series of releases raising awareness about its own threatened sources.
‘ALL OF YOU’ (EROL ALKAN EXTENDED REWORK)
May 27, 2022
Duran Duran release ‘ALL OF YOU’ (EROL ALKAN EXTENDED REWORK). Premiered by Erol in Ibiza, Duran Duran’s instantly recognisable sound is complemented with new accents and flourishes
Listen – and download – here.
Duran Duran Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee!
June 4, 2022
Duran Duran join a star-studded line-up to help celebrate some of the most significant moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign at the Platinum Party at the Palace.
Duran Duran perform “Notorious,” with an assist from Nile Rodgers & Ms. Banks, and then “Girls on Film” complete with a runway of models.
Happy Birthday Nick!
June 8, 2022
In honour of his birthday, Nick leaves a fun birthday greeting on the band’s website.
Simon introduces Sinead O'Brien
June 12, 2022
Simon is such a huge fan of singer Sinead O’Brien that, for the first time in his career, he came out on stage and introduced an opening act at their show at St Anne’s Park. Dublin.
Happy Birthday Dom!
June 14, 2022
Dom stops by duranduran.com to celebrate his birthday and leaves this message!
Happy Birthday John
June 20, 2022
Not to be outdone by his June birthday cohorts, JT did a video message for his big day!
John & NIck in VULTURE
June 23, 2022
“The most ambitious and cinematic of Duran Duran, according to John Taylor and Nick Rhodes.” A conversation ….
John & Erol Alkan in MixMag
July 7, 2022
“His level of care about sound is just so good. For me, the amount of patience that went into making the bass sound perfect was incredible. I need somebody like that in the room.” John & Erol talk about working together on FUTURE PAST.
All on the Board Honours Duran Duran
July 10, 2022
In honour and celebration of Duran Duran performing at BST Hyde Park, All on the Board put this out for concert goers at their Hyde Park tube stop.
Duran Duran Close the BST Hyde Park Series
July 11, 2022
The band’s headlining show to 70,000 people at BST Hyde Park is met with rave reviews.
DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCE LIMITED 12” VINYL RELEASE OF ‘ALL OF YOU’ (EROL ALKAN EXTENDED REWORK) –OUT OCTOBER 14
July 14, 2022
With their highly anticipated North American tour starting next month, Duran Duran have today announced the limited 12” vinyl release of ‘ALL OF YOU’ (EROL ALKAN EXTENDED REWORK), out October 14th and available to pre-order HERE via Phantasy Sound.
Duran Duran at Commonwealth Games 2022
July 28, 2022
Duran Duran perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, 2022, held in Birmingham, the band’s home town. Taking place at Alexander Stadium, the group wow’ed the crowd with their 4-song set (“Save a Prayer,” “Planet Earth,” “Tonight United” & “Ordinary World”) which culminated in an epic firework display.
It's not fear, it's adrenaline
July 28, 2022
Duran Duran Heardle
July 29, 2022
The music trivia game HEARDLE launches a Duran Duran specific game where you hear a few seconds of a Duran Duran and have to ID it.
Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2022
August 10, 2022
Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2022 kicked off with a message from Simon & a live video of TONIGHT UNITED from the Hollywood High show shot earlier in the year
Duran Duran North American tour
August 20, 2022
The opening night of the FUTURE PAST tour (August 19), at Treasure Island Casino in Welch, MN, was postponed due to weather, therefore the band’s show at the United Center in Chicago served as the first night of the tour. The Chicago Sun Times said, “Passionate Duran Duran set at United Center shows off the band’s breadth.”
Simon profile in the Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2022
“As for my shyness, I’ve come to realize nerves are a natural part of performing. I use a mantra an actor told me: ‘It’s not fear, it’s adrenaline. It’s just your mind and your body preparing you to do something extraordinary. And you will do something extraordinary!’ ”
Simon is featured in the Wall Street Journal ‘House Call’ profile.
Duran Duran At Madison Square Garden
August 25, 2022
Duran Duran perform to a sell-out crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
FUTURE PAST head back to Vegas.
August 30, 2022
Duran Duran announces two-show extension – and first-ever Halloween themed performance – at the Encore Theater at the Wynn in Las Vegas on October 30 & 31. Attendees to the Halloween show are encouraged to come in costume.
The band also announce a November 2 show at the Yaamava’ Theater in Highland, CA.
Duran Duran perform three nights at the Hollywood Bowl at the Summer Season's Firework Finale
September 9, 2022
Duran Duran perform three shows at the Hollywood Bowl starting September 9 to close out the summer season. The dedicate “Save a Prayer” at each show to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8.
Nile Rodgers & Chic opens night 1 (September 9)
Kelis opens night 2 (September 10)
Warpaint opens night 3 (September 11)
Caveman and Unusual Demont perform all three nights on the WHOOOSH! stage.
Nile Rodgers and Mike Garson join the band onstage each night.
John in Los Angeles
September 10, 2022
John is featured in Los Angeles magazine where he talks about FUTURE PAST, touring and the band’s 40 year career.
WHOOOSH! moves to Spectrum
September 11, 2022
Simon and Katy’s SiriusXM radio show, WHOOOSH!, moves from the Volume channel to Spectrum channel 28.
FUTURE PAST Double Vinyl announced
September 20, 2022
Duran Duran announce that FUTURE PAST will be reissued as a double vinyl package, dubbed ‘The Complete Edition’.
The new ‘Complete Edition’ offers all 16 tracks from the Japanese CD spread over two vinyl records. The first LP is red while the second is green. The gatefold package features a new silver/grey version of the cover art and also includes two 12″ x 12″ art booklets.
FUTURE PAST: The Complete Edition 2LP set, out November 25, is available to order here
John on Deep Hidden Meaning podcast
September 24, 2022
John dissects some of the band’s biggest songs with Nile Rodgers on his Deep Hidden Meaning radio show.
Rolling Stone Magazine "Best Songs of 1982"
September 28, 2022
Duran Duran’s “Hungry like the Wolf” comes in at #5 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the Best 100 songs of 1982.
"The Sound of 007"
October 5, 2022
John and Simon appear in the documentary, “The Sound of 007,” which relates the history of Bond music over it’s 60 year arc.
Duran Duran Announce A HOLLYWOOD HIGH
October 11, 2022
Duran Duran announce that their live show, filmed on rooftop of the Aster Hotel, will come to life on the big screen. The feature-length docu-concert film, A HOLLYWOOD HIGH, with sound mixed and mastered with Dolby Atmos + Dolby Vision for an immersive audio/visual experience, includes exclusive new interviews, behind-the-scenes video and unseen archival footage.
"Medazzaland" on pink vinyl
October 14, 2022
MEDAZZALAND is re-released on pink vinyl in honour of its 25th Anniversary. The special package includes a 20 page booklet featuring exclusive artwork. The band also put out a lyric video for the track “Ball & Chain.”
Unboxing with John
October 21, 2022
On the first anniversary of the release of FUTURE PAST, John celebrates with an unboxing video of the upcoming vinyl release.
Rock Hall Signature Panel
October 24, 2022
The 2022 inductee signature panel is mounted on October 24th celebrating the year’s current class.
Duran Duran on Jimmy Kimmel Live
October 26, 2022
Duran Duran appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Simon panels, talking with Jimmy in the segment before the band’s performance on “INVISIBLE.”
A Hollywood High Premiere
October 27, 2022
A HOLLYWOOD HIGH premieres at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Journalist Allison Hagendorf conducts a Q&A beforehand and the audience sings “Happy Birthday” to Simon!
Halloween in Las Vegas
October 31, 2022
Duran Duran perform a one-of-a-kind Halloween show at the Wynn Las Vegas, with the band members all dressed in costume and a special set list celebrating all things spooky!
A HOLLYWOOD HIGH UK Premiere
November 1, 2022
Duran Duran’s A HOLLYWOOD HIGH Premieres in the UK at London’s Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, featuring the UK exclusive screening of the Allison Hagendorf Q+A with the band about the film.
A HOLLYWOOD HIGH in Cinemas
November 3, 2022
A HOLLYWOOD HIGH debuts in theaters worldwide on November 3rd.
Duran Duran in Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
November 5, 2022
Duran Duran is inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Robert Downey Jr. The band play a three song set of “Girls on Film,” “Hungry like the Wolf” and “Ordinary World” to an on-their-feet crowd at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Duran Duran’s “GIVE IT ALL UP (feat. Tove Lo) Erol Alkan Rework
November 11, 2022
Duran Duran’s “GIVE IT ALL UP (feat. Tove Lo) Erol Alkan Rework is released on all streaming platforms.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Airs on HBO
November 19, 2022
Duran Duran UK/Ireland Dates Announced
November 21, 2022
Duran Duran’s FUTURE PAST tour will extend with six arena shows across the UK and Ireland.
April 29 – The AO Arena, Manchester
May 1 – The O2, London
May 2 – The O2, London
May 4 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
May 5 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
May 7 – 3 Arena, Dublin
Record Store Day, 2022
November 25, 2022
Duran Duran release “Hammersmith ’82!” on gold vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive. All 4500 copies released sell out immediately.
Duran Duran's Rio, Limited Edition Book
December 1, 2022
The limited ‘Rio’ 33 1/3 hardcover 40th anniversary edition is released. It includes an exclusive new interview with Simon, a “Rio” timeline, a newly designed book cover by “Rio” album sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and more.
Duran Duran’s “Give It All Up (feat. Tove Lo)” Rework by Pete Tong & John Monkman
December 2, 2022
Duran Duran’s “Give It All Up (feat. Tove Lo)” Rework by Pete Tong & John Monkman is released on streaming platforms.
Duran Duran Carpools with Sandra Oh
December 9, 2022
Carpool Karaoke: The Series releases 7 new episodes on Apple TV Plus, including one with Simon, John & actress Sandra Oh.
A HOLLYWOOD HIGH Streams on Veeps
December 18, 2022
The global livestream of “A Hollywood High” begins on Veeps from December 18-January 2, 2023 with exclusive AHH merch available for purchase.
Duran Duran on Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve
December 15, 2022
Duran Duran are announced as the headline performers on “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve” taking place in New York City’s Times Square.
Duran Duran's "Best Of" 2022
December 26, 2022
Band members talk about their favourite parts of 2022 in this annual “Best Of” post on duranduran.com.
Last Concert of 2022
December 30, 2022
Duran Duran perform their last concert of 2022 at Atlantic City’s Ovation Theatre in the Ocean Casino Resort.
Happy New Year!
December 31, 2022
Duran Duran bring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest as the headline act for Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, performing “Wild Boys,” “Notorious” and “Hungry like the Wolf.” The band then countdown the New Year in the middle of Times Square!