Tag: Simon Le Bon

Listen: Duran Duran’s ‘Girls on Film’ demo with early singer Andy Wickett released

Listen: Duran Duran’s ‘Girls on Film’ demo with early singer Andy Wickett released

Cleopatra Records a four-song Duran Duran demo recorded in 1979 and featuring early singer Andy Wickett on vocals, a collection that includes the original version of hit single “Girls on Film” and a song called “See Me Repeat Me” that later would be re-worked into the song “Rio.” Stream it here or buy the EP.

Duran Duran cancels remaining dates of North American tour over Nick Rhodes’ health

Duran Duran cancels remaining dates of North American tour over Nick Rhodes’ health

Having already canceled three concerts this week over Nick Rhodes’ health, Duran Duran tonight scrapped the final three North American dates of its two-year world tour in support of All You Need Is Now — a trek that already suffered significant disruption last year when frontman Simon Le Bon lost his voice and was unable to perform.

Duran Duran sets 24-date North American tour

Duran Duran sets 24-date North American tour

After months of cancellations due to Simon Le Bon’s vocal problems, Duran Duran on Tuesday rolled out a 24-date tour that will bring the band back to North America this fall — dates that would have followed the band’s most recent round of scrapped concerts.

Duran Duran reschedules U.K. tour, 4 shows in Europe; plans full U.S. tour this fall

Duran Duran reschedules U.K. tour, 4 shows in Europe; plans full U.S. tour this fall

After weeks of postponements due to Simon Le Bon’s vocal problems, Duran Duran has begun rescheduling many of its scrubbed concerts, including its entire U.K. arena tour and four key European shows — plus the band says it will mount a four-to-six-week U.S. tour beginning in late September.

Download: Full Duran Duran concert recorded at RDS Radio in Rome, Italy, on May 12

Download: Full Duran Duran concert recorded at RDS Radio in Rome, Italy, on May 12

As a ‘thank you’ to fans who’ve put up with the band’s recent spate of tour cancellations, Duran Duran over the weekend posted a free download of its nine-song concert for contest winners at RDS Radio in Rome, Italy, on May 12.

Video: Duran Duran performs ‘All You Need Is Now’ on U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ TV show

With Duran Duran’s long-awaited new album ‘All You Need Is Now’ due out digitally on Tuesday, the band’s been doing loads of press here in the U.S. and back in Europe — including this live debut of lead-off single ‘All You Need Is Now’ on the U.K. television show ‘Loose Women’ this past Friday.

Duran Duran cancels South African tour, citing promoter who ‘defaulted on the contract’

Duran Duran cancels South African tour, citing promoter who ‘defaulted on the contract’

Blaming a promoter who ‘defaulted on the contract,’ Duran Duran today canceled a planned five-date South African tour that was scheduled to begin next Monday — and serve both as a debut of parts of the band’s forthcoming album ‘All You Need Is Now’ and mark ‘the start of an enormous global campaign’ to promote the record.

Milestones: Simon Le Bon is 52 today; watch Duran Duran play ‘Notorious’ in 1987

Milestones: Simon Le Bon is 52 today; watch Duran Duran play ‘Notorious’ in 1987

Today is Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon’s 52nd birthday, and to mark the occasion — and with a tip of the hat to the current batch of reissues — we present this fabulous clip of DD playing its single ‘Notorious’ on an Italian television show in 1987. I

Duran Duran: South African concerts to open ‘global campaign’ for ‘All You Need Is Now’

Duran Duran: South African concerts to open ‘global campaign’ for ‘All You Need Is Now’

With its as-yet-untitled new record nearly complete, Duran Duran today announced its first South African concerts in 17 years, a five-date run in December that’s being billed as ‘the start of an enormous global campaign around the release of their next studio album.’

Duran Duran spinoff Arcadia reissuing ‘So Red the Rose’ as 2CD/1DVD set in February

Duran Duran spinoff Arcadia reissuing ‘So Red the Rose’ as 2CD/1DVD set in February

Tweet The lone album from Arcadia — the mid-’80s, studio-only Duran Duran spinoff that scored a Top 10 hit with “Election Day” — will be […]

Video: Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, John Taylor shopping for vinyl at Amoeba

The latest entry in Amoeba Records’ clever “What In My Bag?” video series — in which musicians shopping at the California chain’s outlets show off […]

Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds are Burning’ re-recorded as all-star climate-change anthem

Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds are Burning’ re-recorded as all-star climate-change anthem

Midnight Oil’s classic 1987 hit “Beds are Burning” — originally about Aboriginal land rights in Australia — is being turned into an all-star, new-millennium anthem […]