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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.

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.’

Audio: Duran Duran’s ‘Blame the Machine,’ first taste of Mark Ronson-produced album

Audio: Duran Duran’s ‘Blame the Machine,’ first taste of Mark Ronson-produced album

The first taste of Duran Duran’s long-in-the-works 13th studio album hit the Internet this evening after Mark Ronson — who’s producing the disc — played 30 seconds of ‘Blame the Machine’ on his East Village Radio show.