At the dawn of the ‘80s, a group of young men in Birmingham, England had a sound in their ears - one with echoes of glam, art-pop and dance. The band they formed quickly became a household name and, four decades later, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 20 UK Top 20 tunes and continue to perform to huge concert audiences around the world.
More remarkable still is the way the band — singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor — have achieved this: by fusing pop music, art, technology, and fashion with a sense of style and confidence all their own. Never losing the desire to innovate, they have proven themselves timeless and have always remained ahead of the curve.
Their most recent album, Paper Gods, is the iconic British band’s highest-charting release in 22 years and has been hailed by critics and fans alike as their best body of work in two decades. This, their fourteenth studio album, was produced by Grammy award-winners Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, alongside Mr Hudson and Josh Blair. It features collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre (of Mew.)
After wrapping a successful three-year Paper Gods World Tour with sold-out shows across the globe, the band continue to look ahead. 2019 will see them playing a number of select shows and special events, while starting work on a brand new Duran Duran album as well as a series of exciting projects to celebrate upcoming milestone anniversaries over the course of the next few years.
Duran Duran’s unrivaled vision and keen interest in the ever-changing world around us have made them a truly global force to be reckoned with – a band with unique and everlasting appeal.