Duran Duran is coming back to Vegas!
Fresh off the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame winners circle, the “wild boys” are heading out on tour. The famous 80’s band announced the tour earlier this month. The 26-date North American arena tour will kick off in May 2023 at the Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, California. The last stop on the tour will be in Toronto in September.
Simon LeBon’s Take On The Tour
The lead singer of Duran Duran said this about hitting the road this year: “It’s remarkable to me that as a band, we are still hitting new milestones, and introducing the sound of DD to new generations of music lovers. We are truly grateful that we get to do what we do on a daily basis, and that we still love our job as much as we did when we started out some four decades ago” (livenationentertainment.com).
Tickets went on pre-sale February 13, 2023. They were available to the general public on February 16th. Ticket prices start at $39.95 and are available to buy here.
The Band Line-Up
Simon Le Bon – Lead Vocals; Nick Rhodes – Keyboards and Backing Vocals; John Taylor – Bass and Backing Vocals; Roger Taylor – Drums/Percussion
One of the opening acts for Duran Duran will be Nile Rodgers and CHIC. Rodgers is another member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the winner of six Grammy Awards. He’s the co-founder of CHIC and an inductee in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He helped write some of the biggest hits for other artists. Including Duran Duran‘s The Reflex.
The other opening act will be English pop rock band Bastille. Formed in 2010, they’re known for their album Bad Blood and their hit Pompeii.
They’ll undoubtedly mix it up a little for this tour, but here’s what they’ve brought to their most recent performance. Courtesy of setlist.fm. – Wendy Rush