SJM Concerts & Live Nation Present
POP LEGENDS ANNOUNCE
11 DATE UK ARENA TOUR
“All You Need Is Now”
BAND TO PERFORM
FIRST UK ARENA SHOWS IN 7 YEARS!
Tickets On Sale Friday 28th January 9:30am
25th January London
After a long absence from the live performance arena in the UK, British rock legends, Duran Duran, will return to their home market for a series of highly anticipated concerts in May 2011. The shows will mark the band’s first European performances in support of their critically acclaimed, new album ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’ (produced by Mark Ronson), and the start of a world tour that will last well into 2012.
A nine track version of Duran Duran’s latest studio record was first released exclusively on iTunes on December 21, 2010 and hit the #1 spot on download charts in 15 countries (including the UK). An expanded version of the new record will be released in late March – in both digital and physical formats.
The original line up of SIMON LE BON, NICK RHODES, JOHN TAYLOR and ROGER TAYLOR will perform to over 150,000 fans in 11 arena concerts throughout the UK in May. The band will showcase material from their new record, along with classic hits from across their 30 year career. The UK leg of the tour will kick off on Wednesday 18th May at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena and will end on Saturday 4th June at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Tickets priced at £65/£45/£35 (London) Brighton/Bournemouth/Cardiff £55/£45/£35 and all others £55/£40/£30 will go on sale to the general public on Friday 28th January 2011 at 9:30am online at www.livenation.co.uk or through the 24 hour credit card hotline: 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826. Details of special ticket pre-sales will be available shortly.
The full dates are as follows:
Wednesday 18th May 2011 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 19th May 2011 Glasgow SECC
Saturday 21st May 2011 Birmingham LG Arena
Sunday 22nd May 2011 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Monday 23rd May 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena
Saturday 28th May 2011 London The O2 Arena
Monday 30th May 2011 Brighton Centre
Tuesday 31st May 2011 Bournemouth International Centre
Wednesday 1st June 2011 Cardiff International Arena
Friday 3rd June 2011 Manchester MEN Arena
Saturday 4th June 2011 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
The “ALL YOU NEED IS NOW” arena tour will be Duran Duran’s first in seven years, following their hugely successful 2004 Astronaut Arena Tour, which saw the band perform to sold out crowds for 17 nights, including a five-night residency at London’s Wembley Arena.
Duran Duran’s stunning new album: “ALL YOU NEED IS NOW”, has already been proclaimed a triumph by fans and critics alike, as buzz continues to build towards the release of the full length record in March. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt), it features guest vocals/rap from longtime Duran Duran pal/collaborator Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters and R&B/neo-soul superstar Kelis;while Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire contributes the album’s string arrangements. “ALL YOU NEED IS NOW” is a return-to-roots homage to Duran Duran’s most celebrated musical panache, which has already been dubbed by its producer as the “imaginary follow up to Rio that never was.”
Throughout their outstanding career Duran Duran has sold more than 80 million records, with 30 chart toppers in the UK, 18 American hit singles and a global presence that guarantees them huge concert audiences on five continents.
Now a seemingly unstoppable force, with no fewer than five prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards under their belts in the last few years alone (MTV Video Music Awards, the Brit Awards, the Ivor Novellos, Q Magazine and the Spanish Ondas),the four original members of Duran Duran are in a category with only a handful of other internationally acclaimed artists.
As this new chapter begins, they have nothing left to prove, but everything to play for. So for them and their loyal army of fans… All You Need Is Now!