Duran Duran Announce Intimate Homecoming Shows
Duran Duran have announced two intimate performances in their hometown of Biirmingham on 14-15 September 2021 ahead of the release of their highly-anticipated new album, Future Past, due 22 October. Tickets go on sale for the September performances at 9am Friday 27 August at LiveNation.co.uk. The shows will be their first in Birmingham since their December 2015 gig at the city’s Genting Arena.
The show will give the Duran Duran faithful an early taste of what the multi-platinum, award-winning pop veterans have cooked up with Future Past. Enrolling the help of some of the biggest and most successful names of the past 50 years of pop music, with Future Past, Duran Duran have produced another incredible genre-spanning piece of work that once again sets them apart from the pack. Working alongside legendary producers Erol Alkan and Giorgio Moroder, the band have also enlisted the help of some of the most exciting names in pop at the moment – including Swedish hit-maker Tove Lo, ‘Queen of Drill’ Ivorian Doll and Japan’s CHAI on More Joy!; alongside Blur’s Graham Coxon who lends his guitar to several tracks on the record and David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson on album closer Falling. The album, which was recorded across studios in London and LA over lockdown, also features Mark Ronson who co-wrote and played on Wing, and was mixed by long-term friend and collaborator Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.
Back in May, the band spoke to Laura Barton of The Guardian about their collaborators on the new album with drummer Roger Taylor suggesting that Moroder was, “the first person who could tell us exactly what to do. He comes in like a doctor, with his suitcase with his little keyboard inside.” Singer Simon LeBon also spoke highly of Blur’s inventine guitarist Graham Coxon, who has “given so much life and surprise to the music.”