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14 July 2023

Duran Duran To Perform Intimate Cancer Charity Show In California

Duran Duran Cancer Charity Show California
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Duran Duran fans will soon have a chance to see the legendary band perform in an extremely intimate small-venue setting next month in California.

The band — who headlined the SAP Center in San Jose and had a primetime slot at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival back in May — will perform at the 500-capacity Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on 19 August.

The group announced the news via its social media channels on Thursday. “Duran Duran will play a benefit concert for The Cancer Awareness Trust following news that friend and former bandmate Andy Taylor had been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2018,” the band tweeted.

Given the band’s immense popularity and the limited size of the venue, demand for these tickets is likely to be quite intense.

The tickets for the special California show go on sale to members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community at noon July 17, with the general on sale to follow at noon July 19 via the venue’s official website.

Also in Duran Duran news, the UK release of the band’s A Hollywood High docu-concert film will be marked with a special one-night-only London screening event taking place at Outernet on 3 August, the day before the official DVD and Blu-ray releases. The film will be screened in full before an exclusive Roger Taylor DJ set where fans can look forward to a carefully curated selection of dance-floor anthems, deep cuts and new discoveries.

Drummer Roger Taylor said: “I’m immensely looking forward to DJ’ing at the Outernet in London on August 3rd. Hoping to take everyone on a unique musical journey after this special screening of our film A Hollywood High.”

A Hollywood High premiered exclusively on Paramount + in June in the US, UK, Canada, Italy and France, alongside physical product releases on DVD and Blu-ray in early August.

Celebrating the band’s four-decade career and love affair with Los Angeles, the movie features new interviews with the band and a legendary rooftop set captured in March 2022, shot with the Capitol Records building – the band’s first record label home – as the iconic backdrop.

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