Duran Duran Announce Additional Shows On US ‘Future Past’ Tour
Duran Duran have announced two additional shows on their highly anticipated North American 2023 Future Past Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the new dates will bring the legendary, award-winning four-piece to Queens, New York on September 22, where the incomparable artist and icon Grace Jones will be joining as a very special guest alongside both Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Bastille. Also announced today, a stop in San Diego on August 22 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. A Los Angeles date will be announced soon.
For the New York and San Diego shows, Artist VIP Presale begins Monday, April 10 at 10am local until Thursday, April 13 at 10pm local. Local Presale begins Thursday, April 13 10am local until 10pm local. Details here. General on sale begins Friday, April 14 at 10am local.
Speaking about the upcoming dates on the ‘Future Past’ tour, Simon Le Bon reveals, “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.”
Bassist John Taylor added, “We could not be more honored and delighted to have Grace Jones join us for our forthcoming Future Past New York show. Grace has been a profound influence on Duran Duran from the beginning, both musically and stylistically. She guested on the Arcadia project, and we have had a lot of fun with her over the years – now it’s fantastic to finally share a stage with her. Grace Jones completes a dream line-up for this tour, joining us along with Nile Rodgers and CHIC, and Bastille – our friends from the UK. It’s a one-off musical extravaganza, so dress to impress!”
2022 served as something of a landmark year for Duran Duran, having just been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, a career peak that followed a summer live season of epic proportions – headlining London’s Hyde Park in front of 60,000 people, performing at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and closing the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in their home town of Birmingham, not to mention a headline tour across North America which included sold out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and three nights at the Hollywood Bowl.
The cinematic release of their new docu-concert film, ‘A Hollywood High’ followed, before the band capped off the year with a spectacular performance in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, counting fans down into 2023 in front of a live audience of over 1 million people on the streets of Manhattan.