Duran Duran To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame have announced that Duran Duran will be inducted this fall, joining a long list of ground-breaking global icons before them. The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on 5 November at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, with more details to be announced soon.
Speaking from France where they are continuing their European tour, frontman Simon Le Bon said: “Well, Crikey O’Reilly, slap my face and call me Charley! Here in the wild, beautiful world of Duran Duran, I think we’re all in a little bit of a daze about this. It’s one thing to be nominated – but a totally different thing altogether to be actually voted up for induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is to my mind the closest thing you’ll ever get to a rock & roll knighthood. This truly is a special and most valued kind of recognition for our lifetime’s dedication to new music.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to all our fans, and everybody else who kept us in the number one slot for almost the entire duration of the Rock Hall 2022 Public Vote. We are humbled and truly elated by the depth of your support, and wish to share this momentous day for Duran Duran with all of you.”
Bassist John Taylor added: “It’s quite an honour for Duran Duran to be elected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and not one we ever expected. We have never thought of ourselves as a Rock n’ Roll band, more of an ‘ongoing Art Project’, however, I feel a profound sense of gratitude for the acknowledgement this award represents.
“We are thrilled to see some of our contemporaries joining us this year, Annie and Dave in particular, and would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to register and vote for us. The overwhelming support that allowed us to win the people’s vote has been incredible.”
The news arrives ahead of a huge UK summer live season that will see the band’s much-anticipated first London headline show in six years at Hyde Park, following a host of other dates at some of the UK’s most beloved venues. Dublin’s St Anne’s Park, York’s Castle Howard, Inverness’ Caledonian Stadium, The Piece Hall at Halifax, as well as headlining Rock In Rio Lisbon and The Lytham Festival.
In August the multi-platinum, award-winning legends will perform their long-awaited North America headline tour, taking in iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Wynn Las Vegas, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, amongst others. Joining as special guests for all shows except Las Vegas (which is billed as ‘an evening with’) and Los Angeles will be Nile Rodgers & CHIC.
Duran Duran’s current album, Future Past is available digitally as well as in a variety of physical formats: standard CD, cassette, a limited edition deluxe hardback book CD featuring three additional tracks, and coloured vinyl here. It is also available in immersive Sony 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music HD, TIDAL HiFi, and Deezer HiFi.