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The Duran Duran Timeline
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A second year touring Paper Gods, including a special show at The Louvre in Paris.

Date Event
Jan 1 Duran Duran: The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD, USA.
Jan 5 Duran Duran: WME/IMG Company Retreat, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Jan 8 Celebrating David Bowie with Gary Oldman & Friends: 02 Brixton Academy, London UK.
To celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday, this was a special tribute concert at Brixton Academy featuring Gary Oldman, and a host of special guests. The concert featured Simon Le Bon performing "Let's Dance" with The London Community Gospel Choir. (Let's Dance).
Jan 12? Simon in Italy sings a cover of the Python Lee Jackson/Rod Stewart song In A Broken Dream on the Music program on channel 5, presented by Paolo Bonolis. Simon mentions the Sanremo Festival show, Feb 1985, where his microphone flys off the stand. Secret to long marriage. He has never seen the 1986 Italian movie "I Will Marry Simon Lebon". (Interview), (Broken Dream), (Broken Dream), (Broken Dream).
Jan 20 The Civil Wars singer Joy Williams releases a beautiful cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” which first debuted in 2013 on "Grey's Anatomy."
Feb 9 The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar in London unveiled a tunnel cocktail menu that guides guests through some of the hotel’s most memorable events, inspired by the band filming the music video for “Girl Panic” at the venue in 2011.
Feb 16 Andy Taylor is 56 years old today.
Feb 18 duranasty.com enters its 15th year.
Mar 9 Duran Duran release a digital EP of remixes of “Last Night in the City (featuring Kiesza)".
Mar ? The band make a special video to promote their Japanese dates in Tokyo and Osaka in September. (YouTube).
Mar 17 Duran Duran: Agua Caliente Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA.
Mar 18 Duran Duran: Agua Caliente Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA.
Mar 21 Duran Duran: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, TX, USA.
Mar 22 Duran Duran: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX, USA.
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Mar 26 Duran Duran: Autodromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil. Lollapalooza Brasil, they are joined on stage by famed Brazilian singer Céu on “Ordinary World.” They enjoyed performing with each other so much that she joined them again at their solo show at BH Music Hall on March 29 (Full Youtube HD), (AVTAK), (HLTW), (CU), (OW - Duet).
Mar 26 John interviewed behind the stage after their Lollapalooza show. (YouTube).
Mar 29 Duran Duran: BH Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Apr 1 Duran Duran: Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lollapalooza Argentina. (Full Youtube HD)
Apr 2 Duran Duran: Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, Chile. . The band play a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity during Planet Earth. (Full Youtube), (PE/Space Oddity).}
Apr 3? Simon signs autographs outside of the (Ritz?) hotel in Chile. (YouTube).
Apr 5 Duran Duran: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.
Apr 7 Duran Duran: Miller Lite Main Stage at the Azalea Festival, Wilmington, NC, USA.
Apr 8 Duran Duran: Chastain Park Ampitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA. .
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Apr 10 The Huffington Post runs an article, “Why a Phenomenon Like Duran Duran May Never Happen Again,” wherein writer Kristi York Wooten says about Duran Duran “an artist will only succeed decades into the future if the music is built to do the same.”
Apr 15 Record Store Day is held, an event when all independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.
Apr 26 Roger Taylor is 57 years old today.
Apr 27 “Dare to Be Different,” a film about the radio station WLIR and featuring interviews with many artists including Nick, premieres at the TriBeCa Film Festival. It is also revealed during Nick’s interview that the band won 13 Screamer of the Weeks.
May 4? Bernie Guerra, bass guitar tech to Duran Duran's John Taylor, talks us through John's rig: including his G-System, Nova Drive and BH550 bass head. (YouTube)
May 10 Duran Duran celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of their album Rio with an oral history posted on duranduran.com. Sirius XM Radio also celebrates #rio35, with station 1st Wave playing a track (with band commentary) from RIO every hour of the day, as well as live interviews with Nick and John on other channels.
May 18 Duran Duran are a special guest performer at the SALT (The SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference in Las Vegas.
May 22 Devastated by the events that occurred at Manchester Arena on May 22; where an Islamist suicide bomber killed 23 people leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. The band release this statement: “Deeply sad to hear about what happened in Manchester, and to all the innocent fans who were involved in this heinous and mindless action. Our thoughts are with all the people who were there and especially those who have been injured.”
May 23 Actor Roger Moore passes away. John posted, “One of my favorite actors, first as Simon Templar then as Lord Brett Sinclair. We got to work with him when he was Bond in “A View to a Kill” and he was the nicest fella. After meeting him, my mum was never the same again.”
May 29 Simon and Nick Wood get together in London to work on a new song Closer To Your Bed, written for the upcoming Cannes event in June. Simon describes the song as "shagging without shagging". One of the pugs goes to sleep. (YouTube).
May 31 Yorkshire dark rock band, Hellbound Hearts release a cover of A View to a Kill, in respect for the passing of Roger Moore. The version is widely praised, with some saying it is the best cover of the song on the internet. (YouTube).
June 5 Simon participates in the Modena Cento Ore classic car Grand Prix race the week of June 5. His vehicle is sponsored by Maison Corthay and Cifonelli, but unfortunately he has to leave the race mid-way through. (YouTube).
Jun 8 Nick Rhodes is 55 years old today.
Jun 17 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017 begins, Sat 17th of June, with special guest interview with Simon Le Bon. (Clip). Simons gets the audience to sing and record lyrics for a new song, Closer To Your Bed. (Full YouTube), (YouTube).
Jun 20 John Taylor is 57 years old today.
Jun 20 Duran Duran: The Louvre, Paris, France.
Jun 21 Simon Le Bon's Mum passes away. Simon posted the following: “Ann Marie Le Bon died willingly & peacefully in night of June the 19th. She’s the person I’ve known for the longest in my life. We are all very sad. But she has left us with her overwhelming love, which she planted as seed in all of our hearts.”
Jun 24 The Making Of Closer To Your Bed is released, showing clips from Santa Monica, London and the Cannes event. Simon wrote the song about his Mother. (YouTube).
Jul 5 First Day single released by Anna Ross, a song co-written with Simon. (First Day), (Buy).
Jul 7 Duran Duran: Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, USA. .
Simon emotionally dedicates Ordinary World to his late Mother.
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Jul 8 Duran Duran: The Masonic, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA USA. .
Simon dedicates Ordinary World to his late Mother.
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Jul 10 Duran Duran: 'Rogers Place', Edmonton, AB, Canada. .
Simon wears a green jacket, and emotionally dedicates Ordinary World to his late Mother.
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Jul 11? Simon signs autographs outside the Fairmont hotel in Edmonton (Youtube). They are also filmed leaving their hotel (YouTube).
Jul 11 Duran Duran: The RoundUp MusicFest, Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary, AB, Canada.
Jul 16 Duran Duran: Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI, USA.
Aug 9 Anna Ross interviewed about her album First Day. She says demos for the album were written in 2014, and recorded in-between the Paper Gods tour of 2015; at home studios of producers including Dom Brown, but mainly Matt Catlow - with whom she wrote several songs. At some point (presumably 2014?), she got stuck with the lyrics and asked Simon for help, especially on the lead single First Day. (Article DD.com).
Aug 10 Duran Duran Appreciation Day. The band release two videos on YouTube created using VR technology which showed the band performing in 360 degrees. “Paper Gods” & “Hungry like the Wolf".
Aug 16 Producer Jason Corsaro passed away on at the age of 58.
Aug 20 John posted this tribute to Jason Corsaro online: “One of the most important sonic architects of what might be called ‘The Eighties Sound’ and a personal friend, we mourn the passing of Jason Corsaro. Jason mixed the Arena live album then moved to London to work with Nile on Wild Boys, then working with Bernard on A View to a Kill. His massive contribution to the Power Station got his face on the album cover. His sound will live forever”
Aug 29 Duran Duran: Salata Open Air, Zagreb, Croatia.
Aug 30 Simon filmed in the front seat of his tour van, giving fans a farewell wave as he leaves his hotel in Croatia - "Goodbye my Love." (YouTube).
Aug 31 Nick interviewed backstage at the Home Festival. He says he is glad there is at least one show in Italy this year. Nick is asked to pronounce "Birmingham". (YouTube).
Aug 31 Duran Duran: Home Festival, Zona Dogana, Treviso, Italy.
Sep 3 Duran Duran: The Electric Picnic, Stradbally Hall, Laois, Ireland.
Sept 8 'Duran Duran were the special guest performers at luxury yacht builder Ferretti Group’s private event at the Yacht Club in Monaco.
Sep 16 Duran Duran: The Village Stage, Marina Bay, Sinapore.
Sep 17 Duran Duran: The Padang Stage, Marina Bay, Sinapore.
Sep 20 Duran Duran: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
Sep 22 Duran Duran: Orix Theater, Osaka, Japan.
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 59 years old today.
Nov 17 Nick Rhodes partnered with Sonos participated in an intimate event celebrating David Bowie's work and legacy, as told through the powerful stories of artists and fans at Sonos' new concept store in London. Nick was friends with David Bowie. Nick began to archive all DD related clothing and materials because Bowie did the same. (Duranasty/Photos), (YouTube)
Nov 17 Nick is introduced to Graham Coxon at the David Bowie event. Nick suggests they should work together 'some time'. Six months later (according to John), Erol Alkan suggested Graham Coxon might be the ideal working partner for the next album, Future Past. Erol and Graham were neighbours, and already had a close working relationship. (Source, 2:17)
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 61 years old today.
Dec 9 Duran Duran: SiriusXM, Faena Theater, Miami, FL, USA.
Dec 30 Duran Duran: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
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