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Duran Duran image courtesy of High Rise PR/Live Nation
Duran Duran image courtesy of High Rise PR/Live Nation

Duran Duran announce 2023 North American 'Future Past Arena Tour'


Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:25 pm

Stops at CMAC – Canandaigua and Toronto

√ British rock band Bastille and Nile Rodgers & CHIC are special guests

√ Presale begins Feb. 13, with general on-sale beginning Thursday, Feb. 16

Duran Duran on Wednesday announced a 26-date North American arena tour for 2023, with both Bastille and Nile Rodgers & CHIC joining them as special guests across the entire run. Produced by Live Nation, “The Future Past Tour” begins May 28 in San Jose, California, and includes a local stop at CMAC in Canandaigua on Sept. 3, and another on Sept. 9 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The day before Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13, “The Future Past Tour Artist” presale begins at 10 am, offering DD VIP members a chance to spoil their loved ones or friends with an unforgettable night of music. Members (and those who wish to join) should visit www.duranduran.com and click the MEMBERS tab for more details.

Citi is the official card of the Duran Duran tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, Feb. 13, through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

Additional presales will be added on Feb. 14 and will end at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 10 am.  Thursday, Feb. 16.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://duranduran.com/tour/.

Speaking about the upcoming dates, Simon Le Bon said, “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."

2022 served as something of a landmark year for Duran Duran, having just been inducted into the Rock and 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 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. All this after the huge success of new studio album “Future Past,” hailed as “Duran Duran at their best” by critics and fans alike, four decades into their rich and storied career.

A press release noted, “Enlisting the help of some of the most exciting names of the last 50 years, with ‘Future Past,’ Duran Duran have delivered another incredible genre-spanning piece of work that once again sets them apart from the pack. Working alongside DJ / producer Erol Alkan and pioneering Italian composer / producer Giorgio Moroder, who added his magic to create two instant future classics (‘Beautifullies,’ and ‘Tonight United’), as well as some of the most unexpected and inspiring names in pop – including Swedish hitmaker Tove Lo on ‘Give It All Up,’ ‘Queen of Drill’ Ivorian Doll on ‘Hammerhead’ and Japan’s CHAI on ‘More Joy!’ In addition, Blur’s Graham Coxon co-wrote and lends his guitar to several tracks on the record, and David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson adds an exquisite sonic layer to album closer ‘Falling’. The record, which was recorded across studios in London and LA over lockdown, also features long-time collaborator Mark Ronson, who co-wrote and played on ‘Wing,’ and was mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.”

The deluxe edition of “Future Past (Complete Edition)” is out now via BMG. The two-LP set includes all 15 tracks from “Future Past,” plus Duran Duran’s cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years.” The first LP is red, the second is green. The gatefold package features a new silver/gray version of the cover art and also includes two 12-inch-by-12-inch art booklets. Listen/order here.

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