80s legends Duran Duran return for UK summer arena tour

Duran Duran
Duran Duran

After a long absence from the live performance arena in the UK, British rock legends, Duran Duran, will return to their home market for a series of eleven highly anticipated Arena concerts in May & June 2011.

The shows will mark the band’s first European performances in support of their critically acclaimed, new album “All You Need Is Now (produced by Mark Ronson), and the start of a world tour that will last well into 2012. Duran Duran will be playing Sheffield at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 4th June.

Tickets, priced £55, £40 & £30 (subject to booking fee)are available in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk

The original line up of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor will perform to over 150,000 fans in 11 arena concerts throughout the UK. The band will showcase material from their new record, along with classic hits from across their 30 year career.

The “All You Need Is Now” arena tour will be Duran Duran’s first in seven years, following their hugely successful 2004 Astronaut Arena Tour, which saw the band perform to sold out crowds for 17 nights, including a five-night residency at London’s Wembley Arena.

Duran Duran’s stunning new album: “All You Need Is Now”, has already been proclaimed a triumph by fans and critics alike. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt), it features guest vocals/rap from long time Duran Duran pal/collaborator Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters and R&B/neo-soul superstar Kelis; while Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire contributes the album’s string arrangements. “ALL YOU NEED IS NOW” is a return-to-roots homage to Duran Duran’s most celebrated musical panache, which has already been dubbed by its producer as the “imaginary follow up to Rio that never was.”

Throughout their outstanding career Duran Duran has sold more than 80 million records, with 30 chart toppers in the UK, 18 American hit singles and a global presence that guarantees them huge concert audiences on five continents.

Now a seemingly unstoppable force, with no fewer than five prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards under their belts in the last few years alone (MTV Video Music Awards, the Brit Awards, the Ivor Novellos, Q Magazine and the Spanish Ondas), the four original members of Duran Duran are in a category with only a handful of other internationally acclaimed artists.

As this new chapter begins, they have nothing left to prove, but everything to play for. So for them and their loyal army of fans... All You Need Is Now!

Tickets for their Sheffield concert, priced £55, £40,& £30 (subject to booking fee) are available in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk