Duran Duran announce UK tour, win Lifetime Achievement Award
1980s pop stars will play Glasgow, Manchester, London, Cardiff on 2015 tour
Duran Duran are touring the UK and US during November and December, with tickets going onsale Fri 19 Jun, according to a fan community email.
The new wave synth poppers also announced today that they are to receive the coveted Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award as a nod to their 37-year career. The group will appear at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch Fri 3 Jul to receive the honour, alongside Kasabian, who will receive the Royal Albert Hall Best Band Award at the same event.
Duran Duran came to prominence as part of the New Romantic scene in the 80s, alongside the likes of Spandau Ballet and Boy George. Renowned for albums Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger and Astronaut, the group have had 14 singles in the top ten UK singles chart, 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have sold more than 120 million records worldwide. You may be more aware of them for pioneering music videos, many of which were notoriously sexual, the scamps.
The Duran Duran 2015 UK tour will visit:
Manchester Arena, Manchester – 27 Nov
First Direct Arena, Leeds – 28 Nov
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – 30 Nov
Brighton Centre, Brighton – 2 Dec
Genting Arena, Birmingham – 4 Dec
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – 5 Dec
SSE Hydro, Glasgow – 6 Dec
o2 Arena, London – 8 Dec
BIC, Bournemouth – 9 Dec
Capital FM Arena, Nottingham – 11 Dec
Echo Arena, Liverpool – 12 Dec
Tickets go onsale Fri 19 Jun
Duran Duran also play Bestival Fri 11 Sep.