Duran Duran To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Today, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 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 is to take place on November 5 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Speaking from France where they are continuing their European tour, frontman Simon Le Bon said: “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 RockHall 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 honor 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. We look forward to performing at the Gala in Los Angeles!”
The news follows their long-awaited North American headlining tour announce, celebrating the band’s spectacular four-decade career and in continued support of their critically acclaimed 15th studio album, FUTURE PAST.
Starting August 19, the 14-date run will see the multi-platinum, award-winning legends play iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Wynn Las Vegas, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, amongst others. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://duranduran.com/.
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.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
08/19 – Treasure Island Amphitheater – Welch, MN**
08/20 – United Center – Chicago, IL**
08/22 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON**
08/23 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Washington, DC**
08/25 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY**
08/26 – WonderBus Music & Arts Festival – Columbus, OH
08/30 – Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX**
09/01 – Wynn Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
09/03 – Wynn Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
09/04 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA**
09/07 – Footprint Center – Phoenix, AZ**
09/09 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
09/10 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
09/11 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
**Joined by Special Guests, Nile Rodgers & CHIC