Preview: Duran Duran @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/23/22

Duran Duran
Duran Duran (Photo courtesy High Rise PR)

New wave heroes Duran Duran finally return to North American for a long-anticipated tour in support of their excellent new album Future Past.

Catch Duran Duran in the DC-area at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 23, with with their very good friend and disco legend Nile Rodgers opening!

Starting Aug. 19, the 14-date tour will see the multi-platinum, award-winning innovators 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.

Simon LeBon (vocals), Nick Rhodes (synths), John Taylor (bass), and Roger Taylor (drums) — icons all — are having a banner year! Duran Duran were announced as inductees into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and they will reunite with original guitarist Andy Taylor to perform at the Microsoft Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 5, for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The British four-piece picked up their induction after their first nomination after 40 incredible years of dominating the charts, selling-out arenas, and gracing the covers of magazines all over the world. It’s been a long-time coming!

Not long ago, Duran Duran released a celebratory video, full of celebrity impersonators, to toast their careers and the new album.

Watch the official music video for “Anniversary” by Duran Duran on YouTube:

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 (“BEAUTIFUL LIES,” “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.

Here are all Duran Duran 2022 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 – Columbia, MD
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

Buy your tickets online now for Merriweather Post Pavilion!

Duran Duran
w/ Nile Rodgers and CHIC
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Gates @5:30pm
$57.50 Lawn/ $366-$720 Platinum
All ages

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