Duran Duran announced a blockbuster UK tour earlier this week. Now, tickets are finally on sale and our guide tells you how to get your hands on some.
The iconic new wave pop rockers were one of the defining bands of the British music scene in the 1980s and are still producing new music today. Their new tour is titled Future Past, after their 2021 album of the same name. At the performances, fans can expect a mix of newer material and the classics that Duran Duran are known for.
Consisting of four 'core members' — lead singer Simon Le Bon, alongside bandmates Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor — the group formed in 1978 and rose to fame thanks to tracks like Girls on Film, Rio and Hungry Like the Wolf. The band is also noted by film fans for creating the title song of 1985 James Bond film, A View to a Kill. The band are also set to star in a new documentary film, A Hollywood High, releasing on 18th December.
The news of the band's tour comes in the wake of the tragic revelation that the group's former guitarist, Andy Taylor, has been diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. The band revealed the bad news while being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony in LA earlier this month.
Now, for fans on this side of the pond, there are several opportunities to see them live in the UK and Ireland, with five huge shows scheduled for 2023. With tickets live now, here's everything you need to know.
Duran Duran UK 2023 tour: when are the UK shows?
The band is set to play five dates across the UK and Ireland next year, taking in some iconic venues and — no doubt — entertaining sell-out crowds.
Here is the full list of new UK dates and venues for 2023:
- 29th April 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
- 1st May 2023 – The O2, London
- 4th May 2023 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
- 5th May 2023 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
- 7th May 2023 – 3Arena, Dublin
Duran Duran UK 2023 tour: when do tickets go on sale?
The different venues have been running various presales, with differing eligibility criteria. However, these ended this morning when the general sale went live.
Tickets are now available for anyone to buy, having been released today (Friday 25th November) at 10am.
Tickets for all five UK 2023 dates are available at Ticketmaster's UK website.
How to get tickets to the Duran Duran UK 2023 tour
When it comes to getting tickets, joining a presale is the best way to guarantee getting your hands on some. However, if you're not eligible we still expect there to be a reasonable window to grab some in the general sale.
We'd still advise logging on to the Ticketmaster site before the general sale starts at 10am on Friday, in order to bag a better place in the line and ultimately beat the Ticketmaster queue.
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