Duran Duran have today announced an additional headline date for their much anticipated 2023 FUTURE PAST UK arena tour, taking place on 9th May at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro.
Following a landmark year for Duran Duran, the FUTURE PAST tour will extend with seven headline arena shows across the UK and Ireland through the Spring of 2023. The tour begins at Manchester’s AO Arena on April 29th, marking the band’s first-ever performance at the venue, followed by two dates at London’s O2 Arena, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Birmingham’s Utilita Arena, the 3 Arena in Dublin and Glasgow’s OVO Hydro, marking the band’s return to the city, and the OVO Hydro, for the first time since 2015. More activity is soon to be announced.
Simon Le Bon said: “2022 was an extraordinary year for Duran Duran – mainly down to the incredible fans we have around the world. Last summer we celebrated our years together at Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time Festival. In the Spring, we will be back on home soil once again to continue the party. It’s remarkable to me that as a band, we are still hitting new milestones, still able to introduce the sound of DD to new generations of music lovers. We are truly grateful that we get to do what we do on a daily basis, and that we still love our job as much as we did when we started out some four decades ago.”
2022 saw Duran Duran celebrate an iconic year. Their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame marked a career peak to follow a summer live season of epic proportions. Headlining London’s Hyde Park, performing at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, closing the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in their home town of Birmingham, a headline tour across North America which included sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The cinematic release of new docu-concert film, ‘A Hollywood High’, capped off by a live performance in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve as the band led the celebrations counting fans down into 2023 in front of a live audience of over 1 million people on New York City’s streets. All this after the huge success of their new studio album FUTURE PAST, hailed as Duran Duran at their best by critics and fans alike, four decades into their rich and storied career.
Tickets for Duran Duran at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro will be available for a special pre-sale for DD VIP members commencing on Tuesday 31st January at 11:00am GMT. All details can be found in the pre-sale section of the MEMBERS tab at www.duranduran.com. Tickets will be on General On-Sale from Thursday 2nd February 11:00am GMT here.
A deluxe edition of new studio album ‘FUTURE PAST (Complete Edition)’ is out now via BMG. The 2LP set includes all 15 tracks from FUTURE PAST plus Duran Duran’s cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years”. The first LP is red, the second is green. The gatefold package features a new silver/grey version of the cover art and also includes two 12″ x 12″ art booklets. Listen/order here.
April / May 2023 UK Headline Arena Tour Dates
April 29 – The AO Arena, Manchester
May 1 – The O2, London
May 2 – The O2, London
May 4 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
May 5 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
May 7 – 3 Arena, Dublin
May 9 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow – Extra Date Added Due To Demand