Duran Duran continue their 40th anniversary celebrations into 2022 with the announcement of a new series of summer headline shows across the UK and Europe.
The upcoming run will begin with a very special three-night experience in Ibiza, ‘Duran Duran: Touch The Sunrise’, taking place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, from 29th April – 2nd May, during the Ibiza Music Summit.
Alongside ‘Touch the Sunrise’, the band have announced two further outdoor shows for 2022, at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, and Inverness’ Caledonian Stadium.
‘Touch the Sunrise’ will see fans have the chance to join the band for three days of sun, sea and incredible sounds during an exclusive, event-filled weekend that will include DJ sets, outdoor film screenings and a closing Duran Duran headline show to remember. ‘Touch The Sunrise’ will mark the first time the band have performed in Ibiza since 1987.
The British music icons will be joined over the weekend by two of the UK dance music’s most influential and respected DJs, Pete Tong and producer Erol Alkan – both close friends and the latter of whom worked with the band on their brand-new studio album ‘FUTURE PAST’. Erol will close out the night at Pacha, following Roger Taylor’s two hours on the decks, while Pete will perform for two hours before the band at the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel on the closing night.
Speaking about the event, singer Simon Le Bon said:
“Touch The Sunrise is going to be an extraordinary experience – and something we’ve never done before! Everyone in the band has a tremendous love for the island and over the years I have personally spent many summers there with friends and family – so it’s become somewhat of a home away from home for us. People often think of Ibiza as just a party island – which of course it can be – but there’s a side to it that we really hope our fans get to explore while they are there, that’s about the natural beauty of the place, the incredible food and the warmth of the people who live there year-round. Ushuaïa , where we’re playing on the Sunday night, is one of the best open air venues in the world with a massive stage, right on the water. Our set is going to be dancefloor-heavy – and after what we’ve all been through these past two years, we just can’t wait!”
Erol Alkan said:
“It’s not often you are offered to spend three days in Ibiza with Duran Duran. It ranks up there amongst one of the best emails I’ve received in 2021 and it didn’t take long for me to agree! I’m sure these lads know how to throw a party!”
Fans can look forward to a three-day programme specially curated by Duran Duran.
Day 1: ‘Taste the Summer: Night Versions’ will see fans taking over the legendary Ibiza institution, Pacha, for a thrilling DJ set from Roger Taylor, followed by Erol Alkan, on into the night.
Day 2: ‘Come Undone’ will see fans enjoying a series of activities including an outdoor screening of an as-yet-unseen documentary, building up to…
Day 3: topping the weekend off in true Duran Duran style with a headline show to remember at Ushuaïa.
Taking place from 29th April – 2nd May, Duran Duran: ‘Touch The Sunrise’ is on sale now. A variety of packages and VIP options to suit all fans are available HERE.
Duran Duran will play the following dates in 2022:
29th April – Duran Duran ‘Touch the Sunrise’, Ibiza, Spain. On sale HERE.
12th June – St Anne’s Park, Dublin, Ireland. On sale HERE.
17th June – Castle Howard, York. On sale Fri 10th Dec 10.00am HERE.
25th June – Rock in Rio Lisboa 2022, Lisbon, Portugal. On sale HERE.
1st July – Lytham Festival, Lytham Saint Anne’s, UK. On sale HERE.
2nd July – Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland. On sale Fri 10th Dec 10.00am HERE.
10th July – BST, Hyde Park. On sale HERE.
The Fan Community presale for Caledonian Stadium, Scotland begins at 09.00am and the presale for Castle Howard, Yorkshire begins at 10.00am on Wednesday 8th December. Paid members should login and visit the PRESALE page for more information.