Anyone catch the news of another Duran Duran concert date yesterday? If not, here was the press release on the band’s official website:
Duran Duran will return to Sweden for their first concert in the country in 15 years to headline this summer’s Sommarkväll Med… concert series on Sunday, May 31st. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 am local time, through Eventim.se.
Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American and 21 UK hit singles, won countless awards and continue to perform to huge concert audiences around the world. Consistently fusing art, technology and fashion with their unique and infectious sound, singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor have proven themselves timeless – always innovating, to remain ahead of the curve.
Their last album, 2015’s Paper Gods, was hailed by critics and fans alike as their best body of work in more than two decades. Produced by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, alongside Mr Hudson and Josh Blair, the record features collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre (of Mew.) A global, three year, sold-out arena tour followed.
Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to Paper Gods with several exciting collaborators, to be announced soon. This, their fifteenth studio album, is slated for release in 2020, alongside a series of 40 thrilling projects and live events that will celebrate their long and illustrious career.
SOMMARKVÄLL MED… is an all-new series of music experiences that invites you to some of this summer’s best shows in the most beautiful setting Stockholm has to offer. Join us for some amazing concerts, good food and drinks, all while enjoying a panoramic view of Stockholm.
In case you are not keeping track of the announced Duran Duran dates so far, let me share them all here.
May 30, 2020
Mølvangvej Jelling, Denmark Duran Duran headlines the Jelling Musikfestival in Mølvangvej Jelling, Denmark
May 31, 2020
Skansen, Sweden Duran Duran headlines the Sommarkväll Med… concert series in Skansen, Sweden
June 07, 2020
St Anne’s Park
Dublin, Ireland Duran Duran at St Anne’s Park
June 14, 2020
Isle of Wight Festival
I, of course, am excited for anyone who is able to make this festival in Sweden or any of the other shows. Unfortunately, I cannot consider any of these shows as I will be at the end of the school year. Part of me, though, is relieved that it is clear that I cannot go to any of these. It isn’t that I don’t want to go. It is quite the opposite. I would love to go to every Duran show. What I don’t like is having the conflict between wanting to go and trying to figure out if there is some way, any way to get to go. I always feel guilty for leaving work while still desperately wanting to go. Whenever shows come up during the school year, I spend a lot of time and energy just trying to figure out if I could swing it in any way, shape or form. I hate that. I just want to be able to go easily without the stress or guilt of leaving work. These shows are such that I cannot even consider them. They are too far away at the exact wrong time of the school year. Am I hoping that there are shows that I can go too easily? Of course. Right now, though, I’ll focus on being excited for those who can go to these easily.