Hey Duran Duran fans (or Duraneys as I hear Richard Blade call you guys on satellite radio) - get ready to dance your tails off, because the legendary new wave band is going on a North American tour this year.
And dance you will, because the opening act will be none other than Nile Rodgers, the co-founder and rhythm guitarist for the classic disco band, Chic. Aside from the Bee Gees and Donna Summer, I credit Nile Rodgers as the leading pioneer of the classic 1970s disco sound, with hits including Good Times and Le Freak. Plus, he's a highly acclaimed producer having produced some of Duran Duran's biggest hits along with Let's Dance for David Bowie, Like a Virgin for Madonna and co-produced The B-52's' Cosmic Thing.
The tour will support Duran Duran's latest album, Future Past, which the band released in October, 2021 and which was co-produced by another disco legend, Giorgio Moroder, who is the groundbreaking musician that created Donna Summer's unique disco sound. This tour falls on the heels of the Duran Duran's induction, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, which was the first year they were nominated. In a recent interview, lead singer Simon Le Bon said 2022 was "easily the best year that Duran Duran has had [since 1980] — and maybe, sort of in its own way, was better than anything we did then."
Here is the list of confirmed shows for Duran Duran's Future Past North American Tour:
May 27 – Napa Valley, CA @ Bottlerock Festival
May 28 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
May 31 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
June 1 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
June 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Arena
June 6 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
June 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
June 9 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
June 13 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
June 15 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
June 17 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
June 18 – Sunrise, FL @ FLA Live Arena
Aug. 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Sept. 1 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sept. 3 – Canandaigua, NY @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sept. 6 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 9 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sept. 13 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Sept. 16 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena.