If medals were being handed out through the 2022 Commonwealth Video games opening ceremony, Duran Duran would’ve been atop the podium with an epic, fast-strike of 3 classics and one particular new selection.
The incoming Rock Corridor inductees experienced headline honors at the curtain-raiser live performance July 28 in Birmingham, the town wherever John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon LeBon and Andy Taylor (no for a longer time with the band) formed additional than 40 years ago.
A major finale needs a massive score, and the hometown heroes delivered the products with “Save a Prayer” “Planet Earth” “Tonight United,” from their most recent album Potential Earlier and “Ordinary Earth.”
Erol Alkan, producer of Long term Past, Duran Duran’s 15th and most recent studio album, gave the lads a shoutout on social media, composing “Nailed it.”
The previous year has been a resurgent one particular for Duran Duran. In that time, Long run Previous opened at No. 3 on the Formal U.K. Albums Chart, and the band carried out for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Party at the Palace, a heat-up to their headline present at Hyde Park, which was attended by some 70,000 admirers.
On Nov. 5, the Brits will acquire their position in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the course of the induction ceremony at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
Watch a snippet of the functionality at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.