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DURAN DURAN PAY TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE WITH MOVING COVER OF ‘FIVE YEARS’

DURAN DURAN PAY TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE WITH MOVING COVER OF ‘FIVE YEARS’ AVAILABLE ON S-CURVE RECORDS/BMG

SET TO PERFORM ON GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING EVENT ‘A BOWIE CELEBRATION: JUST FOR ONE DAY!’ ON JANUARY 8, 6PM PT
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES CONFIRMED BY IAN ASTBURY, GARY BARLOW, BILLY CORGAN, ANNA CALVI, ANDRA DAY, PERRY FARRELL, PETER FRAMPTON, BOY GEORGE, RICKY GERVAIS, MACY GRAY, ADAM LAMBERT, DAVE NAVARRO, GARY OLDMAN, TRENT REZNOR, GAVIN ROSSDALE, TONY VISCONTI, RICK WAKEMAN, YUNGBLUD, AND MANY MORE

2021 UK AND EU TOUR DATES ON-SALE NOW

LISTEN
‘FIVE YEARS’TOUR DATES
January 8 – A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! – Global Livestream
June 13 – St. Anne’s Park – Dublin, Ireland
June 20 – Isle Of Wight Festival – Newport, UK
June 26 – Rock In Rio Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal
July 4 – Duran Duran At The Lytham Festival – Lytham, UK
July 7 – Duran Duran At The Scarborough Open Air Theatre – Scarborough, UK
July 11 – BST Hyde Park – London, UK
Oct 8 – Touch The Sunrise – Ibiza, SpainToday, internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum and award-winning pop legends Duran Duran kick-off their 2021 40th anniversary celebrations by going back to where it all began for them, with a stunning stand-alone cover of David Bowie’s timeless classic, ‘Five Years.’“My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie. He is the reason why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be.” Duran Duran’s front-man Simon Le Bon reveals. When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song Five Years. I can’t begin to explain how honored I feel for Duran Duran to be given the opportunity to perform this icon, and to place our name alongside Bowie’s for this commemoration of his music.”

Listen to Duran Duran’s ‘Five Years’ HERE.

The song comes as part of the highly anticipated global streaming tribute event, set to take place on Friday, January 8, for what would have been the late and great Bowie’s 74th birthday, and 5th year anniversary of his passing. Duran Duran will be performing ‘Five Years’ live in what is set to be a spectacular and groundbreaking cinematic virtual experience. The track is available worldwide on all platforms from 12AM ET on January 8. The band will be performing a very special live version of it later that evening, on A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the Save The Children organization, a charity important to Bowie. For more information, tickets, VIP packages and exclusive merchandise go to: http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie. The release of the song is just one of 40 exciting initiatives taking place to celebrate the band’s rich and colorful four decade career, under the umbrella ‘Duran Duran 40’.

This Summer, Duran Duran will be making a welcome return to the stage for some very exciting live performances in Europe and the United Kingdom. For more information and tickets go to: http://duranduran.com

ABOUT
A BOWIE CELEBRATION: JUST FOR ONE DAY!’
Kicking off at 6pm PT on January 8, the show will be available for ticket holders around the globe to enjoy live and for 24 hours after its initial stream. With such a wide-ranging lineup of extraordinary talent, the concert will offer over three hours of music, allowing fans to get comfortable at home, grab a drink and sit back to enjoy, reminisce and experience their favorite Bowie songs as never before — performed by David’s friends, bandmates, and those for whom he was the soundtrack to their lives.

Produced by Mike Garson in partnership with Stacey Sher and Kerry Brown together with Rolling Live Studios, A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! will feature performances from artists including Culture Club frontman Boy George, Pretty Reckless bandleader Taylor Momsen, award-winning comedian and After Life star Ricky Gervais, and Ground Control supergroup with Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), six-time Ivor Novello Award winner Gary Barlow (Take That),  Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), William Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Oscar-winning actor Gary OldmanGavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Grammy-winning singer Macy GrayIan Astbury (The Cult), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Corey Glover (Living Color), Tony-winner Lena Hall, vocal phenom Judith Hill (Grammy winner for 20 Feet From Stardom), Charlie Sexton (David Bowie, Bob Dylan), Adam Lambert, UK chart topping YUNGBLUD, three-time Grammy nominee Andra Day, actor/musician Michael C. Hall, Mott the Hoople icon Ian Hunter, singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Anna Calvi, award-winning musician Atticus Ross, Kind Heaven Orchestra vocalist Etty Lau Farrel, and How to Destroy Angels vocalist Mariqueen Maandig Reznor.

Additional amazing career-spanning artists joining the January 8 global stream include Everett BradleyMatt ChamberlainAva CherryRichard CottleGreg ErricoMark GuilianaHenry HeyEmir KsasanTony LevinGeoff MacCormackAndy Newmark, and Pablo Rosario, plus previously announced alumni including Bowie’s final touring band of Mike GarsonEarl SlickSterling CampbellGerry Leonard and Catherine Russell, along with Zack AlfordCarlos AlomarKevin ArmstrongAlan ChildsRobin ClarkEmm GrynerOmar HakimClare HirstErdal KızılçayTim LefebvreMartha MookeHolly PalmerMark PlatiCarmine RojasCharlie Sexton, Bowie’s longtime record producer and musician Tony Visconti.  Special guest appearances will also be made by Nandi BushellMr HudsonGaby MorenoJoe SumnerSimon WestbrookThe Section Quartet and more.

More exciting Duran Duran news to come!

‘Five Years’ is out everywhere now.

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