Guess how old RIO is today!!
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the Album RIO, by supergroup “DURAN DURAN”. This album charted at number 2 in the UK charts, and many people say this was their favourite album from the band.
Due to play at Lytham Festival this year, but sadly postponed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and safety considerations, they are now scheduled to perform on Friday 1st July 2022.
Originally a 5 piece band, there’s been a bit of dismantling and reforming over the years, and currently 4 of the 5 original members are enjoying worldwide success, now over 4 decades.
British music icons, Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records, had 18 American hit singles, 21 UK Top 20 tunes and have continued to perform to huge concert audiences around the world since the band first formed in 1980.
Consistently fusing art, technology, fashion and a signature sense of style with their unique and infectious brand of music, singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor have proven themselves timeless, always innovating and reinventing, to remain ahead of the curve.
Their last album, 2015’s Paper Gods, was the band’s highest-charting release in 22 years and 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 including Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Ronson, Graham Coxon and Lykke Li. 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. (From Lytham Festival Website)
Fingers crossed for next year’s concert going ahead, and welcoming these superstar heart-throbs to our lovely town!!