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Duran Duran will play Inverness Caledonian Stadium on July 2 next year – tickets on sale on Friday

By Margaret Chrystall

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British music icons Duran Duran, will make their debut headline performance in Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland on Saturday, July 2 2022.

Duran Duran to play Inverness next July.
Duran Duran to play Inverness next July.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of the band’s 15th studio album Future Past and will mark the first time they have ever played in Inverness.

Special guest at this event will be Jack Savoretti.

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 they first formed in 1980.

Marking the band’s highest charting album in 16 years, Future Past has been met with widespread critical acclaim.

It has been described as an album “that looks firmly to the future” by Rolling Stone UK, “classic Duran” by The Times, “a blast” by CLASH, “Duran Duran” at their best” in The Sun and, “all a fan could want” by the Evening Standard.

A genre-spanning piece of work that sees Duran Duran continuing to try to charge forward sonically and stylistically, the album features production by Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder and Duran Duran, and guest appearances from Blur’s Graham Coxton, Mike Garson, CHAI, Mark Ronson Ivorian Doll and Tove Lo.

Their new single Give It All Up (ft Tove Lo) is currently on the A-list at BBC Radio 2 – tapping in Tove’s left-leaning pop influence, with synth melodies showcasing Nick Rhodes at his very best – production by Erol Alkan and Graham Coxton on guitar.

Duran Duran have always fused art, technology, fashion and a 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, but always try to innovate and reinvent their music, to remain ahead of the curve.

Speaking from his home in London, following their performance on BBC Radio 2’s In Concert on Thursday night, bassist John Taylor said “It’s hard to believe that in 40 years together we have never played in this part of Scotland.

"But after four decades of shows it’s pretty exciting to be coming to a new city.

"We’ve been working on the album since late 2018 and have spent the last few days in rehearsals shaping the new material for next year’s dates.

"It’s always satisfying after months and months in the studio to be able to bring them to life in a different way – so roll on 2022!”

Tickets go on sale on Friday from 10am at www.ictcc.co.uk Ticket Hotline 0344 338 8000. Accessible Bookings 0800 640 5001

Tickets are on sale online from 10am Friday 10th December at www.ictcc.co.uk

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