Duran Duran, who over the past week announced that keyboardist Nick Rhodes was suffering from a viral infection that led to the cancellation of shows in Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Kettering (OH) and Ravinia Park (IL), confirmed that they would be ending their 2012 global trek short with the additional cancellation of their two shows on August 31 and September 1 in Orilla, Ontario.

The following was from a statement on the band’s website: “All ticket holders for any of the shows that have been canceled should now apply for refunds at the point of purchase, as rescheduling these dates has not been possible given the venues’ upcoming season schedules and availability. Members of the band’s VIP Fan Community should contact Customer Service on the dedicated Community Website.”


Duran Duran, a band that was a staple of the video rotation on MTV in the channel’s early years, is hitting the road globally in 2012 with North American tour dates as part of the plan. Touring in support of their thirteenth studio album entitled “All You Need is Now,” the band will first play cities across South America and Europe before coming to the U.S. in August.

The exact U.S. tour details have yet to all be confirmed, but the dates that have been solidified include gigs in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina and Illinois. According to Pollstar, cities that have dates but unconfirmed venues are Costa Mesa, California (August 11); Tucson, Arizona (August 12); Atlanta (August 19); Mashantucket, Connecticut (August 24); Atlantic City, New Jersey (August 25) and Kettering, Ohio (August 28). The U.S. leg will kick off on August 8 in Saratoga, California. We last looked at Duran Duran in our list of the most expensive concert tickets, so expect demand to be high.

Duran Duran Tickets

Wednesday 8:00 PM Sao Paulo, Brazil tickets from $294
Wednesday 8:00 PM Catoosa, OK
Friday 8:30 PM Memphis, TN
Saturday 8:00 PM Biloxi, MS
Tuesday 7:30 PM Durham, NC tickets from $118
Wednesday 7:30 PM Highland Park, IL tickets from $60

Duran Duran 2012 Tour Dates

Date City Venue
4/28/12 Brasilia, Brazil Ginasio Nilson Nelson
4/30/12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Citibank Hall Rio
5/02/12 Sao Paulo, Brazil Credicard Hall
5/04/12 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
5/05/12 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
5/08/12 Santiago, Chile Espacio Riesco
6/27/12 Prague, Czech Republic O2 Arena
6/28/12 Budapest, Hungary Budapest Arena
7/06/12 Thessaloniki, Greece Earth Theatre
7/12/12 Novi Sad, Serbia Petrovaradin Castle – Exit Festival
7/16/12 Verona, Italy Arena
7/18/12 Rome, Italy Foro Italico
7/20/12 Cattolica, Italy Arena Della Regina
7/21/12 Lucca, Italy Piazza Napoleone
7/23/12 Carcassonne, France Theatre Jean-Deschamps
7/25/12 Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Summer Festival
7/27/12 Carcassonne, France Theatre Jean-Deschamps – Festival De Carcassonne
8/15/12 Catoosa, OK The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino
8/17/12 Memphis, TN Memphis Botanic Garden
8/18/12 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/21/12 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
8/29/12 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Park

Duran Duran Music Videos

Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf Music Video

Duran Duran – Girl Panic! Music Video

According to Pollstar, here’s what the U.S. ticket onsale information looks like so far. Durham is on sale now. Biloxi goes on sale April 6, Memphis is April 20, Ravinia Festival is April 26, and Catoosa is June 28. You can find the best deals on Duran Duran tickets right here at SeatGeek.

Duran Duran Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Thackerville OK Winstar Casino Global Events Center 2011-03-18 $196.88
Los Angeles CA Mayan Theater 2011-03-23 $159.00
Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 2011-04-04 $97.95
Houston TX Warehouse Live 2011-04-06 $85.20
Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 2011-04-14 $78.86
Indio CA Empire Polo Field 2011-04-15 $473.96
Denver CO Ogden Theatre 2011-04-20 $82.72
Chicago IL House of Blues Chicago 2011-04-23 $163.90
Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 2011-04-25 $173.23
Montreal PQ Le National 2011-04-26 $145.20
Boston MA Royale Boston 2011-04-27 $84.28
Everett WA Comcast Arena at Everett 2011-09-23 $81.76
Portland OR Rose Garden 2011-09-24 $117.28
Saratoga CA Mountain Winery 2011-09-26 $124.62
Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 2011-09-27 $170.63
Las Vegas NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 2011-09-30 $111.02
Valley Center CA Harrahs Rincon Open Sky Theatre 2011-10-01 $146.00
Broomfield CO 1STBANK Center 2011-10-04 $241.63
Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 2011-10-06 $155.77
Baton Rouge LA Baton Rouge River Center Arena 2011-10-07 $164.75
Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 2011-10-10 $187.02
Fort Lauderdale FL Hard Rock Live – Hollywood 2011-10-11 $194.21
Saint Augustine FL St Augustine Amphitheatre 2011-10-13 $123.11
Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 2011-10-14 $170.19
Washington DC D.A.R. Constitution Hall 2011-10-16 $162.23
Upper Darby PA Tower Theatre 2011-10-17 $97.69
Cleveland OH Ohio Theatre – Playhouse Square Center 2011-10-19 $131.69
Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 2011-10-21 $185.76
Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 2011-10-22 $153.83
Montreal PQ Bell Centre 2011-10-23 $194.33
New York NY Madison Square Garden 2011-10-25 $82.49
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 2011-10-27 $197.16
Boston MA Wang Center 2011-10-28 $160.20
Atlantic City NJ Borgata Hotel & Casino 2011-10-29 $115.00
Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 2012-08-21 $160.50

Image courtesy of Flickr user Jason Persse