Duran Duran Announces Grace Jones As A Special Guest At New York Show

Grace Jones At Carriageworks 2015

 

Duran Duran has added two more shows to their North American FUTURE PAST TOUR. Grace Jones will join Niles Rodgers & CHIC and Bastille as guests during the band’s stop in Queens, New York on September 22nd. A date in San Diego for August 22nd  at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre was also added to the tour. A Los Angeles date will be announced soon. Tickets for the New York and San Diego shows are available April 10th as a VIP presale option until Thursday, April 13th. Those tickets can be purchased at https://duranduran.com/members. General ticket sales will begin on April 14th. Bassist John Taylor said, 

“We could not be more honored and delighted to have Grace Jones join
us for our forthcoming FUTURE PAST New York show. Grace has been a profound influence on
Duran Duran from the beginning, both musically and stylistically. She guested on the Arcadia
project, and we have had a lot of fun with her over the years – now it’s fantastic to finally share a stage with her. Grace Jones completes a dream line-up for this tour, joining us along with Nile Rodgers and CHIC, and Bastille – our friends from the UK. It’s a one-off musical extravaganza, so dress to impress!”

Lead singer Simon Le Bon chimed in about the upcoming dates: 

“It’s remarkable to me that as a band, we are still hitting new milestones, and introducing the sound of DD to new generations of music lovers. We are truly grateful that we get to do what we do on a daily basis, and that we still love our job as much as we did when we started out some four decades ago.”

Last year the English band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. They also released their 15th studio album FUTURE PAST and the complete edition with their cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years” is included.