Duran Duran Forced to Cancel Tour Dates Due to Simon Le Bon's Laryngitis
By Spinner Editors Posted May 19th 2011 11:15PM
Fans who were planning to attend the cancelled Newcastle and Glasgow dates have been asked to hold on to their tickets because the events will be rescheduled, with the details being announced within the next few days.
A spokesman told the BBC that the group regretted the decision but were left with no other option while their singer recovered from his throat infection.
The influential band, who saw their heyday in the 1980s, reformed in 2000 to a rapturous reception from fans old and new. Over the following decade they saw a resurgence in recognition, including a Lifetime Achievement award from Q magazine and the Outstanding Contribution BRIT award.
After a departure from their label Epic in late 2009, the group went on to work with Mark Ronson and Spike Stent on their most recent album, which went straight to No. 1 on download charts in 15 countries. The city of Milan found a special way to honor the band when last February the mayor offered them a key to the city, along with an award recognising them as style icons of the 20th century.
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