Internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum and award-winning pop legends Duran Duran kick-off their 2021 40th anniversary celebrations by going back to where it all began for them, with a stunning stand-alone cover of David Bowie’s timeless classic, ‘Five Years.’
“My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie. He is the reason why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be.”Duran Duran’s front-man Simon Le Bon reveals. “When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song Five Years. I can’t begin to explain how honored I feel for Duran Duran to be given the opportunity to perform this icon, and to place our name alongside Bowie’s for this commemoration of his music.”
The song comes as part of the global streaming tribute event that took place last Friday, January 8, for what would have been the late and great Bowie’s 74th birthday, and 5th year anniversary of his passing. Duran Duran have performed ‘Five Years’ live in what was set to be a spectacular and groundbreaking cinematic virtual experience. The track is available worldwide on all platforms. The band also performed a very special live version of it later that evening, on A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! A portion of ticket proceeds went to the Save The Children organization, a charity important to Bowie. For more information and exclusive merchandise go to: http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie. The release of the song is just one of 40 exciting initiatives taking place to celebrate the band’s rich and colorful four decade career, under the umbrella ‘Duran Duran 40’.
This Summer, Duran Duran will be making a welcome return to the stage for some very exciting live performances in Europe and the United Kingdom. For more information and tickets go to: http://duranduran.com
June 13 – St. Anne’s Park – Dublin, Ireland June 20 – Isle Of Wight Festival – Newport, UK June 26 – Rock In Rio Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal July 4 – Duran Duran At The Lytham Festival – Lytham, UK July 7 – Duran Duran At The Scarborough Open Air Theatre – Scarborough, UK July 11 – BST Hyde Park – London, UK Oct 8 – Touch The Sunrise – Ibiza, Spain