Duran Duran have confirmed that they will perform at Dublin’s 3Arena next May, as part of their 2023 UK and Ireland Tour.
The band have announced five concerts across Ireland and the UK across May and April next year.
Duran Duran’s show at the 3Arena will cap of a tour which will take in stops a Leeds, Birmingham, London and Manchester.
The announcement regarding the band’s upcoming shows comes despite news of guitarist Andy Taylor’s ongoing treatment of stage four metastatic prostate cancer.
This also comes after Duran Duran became the first act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the weekend.
Accepting their award, the band performed performed a set of hits, including ther breakthrough track from 1981 ‘Girls On Fame’, as well as ‘Ordinary World’ and ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’.
It was at this point that Duran Duran also spoke to the audience about Taylor’s absence from the stage.
Reading out a letter written by the guitarist, they said the following.
“Just over four years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer”, Taylor wrote.
“Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and of course we are no different; so I speak from the perspective of a family man but with profound humility to the band, the greatest fans a group could have and this exceptional accolade”.
“I have the ‘Rodgers and Edwards’ of doctors and medical treatment that until very recently allowed me to just rock on”.
“Although my current condition is not immediately life-threatening there is no cure”.
Adding that he was “truly sorry and massively disappointed” for being unable to attend the ceremony, Taylor described how he was “very proud of these four brothers” for earning this accolade.
The Duran Duran guitarist concluded, “I often doubted the day would come. I’m sure as hell glad I’m around to see the day”.
Earlier this year, Duran Duran had shared the stage with former Black Sabath star Tony Iommi at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games. More on this here.