Duran Duran paused their Hollywood Bowl gig to pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth last week (September 9).
Simon Le Bon and co are one in a long line of household names from the world of entertainment to pay tribute to the late monarch, who passed away last week aged 96.
The band had previously played at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations back in June. Footage of their recent tribute to her can be spotted below.
“make our own tribute”
Just before they were about to sing ‘Say A Prayer’, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon spoke to the audience at the Hollywood Bowl.
“So, you know that it’s a real sad time for a lot of us Brits, and a lot of other people around the world, and we would like to make our own tribute to Queen Elizabeth II”, he said.
“If you’d like to join us and show your respect, please take your cell phone out, switch the light on. Let’s fill the Bowl with light for the queen. We say goodbye”.
Duran Duran honored Queen Elizabeth II at Hollywood Bowl w/"Save A Prayer"
“It’s a real sad time for a lot of us Brits & a lot of other people around the world, & we would like to make our own tribute to Queen Elizabeth II,” Simon Le Bon said, asking crowd to light up phones pic.twitter.com/iCA5wk8poW
— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) September 10, 2022
Since her passing, a myriad of names from the world of entertainment paid tribute to the Queen, including the likes of Elton John, Brian May, Diana Ross, Roger Taylor, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks and Barack Obama.
Elton John also paid a further tribute the Queen during a gig in Toronto last week.
“Today we had the saddest news about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,” the Crocodile Rock singer said. “She was an inspiring presence to be around — I’ve been around her and she was fantastic. She led the country though some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine care and warmth”.
“I’m 75 — she’s been with me all my life, and I feel very sad that she won’t be with me any more,” he continued. “But I’m glad she’s at peace and I’m glad she’s at rest, and she deserves it because she’s worked bloody hard”.
“I send my love to her family and her loved ones. She will be missed, but her spirit lives on and we celebrate her life tonight with music — OK?”. More on this here.