Duran Duran perform Epic Mini-Set to open Commonwealth Games 2022

If medals were awarded during Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony, Duran Duran would have been on top of the podium with an epic, quick hit with three classics and a new number.

The future Rock Hall inductees were given headline honors at the July 28 curtain-raiser concert in Birmingham, the city where John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon LeBon and Andy Taylor (no longer with the band) formed more than 40 years ago since.


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A big final calls for a big score, and the hometown heroes delivered with “Save a Prayer;” “The earth;” “Tonight United,” from their latest album Future Past; and “Ordinary World”.

Erol Alkanmanufacturer of Future PastDuran Duran’s 15th and latest studio album, the boys gave a shoutout on social media, writing “Nailed it.”

The past year has been a resurgence year for Duran Duran. At the time, Future Past opened at No. 3 in the Official UK Albums Chart and the band performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Party at the Palace, a warm-up for their headline show in Hyde Park, which was attended by around 70,000 fans.

The Nov. 5, the Brits take their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Watch a clip of the performance at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

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