Duran Duran are set to headline the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Publish Date
Thursday, 21 July 2022, 11:43AM

If you're "hungry" for a live show from Duran Duran, we have some good news for you! 

The '80s synth-pop band has just been announced as the headline act at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in their home city of Birmingham next week.

Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor will take to the stage at the Alexander Stadium on Thursday 28 July in front of a crowd of 30,000 spectators.

The event, which will be broadcast live, is expected to draw a TV audience of more than one billion.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, Le Bon said: "The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is a momentous event for the great city of Birmingham. And we in Duran Duran are honoured to be a part of it in our home town."

The opening ceremony will also feature Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Duran Duran formed in Birmingham in 1978.