duran Duran became the latest addition to a string of world stars lined up to perform in Turkey this summer when the event management company MAP Media and Project on Tuesday announced that the British band would be coming to Istanbul next month.
Set for the night of July 9 in KüçükÇiftlik Park, the British pop band’s İstanbul appearance will be part of the European leg of their ongoing world tour for their most recent album, “All You need Is now,” released March 2011.
Tickets for the concert, with prices ranging between TL 90 and TL 300, went on sale this week through ticket company Biletix, MAP Media and Project said in a written statement.
The İstanbul concert will take place around two weeks ahead of Duran Duran’s live appearance in London’s Hyde Park on July 27 to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The iconic foursome -- made up of Roger Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes -- is expected to play old hits such as “Wild Boys,” “Rio,” “The Reflex,” “Notorious,” “Come Undone” and “Ordinary World,” all of which left their mark on the 1980s and ’90s, in addition to songs from “All You Need Is Now.”
The band that fueled the early MTV generation with their stylized, extraordinary videos of the 1980s is said to have updated its sound for the new generation in “All You Need Is Now,” on which they worked with producer Mark Ronson. Yet in a review of the album in March, AP’s Alex Veiga said “the musical DNA of the British group’s early sound is hard to miss” in most of the tracks on “All You Need is Now.” The album features 14 new tracks with titles such as “Girl Panic!,” “Safe (in the heat of the moment),” “Being Followed,” “Leave a Light On” and “The Man Who Stole a Leopard,” which features singer Kelis.