Duran Duran Cancels Remaining Tour Dates
Duran Duran has cancelled the final week of its current North American tour due to keyboardist Nick Rhodes being ill.
Four dates of the “All You Need is Now” tour had already been cancelled this week, and a statement on the band’s website announced that the remaining tour dates currently scheduled will be cancelled as well.
“Rhodes, who has been unwell now for over a week, was advised by doctors today that he is not yet ready to perform, as he is still experiencing the same symptoms that have kept him from the stage for the last few nights,” read the statement.
The tour was scheduled to run through September 1 with a show in Rama, Ontario. Shows in Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Kettering and Chicago also have been canceled.
“The band are devastated that what has been a triumphant tour for them, with many highlights, has ended this way – and know that the fans will be as disappointed as they are,” the statement continued. “Nick held out all week, hoping that he would be well enough to perform again for these final few shows, but unfortunately the medical advice he has been given today requires him to continue to rest.”
The statement did not offer any specifics about Rhodes’ illness, though an earlier statement said it could be the result of exhaustion. An additional update said that Rhodes might be suffering from a “viral infection.”
The group has been on the road since 2010 supporting their most recent album, All You Need is Now, which is their 13th studio album. The album was also released digitally that year, though the physical version was not released until March 2011.
Duran Duran fans that had already purchased tickets to the shows can obtain refunds at the point of purchase. There currently are no plans to reschedule the shows.