Duran Duran to Play Sell-Out London Show

By | October 14, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Duran Duran, the 1980s “New Romantic” band who championed eye-liner, shoulder pads and teased blond hair, will play a comeback show in London on Tuesday.

Their publicist said all 2,000 tickets had sold out within 20 minutes of going on sale and were changing hands on the Internet for 200 pounds ($330) each.

The clamor has evoked memories of when the British band were idols who attracted a devoted following of teenage girls and sold millions of records around the world.

The London show is the first in Britain with the original line-up for 18 years and follows a series of concerts in Japan and the United States.

The band – Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Andy, John and Roger Taylor – have ditched their 1980s wardrobe, but they will play their classic songs, probably including “The Reflex,” “Rio” and “Girls on Film.”

“There is a special magic and chemistry between us,” bassist John Taylor said in a recent interview. “That only happens once in a lifetime.”