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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

The future of music with Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes

The future of music with Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

This is a digital-only ThinkIn.

Calling all Duranies, this is not a drill. 

Duran Duran’s first hits Planet Earth and Girls on Film were released in 1981. Since then, they have proven themselves to be so much more than ‘just’ one of the biggest pop bands ever. Always innovators, they’ve resisted nostalgia and embraced experimentation to sustain a career for 40 years, selling over 100 million records. 

Join founding member Nick Rhodes to talk about the Birmingham foursome’s latest album Future Past which features collaborations with Mark Ronson, Lykke Li, Erol Alkan and the Godfather of electronic music, Giorgio Moroder. 

So many of their contemporaries have embraced the lucrative 80s throwback tours, but the wild boys have resisted. Does a back catalogue like Duran Duran’s hold a band back? What does the future of music look like to Nick Rhodes, and what’s it like doing the same job for 43 years?

In partnership with KITE Festival

KITE is a new Festival of Ideas and Music which will take place in Oxfordshire in June 2022, brought to you by Tortoise and Neapolitan Music. Tickets will go on sale this autumn.

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