Duran Duran Cancel Entire Tour.
As Spinner previously reported, Duran Duran were riding high on the comeback wave when singer Simon Le Bon began suffering throat problems in May. The band subsequently canceled the rest of their UK tour after Le Bon’s vocal condition worsened.
“I know how difficult this has been for all of the fans,” Le Bon said on the band’s website. “As we’ve been postponing shows with very little notice, in the hope each day that the improvement would have been significant enough for me to sing again without risking any long-term damage.”
Now it has come to light that Duran Duran are canceling the rest of their European tour for the remainder of the summer. “I am doing everything I can to work through this and get back on track as soon as possible,” Le Bon told the AP (via USA Today). The ‘Rio’ singer will undergo physical therapy for damaged muscles that are preventing him from hitting high notes.
The band was on tour promoting its latest record, the Mark Ronson-produced ‘All You Need Is Now.’ Here’s to a speedy recovery for Le Bon.