Another musical guest making its way to Israel : Duran Duran, one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, will perform in Tel Aviv’s Exhibition Grounds on July 30.The British band announced Israel’s inclusion in its European concert tour on its official website Tuesday morning: “Duran Duran come to Israel. General tickets go on sale April 27th. We will provide a ticketing link as soon as we have one!”
Duran Duran was formed in Birmingham in 1978, and is named after the villain in Roger Vadim’s French science fiction film “Barbarella”, starring Jane Fonda. The band became successful after its first lead singer, Stephen Duffy, left and was replaced by Simon Le Bon.
The band’s greatest hits include “Girls on Film”, “Rio”, “Save a Prayer” and “Ordinary World”.
This will be Duran Duran’s second visit to Israel. The band first performed in Tel Aviv and Haifa in 1994. In 2003, all original band members united for a concert in Britain, for the first time in 18 years. The tickets were sold out within minutes.