Duran Duran played to cheer the crowd on Sunday night as they celebrated the Hyde Park BST festival in London.
performed by Nile Rodgers and Chic as part of the show, the band performed their greatest hits on the Great Oak stage as festival-goers enjoyed the sunny weather.
The show marks the debut of Duran Duran’s collection and is part of their 40th anniversary tour and their only show in London in 2022.
Created by singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor, the band opened with their 1980s hit The Wild Boys.
Le Bon shouted to the crowd: “Good old London, how are you? We are Duran Duran”.
The band, formed in Birmingham in 1978, also plays Hungry Like the Wolf, Girls on Film, Notorious, The Reflex and the Bond theme, A View To A Kill.
They also include material from their recent album, Future Past, which is their 15th studio album. Songs include Anniversary and All Of You.
Presenting Nile Rodgers to a crowd, Le Bon said Duran Duran first worked with the musician and producer in the 1980s.
“Without him, there wouldn’t be Duran Duran today,” he said.
“Today, this man became an honorary member of Duran Duran.”
Le Bon then dedicated the song “Normal World” to the people of Ukraine.
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He told fans: “Please give a thought to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
“They are going through unimaginable suffering and difficulties.
“We wish them peace in their country … and happy lives.”
Duran Duran closed the show with the world-famous hit Rio.
Later this year, the band will be inducted into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, after selling more than 100 million records.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora and acclaimed Mercury Prize nominee Laura Mvula also performed Sunday at the BST festival.
Last month, Rodgers and Chic performed with Duran Duran at the Queen’s Platinum Anniversary Party at the Palace, which was watched by an average of nearly 12 million people in the UK.
Other stars who appeared at the BST festival include the Rolling Stones, Sam Fender and Stereophonics.
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