Pressure On: Duran Duran to give private performance to US ambassador in England at weird July 4 event


We knew Duran Duran’s “comeback” would take them to some strange places over the course of the next year or so, but for this upcoming July 4 weekend, the pop band will find itself a long ways from “Rio.”

Apparently Duran Duran will perform at a private event in England for the Ambassador of the United States, and they’ll take the opportunity to play new single “Pressure Off” live for the first time. Hope somebody brings an iPhone and some sparklers!

Here’s the bulletin, from duranduran.com:


Duran Duran has been invited by the Ambassador of the United States in England to perform at a special event to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Independence of America.

The Ambassador lives in London at the biggest private residence outside of Buckingham Palace, and the band is very excited to have been asked to perform as it’s a huge honour. America has been a great friend to Duran Duran and they can’t think of a better place to debut “Pressure Off” live for the first time than at this event!

Keep checking the band’s website and social media as we will have some recorded footage to share.

Huh. That just seems odd.

Meanwhile, Duran Duran’s new album, the now-curiosly-titled Paper Gods, is out September 18. Listen to the band’s new single, “Pressure Off,” featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, below…