The original line-up play their first UK date together in 18 years at Kentish Town Forum...

Duran Duran have announced a surprise LONDON show, the first with the original line-up in 18 years.

Next Tuesday (October 14) will see Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes. John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor take the stage together at London’s Kentish Town Forum.

While different versions of the 80s synth pioneers have played since, and the reformed line-up have played together in the US, the show will mark their historic UK reunion.

The 25th anniversary comeback had been scheduled to take place the following day (October 15) at the Fashion Rocks fundraiser at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside Beyonce, Ozzy Osbourne, Bjork and Robbie Williams .

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