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article imageDuran Duran cancel US and Canadian tour dates

By Tim Sandle     Aug 29, 2012 in Entertainment
British pop group Duran Duran have cancelled all of their remaining tour dates in the US and Canada due to the illness of their drummer Nick Rhodes.
The band have cancelled their 'All You Need Is Now' tour dates based, according to Billboard, on medical advice relating to the condition of Nick Rhodes. Doctors have said that Rhodes needs several days to recover from an unknown virus.
According to a statement on the band's website:
"Nick held out all week, hoping that he would be well enough to perform again for these final few shows, but unfortunately the medical advice he has been given today requires him to continue to rest.
"The band are devastated that what has been a triumphant tour for them, with many highlights, has ended this way - and know that the fans will be as disappointed as they are."
The band indicated that they had hoped to reschedule the dates. This was not possible due to the unavailability of the venues. The music site Noise notes that ticket holders for the cancelled gigs should apply for refunds at the point of purchase.
It has been an illness hampered tour for the band. For the UK leg of the tour, the band were forced to cancel gigs due to singer Simon Le Bon having a throat infection, according to the Daily Mail.
Duran Duran were formed in 1978 with members Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon. The group have 21 Billboard hit singles and they have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Their highest charting US album was 'Rio'.
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