Duran Duran to play benefit concert to honour guitarist Andy Taylor

Duran Duran are set to play a particular profit live performance subsequent month in honour of guitarist Andy Taylor, with proceeds going to a most cancers charity.

Set to happen on the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, California, the one-off present shall be held on August 19 and held in honour of Taylor, who revealed his personal prognosis of prostate most cancers final yr.

Proceeds raised by the present will go to learn the UK charity Most cancers Consciousness Belief, which raises cash to combat in opposition to most cancers and helps develop particular therapies that enable sufferers like Taylor to increase their lives.

“We are heading to Northern California to play many of the songs that we wrote together with our dear friend, Andy Taylor, to help him and others in their fight against prostate cancer,” frontman Simon Le Bon stated in a press release. “It is the right thing to do.”

Drummer Roger Taylor additionally spoke concerning the motivation behind the profit present, and thanked those that have helped make the concept right into a actuality. “We would like to thank our fans and the organisers of this benefit who have given us the chance to help our longtime friend and colleague Andy Taylor,” he stated. “We have always described ourselves as a ‘band of brothers,’ and that has never been more true than in this very moment.”

Duran Duran (Image: Nefer Suvio / Press)

Tickets for the upcoming gig can be found now, with proceeds being donated to the UK-based charity. Discover remaining tickets right here.

Sir Chris Evans – the founding father of Most cancers Consciousness Belief – additionally spoke concerning the collaboration to organise the upcoming gig and supplied an replace on the remedy they appear to supply these recognized with most cancers.

“Andy will receive the latest precision medical treatment, emanating from some recently successful clinical trials, along with the ongoing support that the Cancer Awareness Trust is providing,” he stated (by way of Rolling Stone). “The incredible support of Duran Duran will mean many more people will benefit just like Andy has.”

Following the announcement of subsequent month’s profit live performance, Taylor has since revealed that he’s now hoping to bear ‘nuclear therapy’ – a more moderen kind of remedy that has solely lately arrived within the UK.

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran. Credit: Jim Bennett/FilmMagic

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran. Credit score: Jim Bennett/FilmMagic

The 62-year-old shared the replace throughout an interview with the Rockonteurs podcast, explaining how, after being recognized with incurable stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers, he has gone from not anticipating to have lengthy to stay to now anticipating to get again to full health.

“I’m starting my nuclear therapy. I’ve been having tests and scans and all kinds of far-out science stuff… so the stage I’m at – which was stage four – like shit, basically, this therapy came into the UK only recently. It’s very, very new,” he stated (by way of Day by day Mail).

“Essentially it’s a nuclear medicine. It’s put into your body and it detects the cancer on the outside of the cells and it only hits cancer cells in your bones, which is mainly where it is with me, and zaps them. But if there’s a healthy cell next to it, it doesn’t touch it,” he continued. “So it’s not curative, but it can knock out and then it’s got to start again and from what was kind of – I’ll not even say the term they used to have on the thing – but I can get back [to] full fitness. I’ll be fine for five years.”

In different Duran Duran information, earlier this yr the band spoke with NME about their upcoming tasks, and introduced their hopes to play at Glastonbury within the coming years.

The four-piece have by no means carried out on the iconic Worthy Farm website, nevertheless as Le Bon defined, they’re hoping to vary this quickly. “I’d love to [do it] – we just need to get the right slot, that’s all,” he stated. “We have had the chance to do it before, but it wasn’t playing the main stage and I think we’d like to be doing that for sure,” Le Bon provides. “I’m sure we’re in negotiations [with Glastonbury], and if not, we will be.”

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