Eighties stars postpone arena date

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Duran Duran have postponed their Sheffield show this weekend, after singer Simon Le Bon delevoped a throat condition.

The band’s up-coming show at Sheffield’s Arena, as well as gigs in Bournemouth, Cardiff and Manchester will be rescheduled, together with the other British concerts already cancellled.

Following a consultation with both a vocal coach and his team of specialists, Simon Le Bon has been advised that he needs to continue to rest his voice while his laryngeal problems are treated.

Fans with tickets to the postponed shows at Bournemouth (31st May), Cardiff (1st June), Manchester (3rd June) and Sheffield (4th June) should hold on to their tickets and can expect news of the rescheduled dates within the next few days.

Devastated by the news that they will not be able to resume the tour as planned on Tuesday, Simon said: “I was really hoping that things would have improved enough by today to have allowed us to continue with the tour, but having spent two hours with one of the specialists, I have been advised that I need to hold off for about another week.

“I know how difficult this has been for all of the fans, as we’ve been postponing shows with very little notice, in the hope each day that the improvement would have been significant enough for me to sing again without risking any long-term damage.

“I am now focussing on getting back for Berlin - which is on June 8th.”