Duran Duran wow with epic Commonwealth Games opening ceremony performance

Publish Date
Friday, 29 July 2022, 1:54PM

The Commonwealth Games are officially underway.

And if you were "hungry" for the live show from Duran Duran, boy oh boy did they deliver! 

The '80s synth-pop band stole the show at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in their home city of Birmingham today.

Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor took to the stage at the Alexander Stadium in front of a crowd of 30,000 spectators to belt out some of their biggest hits as endless fireworks shot up into the sky.

Watching the '80s band kick things off with an unforgettable performance, fans said they had "tears in their eyes" and were "mega emotional."

"Mega emotional after watching Duran Duran," one fan said.

"Duran Duran are better now than they ever were before," someone else echoed.

Another swooned: "They picked the best band in history to close out the ceremony."

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, Le Bon said: "The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is a momentous event for the great city of Birmingham. And we in Duran Duran are honoured to be a part of it in our home town."

Duran Duran formed in Birmingham in 1978.