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Duran Duran cancels fourth show due to Nick Rhodes illness

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Duran Duran have canceled a fourth consecutive concert date on their "All You Need Is Now" tour due to an illness that has stricken keyboardist Nick Rhodes.

The band announced Tuesday that a show scheduled for tomorrow (Aug. 29) at the Ravinia Festival near Chicago has been canceled. It joins nixed dates from over the weekend in Atlantic City and Pittsburgh, as well as a tour stop tonight in Kettering, Ohio.

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"Rhodes has been advised by doctors that he is not yet ready to perform and should continue to rest for at least the next 72 hours," a message reads on the band's website.

The band says the 50-year-old Rhodes has been sick for a week and is experiencing the same type of symptoms that kept him off the stage since the weekend.

"I feel completely helpless over the situation and all I can do is apologize to our fans," Rhodes said on Sunday when the "Rio" band announced the Pittsburgh news.

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According to an earlier statement, Rhodes could be suffering from some type of viral infection.

Duran Duran is on the final leg of the "All You Need Is Now" tour, which began in spring 2011. With the cancelations, only two scheduled concerts remaining, on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in Orillia, Ontario.

The New Wave/pop-rock icons recently paused the tour to headline a concert marking the opening of the Olympic Games at London's Hyde Park, where they played a mix of hits spanning more than 30 years.

11Comments
Aug 29, 2012 5:10AM
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Love Duran Duran, hope Nick feels better soon :)
Aug 29, 2012 5:07AM
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Rough road for the lads.  Simmo lost his voice last year.  Nick's ill this year.  Andy is stuck in a revolving door when it comes to the group.  

It's like Def Leppard with synthesizers, and I hate that because both bands were part of childhood and I love the music.

Get well soon, Nick.  
Aug 28, 2012 11:13PM
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OMG when did Nick Rhodes turn 50? I guess it's time to face the fact that I am not getting any younger either!
Aug 28, 2012 10:36PM
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And the sun drips down bedding heavy behind the front of your dress all shadowy lined...and the droning engine throbs in time with your beating heart....

Aug 28, 2012 10:14PM
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shouldn't they be getting into selling real estate or something?
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