Duran Duran Cancel Opening Dates Of Tour

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May 18, 2011 | 9:05pm EST

Duran Duran have been forced to scrap the opening dates of their U.K. tour to allow frontman Simon Le Bon to recover from a throat infection.
The British hitmakers were due to play in Newcastle, England on Wednesday and Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday, but both shows have been axed.

The 1980s supergroup is hoping to reschedule the gigs.

Taking to his Twitter.com page, Le Bon writes, “Great disappointment, not being able to play the Newcastle and Glasgow shows as planned.”