Duran Duran are currently on their Paper Gods tour which is set to hit the NYC-area this month with shows at The Apollo Theatre on July 19 with Tokimonsta (sold out) and Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavillion on 7/21 with Nile Rodgers' Chic and Tokimonsta (tickets). Unfortunately it looks like those shows, and a few other on their tour, will not be with keyboardist Nick Rhodes, who is taking time off for a family matter, and will be replaced at shows by MNDR. The full statement from DDHQ:

Regrettably, keyboardist Nick Rhodes will be leaving the current Duran Duran tour tomorrow for a short period of time, to return to the UK to attend to an urgent family matter. The band have just embarked on the third US leg of their Paper Gods tour, which kicked off last night in Nashville. They are currently in Chicago, where they play two nights at the Ravinia Pavilion (Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8).

Standing in for Nick will be long-time friend and collaborator, artist MNDR.

Speaking this afternoon from Chicago, Nick said “I am devastated to be missing even a single date on this tour. We are having such an amazing time and the shows have been some of the most exciting of our career. I will be back as soon as I can but know, in the meantime, that I am leaving both the band and fans in great hands, with the fabulous MNDR.”

Nile Rodgers added "Dearest Nick, we seem to be in trying times. I hope everything works out for the best. I love you and the guys. Sincerely, Nile."

How many dates Rhodes will be off the tour remains to be seen. Updated Duran Duran tour dates are listed below.


Duran Duran - 2016 Tour Dates
Jul 08 Ravinia with Chic - Highland Park, IL
Jul 09 Ravinia with Chic- Highland Park, IL
Jul 11 DTE Energy Music Theatre - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Clarkston, MI
Jul 13 Molson Canadian Amphitheater - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Toronto, Canada
Jul 15 The Festival D’ete de Quebec - Québec City, Canada
Jul 16 Ottawa Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats, Canada
Jul 17 Xfinity Center - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Mansfield, MA
Jul 19 The Apollo Theater with Tokimonsta - New York, NY
Jul 21 BB&T Pavilion - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Camden, NJ
Jul 23 XCEL Energy Center - with CHIC St Paul, MN
Jul 24 Starlight Theatre - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Kansas City, MO
Jul 27 The California Mid-State Fair with Chic - Paso Robles, CA
Jul 29 Mandalay Bay Events Center - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Las Vegas, NV
Jul 30 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Irvine, CA
Aug 02 Sleep Train Amphitheater - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Chula Vista, CA
Aug 03 Gila River Arena - with CHIC & Tokimonsta Glendale, AZ
Aug 05 Outside Lands Music Festival - San Francisco, CA
Aug 27 Project Pabst - Portland, OR
Aug 28 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena - Vancouver, Canada
Aug 30 Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, Canada
Sep 01 XFINITY Arena at Everett - Everett, WA
Sep 02 Northern Quest Resort & Casino - Airway Heights, WA
Sep 04 Aspen Jazz Fest Snowmass - Snowmass Village, CO
Sep 06 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - San Antonio, TX
Sep 07 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - San Antonio, TX
Sep 09 Choctaw Grand Theater - Durant, OK
Sep 10 Choctaw Casino Resort - Durant, OK