Music group Duran Duran will celebrate their 30th anniversary in the music industry with an ITV1 special, it has been revealed. The iconic pop group - whose hit tracks include their 1981 chart topper Girls On Film - will perform a range of selections from throughout their career as well as showcasing their new album.
The special, hosted by Daybreak's Christine Bleakley, will air later this month to coincide with the release of a special edition of the group's latest album 'All You Need is Now'. ITV promise "a rare insight" into the group's career, with "exclusive, never-before-seen archive footage, and in-depth interviews with each of the band members."
Speaking about the new show Duran Duran lead singer, Simon Le Bon said: “We are very excited to be a part of the One Night Only series – as we really like the format of the programme. We always enjoy performing in front of a live audience and this show will be the first opportunity for us to play a number of songs from the new album.
"We’ve spent the last couple of weeks in our rehearsal room working on the arrangements for all the new material and we are looking forward to the show very much.”
Meanwhile John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment at ITV commented: “It will be a real treat for ITV viewers to see one of Britain’s most iconic and successful bands of the 80’s celebrating their musical milestone.”
Duran Duran: One Night Only will air on ITV1 soon.