In front of their presentation at the virtual David Bowie tribute Just For One Day, Duran have dropped their cover of the late legend’s “Five Years.”
The band kick up the synths for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars interpretation, as Simon Le Bon is supported by reinforcement artists for the climatic ensemble. “Your face, your race, the way that you talk,” he sings. “I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk.”
“My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie,” Le Bon said in a statement. “He is the reason why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be. When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song ‘Five Years.’ I can’t begin to explain how honored I feel for Duran Duran to be given the opportunity to perform this icon, and to place our name alongside Bowie’s for this commemoration of his music.”
The band will show up at Just For One Day on Friday, January eighth, on what might have been Bowie’s 74th birthday celebration. Kid George, Adam Lambert, Michael C. Corridor, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, and more will likewise perform. Tickets for the livestream are discounted now for $2. All returns will be given to Save the Children, which Bowie upheld with assets from his 50th birthday celebration show at Madison Square Garden in 1997.
Duran will commend their 40th anniversary with a concise visit abroad, commencing on June thirteenth in Dublin, Ireland on June thirteenth. They’ll spend the summer making stops along the U.K., enveloping with Ibiza, Spain on October eighth. More data can be found on the band’s site.