Duran Duran Cancels Concert: Nick Rhodes Suffers Exhaustion
Nick Rhodes' Illness Forces Duran Duran Cancellation
Duran Duran had to cancel an Atlantic City concert after keyboardist Nick Rhodes had been ill for several days.
Sounds like the boys can't rock like they used to.
Rhodes is using the old celebrity standby of "exhaustion" -- and I have no doubt that their touring schedule over the last two years has taken its toll.
Here's the bummer part though. Rhodes' illness forced Duran Duran to make a last-minute cancellation for their Saturday night show at Atlantic City's Revel. The casino wasn't notified until 7 p.m. and ticket holders had already started to show up.
Though he had been sick for a few days, according to the casino, Rhodes was advised by a doctor not to perform, with doctors citing exhaustion as the cause of illness.
Duran Duran, who topped the charts in the 80s (and graced many a young girl's bedroom wall during the decade), have been enjoying success yet again in support of their album All You Need Is Now.
Rhodes said of the canceled show, "I have struggled through the last few nights, hoping that I could simply work through this. But today I felt so unwell, I had to see a doctor."
He added, "We absolutely hate to disappoint our incredibly loyal fans and cancel a show at the last minute, but unfortunately the doctor has strongly recommended that this is what we do on this occasion. So it is with enormous regret that we are unable to perform in Atlantic City tonight."
The band may make up the date in the next few days, with the casino advising fans to hold their tickets for an announcement about the rescheduled date.