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Duran Duran postpone European Tour & MTV Ibiza date

July 5th, 2011

This means that the I Want My Ibiza MTV date on August 12th is unlikely to go ahead…. no word yet on ticket refunds yet etc. The statement released today:

        Duran Duran have announced that they are being forced to cancel their upcoming European summer tour, that was due to start on Thursday 14 July in Dublin, Ireland and run through mid September, due to lead singer Simon Le Bon’s ongoing vocal problems. Doctor’s believe that Le Bon damaged the muscles controlling his vocal chords during a show in Cannes in early May of this year, causing him to temporarily lose the top part of his range. With continued physiotherapy and a rigorous treatment plan, the singer’s medical team are certain that he will return to full health in the near future, but as the exact timing of this cannot be predicted, they are recommending moving the European dates so as to avoid disappointing fans at the last minute.

The band members are devastated at the news that the shows will not go ahead as planned and are keen to try to reschedule as many dates as possible for later in the year or early 2012. While they wait for Simon’s full recovery, they are working together in the studio, rehearsing, to assist with the rehabilitation process.

The postponement of the ‘All You Need Is Now World Tour’, in support of the band’s thirteen studio album, which was scheduled to kick off in the UK in May, marks only the second time in the band’s 30 year career that they have had to move a number of shows for any medical reason. Today’s announcement has been a particularly hard one to make, as Simon has improved dramatically since the incident in France a few weeks ago, and he feels that he’ll be back at 100% capacity shortly. What the band members do not want to continue doing, however, is moving or canceling shows at the last moment as they recognize how difficult this is for both their fans and the teams promoting the dates. With this in mind, they have agreed to move the entire European summer run and will not be putting anything back in the calendar until Le Bon is in full voice.

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Snoop Dogg & Primal Scream added to MTV Ibiza

May 5th, 2011

Following the recent announcement that MTV are hosting a series of exclusive live Ibiza events throughout the summer, today it has been confirmed that hip hop superstar SNOOP DOGG will be headlining the ‘I Want my MTV’ opening party on Friday 1st July at Amnesia, Ibiza, with PRIMAL SCREAM presents SCREAMADELICA closing the Summer parties on Fri 2nd September.

Snoop’s ongoing appeal to his legions of fans means he continues to occupy the throne as the world’s most famous rapper.  His timeless and groundbreaking debut album Doggystyle, was an instant classic, selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release and quickly becoming quadruple platinum, spawning several classic hit singles, including What’s My Name and Gin & Juice.  Snoop’s recent studio album, Doggumentary boasts the sort of unpredictable collaborations that have made him a pop culture phenomenon, featuring the likes of Gorillaz, Kanye West and of course the recent remix version of Sweat by David Guetta.

PRIMAL SCREAM will be performing their legendary album SCREAMADELICA, originally produced in 1991 by DJ Andrew Weatherall. Their set, which will close the festivities on 2nd September @ Amnesia will be full of club classics from the Screamdelica album, such as; ‘Loaded’ and ‘Come Together’. Despite this being the first time the band have performed live in Ibiza, ‘Come Together’ is probably one of the Islands most played tracks of the last 20 years, a classic in every DJ’s record box and enjoyed by thousands in the clubs at sunrise and on the beaches at sunset. PRIMAL SCREAM presents SCREAMADELICA will be making their Spanish debut this Summer at Benicassim Festival 14th – 17th July.

Also joining the Summer line up is world renowned Swedish singer/ songwriter ROBYN, adding to the truly International flavor of the events. ROBYN has achieved global success, with nominations this year for her latest album ‘Body Talk’, which features a duet with SNOOP DOGG. Nominations include ‘Best International Album’ at The Brits, and ‘Best Commercial Dance Track’ at The International Dance Music Awards, for ‘Dancing On My Own’ which she performed live last year with Deadmau5 at the MTV Music Video awards.

‘I WANT MY MTV IBIZA’ will be announcing a further 3 major acts, later this month to add to the current Summer line up, which also includes; exclusive live headline sets from DURAN DURAN, 2MANYDJ’S (LIVE), RICHIE HAWTIN PRESENTS PLASTIKMAN and MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS INTL all performing their first ever Ibiza LIVE shows. Mark Ronson, Marco Carola, Felix Da Housecat, Tiga, Erol Alkan, Magda, M.A.N.D.Y., Riva Starr, James Holden, Audiofly and Alfredo, will also be joining residents LAYO & BUSHWACKA! With many more to be announced, it’s a stellar DJ line up for the ‘I WANT MY MTV IBIZA’ parties.

Tickets priced at 50 euros for each event are on sale now on

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MTV to host weekly night at Amnesia, Ibiza

April 18th, 2011

MTV will be hosting a new live event at Amnesia every friday from July 1st with performances from Mark Ronson, Plastickman, Duran Duran and 2ManyDJs amongst others.

12 years ago, MTV hosted Ibiza’s first and only outdoor music festival. Some of the biggest names from the International music scene performed to thousands on a sunny hillside. Tickets for the event were the most sought after passes on the Island and for the first time ever on the White Isle, live mainstream artists, performed alongside the biggest names in dance, becoming an inspiration for the multi genre club line ups we see on Ibiza today.

The festival became a major feat of achievement and a symbol of the power of the MTV brand. Never before had promoters been able to secure the collaboration and support of the Island authorities, which opened the doors for the promoters who’ve followed and still enjoy hosting parties for thousands of clubbers from around the world over a decade on.

This year MTV returns to host a series of live events at one of the Islands oldest and most spectacular clubs, Amnesia. Home to the Balearic pioneers, This year celebrating their 20th Birthday, Amnesia’s decks have been frequented by the Gods of Clubland now for two decades! MTV’s music events are world renown, the popular music network has unparallel relationships with the jet set world of the musical glitterati and access to the very best in new and established talent. The Summer program will follow last years star studded events; MTV Crashes, Isle of MTV and The EMA’s.

For the whole of the summer season – starting on FRIDAY 1ST JULY – MTV will host 10 branded events at Amnesia, welcoming between 4000 and 6000 people to the dry ice, lasers, strobes and killer sound system at every night.  The 10-week summer long event will officially launch with a headline set from a very special Ibiza exclusive from one of the worlds biggest artists, (to be announced later this week) and finish with a stunning surprise line up on 2nd September.

Every Friday Amnesia will come alive with incredible performances – taking place between Amnesia’s two rooms. Line up on The Terrace, includes; DURAN DURAN (WiTH DJ SUPPORT FROM MARK RONSON) on 12th August, 2MANYDJS (LIVE), RICHIE HAWTIN PRESENTS PLASTIKMAN (LIVE) and MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS INTL, (LIVE), with many more live headline acts to be announced over the coming weeks. Ibiza legends LAYO AND BUSHWACKA will be hosting ‘MTV & Amnesia present Shake It Ibiza’ in the main room, with MAR-T and special guests including MARCO CAROLA, MAGDA, JAMES HOLDEN, DJ RALF and many more DJ’s to be announced.

The headline sets will be aired in the form of 2 x 1 hour specials called “I WANT MY MTV IBIZA” on Saturday 6th August at 9pm and Saturday 9th September at 9pm on MTV UK’s premiere music channel; MTV MUSIC (#350) MTV DANCE (#353) incorporating must see live performances, artist interviews and exclusive backstage access.  The specials will also be available to view on across the summer, with full access to video content, galleries and interviews. MTV Spain will also be promoting the shows across their channels throughout the summer, along with MTV HD broadcasting to 27 Countries worldwide.  

Speaking from Coachella, where the band performed last night, singer SIMON LE BON said:

          Duran Duran have both a musical connection and a personal history with Ibiza, but we’ve never actually done a show on the island, despite going there and enjoying everything it has to offer for years.

With our roots firmly in dance and electronic culture, Ibiza has always been a part of our musical DNA so we’re really looking forward to finally performing there at Amnesia, which is certainly one of the island’s best clubs.  This is a great moment for us right now, with a new body of work that we’re really enjoying playing live, our European tour wouldn’t have been complete without a stop in the party capital of the world.  We’re also really excited to be partnering with MTV on this one  as we have such a long and creative history with the channel.

Tickets priced at approx 45 – 50 euros for each event go on sale today (18th April) on

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