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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 May, 2005, 13:09 GMT 14:09 UK
Hometown concert for Duran Duran
Duran Duran's John Taylor (left) and Simon Le Bon
Simon Le Bon said the city is their spiritual home
Birmingham pop legends Duran Duran performed in the city on Saturday at their biggest show in the UK for more than 20 years.

The 80s band, which initially split up in 1985, have sold more than 70 million records worldwide and reformed in 2001.

The original line-up of Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes played at St Andrew's football ground.

Their last big gig in the city was at nearby Villa Park in July 1983.

Lead singer Simon Le Bon said: "When we played Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre while on tour earlier this year we had an amazing and very special reaction from our home town fans.

"It's been a while since we last played a venue of this size in the city and we are really looking forward to this very special show.

"We have some amazing memories of Birmingham, which is where it all started for us. Birmingham is simply our spiritual home."




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