Tyne & Wear

Duran Duran cancel Newcastle concert date

Simon Le Bon
Image caption Simon Le Bon has a throat infection

Duran Duran have been forced to cancel the opening date of their UK tour after lead singer Simon Le Bon developed a throat infection.

The band, best known for 1980s hits like Rio and Save A Prayer, were due to play at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday.

A spokesman said the group regretted the decision but were left with no other option.

Ticket holders are being told to wait for a rescheduled date.

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