Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon talks about the importance of living in the moment – Natural Self Esteem

The 63-year-old singer has shared his advice

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Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon has reflected on his successful career spanning decades and has spoken candidly about his revelation about the importance of living in the moment.

The 63-year-old singer, who appeared on the Three Little Words podcast, spoke to hosts John Bishop and Tony Pitts to explain his mindset: “If you’re not in the present, you’re really missing out on life, completely and it dawned on me over time, really, I think the ’90s.”

Speaking of bandmate John Taylor, Simon said, “We realized that we shouldn’t be thinking about what we’re going to do next, the thing that’s in the future. Think about what you are doing now! Because that’s what matters most, It’s the only thing you really live with, you can only live in the present. You can’t live the past, you can’t live the future.”

Ahead of Duran Duran embarks on their ‘Future Past’ tour of Europe and the UK this summer, Simon also revealed how the group creates the setlist for their performances: “We’re trying to give the show a dynamic. So let’s start with a bang, and then two or three bangs in a row is a great way to start the show.

“Then we go and try out new music, and after you’ve done that, maybe do something esoteric and maybe take it down, take the tempo down, take the energy down and have a darker, more introspective part of the.” Performance.

“After that, I prefer to suddenly come back with some really high energy and keep that up until the end of the show. And you go out and give those songs to the people in the audience. It’s about giving the songs people love back to them.”

Duran Duran UK and Ireland 2022 shows:


Sunday 12 – Dublin, St Anne’s Park

Friday 17 – York, Castle Howard


Friday 1st – St Anne’s, Lytham Festival

Saturday 2 – Inverness, 02 Caledonian Stadium

Sunday 10th – London, BST Hyde Park

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Alongside the release of her album Future Past and her eponymous tour, Duran Duran was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time. Other nominees for 2022 recording include Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Eurythmics and Dolly Parton, and the final list of candidates will be announced in May.

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