Duran Duran dedicate Save A Prayer to Queen Elizabeth

11 September 2022, 20:16

Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers perform during the Platinum Party at the Palace staged in front of Buckingham Palace, June 2022
Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers perform during the Platinum Party at the Palace staged in front of Buckingham Palace, June 2022. Picture: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

The 80s band were playing a show at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday.

1980s superstars Duran Duran dedicated Save A Prayer to Queen Elizabeth II during a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend.

The band - Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - were appearing at the LA amphitheater on Friday (9th September) and encouraged the crowd to light up their phones as they played their 1982 ballad in memory of the late monarch, following her death on Thursday at the age of 96.

Simon Le Bon told the crowd: "So, you know that it’s a real sad time for a lot of us Brits, and a lot of other people around the world, and we would like to make our own tribute to Queen Elizabeth.

"If you’d like to join us and show your respect, please take your cell phone out, switch the light on. Let’s fill the Bowl with light for the Queen. We say goodbye."

The performance was preceded by the display of a portrait of the Queen, which was said to have been shown on the screen moments before the band took to the stage.

The gesture came just hours after group - who performed outside Buckingham Palace back in June for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - took to social media in the wake of the Queen's death to pay their respects.

They wrote: "Her Majesty the Queen has presided over the UK for longer than any other British monarch. She dedicated her life to the people and set an extraordinary example to the world throughout her reign."

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