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British new wave chart-toppers Duran Duran reveal location, date of upcoming Allentown show

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Stephanie Pistel
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British new wave band Duran Duran will perform at Allentown's PPL Center.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — British new wave band Duran Duran, which last week cryptically included Allentown in locations it announced it will play, revealed the venue and date Monday.

The group, which was among the best-selling acts of the 1980s, with five gold and platinum albums, will play Allentown's PPL Center on Monday, Oct. 21, it said on its website.

Tickets, the prices of which have not been announced, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, at the arena's website, PPLCenter.com.

Each ticket will include a digital copy's of Duran Duran's new album, "Danse Macabre."

The show will kick off a tour of seven East Coast dates through Nov. 2, according to the site.

Duran Duran has 14 Top 25 hit songs including the No. 1 hits “Hungry Like the Wolf” in 1982, “The Reflex” in 1984 and “A View to a Kill” in 1985.

Duran Duran last played the Lehigh Valley in 2016 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, now Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem.

Before that, the last time Duran Duran played the Valley was in 2015, when it which made history by playing Bethlehem Musikfest's first "preview" date a day before the festival kicked off.

Duran Duran also played a sellout show at Musikfest’s then-main stage, the 6,500-capacity RiverPlace, in the venue’s first year in 2000.

The band also played a near-sellout show at Bethlehem’s 6,000-capacity Stabler Arena in 1993.

Duran Duran also had the hits “The Wild Boys,” which hit No. 2 in 1984, and the radio hits “Girls on Film,” “Rio” and “Is There Something I Should Know?”

It also had two No. 1 dance hits, “I Don’t Want Your Love” and “All She Wants Is” in 1988.

The group continued to have hits through 1993's "Ordinary World," which peaked at No. 3 and was certified gold, and "Come Undone," which peaked at No. 7 that same year.

In addition to its hit albums, the group had two compilation albums and a live disc, 1984’s “Arena,” that also went platinum.

Its most recent disc was "Danse Macabre" in 2023. That disc peaked at No. 57 in the United States.

The band still has four of the five members from its peak lineup: singer Simon LeBon, bassist John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and drummer Roger Taylor.

Only original lead guitarist Andy Taylor no longer performs with the band, though he recorded with it on "Dance Macabre."