Mixed news

I’m going to see Duran Duran tonight at the O2. More on that tomorrow, but there’s an interesting last-minute change of support act I’ve just heard about. The Long Blondes have had to pull out because Dorian Cox, their guitarist, recently fell ill (a stroke, poor guy; it’s really a poor reason for me to be excited). Taking their place is my rock-band-of-the-moment The Duke Spirit!