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Duran Duran in War Child pub gigs

Chart stars Bastille and eighties hitmakers Duran Duran are to play a series of pub gigs to intimate audiences for charity.

The acts have signed up to take part in a series of shows called Passport Back To The Bars which have been organised by War Child - which helps children in areas of conflict Syria, Iraq and Gaza - and O2.

Also in the first batch of names to be announced for the shows are guitar band Ride who are reforming for a number of shows in 2015 but will play an acoustic set for their gig.

The series of shows - with a maximum of 300 people attending - will be staged from February 16 to 24 around the Brit Awards.

Venues will be announced at a later date and fans will have to register to have a chance of getting tickets at www.warchild.org.uk/passport.

War Child last staged such gigs a decade ago with names on the bill including The Cure, Pet Shop Boys and Amy Winehouse.

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