Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini playing London Olympics opening
Organizers said Tuesday that the band, which had hits three decades ago with songs including "Rio" and "The Reflex," will represent England at the July 27 concert in London's Hyde Park, which features acts from each of the four parts of the United Kingdom.
Lead singer Simon Le Bon said the show would be "one of the highlights of the last decade for us."
The games' opening ceremony, taking place across town at the Olympic Stadium, will be broadcast on giant screens at the gig.
Tickets go on sale Friday.
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