left fans devastated on the opening night of their world tour - after frontman Simon Le Bon
repeatedly forgot the lyrics to the group's greatest hits. The "Rio" rockers hit Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday night to kick off their latest trek around the globe, but the performance was tarnished following a series of mishaps.
Le Bon failed to remember the words to the band's hit "Hungry Like A Wolf" - prompting bassist John Taylor
to reportedly storm off stage.
Taylor, 47, returned minutes later and allegedly shouted at his fellow band members, "I could not dance to that. These people came here to dance."
Trying to explain the unpolished performance to a bemused audience, Le Bon quipped, "Duran Duran, f---ing up in style."
The ageing rockers - who have another six shows planned for the Asian-Pacific leg of their world tour - are currently promoting their latest LP Red Carpet Massacre
, which failed to impress fans or critics in the U.S. and U.K. when it was released in November 2007.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)