Arcadia is the name of a band formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran during a break in that band's schedule.
Arcadia recorded one album, the platinum-selling So Red The Rose, which produced the singles "Election Day", and "The Flame". There were many musical guests on the album, including David Gilmour, Grace Jones, and Sting (who provided backing vocals on "The Promise"). The band also recorded the single "Say The Word" for the Say Anything movie soundtrack.
The band did a variety of promotional appearances on television, but never toured. Drummer Roger Taylor retired from the music business shortly after the release of the album.
The name of the band was reportedly inspired by the Nicolas Poussin painting "Et In Arcadia Ego" (also known as "The Arcadian Shepherds").