Duran Duran Dates From June Through December

Duran Duran has dates on both sides of the ocean as Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor announce the band’s new album arriving in September.

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David Lynch Foundation Music Celebration at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

Paper Gods is the name of the 14th studio album by the group that took its name from  a character in Roger Vadim’s 1968 epic sex-and-sci-fi flick, “Barbarella.”  Recording in London with producers Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair and British singer/songwriter Mr. Hudson, Paper Gods features special guests Janelle Monáe, who appears on the disc’s first single – “Pressure Off.” 

The album also includes appearances by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Canada’s Kiesza, violinist Davidé Rossi and Mr. Hudson.  Actress Lindsay Lohan also appears on the disc.

“We’ve allowed ourselves the time to make music that we can be proud of,” Le Bon said.  “I judge what we release by my favourite albums – Horses, Harvest, Let It Bleed, Blue, Transformer, Aladdin Sane.   Those are classic albums.  The only rule is it’s got to be music you can live with for the rest of your life.”

Paper Gods will be released through Warner Bros. Sept. 11 and in the U.S. Sept. 18.

Duran Duran’s touring plans include festivals in Europe and the U.S. as well as a few standalone In late November the band will launch a one-month tour of U.K. Arenas.  Here’s the schedule:

June 20 – Barcelona, Spain, Various Venues (Sonar)
June 27 – The Hague, Netherlands, Zuiderpark (Night At The Park)
June 28 – Killarney, Ireland, Killarney House Demesne (Killarney Festival Of Music & Food)
Aug. 5 – Riverhead, N.Y., Martha Clara Vineyard (Fold Festival)
Aug. 6 – Bethlehem, Pa., PNC Plaza At Steelstacks (Bethlehem Musikfest)
Sept. 1 – Ibiza, Spain, Heart Ibiza
Sept. 5 – Gibraltar, Gibraltar, Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar Music Festival)
Sept. 11 – Isle Of Wight, England, Robin Hill Country Park (Bestival) 
Sept. 20 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 23 – Puyallup, Wash., Western Washington Fairgrounds (Washington State Fair)
Sept. 25 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
Sept. 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., Downtown Las Vegas (Life Is Beautiful Festival)
Sept. 27 – San Diego, Calif., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 2 – Berkeley, Calif., Greek Theatre
Oct. 3 – Rancho Mirage, Calif., The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Nov. 27 – Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Nov. 28 – Leeds, England, First Direct Arena
Nov. 30 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Dec. 2 – Brighton, England, The Brighton Centre
Dec. 4 – Birmingham, England, Genting Arena
Dec. 5 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Metro Radio Arena
Dec. 6 – Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro
Dec. 8 – London, England, The O2 – London
Dec. 9 – Bournemouth, England, Bournemouth International Centre
Dec. 11 – Nottingham, England, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham
Dec. 12 – Liverpool, England, Echo Arena

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