Duran Duran will release a new project in September, and it will be titled Paper Gods. The rock legends made the album announcement on social media. “Pressure Off” featuring Janelle Monae is the lead single from the album.Paper Gods was produced by Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, and Mr. Hudson. Rodgers also produced songs on Duran Duran’s albums Notorious andAstronaut, which includes the band’s hit single “Notorious.” The song reached Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it also went to the top of the charts in Italy, Canada, and Europe.
Following their album announcement, Duran Duran unveiled dates for their upcoming tour. The band has a performance on June 20th in Barcelona, Spain (Sonar Festival); June 27th in The Hague, Netherlands (Night at the Park); June 28th in Kerry, Ireland (Killarney Festival); August 5th in Long Island, New York (The FOLD Festival); September 5th in Gibraltar (Gibraltar Music Festival); September 11th in Isle of Wright, England (Bestival);September 20th in Morrison, Colorado; September 23rd in Puyallup, Washington; September 25th in Reno, Nevada; September 25-27th in Las Vegas, Nevada (Life is Beautiful Festival); September 27th in San Diego, California; October 1st in Los Angeles, California; October 2nd in Berkeley, California;October 3rd in Rancho Mirage, California; November 27th in Manchester, England; November 28th in Leeds, England; November 30th in Cardiff, Wales;December 2nd in Brighton, England; December 4th in Birmingham, England; December 5th in Newcastle, England; December 6th in Glasgow, Scotland;December 8th in London, UK; December 9th in Bournemouth, England; December 11th in Nottingham, England; and December 12th in Liverpool, England.
Duran Duran rose to prominence in the 1980s, and they have since released thirteen studio albums. Some of those projects include Duran Duran, Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Notorious, Big Thing, Liberty, Thank You, Pop Trash, and All You Need is Now. Twenty-one of their singles have reached the Billboard Hot 100, and 14 singles have impacted the Top 10 on the UK Singles chart. The band’s most recognized songs include “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Reflex,” “The Wild Boys,” “Come Undone,” “Ordinary World,” “Girls on Film,” “Save a Prayer,” “A View to a Kill,” “Notorious,” and “I Don’t Want Your Love.”
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