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Duran Duran Announce New Album Featuring Janelle Monáe, Mark Ronson, and Lindsay Lohan

Paper Gods Due Out September 18 via Warner Bros., "Pressure Off" Single Featuring Monáe Out This Week

Jun 15, 2015
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Duran Duran have announced a new album that features Janelle Monáe and Lindsay Lohan and the production work of Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers. The '80s New Wave icons will be releasing Paper Gods on September 18 in the U.S. (September 11 in the rest of the world) via Warner Bros. The first single, "Pressure Off," which features Monáe, will be released this week.

Duran Duran (Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor) recorded the album in London with producers Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, Josh Blair, and Mr Hudson. Mark 'Spike' Stent mixed Paper Gods. As well as Monáe and Lohan, the album also features guest appearances from former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Canadian singer Kiesza, Mr Hudson, and violinist Davidé Rossi. Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel created the album cover art, which you can view below.

"It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side," John Taylor said of the album in a press release.

The band also have some upcoming tour dates, including some U.S. ones. You can check those all out below.

Duran Duran Tour Dates:

06/20  Barcelona, Spain - Sonar by Night Festival

06/27  The Hague, Netherlands - Night At The Park

06/28  Kerry, Ireland - Killarney Festival

08/05  Riverhead, NY - FOLD Festival (Freak Out!  Let's Dance Festival - Martha Clara Vineyards)

08/06  Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest - ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

09/01  Ibiza - Heart at the Ibiza Gran Hotel

09/05  Gibraltar - Gibraltar Music Festival @ Victoria Stadium

09/11  Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival @ Robin Hill Park

U.S. Tour:

09/20  Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers & Clean Bandit

09/23  Puyallup, WA - Washington State Fair w/ CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers

09/25  Reno, NV - Grand Theatre - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino w/ Clean Bandit      

09/26  Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Festival

09/27  San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre w/ Clean Bandit

10/01  Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl w/ CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers & Clean Bandit

10/02  San Francisco, CA - The Greek Theatre, Berkeley w/ CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers & Clean Bandit

10/03  Rancho Mirage, CA - The Show - Agua Caliente Casino w/ Clean Bandit

U.K. Tour: 

11/27  Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena

11/28  Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena

11/30  Cardiff, UK - Motorpoint Arena

12/02  Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre

12/04  Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena

12/05  Newcastle, UK - Metro Radio Arena

12/06  Glasgow, Scotland - The SSE Hydro

12/08  London, UK - The O2

12/09  Bournemouth, UK - Bournemouth International Centre

12/11  Nottingham, UK - Capital FM Arena

12/12  Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena



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