The album comes alongside their US and UK tour dates.
It's the longest gap between albums they've ever had but Duran Duran are making a spectacular return with their fourteenth album 'Paper Gods' later this year. Featuring a range of huge names, the album will be released to coincide with their US tour.
Duran Duran to unveil 'Paper Gods' later this year
'Paper Gods' saw the legendary new wave band hit their London studio again alongside Chic's Nile Rodgers, 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker Mark Ronson, Kanye West collaborator Mr Hudson and the familiar face of Josh Blair on the production team. Of course, that's not to mention the guest contributors such as Janelle Monae who appears on the upcoming first single 'Pressure Off', Juno winner Kiesza, John Frusciante from Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan.
Regarding the sound of 'Paper Gods', Duran Duran explain that it really takes on their classic sound; 'The hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side', says bassist John Taylor.
'I judge what we release by my favourite albums - 'Horses' (Patti Smith), 'Harvest' (Neil Young), 'Let It Bleed' (Rolling Stones), 'Blue' (Weezer), 'Transformer' (Lou Reed), 'Aladdin Sane' (David Bowie)', adds frontman Simon Le Bon. 'Those are classic albums. The only rule is it's got to be music you can live with for the rest of your life.'
Drummer Roger Taylor confesses that, while they were inspired to create a classic album the likes of the aforementioned records, their real inspiration came from their own 1986 album 'Notorious'. 'We're fortunate to be able to be inspired by our own back catalogue - not many bands can say that', he says.
The band are currently enjoying the summer festival circuit with appearances at Sonar, Musikfest, FOLD Festival and Bestival still to come. They have also announced a US tour to begin in September, including a show at the Hollywood Bowl in LA, and will follow that up with some UK arena dates from November to December.
'Paper Gods' will be released in the US on September 18th 2015 through Warner Bros. Records, and September 11th worldwide.