FIRST SINGLE IS “PRESSURE OFF,” FEATURING JANELLE MONÁE Album due September 18th In The U. “It really goes back to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side,” John says.
Records and September 11th In All Other Territories Multi-Platinum Band Announce U. The songs on Paper Gods capture the duality and sense of conflict at the heart of Duran Duran’s music.
Following the Duran Duran VIP member presale, in the UK, American Express Cardmembers will have the chance to purchase tickets before the general public on-sale. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, Duran Duran is one of the most culturally influential and commercially successful bands of all time, topping the charts around the world over the past three decades and selling more than 100 million records worldwide.
The band has been honored with multiple Grammy, BRIT, Ivor Novello, and MTV Video Music Lifetime Achievement Awards, as well as a 20th Century Style Icon award from the City of Milan.
This is the world of Chinese online dating, a nascent industry that has taken off and is expected to break two billion RMB (US8 million) in total annual revenue by 2014, according to a recent report by Analysys International.
What is interesting about this industry is not only its rapid growth in a conservative society that frowns upon courting more than one person at a time, but also its potential to change the social norms that are part of dating both online and offline.
These marriage markets are a logical extension of the traditional Chinese matchmaking culture, where family elders drive the screening for, and selection of, their child’s future mate.
At the same time, however, there is an entirely different market in operation, one where millions of exchanges happen daily, and the “shoppers” are the singles themselves.The remaining songs were co-produced by Josh Blair and the band.“We found a whole new level of inspiration on this album,” says Rhodes.Alongside news of the new album, Duran Duran have also announced that they will perform a series of summer festivals, as well as several shows in the U. in September and October, followed by a UK arena tour that kicks off in late November.Fan Community members ( will have access to pre-sale tickets and VIP packages.It features a collage of images that reference the visual history of Duran Duran, each placed like a sticker on a reproduction of Israel’s “Sky Backdrop” painting.