Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Duran Duran, New Studio Album Going Into Production In 2013!

2009–present: All You Need is Now
Duran Duran split from Epic Records in 2009, after releasing just 2 albums. In early 2010, it was revealed that the band would be contributing a cover of "Boys Keep Swinging" to a tribute/charity record for David Bowie called We Were So Turned On from which all profits go to War Child with Carla Bruni, Devendra Banhart, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Warpaint and several others also contributing. The album was released on 14 September 2010 on Manimal Vinyl Records. A limited edition split 7" single with Duran Duran and Carla Bruni was also released on Manimal Vinyl in December 2010.

In November 2010, Duran Duran announced the worldwide release of their 13th studio album, entitled All You Need Is Now[48] on indie label S-Curve Records. The album was produced by the Grammy Award-winning Mark Ronson and mixed by Spike Stent, and was released exclusively on iTunes on 21 December 2010 and hit the No. 1 spot on download charts in 15 countries (including the UK).[49] The first single from the record, title track “All You Need Is Now”, was free to download worldwide on 8 December 2010 exclusively in iTunes. Guitarist and songwriter Dom Brown has co-written all but 2 songs on the "All You Need Is Now" album. In March 2011 the band embarked on a concert tour in support of the album – called All You Need Is Now Tour. After a warm-up show in London, the tour officially began 16 March 2011 in Austin, Texas.[50]
The expanded physical album and various format special packages was released in March 2011, the 30th anniversary of the band's first release "Planet Earth". The CD features 14 tracks – or 5 additional tracks: "Mediterranea," "Other People's Lives," "Too Bad, You're Too Beautiful," "Diamond In The Mind," and "Return To Now." In a video posted 14 Feb 2011, on the band's website, Rhodes mentioned the mixing of another 4 tracks: "Too Close To the Sun," "Early Summer Nerves," "This Lost Weekend," and "Networker Nation." The album entered the UK chart at No. 11 and the Billboard chart at No. 29.

On 25 February 2011, while in Milan, Duran Duran Received Style Award. Letizia Moratti, the city’s mayor, presented the Band with a key to the city, honoured to be presented with an award recognising them as Style Icons of the 20th century.[51][52]
On 23 March 2011, the band performed live at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles as the kickoff to the second season of “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express." The concert was live-streamed on YouTube and directed by David Lynch. The band was joined onstage by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Beth Ditto of Gossip, and Kelis.[53]
In May 2011, Le Bon contracted laryngitis leading to either cancellation or rescheduling of most of the European dates for the 'All You Need Is Now' World Tour. Allthough, the band has been trying to get these cancelled dates scheduled back in. The band is touring almost through December of 2012.

On 1 May 2012, it was announced that Duran Duran would be headlining the London Summer Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony celebration in Hyde Park, which took place on 27 July. They represented England, along with Snow Patrol for Northern Ireland, Stereophonics for Wales, and Paolo Nutini for Scotland.[54]
At the end of August 2012, with one week left of their 2 year world tour, the band were forced to cancel the rest of the North American leg of the tour. Nick Rhodes had become ill with a viral infection, and at the request of the doctors was told to rest.
The band is due to go back to the studio in February 2013 to start work on their 14th studio album, and again will work with Mark Ronson. Another Awesome album release in the works from Duran Duran! I can not wait!  Here is a new video for the song "Girl Panic" from the new album "All You Need Is Now" Enjoy! Mac

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