Friday, March 27, 2015

Duran Duran announces new album, single and label

Warner Bros. Records confirmed today that it has signed a global recording contract with Duran Duran.
Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on their 14th studio album. Produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson, it is slated for release in September.
Duran Duran first teamed up with Rodgers as a producer on the band's hit single, "The Wild Boys." This followed his remix of their first worldwide No. 1 single, "The Reflex." The Chic co-founder also produced their multi-platinum album, Notorious.
Ronson (Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse) produced Duran Duran's last studio album, 2010's All You Need Is Now, which hit the #1 slot in 15 countries. The first single: "Pressure Off" from their upcoming release features Janelle Monáe. The new album also includes guest appearances by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and Canadian Juno Award winning newcomer Kiesza.
"I am thrilled to welcome Duran Duran into the Warner Bros. family," said Warner Bros. Records President Dan McCarroll. "This is an iconic, enduring band that continues to make brilliant, timeless pop music. The combination of Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson is a dream team, and the songs they have created together for this new record are as fresh and compelling as anything in the band's long career. All of us [here] are looking forward to working with Simon, Nick, John, and Roger as they begin this exciting new chapter."
"We could not be happier to be making this deal with Warner Bros., and are looking forward to working on our forthcoming album release with not only their US team but also everyone else within the Warner family around the world," said bassist John Taylor. "We are also excited that this deal means we will be reunited with our catalogue after years apart - and in that sense it really feels a little like coming home."
Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, Duran Duran went on to become 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. They have been the recipients of Grammys, Brits, Ivor Novellos, six Lifetime Achievement Awards and a 20th Century Style Icon award from the City of Milan. Tireless innovators, they are always at the vanguard of music, fashion, art, technology and film - a group with unique and everlasting appeal.
In related news, the band will take part in The Music Of David Lynch, a one night only event which will take place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on April 1. 
The David Lynch Foundation’s performance-based initiative, DLF Live, is proud to announce a one-night only, all-star event entitled The Music Of David Lynch, which will take place at the The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2015.

Sponsored by 
The David Lynch Foundation’s performance-based initiative, DLF Live, this performance marks the first time that music from director and foundation founder David Lynch’s iconic films, Twin Peaks, and his albums have been performed and interpreted live in concert by his original collaborators. The concert will feature these works, as well as, original music inspired by David Lynch and his work from the following artists:

Angelo Badalamenti
Chrysta Bell
Duran Duran
Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
Julee Cruise
Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s)
Kinny Landrum
Rob Mathes
Sky Ferreira
Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips)
Twin Peaks
Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips)
Zola Jesus

Rob Mathes will act as music director for the show, which will also celebrate the David Lynch Foundation’s 10th anniversary. Mathes is an Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated arranger/composer and music producer/director.
He has worked with many illustrious artists including Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton and Tony Bennett as well as classical artists like Yo Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Bryn Terfel and Renée Fleming. He was also responsible for directing President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,PBS’s Great Performances 40th Anniversary Special and most recently supervised and orchestrated Sting’s acclaimed Broadway show The Last Ship.

PRESS HERE to purchase remaining $1000 VIP tickets to the show. 

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