"We found a whole new level of inspiration on this album."

By Annie Reuter

The collaborations are lengthy on Duran Duran‘s upcoming 14th studio album, Paper Gods. The band will release the album on Sept. 11 and in addition to previously known collaborations with Nile Rodgers, former Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ guitarist John Frusciante and Mark Ronson, the LP features special guests Janelle Monáe, Kiesza, Mr Hudson, violinist Davidé Rossi and, yes, Lindsay Lohan.

“We found a whole new level of inspiration on this album,” Nick Rhodes said in a press release.

Meanwhile, John Taylor said that the album goes back “to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side.”

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“That’s something that’s essential to all of us,” he added. “It’s great to be able to lift people’s spirits – and your own – with a strong shot of pure pop, but the world we live in isn’t all just made of that stuff, so it seems natural to me that we have kept one foot in the darker, more Gothic side of life.”

In promotion of the album, Duran Duran will hit the road in September for select dates in the U.S.

09/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/23 – Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair
09/25 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
09/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/27 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Union Open Air Theatre
10/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Greek Theatre, Berkeley
10/03 – Rancho Mirage, CA @ The Show – Agua Caliente Casino


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