It’s been three years since the world heard anything new from Duran Duran, but that’s about to change. On Dec. 21, the band will release its 13th studio album, All You Need Is Now. This 9-track LP, which has a classic Duran Duran sound, will be available exclusively on the iTunes store. The album’s single, “All You Need Is Now,” is set to be released on Dec. 14, also exclusively on the iTunes store.
For the making of All You Need Is Now, Duran Duran recruited some big names including Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixer Spike Stent (Madonna, Bjork, No Doubt). The new album also features vocals from Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters and a string arrangement from Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire.
Duran Duran traveled to South Africa on Dec. 7 to play a five-date concert series, and in spring 2011 the band will head out on a world tour to promote All You Need Is Now.
In February 2011, Duran Duran will release an expanded, 12-track physical version of the new album.