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Paper Gods album is mixed. Pressure Off released in June. Album released in September. Paper Gods tour.

Date Event
Jan 11 Nick Rhodes attends the Todd Lynn fashion show in London, and blogs about it the day before.
Feb 3 Simon and John attend a Grammy Week event honoring Nile Rodgers, held by the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy at Los Angeles's famous Village Recording Studios.
Feb 6 So80s (SoEighties) 9 released in Europe, featuring "All She Wants Is" (US Master Dub) by Duran Duran.
Feb 16 Andy Taylor is 54 years old today.
Feb 18 duranasty.com enters its 13th year.
Feb 19 Duran Duran: Passport Back To The Bars, Wilton’s Music Hall, London, UK.
Part of a week of one-off events supporting War Child after an unprecedented year of violence for children in war zones.
Mar 5 Nick Rhodes played host this evening at London’s famed Blakes Hotel for an intimate soiree celebrating a milestone 70th birthday for his good friend, and long time Duran Duran partner-in-style, fashion designer Antony Price.
Mar 27 Warner Bros. Records announced that it had signed a global recording contract with Duran Duran.
Mar 28 The band attend a label event at the James Cole Winery.
Mar 30 In the morning, Simon Le Bon does a photo shoot for AnimalAsia's 'Let a Bear Sh*t in the Woods' campaign.
Mar 30 Duran Duran sign a global recording contract with Warner Bros. Records.
Mar 30 The band attend a label event at WBHQ, where they introduce their new single, "Pressure Off", produced by Nile Rodgers and featuring Janelle Monáe.
Apr 1 Duran Duran: The Music of David Lynch, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA
An event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation, the show will benefit the nonprofit foundation, which brings transcendental meditation to at-risk populations suffering from PTSD.
Apr 1 The band meet and greet fans backstage after the David Lynch Foundation Concert, Ace Hotel CA. (YouTube)
Apr-June Speculated: The band mix the Paper Gods album at Battersea Park Studios.
Apr 16 Nick curates 'a raucous ramble through his old stomping ground of Soho in London' for Hermes Paris to celebrate the annual ‘Flâneur forever.’
Apr 18 Record Store Day is held, an event when all independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.
Apr 26 Roger Taylor is 55 years old today.
Apr 28 On 28 April 28 and 6 May, BBC Radio air a two-part special called Lost in Music: The Nile Rodgers Story hosted by Simon Le Bon.
May 11 Ask Katy: 20 Year Anniversary video posted on the official DD Youtube. Katy talks about some of the highlights. (YouTube).
Jun 7 Speculated: Mixing of the Paper Gods album is completed.
Jun 8 Nick Rhodes is 53 years old today.
Jun 10? The band wear leather jackets and are photographed in front of a white background by Stephanie Pistel. (Source), (Image)
Jun ? The band photographed in front of a graffiti wall in Shoreditch, London, by Stephanie Pistel. Nick and Simon's outfits are the same as the white background shoot. Photos are first used September 10th. (Location), (Photo 1), (Photo 2).
Jun 15 "Pressure Off" released worldwide during the beginning of this week, the first single from Duran Duran's 14th studio album Paper Gods. The single features singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, and producer Nile Rodgers.
Jun 20 John Taylor is 55 years old today.
Jun 20 Duran Duran: Sónar Festival, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain.
It is John's Birthday, and they sing Happy Birthday to him at the end of the show. The bass drum is amped very loud. (Bond Intro/WB), (WB), (WB clip), (HLTW clip), (Not.), (Reflex), (CU), (AYNIN), (E.Day), (E.Day clip), (OW), (OW clip), (Sunrise clip), (PE), (Rio), (Rio).
Jun 21 The band interviewed the day after their performance at Sonar Festival. One of the band was running around topless at the show, fingers point to Simon. Nick says songs are important, Roger says forming a band is more important. Another topless question. (YouTube).
Jun 27 Duran Duran: Night at the Park, Zuiderpark, The Hague, Netherlands.
Jul 2 Duran Duran : United States Ambassador's Residence, Winfield House, London, UK.
The band were invited to perform at this special event in London to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Independence of America from Great Britain.
Jul 3 Duran Duran are honored with the Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award. They collect their Lifetime Achievement Award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2015, and join such luminaries as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones in receiving the Spotify honor. Presented by Mark Ronson. (YouTube).
Jul 5 Duran Duran: Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew, Chipping Norton, UK .
Private show held by interior and furniture designer Francis Sultana.
Jul 13 Nick appears on the US Morning show CBS This Morning speaking about GeneU, the skin care line that he is the art director for.
Jul 14 John talks at his home in LA with Rob ba Bank about the upcoming Bestival show and the new album. He says festival goers are very generous. Paul Simonon, bassist of The Clash, inspired him before Bernard Edwards. The band benefits from JT living the LA lifestyle. (YouTube)
Jul 23 Duran Duran appear on the cover of the Billboard Magazine.
Aug 1 Duran Duran: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA. (with Clean Bandit)
Aug 2 Duran Duran: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA. (with Clean Bandit)
Aug 4 John and Roger participate in a live Tumblr #AnswerTime interview with fans.
Aug 5 Duran Duran: FOLD Festival, Riverhead, NY, USA.
Aug 6 Duran Duran: Musikfest, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA. USA.
Aug 10 Duran Duran Appreciation Day.
Aug 10? Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon talk to Fresh 102.7's morning host Cane about their upcoming album Paper Gods. Simon says Paper Gods (song) is his favourite. The Killers and Franz Ferdinand can trace their roots back to Duran Duran. The album has a noticeable dark side. They spent a log time running away from their past. Ronson said "Don't be afraid to be yourselves". (YouTube)
Aug 10 The band release a behind the scenes tour of their studio at Battersea Park Studios in London, filmed perhaps in April/May. The footage is considered rare because the studio has since been demolished. (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3).
Aug 20 Simon attends a private party in Paris. He has a rough beard and makes a funny joke. (YouTube).
Aug 28 The band posts a clip of the making of Last Night in the City, featuring Kiesza. (YouTube)
Aug 31 A special video about Paper Gods (song), where Mr. Hudson explains the original of the "Falling Down" line. A behind the scenes clip of the band singing the song follows. (YouTube).
Sep 3 Nick and John interviewed by Phil Marriott on his YouTube podcast channel, talking about the Paper Gods album. Nick says the new album contains mix of lighter and darker songs. John mentions the four-way work ethic, and 'no half measures' with this album. Also the Vortex when looking into the past, and Dismaland theme park. (YouTube).
Sep 3 Paper Gods Electronic Press Kit (EPK) released. Includes a short documentary on the making of Paper Gods. They started work in 2013. Roger mentions the band were initially reluctant to work with Mr Hudson until they found out he was from Birmingham. Nile Rogers feels Duran Duran are his second band after all of the members of Chic passed away. (YouTube), (YouTube)
Sep 4 The band film the video for "Pressure Off" at Black Island Studios in London, UK. The video is directed by Nick Egan.
Sep 5 Duran Duran: Gibraltar Music Festival, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar.
Sep 6? Rumour: Simon went to visit Andy at his place in September 2015 while he was on vaticination in Ibiza, and they had a good conversation.
Sep 8 Duran Duran feature on the One Show in the UK. Simon and John interviewed. Simon says they are not a greatest hits band or a nostalgia band. John likens music festivals to a buffet, but prefers the candle-lit dinner for two of a dedicated show. Simon says to John "and you are the prawn cocktail". Clip of The Reflex from 1984. They mention the dance steps on the Japanese Reflex release. Arena Tour starts in Manchester in November. Album released 'Friday'. Toyah Wilcox says the band invented the Arena Show format. (Full YouTube).
Sep 8 The band attend the GQ Awards in London, UK, where they present Giorgio Moroder the Inspiration Award.
Sep 10 Duran Duran debut their exclusive 360 degree technology lyric video for "Pressure Off" on Mashable. Set inside a virtual Duran Duran room, with the lyrics running around the walls. (Link), (YouTube).
Sep 10 The Guardian UK newspaper prints a small review of Paper Gods, with the headline: Duran Duran: Paper Gods review – synth-pop survivors still bouncing. They give the album 3 stars out of 5, and close with a line from Sunset Garage: “Whatever happens, we’re OK / Hey, we’re still alive.” (Article).
Sep 11 Rio album re-enters the UK charts at #28 for a week.
Sep 11 Paper Gods, Duran Duran's 14th studio album released worldwide.
Sep 11 Time Magazine prints and article about Paper Gods on the date of the albums release. Nick asks who are "our contemporaries who are doing anything in the same spectrum as we are?" Simon adds: "You can’t really stay around for this long and still be crap." (Article)
Sep 11 The band land via helicopter on the Isle of Wight. Backstage at Bestival with the BBC. They are interviewed before the show, and momentarily locked in their trailer. Paper strips will be dropped during the show. Joke about Yasmin being a member of the Raging Alcoholics Club. A rare shot of Roger with his son Elliot. Backstage warmups. Clips of the paper strips. (YouTube).
Sep 11 Duran Duran: Bestival, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, UK.
Sep 13 Duran Duran feature on CBS Sunday Morning, interviewed by Anthony Mason, airs on TV. JT got the most fan mail. If Paper Gods had been released by a new band, the press would have been all over it. SLB loves sailing. JT seems to wear pink lipstick. (YouTube)
Sep 13 The band perform for a standing-room only crowd at the Boom Boom Room in New York City for the Michael Kors #FlashYourGold Fashion Week Event.
Sep 14 Duran Duran: Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA. (with Clean Bandit)
Sep 15 Duran Duran perform "Pressure Off" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Sep 17 Duran Duran perform on The Today Show aired by NBC in New York, NY, USA.
Sep 18 The band are interviewed and do links for iHeart Radio with James Corden. They mention too many hits. (YouTube). Also with Elvis Duran and a Lindsay Lohan story. (YouTube). And a Sam Smith story. (YouTube). Nick says the new music feels fresh (YouTube). Airs Sept 29th.
Sep 18 Duran Duran: iHeart Radio Festival, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
(YouTube 34mins), (OW), (HLTW).
Sep 20 Duran Duran: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, USA. (with Clean Bandit and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers)
Sep 23 Duran Duran feature on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Sep 23 Duran Duran: Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA, USA. (with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers)
Sep 25 Duran Duran: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV, USA. (with Clean Bandit)
Sep 26 Duran Duran: Life Is Beautiful Festival, Downtown Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Sep 27 Duran Duran: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA. (with Clean Bandit)
Sep 29 Duran Duran perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! from the Hollywood Masonic Temple, Hollywood, CA, USA. .
(YouTube), (YouTube), (Part 1), (Part 2), (YouTube).
Oct 1 Duran Duran: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA. (with Clean Bandit and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers) . (Full Youtube).
Oct 2 The album Zipper Down by Eagles of Death Metal released, featuring a cover song of "Save A Prayer".
Oct 2 Duran Duran: The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, USA. (with Clean Bandit and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers)
Oct 3 The making of Danceophobia is released on the band's youtube channel. (YouTube)
Oct 3 Duran Duran: Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA. (with Clean Bandit)
Oct 5 Duran Duran do an in-store promo appearance at 5pm in Amoeba Records, Hollywood, CA, USA.
Oct 7 Duran Duran do an in-store promo appearance at 6pm in J&R Music World, New York City, NY, USA.
Oct 8 Duran Duran: Fresh 102.7 Fall Fest, The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA.
Oct 11 (This) Duran Duran Wiki reaches the milestone of 10,000 pages.
Oct 14 John and Simon talk with Yahoo! Music about the importance of pleasing the fans, not reading reviews or press stories, and ignoring snubs from NME and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Article/Video).
Oct 19 Duran Duran are awarded the Q Icon award, at the 2015 Q Awards from Grosvenor House in London. They are interviewed after the show by Q and also Absolute Radio. Nick says they are attracted by album covers, and tells the story of how John Frusciante got onboard. (Pre-Award), (Award Clip), (SLB Interview), (AR Interview), (Q Interview), (News Story).
Oct 20 Duran Duran are featured in a Q Awards segment on ITV Good Morning Britain with Kevin Hughes, Charlotte Hawkins, and Susanna Reid. (YouTube).
Oct 20 Duran Duran are featured on Later... with Jools Holland aired in the UK.
Oct 21? The band fly from America to Italy.
Oct 23 Simon and John interviewed on Italian Radio DeeJay show. John says the passion in Italy for the band is quite unusual. The bands wives helped chose the Paper Gods album cover. Duran Duran - the band that lasts. The boys go the window twice. Fans can be heard screaming outside, chanting Cuori. (YouTube).
Oct 24 Duran Duran: MTV EMAs, Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy.
Duran Duran, Ellie Goulding and Marco Mengoni perform the evening before the 2015 MTV EMAs, as part of an MTV World Stage production.
Oct 25 The band interviewed by MTV during the EMAs in Milan. They receive the MTV Video Visionary Award. (YouTube)
Oct 26? Nick and John appear for a quick interview for X-Factor, on Sky Italy TV. (Source).
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 57 years old today.
Oct 28? The band return to the UK
Oct 30 The band appear on TFI Friday in the UK, hosted by Chris Evans. The perform Save A Prayer with the leader singer from The Eagles of Death Metal, who covered the song recently on their album Zipper Down. (YouTube).
Nov Duran Duran’s performance at the MTV EMAs on 24 October is aired on EMTV.
Nov 13 In Paris on the night of Friday 13 November, gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and other venues. (News)
Nov 18 Simon and John appear on BBC Breakfast to promote their UK tour. They are like brothers, the sharp edges are their greatest strength. Talk of the Paris shooting. Clip of SAP with DD and The Eagles of Death Metal on TFI Friday. (YouTube)
Nov 20 The band perform "What are the Chances?" on The Graham Norton Show in the UK. They appear with Tom Hanks and David Walliams. Simon says he didnt want to start to feel like a backing singer when doing duets. David Walliams correctly guesses all of the iconography on the Paper Gods LP cover. (YouTube)
Nov 25 JT interviewed by the Liverpool Echo UK newspaper ahead of their Liverpool concert next month. He mentioned the media magazines "It’s like institutions start calling time on you. And you’re like – but I’m fit, I’m happy, I’m having a good time, I know my job better than ever." Includes a couple of rare photos. (Article)
Nov 27 Duran Duran: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK. (with Bloom Twins)
(50min Highlights), (PG), (HLTW), (AVTAK), (WL), (WL), (Love Voodoo), (IDWTY), (PO clip), (PE), (OW), (Sunrise/NMOM), (NMOM clip), (SLB Paris/SAP), (SLB Paris/SAP), (WATC), (Rio), (Rio/Finale).
Nov 28 Duran Duran: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK. (with Bloom Twins) .
(Love Voodoo).
Nov 30 Duran Duran: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal)
Dec 2 Duran Duran: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal)
Dec 4 Roger and John interviewed for Birmingham local TV. They recognise some of the fans at their shows. (YouTube).
Dec 4 Duran Duran: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal) .
(Love Voodoo).
Dec 5 Duran Duran: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal)
Dec 6 Duran Duran: The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal)
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 59 years old today.
Dec 8 The album N'Liten Up by Warren Cuccurullo is released as a download, featuring Nick Rhodes.
Dec 8 Duran Duran: O2 Arena, London, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal) .
(45min Highlights), (OID), (LNITC), (PO), (Love Voodoo), (Phobia with Lindsey Lohan), (Dancephobia/TMI), (Rio with Lindsay Lohan), (GOF).
Dec 9 Duran Duran: BIC Arena, Bournemouth, UK. (with Bloom Twins)
Dec 11 Duran Duran: The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal)
Dec 12 Duran Duran: Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK. (with Bloom Twins and Seal)
Dec 14 Duran Duran: Ring O' Bells, Compton Martin, Bristol, UK.
Drinkers at a village pub in Somerset turned up for their regular evening pint and discovered Duran Duran and Kylie Minogue were appearing on stage in the bar. Duran Duran played a full set of their greatest hits, and were joined on stage by the Aussie pop princess at the Ring O' Bells in Compton Martin, in north Somerset, UK.
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