Duran Duran, the legendary new wave group formed in 1978, has absolutely no signs of slowing down. With almost 4 decades under their belts and 70 million records sold, this band knows no bounds. The train is currently rolling through North America in support of the band's latest release, Paper Gods, and is about to hit cities such as Brooklyn, Atlanta, Montreal, Charlotte, Dallas, New Orleans, etc. in April and then Chicago, Nashville, Kansas City, Irvine, etc. in July (see link below for locations and tickets). So, find a show near you and bring your dad, your grandma, your son, your cousin, your neighbor, your old pal from high school, anybody.
Everyone knows the tune, "Hungry Like The Wolf" whether you heard it in 1982 or you heard it when your parents left it on the radio when you wanted them to put on some new band they consider not real music. Regardless, Duran Duran is a band that deserves all the respect in the world. With all the heights they've reached, they continue to make new music with artistic integrity. Paper Gods, the band's fourteenth studio albums released on the 11th of September 2015, charted at 10 on the Billboard 200. It stands out from their past music and even features new and old talent such as Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers (of Chic), John Frusciante (formerly of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Kiesza, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Ronson (most famous for "Uptown Funk" feat. Bruno Mars), amongst others.
A band that is artistic to max and receives recognition for it is so rare on Duran Duran's level. They chose to carve their own path in a time where arena rock bands like Queen, Kiss, and AC/DC where putting out loud albums that were in your face. The visuals, the instrumentation, and style were all unique and that's why they stood the tests of time and are still here. Duran Duran is a band we should not take for granted ever.