Their videos dominated MTV in the '80s, their looks made them fashion icons and now the original five members of Duran Duran are back -- a little bit older and a little bit wiser, but still rocking on their new album "Astronaut."
The latest album is the first the band has recorded together since the early '80s, and Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes were together in Times Square to perform two songs as part of the "Good Morning America Gets Hot" concert series.
Best known for hits such as "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf," the band performed the single "What Happens Tomorrow" from the new album as well as one of its classics, "Save a Prayer."
Now in their 40s, the members of Duran Duran are grateful to be back in the spotlight.
"The story of this band is not just about one or two people -- it's a soap opera and everybody's got a favorite character," John Taylor told Newhouse News Service recently. "Now we tread very, very carefully. We respect each other and we respect the people that are still interested in us and are allowing us the luxury of this incredible profession."
The band is also having a ball for charity -- literally. Rhodes brought a soccer ball to the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome last year and got artists such as Gwen Stefani, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, and Alicia Keys to sign it. The band plans to auction it on eBay and donate all the proceeds to a tsunami relief charity.
Duran Duran will begin its eight-week North American tour Feb. 8, hitting 45 spots in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Puerto Rico, Coliseo de Puerto Rico -- Feb. 8
Sunrise, Fla., Office Depot Center -- Feb. 11
Tampa, Fla., Saint Pete Times Forum -- Feb. 12
Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena -- Feb. 13
Hidalgo, Texas, Dodge Arena -- Feb. 16
Austin, Texas, University of Texas, Bass Concert Hall -- Feb. 17
Grand Prairie, Texas, Nokia Theatre -- Feb. 19
Houston, Toyota Center -- Feb. 20
For more information, visit www.duranduran.com or www.vh1.com