The original five members of Duran Duran are reforming for the first time in more than 15 years. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Taylor have not recorded together since

The original five members of Duran Duran are reforming for the first time in more than 15 years. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Taylor have not recorded together since 1985, when they scored a hit single with "A View to a Kill" (Capitol), the title song to the James Bond film. That lineup last performed live at the Live Aid concert that same year.

A group spokesperson confirms the band plans to write and record an album of new material, which will be supported by a tour. "We are all very excited at the prospect of seeing what we can create," Rhodes said in a statement. On its official Web site, the band said, "There has always been an incredible chemistry and musical energy when we have got together. It's something we are very much looking forward to."

Duran Duran is currently without a label after parting company with Hollywood in March. The group released just one album for the label, "Pop Trash," which peaked at a disappointing No. 135 on The Billboard 200.

Until recently, Duran Duran was comprised of Le Bon, Rhodes, and guitarist Warren Cuccurullo. Upcoming dates in Japan will be the last by the scaled-down version of the band, after which Cuccurullo will return to Los Angeles to rejoin his former act, Missing Persons.