Duran Duran Announce 2016 North American Paper Gods Tour Dates
In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that they will hit the road for an extensive North American arena and amphitheatre tour next year in support of their current album Paper Gods. The legendary band, CHIC, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers, will appear as special guests on almost all of the dates with an additional support act to be announced. Rodgers served as a producer on Paper Gods and has enjoyed a long collaborative history with Duran Duran.
The Paper Gods Tour will kick off on March 28, 2016 in Durham, NC and will be divided into two legs. The first runs through April with shows up and down the East Coast of America into Canada, including Washington DC, Brooklyn, NY, Atlanta, Austin and Montreal. The second leg returns the band to the road Stateside in July and continues through early August with shows in Las Vegas, Irvine, San Diego, Toronto and more.
2016 North American Tour Date
March 28 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
March 30 – Saint Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheater
April 1 – Miami, FL @ TBA
April 2 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
April 5 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
April 7 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
April 8 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center*
April 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre*
April 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center*
April 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena*
April 16 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion*
April 19 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena*
April 22 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*
April 23 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
April 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center*
July 6 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
July 8 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
July 9 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
July 11 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
July 13 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater*
July 17 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
July 21 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*
July 23 – St. Paul, MN@ Xcel Energy Center*
July 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*
July 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center*
July 30 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre*
July 31 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
August 3 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena*
Every ticket purchased online for Duran Duran’s 2016 headline tour will receive a standard physical copy of Paper Gods. Fans will receive an email 10-14 days after purchase containing redemption instructions. Festival dates are not included.
Members of the Duran Duran Fan Community will have access to pre-sale tickets and exclusive VIP packages beginning Wednesday, December 9 at 10 am local venue time through www.duranduranmusic.com. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Friday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster-ticketed venues. The app is available via the App Store and Google Play. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Dec. 12 at www.livenation.com.
Duran Duran’s four original members: singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor, performed a few special West Coast shows with CHIC around the release of Paper Gods in October before embarking on a UK arena tour that wraps up on December 12.
Paper Gods was released worldwide on September 11 and bowed at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, earning Duran Duran its highest-charting album in 22 years.
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