In support of their critically acclaimed album, Paper Gods, multi-platinum band Duran Duran will be hitting the road next year for an extensive North American arena and amphitheater tour. CHIC, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers, will appear as special guests on almost all of the dates; an additional support is TBA. Rodgers, who served as a producer on Paper Gods, has a long collaborative history with Duran Duran.
Kicking off March 28 in Durham, NC the tour will be divided into two legs. The arena leg runs through April 24, with shows along the East Coast including Canada. The second leg returns to amphitheaters, July 6 -Aug. 3.
Fans purchasing tickets online will receive a physical copy of Paper Gods. Following their ticket purchase, fans will receive an email within 24-48 hours containing album redemption instructions. Festival dates are not included.
Pre-sale tickets to Duran Duran Fan Community and exclusive VIP packages will be available beginning December 9 through www.duranduranmusic.com. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Dec. 10 via Citi’s Private Pass® Program. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free pre-sale starting Dec. 11 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, with the exception of the July 6 show in Nashville, which will go on sale at a later date.
Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon (lead vocals),Nick Rhodes (keyboardist), John Taylor (bassist), and Roger Taylor (drummer), performed a few special West Coast shows with CHIC around the release of Paper Gods in October before heading out on a sold out UK arena tour that wraps up on December 12.
Released worldwide on Sept. 11, Paper Gods bowed at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, earning Duran Duran its highest-charting album in 22 years.
Duran Duran’s 2016 Paper Gods Tour dates:
3/28 Durham, NC — Durham Performing Arts Center
3/30 Saint Augustine, FL — Saint Augustine Amphitheater
4/01 Miami, FL — TBA
4/02 Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
4/05 Bethlehem, PA — Sands Bethlehem Event Center
4/07 Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
4/08 Washington, DC — Verizon Center*
4/11 Montreal, QC — Bell Centre*
4/12 Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center*
4/15 Atlanta, GA — Philips Arena*
4/16 Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion*
4/19 Dallas, TX — American Airlines Arena*
4/22 Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater*
4/23 The Woodlands, TX — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
4/24 New Orleans, LA — Smoothie King Center*
7/06 Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater*
7/08 Chicago, IL — TBA
7/09 Chicago, IL — TBA
7/11 Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre*
7/13 Toronto, ONT — Molson Canadian Amphitheater*
7/17 Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center*
7/21 Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion*
7/23 St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center*
7/24 Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre*
7/29 Las Vegas, NV — Mandalay Bay Events Center*
7/30 Irvine, CA — Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre*
7/31 Chula Vista, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre (San Diego area)*
8/03 Glendale, AZ — Gila River Arena (Phoenix area)*
*denotes show with CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS as Special Guest