Duran Duran Announce Mohegan Sun Arena Date On Upcoming 2016 North American Tour

2015-12-08

Paper Gods Tour kicks off March 28, 2016 and will support release of band’s latest Billboard Top 10 album

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 8, 2015) – 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. Mohegan Sun Arena is primed for a Thursday, April 7th concert, beginning at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $83.90 and $63.90 and go on sale Saturday, December 12th through Ticketmaster and livenation.com.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also on sale at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, December 13th, subject to availability.
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.
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 9th at 10:00am local venue time through duranduranmusic.com.  Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, December 10th at 10:00am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit citiprivatepass.com. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Friday, December 11th at 10:00am at Ticketmaster-ticketed venues.  The app is available via the App Store and Google Play.

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 U.K. arena tour that wraps up on December 12th.
In its review of the band’s recent Leeds show, The Guardian raved that “everything that is wonderful about Pop music seems to occupy the triumphant final half hour, as a sea of blondes, brunettes and husbands come together to bellow ‘Planet Earth,’ ‘Girls on Film,’ ‘Rio,’ and the rest. Every arm is raised skyward in a giant communal bonding, an audiovisual illustration of Le Bon’s insistence that ‘music is a healing force.’”
Paper Gods was released worldwide on September 11th and bowed at #10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, earning Duran Duran its highest-charting album in 22 years.
For more information on Duran Duran, visit: duranduran.com
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Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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