DURAN DURAN ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS DATE ON UPCOMING 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Paper Gods Tour Comes to Mandalay Bay Events Center July 29, 2016
Tickets on Sale Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PST
In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will make a stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, July 29 in support of its current album Paper Gods. The legendary band, CHIC, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers, will appear as special guests. Tickets for the general public go on sale Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PST and can be purchased at all Mandalay Bay box offices, www.TicketMaster.com, all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800.745.3000.
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, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. PST through www.duranduranmusic.com. Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. PST 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 a.m. PST 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 UK arena tour that wraps up on December 12.
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 September 11 and bowed at No. 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: www.duranduran.com
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About Mandalay Bay Events Center:
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods and has hosted the Latin GRAMMY® Awards on UNIVISION.