Duran Duran with special guest Shamir
Website : http://duranduran.warnereprise.com/
Formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England Duran Duranpersonified new wave for much of the mainstream audience. Duran Duran’s reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion-model looks and glamorous sense of style. “Planet Earth,” the band’s first single, quickly rose to #12 upon its spring 1981 release. Immediately, Duran Duran became the leaders of the new Romantic Movement and media sensations in the British music and mainstream press. The group’s popularity increased through its cutting-edge music videos and the single, “Girls on Film” became the group’s first Top Ten hit, setting the stage for the release of its eponymous debut album. Duran Duran reached #3 upon its release and stayed in the charts for 118 weeks. The band quickly followed the album with Rio in the spring of 1982. Rioentered the charts at #2, and its singles, “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Save a Prayer”, became Top Ten hits which solidified the band members’ status as superstars in Europe. Their exposure in the U.S. was helped greatly by the emergence of MTV, which put the group’s stylish videos into heavy rotation. For the next several decades, Duran Duran continued to release wildly popular radio hits including “Union of the Snake,” “The Reflex,” “Wild Boys,” “Ordinary World,” and “Come Undone.” In 2013, Duran Duran began recording for their 14th album, Paper Gods, and worked on it over the next two years. 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.
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 http://www.duranduranmusic.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Friday, December 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 December 12.
Duran Duran’s four original members: singer Simon Le Bon,keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, anddrummer Roger Taylor, performed a few special West Coast shows around the release of Paper Gods this past 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.’”