Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tour news: Duran Duran, Bruce Springsteen

Duran Duran have revealed an extensive North American arena and amphitheatre tour next year in support of their critically acclaimed album Paper Gods.

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 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 many more.

Every ticket purchased online for Duran Duran's 2016 headline tour will receive a standard physical copy of Paper Gods. After purchasing their tickets, fans will receive an email within 24-48 hours containing album 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

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

Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Friday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m. [local time] 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, with the exception of the July 6 show in Nashville, which will go on sale at a later date.

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 [sold out] UK arena tour that wraps up on December 12th.

Paper Gods was released worldwide on September 11th and bowed at No. 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, earning Duran Duran its highest-charting album in 22 years.

U.S. Tour Dates:

03/28 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
(Raleigh area)
03/30 Saint Augustine, FL Saint Augustine Amphitheater
(Jacksonville area)
04/01 Miami, FL TBA
04/02 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
04/05 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 04/07 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena*
04/08 Washington, DC Verizon Center*
04/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre*
04/12 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center*
(New York City area)
04/15 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena*
04/16 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion*
04/19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena*
04/22 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater*
04/23 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Pavilion (Houston area)*
04/24 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center*

07/06 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater*
07/08 Chicago, IL TBA
07/09 Chicago, IL TBA
07/11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (Detroit
07/13 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheater*
07/17 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center (Boston area)*
07/21 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion (Philadelphia area)*
07/23 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (Minneapolis
07/24 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre*
07/29 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center*
07/30 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
(Los Angeles area)*
07/31 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (San
Diego area)*
08/03 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena (Phoenix area)*
*denotes show with CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS as Special Guest

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour, a nine-week North American trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh.

The announcement of the tour coincides with the new release of 'The Ties That Bind: The River Collection', a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 'The River' album.

He precedes the tour with a Dec. 19 performance on Saturday Night Live, his third appearance on the NBC show.

The River Tour is the first for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since the 2014 High Hopes Tour. Each night will be mixed for release on as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance. The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen's fifth album, and continued through Sept. 14, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.

'The Ties That Bind: The River Collection' includes 52 tracks on four CDs with a wealth of unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs. It contains the original 'The River' double album; the first official release of 'The River: Single Album'; a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a brand-new documentary about 'The River'; and a coffee-table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia, with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore. The set also includes a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from a Nov. 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, described by NPR as a "holy grail."

''The Ties That Bind: The River Collection' is available at Amazon (4CD/3DVD or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.

The E Street Band's members are: Roy Bittan - piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren - guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa - guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent - bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt - guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg - drums; with Soozie Tyrell - violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons - saxophone; and Charlie Giordano - keyboards.

Tickets to The River Tour go on sale Dec. 11.

U.S. Tour Dates:

January 16 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Consol Energy Center
January 19 -- Chicago, IL -- United Center
January 24 & 27 -- New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
January 29 -- Washington, DC -- Verizon Center
January 31 -- Newark, NJ -- Prudential Center
February 2 -- Toronto, ON -- Air Canada Centre
February 4 -- Boston, MA -- TD Garden
February 8 -- Albany, NY -- Times Union Center
February 10 -- Hartford, CT -- XL Center
February 12 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Wells Fargo Center
February 16 -- Sunrise, FL -- BB&T Center
February 18 -- Atlanta, GA -- Philips Arena
February 21 -- Louisville, KY -- KFC Yum! Center
February 23 -- Cleveland, OH -- Quicken Loans Arena
February 25 -- Buffalo, NY -- First Niagara Center
February 27 -- Rochester, NY -- Blue Cross Arena
February 29 -- St Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center
March 3 -- Milwaukee, WI -- BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 6 -- St Louis, MO -- Chaifetz Arena
March 10 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 13 -- Oakland, CA -- Oracle Arena
March 15 & 17 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

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