Friday, April 1st – The Bayfront Amphitheater in Miami was host to an energetic set by cherished MTV staples and among the most influential music acts to emerge from the new wave scene in the 1980’s, Duran Duran. The band, currently on tour for their fourteenth studio album Paper Gods, injected some new material from their new album into their live outing, while also playing their wide array of radio hits, including Hungry Like the Wolf, Wild Boys, Notorious, and their arena worthy hit Rio.

IMG_1295Near the end of their concert, the band began a heart-wrenching tribute to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris with ‘Save a Prayer’ also, fitting was the group’s insistence that everyone were to turn on the lights on their phones to create a sea of lights, encompassing the memories of those slain. Special guests included CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, fitting as Rodgers served as a producer on Paper Gods has had plenty collaborations with Duran Duran.



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Photo credit : Tracy Destin

Duran Duran’s 2016 Paper Gods Tour dates are as follows:

03/25 Niagara Falls, ON, Canada Niagara Fallsview Casino

03/26 Niagara Falls, ON, Canada Niagara Fallsview Casino

03/28 Durham, NC   Durham Performing Arts Center+

03/30 Saint Augustine, FL Saint Augustine Amphitheater+

04/01 Miami, FL   Miami Open Experience

04/02 Tampa, FL   MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*+

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*

04/24 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center*

04/29 San Juan, Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot


07/06 Nashville, TN   Ascend Amphitheater*

07/08 Highland Park, IL  Ravinia Pavilion* (Chicago area)

07/09 Highland Park, IL  Ravinia Pavilion* (Chicago area)

07/11 Clarkston, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre (Detroit area)*

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 area)*

07/24 Kansas City, MO  Starlight Theatre*

07/29 Las Vegas, NV  Mandalay Bay Events Center*

07/30 Irvine, CA   Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (LA area)*

07/31 Chula Vista, CA  Sleep Train Amphitheatre (San Diego area)*

08/03 Glendale, AZ   Gila River Arena (Phoenix area)*


August 27th: Portland, Oregon. MusicFest NW Presents Project Pabst

August 28th: Vancouver, BC. Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

August 30th: Calgary, AB. Scotiabank Saddledome

September 1: Everett (Seattle), WA. XFINITY Arena at Everett

September 2: Airway Heights, WA. Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Apri 8th at 10am local market time.

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