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Calling All Duranies: Duran Duran Announces Spring Tour 2017

Duran Duran knows longevity! The iconic eighties band will continue a world tour in support of their current album Paper Gods with a series of Spring 2017 dates in South and North America. The multi-platinum band will head down south to perform alongside other superstar artists such as The Weeknd and Metallica at the Lollapalooza festivals in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. They will also do their own solo show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. These dates will mark the band’s first shows in this part of the world in support of their latest release. Alongside the four dates, Duran Duran have also announced two performances at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, CA on March 17 and 18, with further US shows in Dallas, Houston, Miami, Wilmington and Atlanta to be announced in the new year, along with details for their Belo Horizonte show.

Tickets for Lollapalooza are on sale now, with info and links on A members-only fan club pre-sale for the Rancho Mirage dates will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at 10 am PST with the general on-sale starting Saturday, December 17 at 10am PST. Fan Club members should log onto and click PRESALE. Link and code will be revealed shortly before the pre-sale begins.

Paper Gods was released in September 2015 and entered the Billboard 200 chart at Number 10, earning multi-talented British band their highest charting album in 22 years. Produced by Grammy Award-winners Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, along with Mr. Hudson and Josh Blair, the band’s 14th studio album features collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza, Jonas Bjerre (of Mew), and Lindsay Lohan.

Duran Duran’s newest release is also available in a very special, limited-edition, deluxe vinyl box set of Paper Gods featuring previously unreleased material from the album recording sessions and brand new remixes of the single “Last Night In The City.” Only 350 copies are available for sale on The Vinyl Factory’s website (

The band will perform three shows at the end of 2016 before next year’s Spring tour. Duran Duran’s upcoming dates are as follows:

12/29 Cancun, Mexico Moon Palace Arena

12/31 Oxon Hill, MD The Theater at MGM National Harbor

01/01 Oxon Hill, MD The Theater at MGM National Harbor

03/17 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente

03/18 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente

03/26 Sao Paolo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil

04/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lollapalooza Argentina

04/02 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile

Last month, Duran Duran were honored with ASCAP’s Golden Note Award, one of the top acknowledgments ASCAP bestows upon songwriters, composers, and artists. Recognizing the band’s global success and body of work, ASCAP President Paul Williams said: “Duran Duran revolutionized popular music. They are the pioneers of the synthpop and new wave movement, and have reached a stratospheric level of success that is rarely seen in the industry.”

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Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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