Mass Reflex: Duran Duran announce 2016 Paper Gods tour with Chic, play Mansfield this summer


Look sharp — Duran Duran are coming to town.

The legendary British pop group this morning announced a 2016 tour of North America that comes to Mansfield’s XFinity Center on July 17, and the gentlemen are bringing Chic featuring Nile Rodgers along for the ride.

The lengthy arena and amphitheater tour is in support of recent album Paper Gods, and the first leg kicks off March 28 in Durham, North Carolina. The Massachusetts date is included in the tour’s second leg, a summertime jaunt that starts up July 6 in Nashville and wraps August 3 in Glendale, Arizona.


Here’s some ticket on-sale 411: “Members of the Duran Duran Fan Community will have access to pre-sale tickets and exclusive VIP packages beginning Wednesday, December 9 at 10 a.m. local venue time through 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 citiprivatepass.com. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Friday, December 11 at 10 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 livenation.com, with the exception of the July 6 show in Nashville, which will go on sale at a later date.”

Got all that? Cool.

Paper Gods was released on September 11 and topped out at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart — Duran Duran its highest-charting album in 22 years. Listen to album cut “You Kill Me With Silence” after the tour-date jump.


Duran Duran’s 2016 Paper Gods Tour: First Leg
03/28 Durham, NC — Durham Performing Arts Center
03/30 Saint Augustine, FL — Saint Augustine Amphitheater
04/01 Miami, FL — TBA
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*
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*

Duran Duran’s 2016 Paper Gods Tour: Second Leg
07/06 Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater*
07/08 Chicago, IL — TBA
07/09 Chicago, IL — TBA
07/11 Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre*
07/13 Toronto, ONT — Molson Canadian Amphitheater*
07/17 Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center*
07/21 Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion*
07/23 St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center*
07/24 Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre*
07/29 Las Vegas, NV — Mandalay Bay Events Center*
07/30 Irvine, CA — Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre*
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