Duran Duran with Chic to perform in New Orleans in April 2016


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Following September's Paper Gods, influential pop band Duran Duran heads out on a North American tour stopping in New Orleans on Sunday, April 24 2016 at the Smoothie King Center (during the first weekend of Jazz Fest). Supporting the band is disco-funk outfit Chic, featuring guitarist Nile Rodgers, who produced Paper Gods, as well as Duran Duran's 1986 album Notorious and a remix for the mega-hit "The Reflex."

Duran Duran — whose 1982 album Rio spawned hits like "Hungry like the Wolf" and the title track, and whose career spans "Girls On Film" to "Ordinary World" and beyond — tours with its original members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor. Paper Gods is the band's 14th album — a 1993 bootleg double-LP captures the band at live at the UNO Lakefront Arena. The band last performed in New Orleans at the 2006 Voodoo Experience.

Tickets start at $29.95 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Duran Duran fan community members can access a pre-sale beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 at www.duranduranmusic.com. Citi card holders can access a pre-sale beginning 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 via www.citiprivatepass.com. A pre-sale on the Live Nation mobile app opens 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11.

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