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British new wave group Duran Duran performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 5

British new wave group Duran Duran performs at  Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 5
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From a press release:

In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that they will hit the road for an extensive North American arena and amphitheater tour next year in support of their current album, “Paper Gods.” The tour stops at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $59.50 for general admission standing on the floor, $79.50 for seats on the wings, and $115 for the first four rows of seats in the front, go on sale this Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Every ticket purchased online for Duran Duran’s 2016 headlining tour will receive a standard physical copy of “Paper Gods.” Fans will receive an email 10-14 days after purchase containing redemption instructions.

Members of the Duran Duran Fan Community will have access to pre-sale tickets and exclusive VIP packages beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. local venue time through Citi card members 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 a.m. at Ticketmaster venues. The app is available via the App Store and Google Play.

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 U.K. arena tour that wraps up on Dec. 12.

In its review of the band’s recent Leeds show, The Guardian raved that “everything that is wonderful about pop music seems to occupy the triumphant final half hour, as a sea of blondes, brunettes and husbands come together to bellow ‘Planet Earth,’ ‘Girls on Film,’ ‘Rio,’ and the rest. Every arm is raised skyward in a giant communal bonding, an audiovisual illustration of Le Bon’s insistence that ‘music is a healing force.’”

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

Read NEPA Scene’s review of Duran Duran’s concert in Bethlehem back in August here.