One of the most fashionable pop bands of the ‘80s, Duran Duran is hoping to be back in vogue next year when it kicks off its first major arena tour in a decade, including a July 23 date at Xcel Energy Center.
Tickets to the St. Paul show range from $29.95-$134.95 and go on sale this Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the arena box office. The opening act for the whole tour is ‘70s disco-funk pioneers Chic of “Le Freak” fame, led by guitarist Niles Rodgers.
Since its stylish videos for "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film" helped catapult it in the early-‘80s alongside the then-newfangled cable channel MTV, Duran Duran has seen many highs and lows as a touring act. Its last Twin Cities show was at the now-defunct Epic nightclub in 2011. Its last local arena show was at the X in 2005.
The British quartet – which still features its four still-handsome co-founding members – has received mixed reviews for the new album, “Paper Gods,” but fans who buy tickets to the upcoming shows can judge for themselves. Every seat sold on the tour comes with a physical copy of the record, which will be mailed out via a redemption code.
Here's a promo video for the album.