Duran Duran, Chic Announce 2016 North American Tour

Bands recently played a string of West Coast dates together in October

Duran Duran will be joined by special guests Chic and Nile Rodgers on their North American tour next spring and summer Credit: Carrie Davenport/Redferns/Getty; Rick Kern/Getty

Duran Duran will tour across the U.S. next summer with special guest Chic and Nile Rodgers. The tour will run from March through August, with Chic joining in April during the band's Tampa date. The 28-date tour will end on August 3rd in Glendale, Arizona. Tickets will go on sale on December 12th. 

This year, the rock band released their 14th album, Paper Gods, which featured a guest spot from Rodgers alongside Mark Ronson, Lindsay Lohan, Janelle Monae, Kiesza and more. In October, one month after the release of Paper Gods, Duran Duran played a few West Coast dates with Chic in support of the LP, which was the highest-charting for the band in 22 years. 

"The schizophrenia is getting worse," keyboardist Nick Rhodes told Rolling Stone in August. "A lot of artists get into a comfort zone. They know what works. For us, that's the least comfortable zone, the comfort zone. We like to torture ourselves a little bit."

Over the course of this year, Rodgers and Chic have collaborated and performed with the likes of Lady Gaga, Keith Urban and Charli XCX. 

Duran Duran North American Tour Dates

March 28 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center   
March 30 - Saint Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheater
April 1 - Miami, FL @ TBA
April 2 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
April 5 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center   
April 7 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
April 8 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center*
April 11 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre*
April 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center*
April 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena*
April 16 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion*
April 19 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena*
April 22 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*
April 23 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
April 24 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center*
July 6 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
July 8 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
July 9 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
July 11 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
July 13 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater*
July 17 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
July 21 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*
July 23 - St. Paul, MN@ Xcel Energy Center*
July 24 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*
July 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center*
July 30 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre*
July 31 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
August 3 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena*

* With Chic