MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTARS DURAN DURAN TO PERFORM AT THE MIAMI OPEN

Paper Gods Tour to make a stop at the Miami Open on Friday, April 1

CORAL GABLES, FL – The Miami Open presented by Itaú announced that multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will perform at the 2016 edition of the Miami Open on the evening of Friday, April 1, at 9:30 PM (ET), following the men’s semifinal matches.

The legendary band is on tour promoting its highly acclaimed album Paper Gods, which was released in September 2015 and reached a high of No. 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, earning Duran Duran its highest-charting album in 22 years.

The Friday evening concert will be one of numerous elements of the Miami Open Experience, an entertainment platform originally unveiled during the 2015 event. The Miami Open Experience reflects the expertise and resources across WME and IMG coming together to create a truly unique experience for tennis fans. Duran Duran is a WME client.

During the first Miami Open Experience, the West Side of the stadium was transformed into a beach-lover’s paradise featuring soft sand, Adirondack chairs, a Tiki bar and a large video board showing the day’s tennis action.

“We are very excited that Duran Duran has included the Miami Open as a stop on its North American tour,” said Adam Barrett, Tournament Director of the Miami Open. “Miami is a great event city and although tennis is our main focus, we continue to add entertainment elements to the overall fan experience.  Having Duran Duran perform at the event further positions the Miami Open as one of the best entertainment experiences in sport.’’

Tickets for the concert, which will take place on Grandstand Court, are on sale now and start at $60. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.miamiopen.com or call 305-442-3367.

Located in one of the most beautiful and multi-cultural cities, the Miami Open boasts an energy and excitement unlike any other event on the ATP and WTA calendars.

Individual session tickets for all 24 sessions are currently on sale as well as ticket packages to fit everyone’s budget.

For those looking to entertain clients and guests in style, the Miami Open has a limited number of Patron Sponsorship opportunities available. These highly sought after sponsorships include access to premium seat locations for all Stadium sessions, VIP parking, access to the exclusive Patron Sponsor lounge, box seat name identification and recognition in tournament promotional materials and front gate, 12 vouchers for meals at the Taste of Miami (formerly the Champions Club).

Vacation Packages are also on sale. If you are planning a trip to Miami for the Miami Open, let us take care of your hotel and ticket arrangements at one low price. Packages, which are inclusive for two (2) guests, include three nights at one of our partner properties, plus tickets to the sessions of your choice for the 2016 Miami Open.

About the Miami Open presented by Itaú

The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.

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