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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

12.16.2015

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.

About Itaú

Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency.