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Cut Copy Returns to Miami December 6 Just in Time for Art Basel

Cut Copy
Cut Copy Photo by Jimmy Fontaine
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Cut Copy
Photo by Jimmy Fontaine
If there ever was a band destined to inherit the synth-pop crown from Depeche Mode and New Order, it's Aussie outfit Cut Copy. The band has released four amazing albums and is on the verge of releasing a fifth, Haiku From Zero, on September 22.

So far Cut Copy has previewed two songs off the forthcoming album: "Airborne" and "Standing in the Middle of the Field." Both feature Cut Copy's signature shimmering synth work. "Airborne" stands out as the perfect summer dance-floor jam.

Of course, Cut Copy's sound has always been well suited to Miami's musical tastes, so the band has endured the sweltering heat to entertain local crowds, including three times at Ultra Music Festival and three shows at Grand Central. (The band made its local debut in 2005 at Pawn Shop Lounge.)

So it's no surprise that Cut Copy will be closing its recently announced North American tour at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach on December 6, which coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week. It's one of only two Florida shows for the band, which will perform in Orlando the night before.


Last time the band performed in Miami was in 2014 during its last album cycle for Free Your Mind. At the Grand Central show, the crowd almost blew the roof off the venue singing along with lead singer Dan Whitford — good thing the Bandshell is an open-air venue.
Either way, Cut Copy's show should prove to be a highlight even as the art world descends on our sandy shores.

Here's the full list of North American dates for the band:

9/30 - Darlington, MD at Luna Lights Festival
10/1 - San Diego, CA at CRSSD Festival
10/3 - El Paso, TX at Tricky Falls
10/5 - Oklahoma City, OK at Jones Assembly
10/7 - Austin, TX at Zilker Park - Austin City Limits
11/9 - Santa Cruz, CA at the Catalyst Club
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA at Shrine Expo Hall
11/12 - Oakland, CA at Fox Theater
11/14 - Salt Lake City, UT at Metro Music Hall
11/15 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
11/16 - Lawrence, KS at Granada
11/17 - Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
11/18 - Madison, WI at Majestic Theatre
11/21 - Toronto, ON at Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/22 - Montreal, QC at Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
11/24 - New York, NY at Terminal 5
11/26 - Boston, MA at Royale
11/30 - Carrboro, NC at Cat's Cradle
12/1 - Atlanta, GA at Variety Playhouse
12/2 - Asheville, NC at the Orange Peel
12/3 - Charleston, SC at Music Farm
12/5 - Orlando, FL at the Plaza Live
12/6 - Miami, FL at North Beach Bandshell

Cut Copy. 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; northbeachbandshell.com. Tickets cost $25 to $30 via ticketfly.com.
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