Art Basel Miami Beach

Yelle Returning to Miami at the Fillmore December 2

When French electro-pop outfit Yelle last visited Miami in 2008, it gave the city a one-two punch, performing at the Polish American Club and then returning barely two months later to peform at Art Basel Miami Beach's Art Loves Music event.

Does Yelle have a little crush on the Magic City? Perhaps. After all, the trio is now returning to South Florida on December 2 for a date at the Fillmore Miami Beach, which, oddly enough, happens to fall during the week (December 1 through 4) of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.


Anyway, the band's American success is a total oddity. Most record execs will tell you American audiences won't stand for foreign-language tunes. But Yelle has somehow enjoyed moderate success in the States with songs sung entirely in French.

The band released its sophomore effort, Safari Disco Club, this year, which includes choice cuts like the title track and "Que veux-tu." The album doesn't veer too far from the successful formula found on debut record Pop Up -- meaning great beats, a touch of electro, and seemingly happy lyrics, even if you aren't entirely sure what is being said.

Here is the full list Yelle's upcoming fall tour dates, which include two other Florida dates:

11/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
12/02: Miami, FL @ Fillmore
12/03: Orlando, FL @ Social/Plaza
12/04: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
12/05: Atlanta, GA @ Loft
12/07: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
12/08: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/09: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall
12/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Transit

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