Duran Duran Will Play Art Basel

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Considering their long history of associating with the pop/contemporary art world (Nagel album covers, Warhol and Keith Haring collabs), it’s rather fitting that Duran Duran would wish to find themselves providing at least some of the soundtrack to the annual schmooze fest that is Art Basel, Miami edition.

And so it is that they will be playing a particularly special show for SiriusXM on December 9, at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach. It will mark the penultimate date on their more than two-year Paper Gods Tour – with the final performance taking place at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on December 30 (which might just be far cooler than actually going out on New Year’s Eve.)

Duran’s John Taylor enthuses on the Miami concert, “As long-time fans of SiriusXM, we are really looking forward to performing this special show at such a beautiful and intimate venue. It’s going to be an up close and personal affair, a truly one-of-a-kind evening, and we look forward to getting to know everyone who attends.”

The band return to the studio in early 2018, to begin recording the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Paper Gods. Art Basel takes place December 7-10 in Miami.