Daft Punk Billboard Spotted in Downtown Miami: Secret Ultra 2013 Gig?

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Photo by Jose D. Duran
Daft Punk billboard in downtown Miami.
All we know is that in 2013 Daft Punk has promised the world a new album.

It will be their first studio since 2005's Human After All -- a superb experiment in robotic mass consumerism. And after having a TV commercial pop-up during Saturday Night Live earlier this month and posters plastered across Austin during SXSW, it's only natural that the next stop on the teaser tour is downtown Miami, which is in the midst of Ultra Music Festival.

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The billboard is located on the empty lot between the Marina Blue building and the Freedom Tower, on the corner of NE Eighth Street and Second Avenue.

During SXSW, the rumor mill kept saying Daft Punk would perform. But that never happened.

What's to say Daft Punk doesn't pop up during weekend two of Ultra 2013, though? If anything would top last year's Madonna "Have you seen Molly?" moment it definitely would be that. And when we spoke to the festival's cofounder Russell Faibisch about what surprises he had in store for this year's UMF, he told us to expect something "bigger than Madonna."

But in the end, this could just be another tease from those damn robots.

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25 comments
kaggoff
kaggoff

This is a dumbass article. There are posters all over LA, are they having a "super secret gig" there too?

Don't post bullshit like this.

tekprimemia
tekprimemia

These billboards are in all the major cities... fyi


Edward Darko
Edward Darko

is* excited enough about a Daftpunk billboard to make it a headline.

Edward Darko
Edward Darko

Depeche Mode releases new album, is in fact playing in Fort Lauderdale... and some douchebag you excited about daftpunk billboard. The state of edm in Miami is a joke. Very eerily similar to the grand concerta Universal Studios hosts for tourism. LOL besides all the HORRID news stories, and journalism. Man if we don't get some cultural reform up in those MNT offices your forever remain Noob And Ultra a poorman's Pitchfork/Sxsw/Bonnaroo

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

my favorite is the song where the beat drops and its like 98 with the matrix all over again.

Ozkr Villeda
Ozkr Villeda

Wow stop misleading ppl. "Maybe a surprised gig", pfft yea right.

Allen Odinson
Allen Odinson

Daft Punk are amazing at spreading hype and rumors

Micaela Stavrinos
Micaela Stavrinos

I will reject the charge of my ultra ticket on my debit card if that happens. That would be absolutely unfair.

Edward Darko
Edward Darko

Able and David need to forward these concerns for an internal review.

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

minus the 2 writers i mentioned ( Abel and David) its possible

Edward Darko
Edward Darko

There has some kind of journalism committee right? Or is everyone up there a molly'd out hipster?

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

clearly not or im sure our negative comments would be removed

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

its all pandering. most of the readers follow the "normal" music scene of miami aka edm or something latin/carribean related. while at least the latter is real music for the most part (not reggaeton), edm is something i could accomplish by putting keyboards in a bong smoke filled work shed and letting chimps loose. (see skrillex)

Edward Darko
Edward Darko

Do they have a social media person who reads the comments to respond to us for some sort of resolution or do I have to step this up?

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

other than Abel Folgar and David Bader i cant stand any writer that does music reviews on here.

Edward Darko
Edward Darko

I had to unlike them during WMC. I'm seriously thinking about putting them on blast for the Yeahsayer fuss for "not doing their homework"they created, and the quick dismissal that Sweedish House Mafia (3 middle aged men who stand behind a mixer pretending to be musicians) announcing that "WERE GOING TO FUCK YOU RIGHT IN THE PUSSY" to the underage girls they SURELY did enough homework for to know this was the demographic. As a media outlet, why aren't you seeking further inquiry instead of posting a billboard of daft punk like its news. Who the fuck are your readers anymore? Embarrassing.

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

mnt will feature a blog about you killing yourself

Alex LaPorta
Alex LaPorta

If Daft Punk shows up for Ultra2, I will, in fact, kill myself.

David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb

I expect them to appear during/after Swedish House Mafia's last performance ever. Makes sense, thematically, for like the 'kings' of mainstream electronic or whatever to appear as another of the biggest names retires.

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