Rumors of robot dance kings Daft Punk (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) returning to the stages of the world are untrue despite widespread speculation all over the web yesterday, this is according to sources in a report posted today by Consequences of Sound. The masked duo has not toured since 2007 which produced the ‘ALIVE 2007’ live album with an acclaimed headlining set at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park the same year.
The rumors started yesterday on Reddit, with a user sharing a photo of what looks like a poster for the Lolllapalooza Chile festival for next summer which included Daft Punk listed as one of the main acts on the bill. The talk of big lights and bigger beats continued when some more internet sleuths found an unlisted page dedicated to DP on the Lollapalooza Chicago webiste. These have all been ruled out as false by industry sources according to reports by multiple sources earlier today. Daft Punk has been active though working with R&B singer The Weekend on his recent single ‘Starboy’ which came out last week.
DP has been secretive behind their helmets and worldwide fandom since their last world tour, but have been busy creating the dramatic ‘TRON: Legacy’ film soundtrack and the very successful collaborative album ‘Random Access Memories’ which featured the monster hit song ‘Get Lucky’ with singer Pharrell. Though the French pair were riding a wave of success with the ‘RAM’ album which took 5 years and millions of dollars to create, they did not tour behind the record but did make several music videos and television performances to promote it. At the 56th annual Grammy Awards, Daft Punk won Album of the Year earning the group it’s biggest mainstream exposure and recognition. – @kevkellam