Listen to the one of the duo's early Paris performances
Are Daft Punk about to announce a tour for 2017? The internet seems to think so, but then again people also thought they were headlining next year’s Glastonbury. Unfortunately, Emily Eavis ruled that rumour out last week, saying she didn’t “know where that’s come from”.
There’s the chance the French electro robots could still be doing their own dates, though. Earlier this month, a new website appeared online which many believed was set up to announce their return next year. The arrival of the ‘Alive 2017‘ site has sparked speculation that a world tour is on the cards, especially given the pair’s previous tours occurred in 1997 and 2007.
Some very investigative fans found something even more intriguing in the source code of the website – the code WAKE DATE 2016-10-27. They also discovered numbers that, according to some, are coordinates for the locations of Paris, Los Angeles, London, New York, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Ibiza and Indio. Now, fans are losing their patiencewaiting for the big reveal.
Whether that comes or not, you should take some time out of your day to relive this ace Daft Punk live set. Recorded at Paris’ Rex Club on May 15 1997, the audio is pristine. It was one of their early performances and you can sense the electric energy from the club, even though there’s no video footage to go with the audio.
Rumour has it the recording was leaked by the club’s engineer, who was sadly fired as a result. Listen it above and check out the tracklisting below.
‘Can You Feel It?’ (C.L.S. cover)
‘Short Circuit (2001)’
‘Da Funk’ / ‘Daftendirekt’
‘Da Funk’ (Armand Van Helden’s Ten Minutes Of Funk Remix)
‘Extacy’ (DJ Deeon cover)
‘Rollin’ & Scratchin”
‘Revolution 909’ (Live Version)
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’
‘Around The World’
‘The Chase’ (Giorgio Moroder cover)
‘Around The World’ / ‘Da Funk Beats’
If you want something a bit more visual, check out the music video for ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’, which is made up of live footage.