'You just got punked' with 'Alive 2017'

Daft Punk fans have reacted in disappointment after rumours of the ‘Alive 2017’ tour and website launch appear to be a hoax.

Yesterday, fans of the ‘Get Lucky’ robot duo were waiting eagerly for news of their return to the touring and perhaps new material, as 27 October was the supposed launch date of the website Alive 2017.

Daft Punk have two live albums called ‘Alive 1997’ and ‘Alive 2007’ named after their two tours, which seem to happen once a decade – adding to the theory that they’ll continue the tradition and tour in 2017.

Looking at the source code of the website, fans found the code “WAKE DATE 2016-10-27” – suggesting that there would either be an announcement or new music on 27 October. The code also showed numbers that appear to be coordinates for the locations of Paris, Los Angeles, London, New York, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Ibiza and Indio, suggesting a world tour next year.

However, yesterday saw nothing but inaction on the website. By searching here, we found that the web domain is owned by someone in Durham, North Carolina – suggesting it was indeed made by a fan.

Those hoping for a return from the robots are less than pleased:

Meanwhile, despite ‘well-sourced’ information claiming that Daft Punk would be joining Radiohead as Glastonbury 2017 headliners alongside Stone Roses, Glasto organiser Emily Eavis told NME that they would definitely not be playing.