Fans of Daft Punk are reacting as today marks when a website allegedly set to announce their 2017 world tour was set to launch.
Earlier this month, a new website appeared online which many believed was set up by the robot duo to announce their return next year. The website ‘Alive 2017’ led fans to believe that a world tour from the ‘Get Lucky’ stars was imminent. 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 – locations for a 2017 world tour?
However, the website it yet to update – and it’s left many fans either disappointed or anxious:
the daft punk alive website was fake and i'm not sure if i'm laughing or crying
— Nick. (@NickatNight_) October 27, 2016
Rare footage of a Daft Punk observing their fake Alive announcement. pic.twitter.com/mOv9RiVPBt
— Daft Punk Fans ?️? (@HouseofDaftPunk) October 27, 2016
me realizing if daft punk actually CAME THRU ON THIS DAY i would have -2 Alive 2017 tickets pic.twitter.com/AzjIz2t8dZ
— △ fckn what △ (@dafutopanku) October 27, 2016
I don't care about Alive 2017 as much as I just care about getting new Daft Punk material next year. It'll be 4 years from RAM. Album is due
— Jonathan B (@HQBacon) October 27, 2016
I should be more upset that the Alive 2017 rumors have been debunked, but after years of dealing with messy Daft Punk rumors… I'm chill.
— Felicia Jar (@feliciajar) October 27, 2016
When the website launched, Daft Punk representatives told NME that they would not be commenting.
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.