Daft Punk will not be performing a secret show at Coachella this year, with rumours of a last-minute appearance denied by a representative for the duo.
Rumours began circulating this week that Daft Punk would appear at the US festival as promotion for their new album ‘Random Access Memories’ started. The album is officially released in May and with Coachella taking place just one month prior to the release a live show would generate huge levels of attention on the album and Daft Punk’s return. They were substantiated by the official Daft Punk Vevo page listing Coachella among their upcoming live dates.
However, the story has subsequently been denied with a representative speaking on behalf of the French two-piece telling Rolling Stone: “Daft Punk is not performing at Coachella this year.” The VEVO page was explained as being a result of an automated error found at the source where the music video site gets its listings from.
Titled ‘Random Access Memories’, the French dance duo’s fourth album is out May 21 via their Daft Life imprint on Columbia Records – you can pre-order it here. The pair, which consists of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, recently announced they had left Virgin, with whom they signed to in 1996.
The follow-up to 2005’s ‘Human After All’ will contain 13 new tracks, however, the tracklisting and song titles have yet to be confirmed. Earlier this year, the duo teased the album release with a brief 16-second promo on Saturday Night Live.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix and Blur will headline Coachella, which takes place over two weekends in April, starting on the weekend of 12-14 before a second weekend between April 19-21.