Daft Punk have declined to reunite for a performance at the 2024 Paris Olympics opening ceremony.
After an interview with the director of the games’ opening ceremony, Thomas Jolly, speculation began to surface that the electronic duo could be making a comeback.
Speaking with French radio station France Inter, Jolly said: “Daft Punk would be very happy to be part of the ceremony”, according to a report in sortiraparis.
He added: “You can’t not think of Daft Punk when you think of a successful international showcase for a French group.”
However, today, Jolly posted an update that Daft Punk will not be reuniting at the games.
“My comments were confusing and generated a lot of expectations,” he posted. “I must clarify: After discussing a possible presence at the ceremony, the group's decision is not to participate. I respect this decision and apologize for the ambiguity of my comments.”
Le Parisien reported that both Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo had met with the ceremony’s organising committee “several months ago” yet nothing was agreed upon.
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Jolly told the publication: “Bringing Daft Punk together was obviously one of the first ideas I had. They are extremely talented and have a great international aura. But do they want to reform in the time of an epilogue to their career, when they very thoughtfully announced their separation?”
This year, Daft Punk is celebrating 10 years of their album ‘Random Access Memories’ with exclusive interviews and a special reissue.
Recently, Daft Punk have announced a 'Drumless Edition' of their album which will be out on vinyl and all digital streaming platforms on November 17, with the single 'Within' available to listen now.
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