It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for: Daft Punk have announced a full live tour.
The robots will play 25 dates across the world starting this summer, their longest stint on the road since the Alive tour in 2007.
Fans have been hoping (and indeed praying) for live shows from the duo, with many believing that 2017 – a full decade on from Alive – would be the year that Daft Punk return.
And how those prayers have been answered: Daft Punk will go on the R△CK R▽LL tour from July through October 2017, with the title referencing the band’s live show and stage set-up.
An official statement from the robots reads: “Over the last 10 years the Daft Punk sound has become much more instrumental. We will be performing with a full live band on all dates and have asked the most illustrious musicians in the world to come with us.”
“Each show will be presented in 4D sound: this version of Daft Punk will be so real that you will be able to see, hear, touch and taste us.”
“It will be pure R△CK and R▽LL.”
Asked why Daft Punk chose summer ’17 to return, a source close to the pair said: “To be honest with you, it was pressure from the fans. Thomas has been having sleepless nights after reading countless Facebook comments begging for them to come back. Guy-Manuel has been the same – at one point he didn’t eat for three weeks.”
“Their public image is fairly anonymous, but they’re actually very connected to social media and are hyper aware of what’s going on. When the fans suffer, they suffer.”
The source also disclosed that Daft Punk’s famous Pyramid structure would return, saying that “it’s been sitting in Guy-Manuel’s garage gathering dust for about a decade” and that “it would be a shame not to use it – for old time’s sake, at least.”
Check out the tour art above and the full list of dates below.
July 08 - 愚人节, Beijing
July 21 - 만우절, Seoul
July 23 - Cá tháng Tư, Ho Chi Minh City
July 25 - คนโง่เดือนเมษายน, Bangkok
July 28 - エイプリルフール, Tokyo
August 4 - Guyane Tactile Française, Cayenne
August 7 - Lugar Inventado, São Paulo
August 9 - Día de los Inocentes, Beunos Aires
August 13 - Mentiroso, Lima
August 16 - Frío, Santiago
August 23 – Lol Angeles Memorial Coliseum, LA
August 26 – Club Falso, Mexico City
August 29 – Monosodium Glutamate, New York
September 1 – Davis Concert Fool, Fairbank
September 5 – Montre Imbécile, Montreal
September 15 - Loof Lirpä, Stockholm
September 20 - De Fool, Amsterdam
September 23 - Istan Balo salonu, Instanbul
September 29 - The Lab, London
September 31 - Union universitaire de Teagsdale, Paris
October 10 - Vals Dorp, Cape Town
October 14 - Mogadishless, Mogadishu
October 19 - لا مكان , Laayoune
October 22 - Rabat Rock, Rabat
October 28 - كذبة أبريل, Cairo
Peugot Van Damm is Mixmag's International Clubs Editor