First, the bad news: Daft Punk will not be playing in front of 50,000 people at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Now, the good news: They could be playing somewhere.
On Wednesday, reports surfaced claiming that Daft Punk had submitted a proposal to play a massive show at the Wyoming park, which was subsequently rejected, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Reps for Daft Punk, however, has denied those reports, telling MTV News that the duo’s camp is not behind the reported request.
ICM Partners, who were said to be working with the park on the show, sent the following statement to MTV News:
“[We] approached the National Park Service regarding an event which would be held on private property but would include proposed lighting elements at Devils Tower. The agency submitted more than a dozen suggested performers, including Daft Punk, as a sample lineup to the National Park Service. As is the usual case with a music festival, the acts proposed were simply performers and not involved with the planning of this event.”
So although fans of the Grammy-winning act won’t be able to take in a show at the landmark site, the robots could be performing in the near future.
Daft Punk have made scant appearances for their most recent record, Random Access Memories, only playing live at the Grammys. Still, “Get Lucky” collaborator Nile Rodgers has hinted — very vaguely — that a tour could be in the works, no live shows have been announced for the French duo.
It’s been years since the robots toured, so any global dates would be a big deal for fans of the “Lose Yourself to Dance” architects.
[Ed.: This story was amended at 1:41 p.m. on Feb. 27.]