The Popular Live Performances of Daft Punk
To experience the band Daft Punk live is a truly memorable experience, even for those who are not a huge fan of electronic funk. The costumes, techno stage effects, and of course, the music is enough for anyone to immediately become appreciative of what Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are capable of.
It is very rare to be able to see Daft Punk perform without their techno costumes; however, many have reportedly seen them at the Coachella Valley Festival in 2006. Daft Punk has also been seen performing live without costumes in many areas of the United States, particularly verified due to a rare video in Wisconsin that matches the identity of Bangalter. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo can be vaguely seen to Bangalterís right.
One major line of performances was in the fall of 1997. This was when Daft Punk promoted their Homework album in several cities around the world. It was known as their "Daftendirek Tour". During these performances, the band members were said to have used home studio equipment for the stage. According to Bangalter, everything was synchronized, including the drum machines and bass lines.
The last live performance for Daft Punk before 2007 was on November 11th, 2006. The announcement was made by de Homem-Christo who stated, during an interview with the Miami Herald, that their appearance at the Bang Music Festival on the 11th would be their last for a while. In 2007, Daft Punk played at the Rock Ness Festival in Scotland on June 10th and at the O2 Wireless Festival on June 16th.
As for 2008, the duo announced via a live web chat that there would be no tour performances for 2008. However, they did make a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards on February 10th with musical superstar Kanye West. According to press releases, this was the first televised live performance that Daft Punk has ever had in their musical career.
- Who is Daft Punk|
- Before Daft Punk became famous|
- Discovery Phase|
- Human After All Phase|
- Homework Phase|
- Mysterious Visual Effects|
- Live Performances