Things have been moving rather quickly over the last week, ever since The Weeknd’s “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk was released unto the world. Since then, the track itself has gone on to garner both praise and criticism, and of course rumors surrounding a return of the famed robots have been a hot topic of discussion. Below is a recap on details regarding the evidence for their 2017 comeback.
Shortly after “Starboy’s” release, a supposed lineup leak of Lollapalooza Chile made its rounds throughout the interweb, which showed Daft Punk on the roster. But that’s already been shut down hard; if the robots are returning to the stage, they’re going to be the headliner, not beneath Metallica, The Strokes, or Duran Duran.
We then reported on the numeric odds of Daft Punk returning to Coachella in 2017, at the time chocking up to a 4:1 chance. Taking a look at the duo’s performance history, 2017 certainly cues up nicely for a long-awaited return, since their previous Alive tours have been in 1997 and 2006-2007.