The prospect of a tour from the French duo, whose new album Random Access Memories is due out at the end of the month, has become one of the live arena’s most talked-about prospects, with various rumours and denials dominating headlines this year. According to NYP, Pharrell – who features on three tracks from Random Access Memories, including the lead single ‘Get Lucky’ – has told them that he’ll hit the road with Daft Punk “next year”. A representative of the group, however, has since denied this. Which, of course, they would.
When speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this year, the group’s Thomas Bangalter claimed that they “we have no current plans” to tour Random Access Memories, explaining that “We want to focus everything on the act and excitement of listening to the album. We don’t see a tour as an accessory to an album.” He did, however, state that the group would play live again in the future.
You can read our first thoughts on Random Access Memories here.