Daft Punk New Album 2013 Tour: 'Random Access Memories' News, Band Not Appearing at Wee Waa Album Launch Playback Party Show?

By Scott Taylor, Mstarz reporter | May 05, 2013 05:10 PM EDT
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France's electronic music artists Daft Punk perform during the Santiago Urbano Electronico Festival in Santiago November 2, 2006.
(Photo : REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado ) France's electronic music artists Daft Punk perform during the Santiago Urbano Electronico Festival in Santiago November 2, 2006.

As you probably have heard, French duo Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories is due out May 21, 2013 via Columbia Records. The new album has been getting a lot of buzz lately, in large part, due to the success of their new single "Get Lucky" featuring Chic's Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.

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Daft Punk has been releasing video teasers, which have been showcased during Coachella and NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The marketing plan has worked, as "Get Lucky" has already reached number on on the iTunes charts in France and the U.K. and number three in the U.S.. The single has also already broken Spotify's record for the biggest streaming day for a single track in the U.S. and U.K..

There unfortunately hasn't been a ton of information about any possible 2013 tour featuring Daft Punk. Pharrell Williams recently performed "Get Lucky" at a Brooklyn show, which you can watch below. Daft Punk did announce they will be kicking off their global launch party in the small town of Wee Waa, Australia on May 17. Many assumed the duo would be performing live, but it now seems it will simply be a online streaming party. Daft Punk will apparently be playing music from videos and streaming it for the entire world rather than performing live on stage.

As Take 40 says, Daft Punk will not actually be in attendance. The show is being promoted as a "album launch playback party." There have been many mentions about a Daft Punk 2013 world tour, but as far as I can tell, the band has no immediate plans to be touring. Instead it sounds like Wee Waa will just play host to the release of the entire album via online stream, then maybe the duo will show up for some surprise appearances here and there. Or maybe they won't. At this point, it doesn't seem like Daft Punk has to do any shows, there new single is doing that well already.


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