Superstar electronic music duo Daft Punk have today shocked the world once again, with the news of a final tour. Earlier this year in February the pair confirmed their retirement via an 8 minute video titled “Epilogue”. The announcement left millions of fans devastated, with their 30 year tenure coming to an end.
However, a new development confirms that the influential duo will perform one final set of shows. Exact dates and locations are still TBC, all we know for now is that they will take place in early 2022 with performances in London, Tokyo, New York and Berlin. The Parisian duo responsible for some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo formed Daft Punk in Paris in 1993, helping to define the French touch style of house music.
Their debut album, 1997’s Homework, was a dance music landmark, featuring classic singles “Around the World” and “Da Funk.” By the time their follow up album Discovery was released in in 2001, the duo had become known for public appearances in their trademark robot outfits. The singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” cemented their position as global superstars. Further releases included Human After All, live LP Alive 2007, and the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album.
Twenty years into their career, Daft Punk were in the spotlight once more with “Get Lucky,” the lead single of their 2013 album Random Access Memories. The globally recognised track sold millions of copies and won two Grammys. The duo will no doubt have plenty of hits to choose from during their final performances in 2022.