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Update: Daft Punk ‘Not Performing at Coachella’

Dance duo issue denial after lone tour date appears on their Vevo page

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Daft Punk perform in Hollywood, California.

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UPDATE: 8:15 PM EST: Daft Punk will not play Coachella in April, says a rep for the dance duo, after a single tour date appeared on their Vevo page listing a show at the Empire Polo Field on April 12th in Indio, California.

The tour date has since been removed, and a rep for Daft Punk tells Rolling Stone, “Daft Punk is not performing at Coachella this year.” 

The French electro duo were among the acts initially rumored to be a part of this year’s festival, though they were not included when the lineup was announced. A slot at Coachella would have made sense for them as they gear up for the release of their long-awaited new studio album, Random Access Memories, out May 21st.

New Daft Punk Album, ‘Random Access Memories,’ Coming Out in May

The 13-track LP is now available for pre-order on iTunes, while vinyl and CD copies can be pre-ordered through the group’s new website for the album. Few details are known about the album, though disco legend Nile Rodgers will most likely appear on Random Access Memories.

Though no music has officially been released, two small snippets of new tunes – one of which included Rodgers’ guitar playing – soundtracked two 15-second trailers that aired during recent broadcasts of Saturday Night Live.

Even without Daft Punk, Coachella has already secured an impressive lineup with headlining performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, the Stone Roses and Phoenix, as well as sets from Lou Reed, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wu-Tang Clan, the Postal Service and more. Coachella will open the weekend of April 12th through the 14th, and return the following weekend of April 19th through the 21st.

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