The musical robot overlords of Earth Daft Punk have been announced that they’ll be bringing their 2013-defining anonymous funk electro thang to the 2014 Grammy Awards on January 26th next year, taking to the stage in their first televised performance in six years, and only their second ever – the first being when they joined Kanye West on stage in their now famous Pyramid for a reworking of Stronger at the 2008 awards. Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and P!nk are also on the list of performers.
After not going to Wee Waa, bailing on Colbert, and not playing, saying or doing anything at the MTV VMA Awards, this will be the first public performance of any kind since the duo put out Random Access Memories, arguably the biggest album of 2013. While Daft Punk haven’t said anything about the Grammys performance (duh), Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich promised Rolling Stone “a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors their multi-nominated music.” (By “multi-nominated”, he means that the group is up for Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Engineered Record.) “We learned that because they had such a good experience with us when they appeared with Kanye in 2008, they were happy to discuss a performance on this year’s show,” Erlich continued. “Conversations took place over a period of a couple of months, and finally they agreed to be a part of this year’s telecast. Details of the performance are still being worked out, but the idea of having the exclusive television performance by this iconic band is something we’re very, very excited about.”
Next stop Splendour? Who knows, we might Get Lucky.
Via Rolling Stone