Daft Punk Mark Breakup Anniversary with ’97 Concert Stream: Watch – Billboard


Exactly one year ago, on Tuesday (February 22), Daft Punk announced their split after a 28-year career that established the French duo as one of the world’s top electronic music creators. Many fans predicted that this pair of numerology enthusiasts — who appeared in public as helmeted robots — would do something special a year after the breakup date.

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That date – 2/22/22 – is today, and those predictions were correct. Daft Punk is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their end with a unique broadcast of a 1997 performance filmed at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. Available exclusively on Daft Punk’s Twitch Channel, the livestream starts today at 2:22 a.m. p.m. PT. (It’s 10:22 p.m. GMT.)

Performed as part of Daft Punk Daftendirektour – the duo’s first concert tour which spanned from January to December 1997 – the live show was filmed on December 17, 1997 at the 1,700 capacity venue in downtown Los Angeles. The band’s live album, Alive 1997was also recorded on this tour.

Daft Punk at Maya, 1997

1997 was also the year Daft Punk released their all-time classic LP, Homeworkand to celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary, the duo are releasing Homework Luxury digital. Released today via Daft Life distributed by ADA/Warner Music, this deluxe edition contains the original album as well as 15 remixes of the album, including nine unreleased on streaming platforms. Remixers include DJ Sneak, Roger Sanchez and Junior Sanchez, Todd Terry and Masters At Work.

The market for Daft Punk collectibles skyrocketed in the days after Daft Punk broke news, with prices skyrocketing on platforms like Etsy and eBay as collectors clamored for more. buy souvenirs. Vinyl editions of both Homework and Alive ’97 will be back in stores worldwide on April 15 and can be pre-ordered starting today.

Homework spent 19 weeks on the Billboard 200, where it peaked at No. 150 in September 1997. Sixteen years later, the duo’s final album, Random access memoriesreached No. 1 on that same chart, where it spent 54 weeks. Random access memories also won the 2014 Grammy for Album of the Year.


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