Daft Punk allegedly preparing for spring tour, Playboy reports
Hardly a month after the annual rumors of Daft Punk headlining Coachella officially subsided with January’s lineup announcement, the question reemerged following Beyoncé’s headlining set cancelation last week. As has been widely reported, Vegas betting odds currently project a 3:1 chance of the French duo taking the singer’s place.
Yesterday, February 27, Playboy weighed in on this rumor, publishing an article titled, “We Think We Know Who Will Replace Beyoncé at Coachella.” In outlining the reasons that they believe Daft Punk will be the substitute act, the magazine casually dropped a significant detail:
“An anonymous source working on Daft Punk’s production has confirmed to Playboy that the Robots are planning a major—and we do mean major—tour this spring. Coachella would be the perfect place to kick it off.”
At press time, it’s impossible to gauge the veracity of Playboy‘s claim – or the claim of their anonymous source, for that matter. However, given the ramifications that a company of their size would face for falsifying a tour confirmation of this magnitude, it seems unlikely that the claim isn’t based in some degree of fact. As spring swiftly approaches, we’ll soon find out whether or not the magazine’s report of Alive 2017 is legitimate.
If this news proves to be correct, not only will Daft Punk fans be chaotically overjoyed; Playboy subscribers around the world will have a new legitimacy to the claim that they “only read it for the articles.”