A year after splitting, the French electro duo have resurfaced on social media, fueling hopes for a rebirth of the band.
An enigmatic instagram post
In February 2021, Daft Punk announced their separation. Having become true legends of electro, this news had saddened their fans. Only then, as their first album Homework is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary, they literally set the web on fire this Tuesday, February 22. It all started in the afternoon in California with an enigmatic post on Instagram and Twitter, before Daft Punk rebroadcast on the Twitch platform a live concert from December 1997 in Los Angeles, where we see the duo formed in 1993 by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo without helmet. According to numbers shared on Twitter by fans, the concert on Twitch began streaming at « 2:22 p.m. Pacific Time » or 10:22 p.m. GMT on 02/22/2022, triggering a cascade of messages and rumors. on a possible reformation of the helmeted duo,. Around 3:15 p.m., around 100,000 people followed the live stream… .
A strategy of media silence
A great way to promote the reissue of their first album . According to Variety, vinyl editions of Homework and Alive 1997 will also go on sale from April 15. Having become world famous thanks to planetary success hits such as One more time, Harder, better, faster, stronger or even Get lucky, Daft Punk has become legendary thanks to an absolutely unique strategy of media silence. If the two French musicians have not performed live for 14 years, their former performances still attract many curious people. The proof with this real coup occurred on February 22, a year to the day after the announcement of their separation, which “broke” the internet.