Australian fans of the mysterious electronic music legends Daft Punk who haven’t been had the fortune of catching the French duo on one of their rare tours now have access to the next best thing: “Discovery: Australia’s Daft Punk Tribute Show.”
DJs Damian Andres and Matt Campbell stand in for actual members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manual De Homem-Christo for the tour, which celebrates the music and mystique of the helmeted Grammy winners.
Though the two have been paying homage to Daft Punk live in concert for two years, the 2014/2015 “Discovery” tour is their first nationwide series of performances.
Discovery is named after Daft Punk’s 2001 sophomore album, and, according to some fans, comes fairly close to the real thing. “Don’t know what’s currently happening but pretty sure I just met Daft Punk,” wrote one confused Instagrammer.
Attendees at a Discovery show can expect original remixes, a live DJ experience, and flashy technology.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg1p9emHHWk]
As for Daft Punk themselves: when will they come back on the music scene? The music media widely reported in June and July that a BBC France-produced documentary on the duo was in the works for a 2015 release, but not much has been reported since. Whether the film will clear up listeners’ many questions about Daft Punk’s creative process and future projects remains to be seen.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy the re-released editions of the classic albums Alive 2007 and Alive 1997, or check out Discovery for the (almost) real Daft Punk experience.