Were Daft Punk Denied a performance at Devils Tower Monument?

Posted February 27, 2014 Author: DaPunk More:
Devils Tower

Devils Tower as depicted in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

It has been reported that Daft Punk were going to perform by U.S. national monument Devils Tower. A report making the claims has surfaced on the Rapid City Journal website. The article claims that the U.S. National Park Service denied the request in January. Native American tribes in Wyoming, who consider the monument to be sacred, thought such use was disrespectful.

But we may still be in luck… The article stated that Daft Punk were allegedly looking at other locations across the globe to perform. It also states that the duo planned to have 50,000 people attend the performance alongside the monument, along with lights and lasers placed on the bottom of the monument itself.

This location isn’t so outrageous for them to perform at. Forum user Ridley pointed out that Devils Tower was seen in the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Daft Punk have been known to reference the film before – the famous five note sequence heard in the film was used before the start of their Alive 2007 performances. Furthermore, imagery seen in the Loose Yourself to Dance video, namely the spacecraft like set, is similar to the one seen in the film.

As usual, this news does not guarantee a tour or performance of any kind anywhere else, but it’s still extremely interesting nevertheless – Daft Punk may thinking about touring…

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