Daft Punk’s first live performance since the 2014 Grammys
Daft Punk and the Weeknd will perform together at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced today. Daft Punk never toured behind their last album, 2013’s Grammy-dominating Random Access Memories, so this will be Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s first live performance since their appearance at the 2014 Grammys. This year’s Grammy ceremony will broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center at 8 p.m. Eastern on February 12 on CBS.
Daft Punk collaborated with the Weeknd on two tracks from his latest album Starboy: the title track and “I Feel It Coming.”Starboy was released after this year's Grammy deadline, so the Weeknd is only nominated as a contributor to Beyoncé's Lemonade. Daft Punk are not up for any awards this year.
At the 2014 ceremony, Daft Punk were joined by Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, and Nile Rodgers for their performance. (Current White House press secretary Sean Spicer was not impressed.)
Also announced today for this year's Grammys are collaborative performances from A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak, and Dave Grohl, as well as Alicia Keys and Maren Morris. Previously announced performers include Adele, Bruno Mars, Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. The show will be hosted by James Corden.