Daft punk to appear on ‘the colbert report’
Stephen Colbert is about to “Get Lucky.”
Daft Punk will make a rare TV appearance on Tuesday (August 9) night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” a spokesperson for Comedy Central has confirmed to MTV News. And, from the sound of things, they’ll be performing, too.
“‘The Colbert Report’s’ concert series ‘Colbchella’ will feature Daft Punk on Tuesday,” the rep for Comedy Central wrote in an email.
It will mark the Daft Punk’s first TV appearance since releasing Random Access Memories earlier this year, and while it’s not clear what songs Daft Punk will be performing on the show, one can logically assume it will be their massive hit “Get Lucky,” especially given a somewhat random appearance Colbert filmed earlier this week on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” when he shuffled onto the set to the strains of the song before disappearing without saying a word.
Fans of the “Report” quickly began speculating that scene was shot for a skit that will also feature Daft Punk, though it’s not known if the other artists featured on “Get Lucky” — Pharrell and Nile Rodgers — will also appear on the show.
Reps for Daft Punk did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment on the matter by press time.
Last year, Colbert’s “Colbchella” concert — officially dubbed “RocktAugustFest” — took place on the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid, and featured performances by fun., Santigold, The Flaming Lips and Grizzly Bear. In 2011, Colbchella’s “Rock You Like A Thirst-Icane” boasted a lineup that included Bon Iver, Florence and the Machine, Talib Kweli and Jack White.