Daft Punk have been notoriously secretive about their lives and plans, but a new website (Alive2017.com) that was discovered by Redditors might just point to an upcoming live tour from the French boogie monsters. Obviously, we’re going to have to wait to see if this is for real, but here’s what we can tell you about the website and rumors so far.
If you head to the website, you’ll see a plain black background with the word “ALIVE” in all caps. But if you look closely behind the “I” you’ll notice a countdown timer that refreshes only occasionally. There’s a chance that if you dig deeper into the clock refreshment, you could find some more information, but our cursory knowledge of HTML keeps us from learning more. So we move on.
Hitting “inspect element” on the website brings up some interesting text that shows us this:
Those numbers at the beginning (top right) are actually locations for big cities like Paris, Los Angeles, London, New York, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Ibiza, and Indio, CA, which is the location of Coachella. The “Wake Date” at the end matches up with the countdown we mentioned above.
And perhaps the biggest clue is the final line, “SHEP LOGGED OUT” which seems like a direct reference to Insterstella 5555, the Daft Punk anime movie from a few years back.