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Daft Punk Declines Paris Olympics Offer

Daft Punk has officially declined an offer to reunite for a performance at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In a recent interview with France Inter, Thomas Jolly, the artistic director for the summer games alluded to the electronic duo’s potential involvement during the opening ceremony, stating:

“It would be very happy if they were in this ceremony. We can’t not think about it.” “You can’t not think of Daft Punk when you think of a successful international showcase for a French group.”

On Wednesday (10.25,) however, Thomas took to social media with an X/Twitter post that the multi-Grammy Award winning musicians would not be reuniting after all.

“My comments were confusing and generated a lot of expectations,” he wrote “I must clarify: After discussing a possible presence at the ceremony, the group’s decision is not to participate. I respect this decision and apologise for the ambiguity of my comments.”

Reiterating the news, a representative for Daft Punk confirmed to Pitchfork that the duo will not reunite for the 2024 Olympics, stating “This is just a rumour and not true.”

Daft Punk formally announced their breakup in February 2021 and the duo released a 10th anniversary edition of their fourth and final studio album, Random Access Memories, in May.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Pat Loika