In 2017 they will do the tour. Nay, they have denied. A blog claims to have in hand reliable information. No, it’s a joke. We stopped believing in the dream to see Daft Punk live in the short term but… there is a but.
A few hours ago it appeared this site: ALIVE2017
CONTACT CONFIRMED PRINT TRANSMISSION 48 51 24 2 21 03 34 03 118 15 51 30 26 N 0 7 39 40 7128 74 0059 35 6895 139 6917 23 5505 46 6333 39 0200 1 4821 33 7206 116 2156 TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTED …LISTENING… …LISTENING… NO SIGNAL DETECTED. RETRY IN 10s… RETRY IN 9s… RETRY IN 8s… RETRY IN 7s… RETRY IN 6s… RETRY IN 5s… RETRY IN 4s… RETRY IN 3s… RETRY IN 2s… RETRY IN 1s… SIGNAL DETECTED…CONNECTING CONTACT CONFIRMED PRINT TRANSMISSION RA 0h 42m 44s Dec 41 16 9 TRANSMISSION TERMINATED REMOTELY …LISTENING… SIGNAL DETECTED…CONNECTING CONTACT CONFIRMED PRINT TRANSMISSION “ALIVE” TRANSMISSION TERMINATED REMOTELY …LISTENING… …LISTENING… NO SIGNAL DETECTED. RETRY IN 10s… RETRY IN 9s… RETRY IN 8s… RETRY IN 7s… RETRY IN 6s… RETRY IN 5s… RETRY IN 4s… RETRY IN 3s… RETRY IN 2s… RETRY IN 1s… NO SIGNAL DETECTED. START SLEEP ROUTINE WAKE DATE 2016-10-27 //SHEP LOGGED OUT
It’s seems to be an he hexadecimal code for what? We are trying to figure out.
Let’s take a look at that block of code on the left. These eight strings of numbers are in fact coordinates for:
Meanwhile, the block on the right says “RA 0h 42m 44s Dec 41 16 9”. These are also coordinates, but not on Earth. They’re celestial coordinates, pointing towards the galaxy Andromeda. But why is it there?
Next, let’s skip ahead to the bottom right, where it says “//SHEP LOGGED OUT.” Shep is a character from Daft Punk’s musical movie Interstella 5555.
And, finally, back to those numbers at the start. At line 90 of the source code, it says, “WAKE DATE 2016-10-27.” Those numbers in the I of “ALIVE” are a countdown timer, which finishes on October 27, 2016—exactly a month from when the site went online.
Is Alive 2017 coming? Will it feature music performed over the years at these locations? Or is Daft Punk going on tour to record Alive 2017? Is this all an elaborate hoax? We’ve got a few more weeks until we know for sure—but we reached out to their management for comment.