Reddit, You've Been Daft Punk'd: That Tour Countdown Site Is a Hoax

Reddit, You've Been Daft Punk'd: That Tour Countdown Site Is a Hoax
Early this month, a bunch of Daft Punk conspiracy theorists began getting their hopes up that the robotic duo would soon be touring again, all thanks to the website Alive2017.com. Well, they should have believed that "industry source" who previously shut down the rumours, as the site has been revealed to be nothing more than a hoax.

As previously reported, Daft Punk previously released live albums titled Alive 1997 and Alive 2007, leading fans predict that the 10-year pattern would continue. Going deep into that theory, a bunch of Reddit users pointed out that the source code of Alive2017.com apparently revealed a series of numbers that could be interpreted as geographical coordinates, apparently revealing plans on the cities the duo would tour.

However, the source code also revealed text that read: "WAKE DATE 2016-10-27." But with today now being October 28 and with still no announcement in sight — or any change at Alive2017.com — it's all been written off as a hoax. NME even discovered that the domain was owned by someone in Durham, NC, adding further proof this was all cooked up by some mischievous troll.

Of course, this has led to a ton of disappoint from Daft Punk fans across social media. You can see some of the reactions below.