Reddit, You've Been Daft Punk'd: That Tour Countdown Site Is 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.
Alive 2017? You just got Daft Punked!#daftpunk— Phoebe Smith (@Phoebe_smithy4) October 28, 2016
The only people I need to see in Concert left before I die is Daft Punk & this ALIVE2017 was a hoax :( like every fucking year— Los (@losothelegend) October 28, 2016
well, the website was a hoax and Daft Punk's Alive 2017 ain't happening and now I'm sad..— Mary ♪ (@musical_mary21) October 28, 2016
"greatest daft punk hoax yet" pic.twitter.com/RmoThTkddS— shwimps (@diokars) October 28, 2016
the daft punk fandom is the worst to hoax bc we're all just like:— 🕸Spooky CatKid 🎃🙀 (@CatKid12) October 27, 2016
'yeah we knew they weren't gonna tour for 100 years. we're indifferent.'