Daft Punk have kept a low profile since releasing their first new studio album in eight years, Random Access Memories, this past May. There was VIBE’s 20th Anniversary cover story and an appearance at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards, but questionably the duo opted out of performing at the awards show, and also ditched a Colbert Report gig. Nor did they hit the road behind the release of their fourth disco-savvy record. In fact, Daft Punk went back into the same mysteriousness they came out of after Random Access Memories shot to No. 1 on the charts, here in the U.S. and around the world, to become the robots’ best selling LP to date. But, don’t worry, the robots are coming back down to Earth.
Daft Punk are set to perform at the 56th Grammy Awards taking place Sunday, Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. It will mark their first live performance since releasing Random Access Memories this spring. They aren’t doing it alone either. In tow, the duo — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo — will bring out Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and their Random Access Memories session players.
Random Access Memories was stark full of collaborations, ranging from the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas to The Muppets songwriter Paul Williams. Pharrell appeared on the hit “Get Lucky” with bassist Nile Rodgers, as well as “Lose Yourself to Dance.” Stevie Wonder did not appear on the Daft Punk album, so only time will tell where he will appear in the Grammy performance. The Grammys have a rich history in putting together genre-bending and decade-spanning performances together, most notably three years ago where Bob Dylan performed onstage with Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers.
Daft Punk are up for five Grammys, including Album and Record of the Year.