Daft Punk will perform at the 2014 Grammy Awards
It marks their first televised performance since 2008
By Mike Ayers
This year's Grammy Awards will feature a heavy dose of robotics, as Daft Punk are set to perform at the live ceremony. It makes theiir first televised performance since the 2008 Grammy Awards, where they played alongside Kanye West. The French electronic duo are up for four awards: Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for "Random Access Memories" and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group performance for their smash hit "Get Lucky."
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"We learned that because they had such a good experience with us when they appeared with Kanye in 2008, they were happy to discuss a performance on this year's show," Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich tells Rolling Stone. "Conversations took place over a period of a couple of months, and finally they agreed to be a part of this year's telecast. Details of the performance are still being worked out, but the idea of having the exclusive television performance by this iconic band is something we're very, very excited about."
Just how lucky will we get with their performance? Ehrlich says that the show plans to deliver "a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors their multi-nominated music." Random Access Memories was one of 2013's biggest albums, but the band played no shows to support it.
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on January 26th, at 8 p.m. EST. Along with Daft Punk, more than a dozen performers will grace the Grammy stage.
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