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Alive 2017 Site Appears for Potential Daft Punk Tour

Is Alive 2017 happening? Perhaps. Daft Punk theorists have been predicting the robots' next tour would take place on 2017 based on the fact Daft punk have only toured once every 10 years. They did their first world tour in 1997 (Alive 1997) and didn’t have another until 2007 (Alive 2007). The next succession would be alive 2017 and fans hope this would be the year they could see the robots live once again.

Though they have kept busy the last 10 years working with Disney, major artists and even releasing their Random Access Memories record. The last thing the band said abut touring was they wanted to wait until RAM was old enough so the focus on the tour could be more of a career encompassing set list. RAM is now 3 years old.

A website called Alive2017.com has popped up and at a glance seems basic. A probable prank, but as a redditor discovered if you look at the source code (firefox users can try this at home by right clicking and selecting “inspect element”) you see a very interesting message.

“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

-->

Those first 8 numbers translate to coordinates. These coordinates are to major cities that Daft Punk would be likely to play and are as follows:

Paris (48 51 24 2 21 03), Los Angeles (34 03 118 15), London (51 30 26 N 0 7 39), New York (40 7128 74 0059), Tokyo (35 6895 139 6917), Sao Paulo (23 5505 46 6333), Ibiza (39 0200 1 4821), Indio (33 7206 116 2156).

The message ends with a movie reference to a character from Interstellar 5555 "Shep." The most interesting part is that there is a "Wake Date" listed as 2016-10-27. Could there be some Daft Punk news coming October 27, 2016? Though this could all just be a well-thought-out prank, only time will tell. Stay tuned, and we'll keep you updated.

Tags Alive 2017 Daft Punk
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