I remember my first encounter with Daft Punk clearly – seeing the video for ‘Da Funk‘ on MTV (you remember, the one with the dog man) in around 1996 and being glued to the spot by the beat, feeling bad for the dog man in plaster whilst simultaneously falling in love with their sound. Fast forward to 2001, I was living in France, and Discovery came out. ‘One More Time’ was constantly on the radio, and every time I hear it I’m transported back to carefree days of being a student abroad, partying in clubs in Paris until dawn. I still haven’t achieved my dream of seeing them live (yet), and I can no longer count the number of times I’ve watched their epic Coachella performance from 2006…
Luckily there are other ways of enjoying their music until they decide to do an epic gig again. Get Lucky: A Project Performing The Music of Daft Punk Live is coming to Newcastle at the end of October. Experience your favourite DP tunes performed by a fourteen piece orchestra (don’t worry, a mega synth is also involved).
The original date, at World Headquarters on November 1st has now totally sold out, but luckily due to crazy demand there’s a second date (spookily enough on Halloween) at Wylam Brewery (I’m already planning my scary robot outfit). With 11 shows sold-out in London (and a previous sell-out show at Wylam), you’d be a fool to miss this audiovisual feast. I can barely contain my excitement – no crappy Halloween party this year!
To book tickets for Get Lucky Halloween (first release presale tickets are £20) click here
*Please be aware that LED, strobe lighting and smoke machines will be in use throughout this event. If you have photosensitive epilepsy please do not buy a ticket for this show.