August 05, 2022
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A Virtual Reality event inspired by Daft Punk with the Parisian duo’s 2013 album Random access memories launched in Los Angeles last night, August 4th.
Taking place in the 12,000-capacity VR Wisdome room, the show dubbed “CONTACT” featured a rotating cast of DJs performing tracks from the album accompanied by 360-degree visuals powered by a VR dome and artists live circus.
The performance took place on a 3D LED cube stage, similar to the iconic pyramid configuration the duo performed from on their “Alive 2007” tour.
“CONTACT is a multi-sensory dance party that meets an immersive space opera inspired by the legendary duo: Daft Punk,” according to an official description via VRScout. “This cutting-edge original narrative production works with an evolving roster of top DJs and multi-disciplinary performers for the ultimate tribute to Daft Punk’s legacy. Join two robot DJs from the future on a journey through the cosmos!
The show will run for two and a half hours, with three initial performances also scheduled for tonight, August 5 and Saturday, August 6.
Tickets for the Daft Punk Virtual Reality Event are on sale and can now be purchased. VIP admission grants access to an exclusive, private VIP dome lounge and a unique VIP section for the show which includes food, welcome drinks, a separate bar and special experiences.
The new virtual reality event follows an extravaganza earlier this year at the same location where a “multi-sensory” tribute event took place.
Daft Punk – Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo – announced their split in February last year, after being together for 28 years.
The Parisian duo, considered one of the most influential electronic groups of all time, confirmed the news in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue which featured footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. Meanwhile, Bangalter was recently spotted in the studio with Lil Nas X, sparking rumors that the pair are working together.