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Daft Punk cancels Colbert appearance due to 'contractual agreement' with MTV VMAs

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daft punk (yves saint laurent)
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Daft Punk put together a huge marketing blitz for the release of Random Access Memories this past spring, but the group has yet to actually perform any of its new music live. That'll change tonight, as Daft Punk will show up on The Colbert Report, presumably to play "Get Lucky."

It's not quite a world tour, but we're hoping that the band puts on a strong, albeit brief, performance tonight. It's a coup for Colbert, as well — he's had good luck with musical guests lately, with The Postal Service recently making its first TV appearance on the Report earlier this summer. If you're interested to see what the helmeted duo (likely alongside collaborators Pharrell and Nile Rodgers) have planned, tune in tonight at 11:30 PM ET.

Update: It appears that Daft Punk fans will need to wait a little longer to get their live fix. According to Pitchfork and reports on Reddit, the duo pulled out of the Colbert performance at the last minute; Pitchfork says the issue is one of contractual obligation, and there is set to be a surprise appearance at MTV's Video Music Awards instead.

Thanks, PumaMania!