Is a Daft Punk tour for 2017 imminent with Alive2017 dot com?

Chris Burns - Oct 5, 2016, 12:34pm CDT
Is a Daft Punk tour for 2017 imminent with Alive2017 dot com?

This morning a website appeared without preamble, a website which – by several clever means – suggests that Daft Punk will go on tour in 2017. This website is hosted by the low-level hosts at A Small Orange and seem to have blocked attempts at access through a simple IP/WhoIs blocker. Basic attempts to identify the creator have gone nowhere. Could it be that Alive2017 dot com is a forgery? Or is it just that the hype is so real that it cannot be contained by simple record label creations?

According to the information we can access through a WhoIs search, this website was registered starting on the 23rd of September, then updated with a block from WhoIsGuard on the 24th. This registration also suggests that registration expires on the 24th of September 2017 – which is standard if the people who made this website signed up for a year’s hosting time.

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Inside the HTML code of the website – the one basic site – the following can be found with relative ease:

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

Shep is a character from the original space epic Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, a Daft Punk journey through the album Discovery, Daft Punk’s second studio album. This film was released in 2003.

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Thanks to Reddit user DaftSteve, the number sequences above are de-coded as locations where concerts could, potentially, take place.

48 51 24 2 21 03 = PARIS (FRANCE)
34 03 118 15 = LAS ANGELES (UNITED STATES)
51 30 26 N 0 7 39 = LONDON (ENGLAND)
40 7128 74 0059 = NEW YORK (UNITED STATES)
35 6895 139 6917 = TOKYO (JAPAN)
23 5505 46 6333 = SAU PAULO (BRAZIL)
39 0200 1 4821 = IBIZA (SPAIN)
33 7206 116 2156 = INDIO/PALM SPRINGS (UNITED STATES)

That last bit would be Coachella 2017 (in Indio), which would take place on one of two date ranges: April 14, 15, 16, or April 21, 22, 23. It might make more sense for Daft Punk to headline Coachella 2019, however, as that’d be the 20th anniversary of the festival.

Wake date 2016.10.27, October 27th, 2016, we’ll see whether this site was a jade faux or a real deal sneak of massive proportions.

Another oddity: the line “RA 0h 42m 44s Dec 41 16 9”. When all letters are removed, the number sequence 0 42 44 41 16 9 remains. This is a location in Somalia, near the border with Kenya, in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Probably nothing.


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