Daft Punk gets the orchestral treatment this holiday season with live UK shows
The drought between Daft Punk releases spans wide and far, but that doesn’t stop their music from being enjoyed in the meantime. This holiday season the UK’s Rogue Symphony brings fans “Face to Face” with orchestral renditions of the melodic robotic duo’s most adored hits.
Take a look at Daft Punk’s list of Grammy nominations and awards, and it’s easy to see how well the French duo has transcended the term “electronic music” over the years. The group’s first showing was in 1998 when their single “Da Funk” was nominated for Best Dance Recording (coincidentally won that year by none other than Giorgio Moroder), a niche and relatively unhyped award. Skip ahead to 2014, and Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are raking in the coveted Album of the Year for Random Access Memories.
The Rogue Symphony strings new life into favorites like “Digital Love,” “Around The World,” and of course, “Get Lucky,” making a handful of stops around the UK including a marquees show at the O2 Ritz Manchester on Nov. 26 and Morecambe’s Winter Gardens on Dec. 6. The symphonic collective is also known for its lively renditions of Kanye West and Destiny’s Child.