Daft Punk are denying they'll return as a duo next year. Thomas Jolly, the artistic director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Paris Olympics, said he'd be "happy if they were in this ceremony" in an interview with France Inter published earlier this week. "We can't not think about it," Jolly said.
However, a representative of the duo told Pitchfork it was a "rumor" and "not true."
Jolly then went on Twitter to clarify his remarks. "After discussing a possible presence at the ceremony, the group's decision is not to participate," he wrote in French. "I respect this decision and apologize for the ambiguity of my comments." Read the full statement below.
Daft Punk broke up in February 2021 after 28 years together. The band recently released a drumless version of Random Access Memories for its 10 year anniversary, along with a video series about the making of the album.
Revisit our 2013 feature on the duo from The FADER's 47th magazine issue.