There's A Daft Punk Store Headed To West Hollywood
So, is Daft Punk finally going on tour? The topic has been the subject of much speculation (especially when a mysterious teaser video surfaced on the internet).
What we do know is that the French electronica act is heading to L.A. to perform at the Grammys this Sunday (which will take place at the Staples Center), and that the helmeted duo will be bringing a pop-up shop to West Hollywood. Here's the announcement on Instagram (which takes on a neat Metropolis aesthetic):
As noted at Pitchfork, the pop-up will be at 8818 Melrose Ave., right across the street from Maxfield. The store will be open from February 11 to 19, with store times going from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. through 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Rolling Stone says that the shop will include, what else, exclusive merch. But it's not just your usual, screen-printed fare; the act has teamed with designers such as Off-White, Darkdron, Herve Manufacturer and Enfants Riches Deprives to produce limited edition accessories that will surely leave the shelves in a quick second. There'll also be offerings from the Daft Punk online store.
The concept isn't exactly new. Kanye had put up his own "Saint Pablo" pop-up in L.A. in 2016. And fans flocked to the Frank Ocean pop-up to get copies of his Blonde CD (and zine?). This Daft Punk pop-up, however, may bring a different take, as a release says the store will include "a retrospective of archival set pieces, props, wardrobe, artwork, photography and robot helmets," which sounds like a kind of pop-up museum.
Needless to say, you can expect long lines, at least for the first couple days. Happy shopping.