We're heading into the second weekend of Coachella, but one of the most popular bands from last round won't even be there.
Remarkably, the second most talked-about act over the entire weekend was Daft Punk – an act gracing many fans’ dreams but no physical stages at Coachella. In case you’ve been living in a cone of silence, Daft Punk are readying a new album “Random Access Memories,” which their people are teasing, spoofing and drip-feeding until its release next month. The first chance fans will have to hear it will be in the remote Australian town of Wee Waa on May 17, the new album’s global release date.
Daft Punk’s total Coachella-related tweet volume for weekend 1 was 9,719, according to MusicMetric data reported to Billboard. That would place the EDM duo just behind headliners Phoenix (11,775 Tweets or 8.34% of total volume of artists who performed) and well-ahead of Blur (6,527 Tweets or 4.7% of total volume), the Britpop legends who were the second-most Tweeted act who actually played in the Desert.