Daft Punk to Perform With Stevie Wonder at the Grammys
Pharrell and Nile Rodgers also joining in
Daft Punk may have been laying low since releasing their smash hit albumÂ Random Access MemoriesÂ this past May, but they’re making their first live performance in support of the album a truly memorable one. Stevie Wonder is set to team up with the electronic duo when they perform at this year’s Grammys, sources confirmed toÂ ROLLING STONE.
Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, who both appear on Daft Punk’s latest album, will also join in the performance, along withÂ Random Access MemoriesÂ session players Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim and Paul Jackson Jr.
Daft Punk are up for five awards, including Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album forÂ Random Access MemoriesÂ and Best Pop/Group performance for “Get Lucky.”Â
In addition to being the duo’s first live gig since their album’s release, the awards show also marks their first televised performance since they played with Kanye West at the 2008 Grammys. In aÂ recent interview withÂ ROLLING STONE, the show’s executive producer Ken Ehrlich promised “a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors [Daft Punk’s] multi-nominated music.”
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS January 26th in the U.S. The broadcast will also feature performances by Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Pink with fun. frontman Nate Ruess and a “special Grammy moment” with Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.