“Don’t tell anyone,” says Colbert.
Host Stephen Colbert explained that he only knew of the cancellation two hours before the robots were due to perform on the TV show:
“Here’s the story: it’s a true story. We booked click and clack over here about a month ago. This network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV… Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: no one told me until two hours ago.”
Instead of seeing Daft Punk play ‘Get Lucky’, viewers had to make do with Robin Thicke performing the other Pharrell-helmed enormo-hit of the year, ‘Blurred Lines’, leading some to speculate if the whole thing was a stunt to promote the VMAs.
Daft Punk have contributed to the biggest year for single sales in British chart history in 2013, selling over a million copies of the track we’re probably never going to be bored of, ‘Get Lucky’.