Rolling Stones, Daft Punk Looking Likely for Coachella 2013
Though the official lineup for the 2013 incarnation of the event has yet to be released, internet rumors that the two artists will appear at the festival have been flying around due to a couple of alleged information leaks.
Information about the Stones appearance came over the weekend from the official mobile app of the band. Rolling Stone published a screenshot of the “Tour” section of the app, that lists an April 12 date at Coachella 2013 in Indio, California. That date has since been removed.
But these certainly aren’t the first rumors of a Stones Coachella appearance. In fact, many thought the band would appear at this year’s event to kick off their 50th anniversary tour. Obviously, that did not happen. The Los Angeles Times notes that the few dates the band has played so far on their 50th anniversary mini-tour have stayed away from the West Coast, and that older British rockers including Paul McCartney and Roger Waters have been successful in the past at Coachella.
The Daft Punk rumors have been generated by an email blast from the concert website Song Kick. The email lists Daft Punk, Phoenix, The Rolling Stones and Yeah Yeah Yeahs as artist set to appear at Coachella.
However, the website later said the email was “unconfirmed information that was added in error.” They also wrote on Twitter, “Unfortunately, this is not confirmed – the lineup has been removed + locked down until the official announcement.”
Still, the Rolling Stones are already expected to play festival gigs next year, and Daft Punk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Phoenix are expected to issue new albums for next spring, so the timing would seem to be right.
Coachella lineups are usually official released in January.