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This article is about the tour, not the album. for the album, see Alive 2007 (album).

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Alive 2007 is the name of the worldwide tour Daft Punk went on in 2006-2007, and also the name of the live album it is recorded on.

While the 2006 concerts were not given a formal title, the 2007 performances were advertised as "Alive 2007". The 2006 performances and 2007 tour as a whole was later retroactively named "Alive 2006/2007".[1]

The tour was met with praise and critical acclaim. The Times described Daft Punk's set as a "memorable sensory spectacle, both dazzling and deafening".[2]

The visuals of the tour were set up by XL Video.[3] The company provided eight-core Mac Pro units running Catalyst v4 and Final Cut Pro. Daft Punk approached the company with their visual concept for the shows. "They came to us with a pretty fixed idea of what they wanted", said head of XL Video, Richard Burford. "They wanted to mix live video with effects. Using the eight-core Mac Pros, we were able to take in eight digital sources and treat them as video streams. Then they could use Catalyst to coordinate the video with lighting effects and add their own effects in on the fly. The final digital video streams ran to LED screens."[3]

At the start of 2006, Daft Punk announced plans for a number of special summer shows. On April 29th, Daft Punk performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival where they received an overwhelmingly positive response for their first U.S. performance since 1997.[4] 

Thomas Bangalter had initially been reported as saying that there would be a DVD of their recent live set. He later emphasized his reluctance for such a release, as the duo felt that online amateur videos of their performances were more compelling than anything captured professionally.[5]

Kavinsky, Sebastian, Ratatat, The Rapture, and Busy P were among the rotating support acts and openers for Alive 2007.

Set listEdit

The 2007 edition continued to use the main setlist as the 2006 one, with the exception of the Encore that marked the 2007 leg.

Main setlistEdit

EncoreEdit

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Europe
June 10, 2007 Inverness United Kingdom RockNess Festival
June 14, 2007 Paris France Palais Omnisports Bercy
June 16, 2007 London United Kingdom O2 Wireless Festival
June 17, 2007 Leeds O2 Wireless Festival
June 23, 2007 Istanbul Turkey Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena
June 26, 2007 Nîmes France Arènes de Nîmes
June 29, 2007 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle
June 30, 2007 Berlin Velodrom
July 4, 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
July 6, 2007 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
July 8, 2007 Naas Ireland Oxegen Festival
July 12, 2007 Turin Italy Traffic Free Festival
North America, Leg #1
July 21, 2007 Los Angeles, California United States Memorial Sports Arena
July 27, 2007 Berkeley, California Greek Theatre
July 29, 2007 Seattle, Washington WaMu Theater
July 31, 2007 Morrison, Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 3, 2007 Chicago, Illinois Lollapalooza Festival
August 5, 2007 Mississauga, Ontario Canada Arrow Hall
August 7, 2007 Montreal, Quebec Centre Bell
August 9, 2007 Brooklyn, New York United States KeySpan Park
North America, Leg #2
October 27, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada United States Vegoose Festival
October 31, 2007 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
November 2, 2007 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
November 4, 2007 Zapopan Auditorio Telmex
Japan
December 6, 2007 Kobe Japan World Memorial Hall (世界の記念館)
December 8, 2007 Chiba City Makuhari Messe (幕張メッセ)
December 9, 2007
Australia
December 13, 2007 Melbourne Australia Sidney Myer Music Bowl
December 14, 2007
December 16, 2007 Perth The Esplanade
December 20, 2007 Brisbane River Stage
December 22, 2007 Sydney Showground Main Arena

References Edit

  1. Alive 2007 liner notes (2007). Retrieved on February 16, 2009.
  2. Wireless Festival review The Times. Retrieved 6 July 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 XL Video's profile on Apple Apple. Retrieved on 9 November 2007.
  4. Merry Swankster, Coachella Show Review(5 May 2006). Retrieved 25 February 2006.
  5. Las Vegas Weekly: Chatting with a robot Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
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