Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:45am ET by Newsdesk
Daft Punk summer concert rejected by national park
Daft Punk have had their application to host a massive gig near the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming turned down.
The French electronic duo, who are notoriously shy when it comes to playing live, had been hoping to organise a laser-filled show at the historic site.
However, Devils Tower National Monument superintendent Reed Robinson told a local newspaper that after consulting American Indian tribes, he rejected the call.
He said: "No event is going to be occurring in Devils Tower. Anything that was proposed is a non-starter, is considered an adverse action according to the National Historic Preservation Act, and goes against the Park Service management approach."
The group also wanted to light up the 1,300ft rock tower as part of the concert.
Robinson added that they hoped to host 50,000 people at the gig and said that Daft Punk were thinking of hosting a series of shows this summer.
Speaking about the large capacity, he added: "I don't know if that's logistically possible given the location of Devils Tower, but given that they won four - maybe five - Grammys, they might have been able to do it."
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