Australia's Wee Waa says Oui Oui to French electro duo Daft Punk as it's chosen as the venue for album launch
WEE WAA, AUSTRALIA, (MAY 17, 2013) (SEVEN NETWORK) - Australia's tiny town of Wee Waa, better known for cotton than music, was the launch site on Friday (May 17) for Grammy-award winning French electro duo Daft Punk's next album "Random Access Memories"
People danced to Daft Punk's music in a field at the 79th Wee Waa Regional Show, a fair with a long tradition of wood chopping, pick-up trucks and cowboy hats and boots.
Daft Punk did not appear in person at the May 17 album launch, but 4,000 tickets were sold in 13 minutes for the event at Wee Waa, 570 kilometres (355 miles) northwest of Sydney.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia said the event will be streamed live online to an international audience but declined to give further details, including why Wee Waa, Aboriginal for "fire for roasting", was chosen as the album launch venue.
"Random Access Memories", the fourth studio album for the duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, will feature collaborations with artists including the Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes.