FRENCH DANCE duo Daft Punk, which has thus far resisted touring in support of its hit 2013 album "Random Access Memories," has booked at least one live date in 2014: The act was among the first wave of performers unveiled for the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards.
Other stars set to appear on the telecast are Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons. The latter two, in Grammy fashion, will perform together.
Daft Punk, who last appeared on the Grammys in 2008 with Kanye West, looks to be spared a duet partner, at least for now.
Daft Punk and Lamar are competing in the album of the year field. While it's customary for all nominees in the category to perform at the Grammys, Daft Punk cultivates an elusive persona. Persistent, unrealized tour rumors have trailed the band since last spring.
"Random Access Memories" has sold more than 852,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Daft Punk is nominated for four awards, including record of the year for the hit "Get Lucky."
Lamar has seven nominations.
Pop vocalist Pink will appear on the Grammys with Nate Ruess of the band fun., featured on her Grammy-nominated single "Just Give Me a Reason." Also announced yesterday was a Grammy segment with Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton, paying tribute to the artists' Texas and Oklahoma roots.
LL Cool J will return as host.