In the Tweet Colbert stated, “So you now only have to stay up until 11:30pm EST to get lucky.” He later added, “‘Get Lucky’ is the Song Of The Summer Of The Century”
However, at the start of last night’s show Colbert announced that due to contractual obligations with MTV, the band would no longer be performing.
Colbert unveiled that Daft Punk wasn’t able to perform due to a scheduled “surprise appearance” at the MTVVMAs, despite the fact that the show doesn’t air until Aug. 25th. Apparently, Daft Punk was contractually obligated not to make TV appearances leading up to the VMAs.
“If Daft Punk were on my show then people wouldn’t tune in to see them on the VMAs almost a month from now,” Colbert said. “That’s how music works! You love a band, you see them once and then you never want to see them again. That’s why after The Beatles went on Ed Sullivan they dropped off the face of the Earth.”
Not to leave the fans of The Report or Daft Punk feeling cheated, Colbert was able to work his comedy magic to create this: