Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Kraftwerk set for North American return

Peter Boettcher/Kraftwerk
Following a run through the U.S. last year, Electro pioneers Kraftwerk will return to North America this fall for a special 12-city run of their multimedia 3-D concerts.

The full routing follows below and tickets go on sale Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m.

Watch the 3-D concert video now at:

Bringing together music and performance art, the
concerts are a "Gesamtkunstwerk – total work of art.” 

The Kraftwerk project was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums.

By the mid 1970’s Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic ‘sound scapes’ and their musical experimentation with robots and computers. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century.

Their compositions, using innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerised rhythms, were a major international influence across an entire range of music genres: from Electro to Hip Hop, from Techno to SynthPop. In their live performances, Kraftwerk – Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, Falk Grieffenhagen–illustrate their belief in the cooperation of both men and machine.

With the retrospective of THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2012, Kraftwerk have returned full circle to their origins within the Düsseldorf art scene of the late Sixties. The 3-D concert series at MoMA was followed by further presentations at Tate Modern Turbine Hall (London), Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo) Opera House (Sydney), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Louis Vuitton Fondation (Paris) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin).

At the Los Angeles ceremony in 2014 Ralf Hütter was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tour dates: 

Edmonton, AB
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Calgary, AB
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Portland, OR
Keller Auditorium

Denver, CO
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall

Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Miami, FL
Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

Philadelphia, PA
Electric Factory

Boston, MA
Wang Theatre

Detroit, MI
Masonic Temple Theatre

Minneapolis, MN

Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

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