After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk return to the UK in June 2017 for a special eleven-date run of their critically acclaimed live show. Bringing together music and performance art, Kraftwerk 3-D concerts are a true “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”
The multi-media project Kraftwerk 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 robotics and other technical innovations. 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, have had 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 respective contributions of both man and machine.
Having received numerous of accolades over the years, Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Starting with the retrospective of their Catalogue at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2012, in recent years Kraftwerk have returned full circle back 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), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin). Having toured the US and Europe this year Kraftwerk will head to South America in November before bringing their immersive 3-D multimedia concert experience to the UK in June 2017.
UK LIVE DATES 2017
Fri 09 Jun 17 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 10 Jun 17 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sun 11 Jun 17 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tue 13 Jun 17 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 14 Jun 17 – Gateshead Sage
Thu 15 Jun 17 – Sheffield City Hall
Sat 17 Jun 17 – Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 18 Jun 17 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 09 Jun 17 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 21 Jun 17 – London Royal Albert Hall
Thu 22 Jun 17 – London Royal Albert Hall