KRAFTWERK launches North American 3D summer concert tour
Since 1970, Kraftwerk has been soundtracking the digital age from their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums. Using innovative techniques, synthetic voices, and computerized rhythms, their compositions have had a major international influence across a vast spectrum of music genres: from electro to hip-hop, from techno to synth-pop, and beyond. Now the electronic pioneers have officially launched their major 2022 North American 3D concert tour in Saint Louis, May 27.
The summer run will not only build on their concert tours worldwide 3-D of the last ten years but also mark the tour’s long-awaited launch after 2020 plans had to be canceled. Bringing together music, 3D visuals, and performance art, Kraftwerk are a true Gesamtkunstwerk: a total work of art. If Kraftwerk’s history of boundary-pushing music and performance are any indication, these won’t be shows to miss.
In their live performances, Kraftwerk—Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, and Falk Grieffenhagen—make vivid their belief in the contributions of both man and machine. In recent years, starting with the 2012 retrospective of their catalogue at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Kraftwerk have returned full circle to their origins within the Düsseldorf art scene of the late 1960s.
The 3D concert series at MoMA was followed by further presentations at Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London, Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In 2014, Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The group celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2020, and, in 2021, Kraftwerk was recognized for their ground-breaking work with their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Dates follow below and complete ticket information for all upcoming Kraftwerk 3-D concerts can be found on their website.
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