Published on February 28th, 2020 | by Guest Editor


Electro Pioneers K R A F T W E R K Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary in 2020 with North American 3-D Summer Concert Tour

After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk announce North American tour dates for summer 2020. Bringing together music,  3-D visuals and performance art,  KRAFTWERK  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‚ soundscapes 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 computerized 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. 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),  Neue  National Galerie (Berlin) and Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao).  In 2014 Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The electro pioneers have influenced many over their 50-year career, including Diplo, Afrika Bambaataa, Cut Chemist and Pharrell.

Tickets are on sale now at www.kraftwerk.com.


KRAFTWERK 3-D CONCERTS for North America 2020 are:


Fri6/19/2020Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
Sat6/20/2020Vancouver, BCQueen Elizabeth Theatre
Sun6/21/2020Portland, ORKeller Auditorium
Tue6/23/2020San Francisco, CABill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wed6/24/2020Los Angeles, CAShrine Auditorium
Thu6/25/2020San Diego, CABalboa Theatre
Sat6/27/2020Salt Lake City, UTThe Union
Mon6/29/2020Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
Wed7/1/2020Austin, TXACL Live at The Moody Theater
Thu7/2/2020Dallas, TXBomb Factory
Sun7/5/2020New Orleans, LAOrpheum Theater
Tue7/7/2020Miami, FLJames L. Knight Center
Wed7/8/2020Orlando, FLDr. Phillips Center
Thu7/9/2020Atlanta, GACobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Sat7/11/2020Washington, DCThe Anthem
Sat7/18/2020New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
Mon7/20/2020Columbus, OHPalace Theatre
Tue7/21/2020Chicago, ILByline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Wed7/22/2020Minneapolis, MNThe Armory
Fri7/24/2020Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
Sat7/25/2020Memphis, TNCrosstown Theater
Sun7/26/2020Saint Louis, MOThe Pageant
Mon7/27/2020Detroit, MIMasonic Temple Theatre
Tue7/28/2020Toronto, ONMeridian Hall
Thu7/30/2020Philadelphia, PAThe Met
Fri7/31/2020Boston, MABoch Center Wang Theatre
Sat8/1/2020Montréal, QCOsheaga Music and Arts Festival


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