Electro pioneers Kraftwerk have announced that they will be playing a number of shows in the UK next summer. It is to be the band’s first UK tour in 11 years and is due to start on June 7th at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
Kraftwerk’s incredible 3D concerts began in 2013 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. They have since played at a number of galleries around the world, and a couple of festivals including Latitude and T In The Park.
Kraftwerk are one of the few bands to have formed in the latter part of the 20th century that can call themselves true originals. Whilst many popular band’s during the 1970’s were looking to the past to find musical inspiration, Kraftwerk (and a few other German groups) decided to look to the future, and began using synthesis and sequencing to carve out a new musical landscape.
Their pivotal 1977 record ‘Trans-Europe Express’ introduced the band to a wider audience and engraved the band’s legacy on to the history of popular music. They have since become known for their fantastic live performances and elaborate visual displays.
Despite numerous world tours in recent years, Kraftwerk have not actually released any new material since 2003’s ‘Tour De France Soundtracks’. Their last full length studio release was 1986’s ‘Electric Cafe’.
Here is the full list of UK tour dates:
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – June 9
Edinburgh Usher Hall – June 10
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – June 11
Birmingham Symphony Hall – June 13
Gateshead Sage – June 14
Sheffield City Hall June 15
Bristol Colston Hall – June 17
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall – June 18
Manchester Bridgwater Hall – June 19
London Royal Albert Hall – June 21-22