Illness forces Kraftwerk to miss Melbourne Global Gathering
Sun 23rd Nov, 2008 News 12560 viewsin
The first ever Global Gathering tour of Australia kicked off yesterday in Melbourne, but all did not go to plan with German electro godfathers Kraftwerk missing their headline set to due a sudden and very serious illness.
“Last night at the Melbourne Global Gathering event Kraftwerk band member, Fritz, was very unwell and was attended to by our onsite medical team,” read a statement, issued today by Future Entertainment. “On advice of the doctor, he did not play at the event as was transported to hospital for observation. Subsequently, Kraftwerk did not perform and the Gorillaz were moved to the main stage to play the closing set.”
“Rhymefest, one of Mark Ronson’s MCs, made the announcement to the waiting crowd,” the statement continued. “We’re happy to announce that Fritz has been cleared to fly and will be playing at the Perth event today. Kraftwerk and Future Entertainment apologise to Kraftwerk fans who missed out on seeing this legendary outfit perform in Melbourne.”
Stay tuned to ITM this week for updates on Global Gathering and post-event coverage of the tour’s first weekend in Melbourne and Perth.