Kraftwerk do eight albums in eight nights
Wed 15th Feb, 2012 News 1504 viewsin
If you consider yourself a dyed-in-the-wool Kraftwerk devotee but don’t have the necessary capital to fund spur-of-the-moment trips to New York, well, maybe you shouldn’t read on. This April, the peerless electronic innovators will perform eight of their defining albums in full – Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix and Tour de France – over eight consecutive nights at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
The ambitious effort sees the group’s only original member Ralf Hütter performing alongside the current Kraftwerk line-up, which is made up of members who’ve joined at various points in the last 30-odd years. Kraftwerk’s first three albums Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2 and Ralf und Florian won’t be getting a run (the Florian of the title is fellow founding member Florian Schneider, who went his own way a few years back). To sweeten the deal, tickets for each night are going for $25 – that’s about $23 for us Australians.
For a vastly different experience of Kraftwerk in America this year, you could try to sniff out a ticket for the very sold-out Ultra Music Festival in Miami, which puts the German legends on the same stage as Tiesto, Skrillex, Carl Cox and Afrojack.