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Kraftwerk To Play Tate Modern
Luke Turner , December 5th, 2012 16:03


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Following on from Laibach's incredible Retro Monumental Avant-Garde performance in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall earlier this year, we are thrilled and excited to announce that Kraftwerk are to play the venue between February 4th and 16th 2013. The band will be performing an album every night as part of the KRAFTWERK - THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 series, previously seen in New York and Dusseldorf.

Chris Dercon, director of the Tate Modern, said: "As a former power station, Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is an ideal venue for Kraftwerk’s explorations of technology, energy and rhythm. Bringing together music, video and performance, these events will be true gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art."

Tickets - priced at £60 per show - go on sale next Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 am. You will be able to buy them exclusively here. Take a look at the full dates below:

Wed 6 - Autobahn (1974)
Thu 7 - Radio-Activity (1975)
Fri 8 - Trans Europe Express (1977)
Sat 9 - The Man-Machine (1978)
Mon 11 - Computer World (1981)
Tue 12 - Techno Pop (1986)
Wed 13 - The Mix (1991)
Thu 14 - Tour de France (2003)

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Dec 5, 2012 12:27pm


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Dec 5, 2012 1:03pm


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Dec 5, 2012 1:56pm

Going to gigs is a bourgeois pursuit these days.

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Dec 5, 2012 3:57pm

So that's £60 for a 45 minute show?

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Dec 5, 2012 4:20pm

In reply to Chris:

No, it's a 2 hour show and it'll have the album of the night + their most popular songs. So even if you don't get the album you want you can still hear some songs from it.

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Dec 6, 2012 11:17am

Not sure about £60. I guess it's what Dylan, Springsteen, Beyonce etc charge, but it's out of my league, especially when you can see a genuine legend like Roscoe Mitchell or Peter Brotzmann for 10-15 at Cafe Oto and spend some of the difference on top quality Belgian beer to enjoy it with rather than 4 quid Grolsch.

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Dec 7, 2012 8:47pm

In reply to Hooligan:

Go to the opera instead, cheaper!

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