Synth pop pioneers Kraftwerk have announced Belfast and Dublin dates as part of their largest U.K. and Ireland tour in thirteen years. The German industrialists will bring their 3-D show to Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre on 2nd June, with a show at Belfast's Waterfront Theatre following on 4th June.
The hugely successful 3-D concert tour brings together music and performance art, with Kraftwerk's 3-D concerts have been hailed as a true “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”
Tickets for the Irish dates go on sale from Friday 20th September, from ticketmaster, and on the links below:
Friday 2 June – Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (Tickets from €62.50)
Sunday 4 June – Waterfront, Belfast. 028 9033 4455 (Tickets from £49.00).
The multi media project Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio in Dusseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums.
By the mid 1970’s Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic sound scapes’ 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 computerised rhythms, have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres: from Electro to Hip Hop, from Techno to Synth-Pop.
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 Dusseldorf 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) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin).
In 2014 Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.