Kraftwerk 3-D X 12

Kraftwerk will bring its 3-D tour to 12 cities in the U.S. and Canada.  Announcing a September-October run, Germany’s pioneering techno-band says it will bring its multimedia spectacular to Edmonton, Denver, Miami, Detroit and other markets.

Photo: Peter Boettcher / Kraftwerk

There’s only one Kraftwerk.  Founded in 1970, the band gave that decade’s music fans a taste of the future with its recordings filled with synthetic voices and computerized rhythms. 

Kraftwerk is a total immersion experience, not only through sound and lights but also through innovative visuals as the band transports its fans to other realities.  Calling Kraftwerk a “man-machine,” the New York Times’ Jon Pareles described an evening at United Palace Theatre in 2014 that astounded audiences.

“During ‘Spacelab,’ set in a spaceship cockpit so retro its equipment included reel-to-reel tapes, a drone seemed to be hovering above the theater’s front rows; then it revealed itself as a long-needled probe and plunged suddenly into the audience, which gasped,” Pareles wrote.  “There were surround-sound speakers, too, with voices and bits of synthetic melody popping up from multiple directions.”

Photo: AP Photo / dpa, Jens Kalaene
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Ready for your Kraftwerk adventure?  Here are the dates:

Sept. 16 – Edmonton, Alberta, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 17 – Calgary, Alberta, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 19 – Portland, Ore., Keller Auditorium
Sept. 23 – Denver, Colo., Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Sept. 25 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert Hall
Sept. 27 – Nashville, Tenn.,  Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 29 – Miami, Fla., Olympia Theater At Gusman Center
Oct. 2 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Oct. 3 – Boston, Mass., Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
Oct. 5 – Detroit, Mich., Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 7 – Minneapolis, Minn., Northrop Auditorium
Oct. 9 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland

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