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After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk return to the UK in June 2017 for a special eleven-date run of their critically acclaimed live show. Bringing together music and performance art, Kraftwerk 3-D concerts are a true “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”
The multi-media project Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, 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 SynthPop. 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.
Having received numerous of accolades over the years, Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. 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 Düsseldorf 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).
Having toured the US and Europe this year Kraftwerk will head to South America in November before bringing their immersive 3-D multimedia concert experience to the UK in June 2017.
In an effort to ensure tickets are made available to fans at the correct price, measures have been put in place to stop the resale of tickets at inflated prices for this tour. Tickets will be non-transferable, and limited to 4 per person / billing address. Please note that the lead bookers name will be printed on all tickets and the lead booker must be present at the event and will be asked to provide photographic ID upon arrival. Please ensure all party members arrive together with the lead booker to gain entry to the event.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Best Available Seating Areas
All of Level 1 excluding the back two rows.
Back two rows.
All of Level 2
First 4 centre rows on Level 3 and all side seats.
Back 6 rows of Level 3 centre.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.
Get ready to put your dancing shoes on as we welcome a stellar line-up for a great night out!