New German invasion as Kraftwerk announces eight Copenhagen concerts

Electronic legends will play an octet of gigs in just four days in late February

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November 11th, 2014 11:34 am| by admin
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The iconic German electronic group Kraftwerk will take over DR Koncerthuset from 26 February until 1 March next year. The group will perform eight full concerts – two each night – over the four-day period. Every concert will be different as it will be one of the group's studio LPs performed in its entirety.

The eight albums will be presented in chronological order and complemented by a selection of compositions from Kraftwerk’s extensive back catalogue.

Nothing left to chance
“The shows are carefully planned; someone pushes a button, and off you go,” the music writer and radio host, Mathias Buch Jensen, told DR Nyheder.

Jensen said that Kraftwerk was a major influence on acts like Daft Punk and Coldplay.

“Daft Punk was born out of Kraftwerk,” he said. “The new romantics wave of the 1980s and most of the electronic music we hear today would not sound the way it does if it were not for Kraftwerk.”

Pioneers
The German band was formed in 1970 and are considered pioneers of the electronic music genre. They received a lifetime achievement Grammy award earlier this year.

Tickets for the concerts go on sale on Friday 14 November at 10am. Each purchaser can buy a maximum of six tickets. Approximately 14,400 tickets are up for grabs at the eight concerts at the 1,800-seater venue.

 

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