Kraftwerk "The Robots" (Die Roboter) from 1978's The Man-Machine
West Coast based Kraftwerk fans start checking now for cheap air tix to New York in mid April because the legendary German electronic music pioneers who heavily influenced hip-hop electro funk, techno, rock, pop etc. will be performing a special series of eight concerts starting April 10th, each one devoted to a specific Kraftwerk album, at NYC's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of the midtown Manhattan modern art museum's exciting sounding retrospective of the electronic music pioneers. The eight part Kraftwerk series, which is bound to sell out fast so plan on scooping up tix when they go on sale at noon (9am PST) next Wednesday Feb 22nd, is appropriately been titled Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.
Beginning on April 10th and continuing through the following consecutive nine evening (April 10th to April 19th), the Kraftwerk album series will also feature performances of other non featured album music of the night. Done in chronological order Kraftwerk will perform their eight albums released between 1974 and 2003, starting with 1974's Autobahn and including such releases as 1977's Trans-Europe Express and 1981's Computer World. There will also be accompanying projected images for each night's performance. Only announced a short time ago already some are voicing criticism of the series from (rightfully) noting how Florian Schneider, who co-founded the group with Ralf Hütter in 1970, will not be present (he departed the group four years ago) and the fact that this music series ignores the band's pre-Autobahn catalog when they released the albums Kraftwerk (1970), Kraftwerk 2 (1972), and Ralf und Florian (1973).
Kraftwerk "Numbers" (from 1981's Computer World)
Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 will take place at MoMA in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium. Note that Ralf Hütter will be only member of the original lineup present. Tickets will go on sale at noon (9am PST) on Feb. 22 and will be priced at $25 per show. For more info visit MoMA website.