Posted in music | tour dates on April 13, 2012

by Klaus Kinski

Tangerine Dream

At 12:06AM on February 25, 2012 I tweeted "Am I the only person here who fires up GTA IV just to hop in a car, tune in to "The Journey" and just drive?" If you don't know, The Journey is a radio station featured on GTA IV that specializes in New Age music. It is the chillest radio station, and if it was a real thing here in NYC I'd listen to it constantly. To sit on ones couch, throw on some headphones, drink booze, and drive aimlessly around Liberty City listening to the Journey is probably the most profound form of laziness, lifelessness, and lack of motivation I can think of; and man, it's bliss. The Journey features songs that conjure up images of pot-smoking, space travel, astrology and astronomy by artists including Terry Riley, Steve Roach, Michael Shrieve, Jean Michel Jarre, Philip Glass, Tangerine Dream, Aphex Twin, and Ray Lynch. Sure, this shit might be cheesy, but if it wasn't for these folks half the electronic, ambient music you like wouldn't exist. They are the godfathers of mellow.

As it happens, the tune by Tangerine Dream is my favorite cut on that dial. Prior to GTA IV I had SOME familiarity with Krautrock pioneers Tangerine Dream, but it was their inclusion on The Journey that made me want to delve into their (unbelievably fucking massive) catalogue head first and I soon became a devotee of them. The other day at work I was at my computer listening to Vangelis of all things when a guy, who I'll refer to as BV, chimed in through gchat to tell me that Tangerine Dream has some US dates scheduled including July 7th at the Best Buy Theatre in NYC!! How BV knew I was into Tangerine is a mystery to me. And how he had the timing to tell me when I was listening to new age legend Vangelis is just plain scary.

Anywhoozle, RIGHT NOW Tickets to the NYC show are in Amex and internet presale. Regular people can get tickets when they go on sale to the public today, Friday April 13th at noon.

More tour dates and their cut from The Journey are below.

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TANGERINE DREAM - THE ELECTRIC MANDARINE TOUR 2012
5 JULY - BOSTON - House Of Blues - TICKETS
6 JULY - PHILADELPHIA - Electric Factory - TICKETS on sale: 5 May
7 JULY - NEW YORK CITY- Best Buy Theatre - TICKETS
8 JULY - WASHINGTON DC - The Howard Theatre - TICKETS
12 JULY - LOS ANGELES - Club Nokia - TICKETS
14 JULY - SARATOGA CA- The Mountain Winery (OPEN AIR) - TICKETS on sale: 18 April
More concerts probably coming very soon!

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Comments (33)

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:33 AM

Suddenly I feel the urge to trip and drink tangerine smoothies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:37 AM

$35 + $10 convenience charge + $5 order processing = over $50? Really? Almost 50% of ticket price in fees?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:38 AM

small price to pay for the dream

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:41 AM

lol. think it's a riot that you cool hipsters like crap like this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:45 AM

I liked this crap since before the brooklyn vegan! lol

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:47 AM

^ Don't get me wrong. $35 to see The Dream is a steal, but the fees are what I am making an observation about. Tangerine Dream live is a serious experience (I saw them at the Beacon in the 80s), much more exciting and unexpected than Kraftwerk. But I am getting fed up with Ticketmaster's extortion. Apple price fixes e-Books and they get an Attorney General investigation. When are we going to get justice against Ticketmaster?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:48 AM

^ cool hipsters aren't the only people who read BV. BV does a great job of covering lots of great music in many forms. Along the way maybe some hipsters (who are more open to other forms of music) may be interested.

Surprised they are playing such a bit venue didn't realize that many people in NYC would be interested. I'll be there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:51 AM

I agree. The fees suck. What are you gonna do?

Posted by 9:47 | April 13, 2012 9:52 AM

lol 9:45 doesn't think that he's a hipster and that those reading his words are lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:52 AM

Just go to the box office to avoid the fees.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:55 AM

I understand complaining about the ticketmastet fees, but going to the box office to avoid it is rediculous.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:02 AM

@9:55
6 dates in US
haven't toured in over a decade
playing a small venue

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:03 AM

Naa 9:55 is a troll in some midwest backwater, just looking for trouble. Nothing to read there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:04 AM

is best buy that small? it's pretty big venue, isn't? especially for ambient music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:06 AM

I don't know, they usually play the Beacon or BAM or such. Are they small venues? Are they smaller than Best Buy?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:09 AM

Best Buy Theater = 2100 cap
Beacon = 2829 cap
BAM = 2109 cap

pretty comparable, but still not that big. be happy if you get in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:13 AM

2000 seated is a lot bigger in actual size than 200 standing. Just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:17 AM

^ 2000 standing I mean

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:18 AM

If you think that Tangerine Dream is ambient music, you haven't seen them live. You go in with that expectation and you will be shocked by what you actually hear and see. It's a lot more psychedelic, a lot more creative. Remember - they were part of the Krautrock first wave.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:25 AM

I don't know what they do live now. I did not think they played the early stuff anymore. I thought they were all ambient new age now. If they're not, that's more awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:34 AM

"No, YOU'RE a hipster!!!"
"No, YOU'RE a hipster!!!"
"No, YOU'RE a hipster!!!"
"No, YOU'RE a hipster!!!"
"No, YOU'RE a hipster!!!"
"No, YOU'RE a hipster!!!"

"No. You ARE a hipster!"
"YOU'RE a hipster..."

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:41 AM

^ to point, 9:45 is the only one who even breached the "hipster" bullshit. So if that is the mindless argument you are trying to foment, then you can go argue with yourself in the corner, troll.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:46 AM

Why is it being "a troll" to suggest using the box office to avoid fees? Some people might not be aware of that option.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 11:13 AM

Guys. You are acting like a bunch of pussies. Forget it and move on. Why do you feel like you have to defend yourselves against anonymous? Pointless

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 11:48 AM

A lot of Frenchmen with small dicks really are into tangerine dream.
I do not know why that is, but it's true.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:11 PM

^ yeah, and Pulp as well. But we all know why that is (Jarvis being a fag and all)

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:29 PM

Fucking amazing!!! Dick is straight up for the first time in years!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:28 PM

Is it true that Jarvis Cockers middle name is "Small"?

Thereby making his full name, Jarvis Small Cocker?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 3:07 PM

Fees are Crap! I just got back from Budapest, Hungary. Total ticket price to see the Dream live was $25us. Front row center stage. Yes the total cost of trip was $$. But to see the Dream in Budapest was worth it. I bought tickets to the Club Nokia concert. I think fees were around $15. Another crap about ticketmaster. So you don't want to pay for the fees. Go to the venue and purchase tickets there. And hope they won't charge a venue fee!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 9:34 AM

Guys. You are acting like a bunch of pussies. Forget it and move on. Why do you feel like you have to defend yourselves against anonymous? Pointless

Posted by Engadget | April 16, 2012 6:12 AM

If you like Tangerine Dream you just might like my stuff. I call the genre ProgTronic. You can hear my music at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-Lance-Music/205349856201604?sk=app_155326481208883

Posted by Steven Lance | April 25, 2012 7:00 AM

what's this about a hipster?

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:46 PM

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