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Kraftwerk playing eight full albums at MoMA


Kraftwerk will kick off a “Kraftwerk-Restrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7″ residency at The Museum of Modern Art from April 10-17, playing an album in full each night. They’ll play 1974’s Autobahn on 4/10, 1975’s Radio-Activity on 4/11, 1977’s Trans Europe Express on 4/12, 1978’s The Man-Machine on 4/13, 1981’s Computer World on 4/14, 1986’s Techno Pop (aka Electric Cafe) on 4/15, 1991’s The Mix on 4/16, and 2003’s Tour de France Soundtracks on 4/17. According to a press release:

Each evening will consist of a live performance, in the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, of works from one of the group’s eight albums, created over four decades, followed by a selection of original compositions from their catalogue adapted specifically for this exhibition’s format, to showcase both Kraftwerk’s historical contributions and contemporary influences on sound and image culture.

Tickets for all 8 shows go on sale Wednesday, February 22 at noon.

The press release also notes that “presentation of Kraftwerk’s historical audio and visual material” will be on view at The Performance Dome at MoMA PS1 from April 10 – May – 14 in Long Island City, Queens.

Kraftwerk are also playing Ultra Music Festival in Miami this March. All dates and some videos below…

Kraftwerk – “Radioactivity”

Kraftwerk – “Autobahn”

Kraftwerk – “The Model”

Kraftwerk — 2012 Tour Dates
03/23 Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival
04/10 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing Autobahn)
04/11 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing Radio-Activity)
04/12 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing Trans Europe Express)
04/13 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing The Man-Machine)
04/14 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing Computer World)
04/15 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing Techno Pop)
04/16 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing The Mix)
04/17 New York, NY Museum of Modern Art (Performing Tour de France)

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