26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Kraftwerk have announced an 11-date UK tour to take place in summer next year, marking their first full tour of Britain since 2004.
The band will perform their 3D concerts, which they first played in 2013 at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art and have since performed at art galleries around the world. They have also played the show at festivals including Latitude and T In The Park.
The shows end with a pair of dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall the week before Glatonbury. Kraftwerk have never appeared at the festival, with the timing of the new tour leading to speculation that they could make their first appearance at Glastonbury next year.
Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Friday.
Kraftwerk haven’t released any new music since ‘Tour De France Soundtracks’ in 2003, with their last full studio album being ‘Electric Café’ in 1986. Their current line-up features Ralf Hutter, Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz and Falk Grieffenhagen. Hutter is the only remaining member of Kraftwerk’s classic line-up, following the departure of co-founder Florian Schneider in 2008.
Kraftwerk will play:
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (June 9)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (10)
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (11)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (13)
Gateshead Sage (14)
Sheffield City Hall (15)
Bristol Colston Hall (17)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (18)
Manchester Bridgwater Hall (19)
London Royal Albert Hall (21-22)