Kraftwerk to perform entire catalogue at Tate Modern in 2013

Posted: 6th December 2012
Eight classic albums, eight massive concerts in Turbine Hall, tickets on sale Wednesday 12th December
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It's been on the cards for some time but finally, after performing their complete collection of albums in the States and Dusseldorf, Kraftwerk are about to do the same in London. And they couldn't have picked a more iconic and imposing building in which to do it - the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

The shows will take place from 6th - 14th February 2013 (no show on 10th) with each night dedicated to one of their highly-influential albums. With true stereotypical German precision, Kraftwerk will kick off with their first commercial album "Autobahn" on 6th February, followed by the sombre but elegiac "Radioactivity" on the 7th, the much-sampled and motorik "Trans Europe Express" on the 8th, club-favourite and landmark "The Man-Machine" on the 9th.

During the following week, the nostalgic and fun "Computer World" will be performed on Monday 11th, the under-stated "Techno Pop" (aka "Electric Cafe") on the 12th, the 'greatest hits remixed' set "The Mix" on the 13th and finally, 2003's superb "Tour de France" will round off the whole amazing experience on the 14th.

Each concert will cost £60 with no concessions and will go on sale at 7.30am on Wednesday 12th December from the Tate Modern direct at .

And no, that's not a mis-print - 7.30am. Best get those clocks, phones and cockerel's set early!

The venue advises that you will not be able to buy tickets for all 8 shows to allow other people a chance to attend at least one or two of the shows. Personally, I'd be happy to go to any one of them (one of the magic trio, Man Machine, TEE or Computer World are a must).

Kraftwerk have also recently been confirmed to headline Barcelona's Sónar Festival 2013 in June next year, with a special 3D set. Other attractions for Sónar include Pet Shop Boys and Two Door Cinema Club. Tickets cost £130 for a three day pass.

Paul Pledger