Kraftwerk Tour Schedule
Formed in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1970, Kraftwerk have been making cutting edge electronic
music for decades. The term pioneers is not always accurately used when describing musical acts, however there could be no
more appropriate word to apply to the impact Kraftwerk has had in the music world. Were it not for Kraftwerk, electronic music
as we know it may well not exist in fact, experimental music in general likely would have an entirely different feel. The
genre krautrock owes its entire existence to the group, and nearly any alternative group using keyboards owes a debt to the
band. Forty years into their career Kraftwerk are still going strong and continue to make edgy music and put on incredible
live shows. Do not miss them when they come to your town!
Kraftwerk have some exciting shows lined up in March that
will surely be bringing fans from all over the world to California. From March 18th through March 21st Kraftwerk will put
on two shows a night at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. During each performance the band will be playing
one of their ten studio albums from start to finish in their entirety. Fans will be clamoring to get their hands on tickets
to any or all of these shows so be sure to act quickly. Additionally, Kraftwerk will be playing two nights in Oakland, California
at Fox Theatre on March 24th and 25th. Keep an eye on StubHub for all of Kraftwerk's upcoming tour dates.
In 1970 Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider came together to form Kraftwerk with the goal of making pounding
electronic music that combines catchy melodies, and minimalist electronic instrumentation. The result would be groundbreaking
and Kraftwerk would go on to create some of the most innovative music of the Seventies and Eighties that would have a strong
influence across multiple genres of music. Musical acts ranging from David Bowie to Joy Division and New Order to Depeche
Mode, Afrika Bambaata, Franz Ferdinand, and beyond have all claimed Kraftwerk as an influenced and incorporated elements of
the influential band's sound into their own compositions. To date Kraftwerk has recorded and released ten studio albums: Kraftwerk,
Kraftwerk 2, Ralf und Florian, Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computer World, Electric Café,
and 2003's Tour de France Soundtracks. These days Kraftwerk stand as one of the most influential bands in the world and continue
to record and tour, putting on great shows for adoring fans all over the world.
developed a dedicated following from the get go and were popular in Germany and parts of Europe, it was not until the release
of their fourth album, Autobahn, in 1974 that Kraftwerk achieved success overseas. The record label Phonogram was behind the
release of Autobahn in the United States and Canada and helped finance the band's first tour of North America. The combination
of a more radio friendly sound as well as the use of a minimoog, and the fact that the band had invested money in their own
studio so they did not have to work with outside producers gave Kraftwerk a new album that had mass appeal. The band's tour
of North America provided them with further exposure and a widening fan base that would help put them on top of the music
You have been waiting for months, if not years, perhaps even your entire lifetime
for this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see musical legends Kraftwerk making their way out onto
the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as the group approach their instruments. The crowd continues to applaud and bounce
around as the opening beats begin to drop and the band performs hits off of Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2, Ralf und Florian, Autobahn,
Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computer World, Electric Café, or Tour de France Soundtracks.
The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. After making music together for over
four decades, Kraftwerk have developed chemistry both in the studio and on the stage that is undeniable and makes their live
show a spectacle to behold. The high energy output from the band translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend the entire
night dancing and singing along.
Kraftwerk has had such a huge influence on modern music that the
magazine The Observer touted the opinion that the only other band to have as big of an influence on pop culture as Kraftwerk
was The Beatles. Writers for NME seem to agree, as that magazine listed the Beatles and Kraftwerk as the two most influential
bands of all time. New Order proudly displays the influence Kraftwerk had on them as their song Your Silent Face displays
a musical homage to the band and their song Krafty is a tribute both with its name and elements of the song.