And the German electro pioneers don't disappoint with a dazzling show, including some robots...

IAN ASTBURY, FRANK SKINNER, GRACE JONES and BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE were among the stars flocking to see German electro pioneers Kraftwerk at their first LONDON show for 13 years last night (March 18).

The four-piece, dressed identically in black suits and red shirts, played to a sold-out crowd at the Royal Festival Hall. The set, while including new single 'Aero Dynamik', concentrated almost exclusively on old classics, including their 1981 UK Number One single 'The Model', set opener 'The Man Machine' and the band's 1975 breakthrough hit 'Autobahn'.

The audience were treated to a dazzling array of visual imagery (cyclists for 'Tour De France', trains for 'Trans Europe Express'), while the band were replaced by robots for 'The Robots'.

[a][/a] play two sold-out shows at London Brixton Academy on Saturday (March 20) - one matinee show and then one late evening performance.

The set was:

'The Man Machine'
'Expo 2000'
'Tour De France 2003'
'Tour De France'
'The Model'
'Neon Lights'
'Trans Europe Express'

Encore 1:
'Numbers/Computer World'
'It's More Fun to Compute/Homecomputer'
'Pocket Calculator'

Encore 2:
'The Robots'
'Elektro Kardiogramm'
'Aero Dynamik'
'Musique Non Stop'

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