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Synth icons to play series of gigs in Dusseldorf next January

Iconic synth band Kraftwerk will play an eight-night residency in their hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany next January.

After a similar spate of shows at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art in April of this year, the band have announced details of a run of gigs called ‘1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ‘at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum which will take place from January 11 – 13 and then 16 – 20 of the same month.

As in New York, they will be accompanied by 3D visuals and will play each of their albums live. The dates are as follows:

1 – ‘Autobahn (1974) (January 11)
2 – ‘Radio-Activity’ (1975) (12)
3 – ‘Trans Europe Express (1977) (13)
4 – ‘The Man-Machine’ (1978) (16)
5 – ‘Computer World’ (1981) (17)
6 – ‘Techno Pop’ (1986) (18)
7 – ‘The Mix’ (1991) (19)
8 – ‘Tour de France’ (2003) (20)

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (November 10). For more information, visit www.kunstsammlung.de.

Kraftwerk last performed in the UK in 2009, at Bestival and the Manchester International Festival. At the latter they appeared at the Manchester Velodrome and whilst playing ‘Tour de France’ were accompanied by members of the GB cycling team, who cycled around the track along with the music.