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They were better than I could have possibly imagined. The 3D presentation was truly impressive, and as for the sound.... I stood about 3 metres in front of the mixing desk and I've never heard a gig like that before. I think there were about 20 surround speakers and it was mixed to absolute perfection. Even after more than 40 years in the business they are still way ahead of the field in terms of the technology of a live perfomance. Hutter was in fine voice and form even though he is now 66 and was doing his second 2-hour show of the evening. Fantastic atmosphere, great venue, civilised audience - I can't think of a single negative about the evening.

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Kraftwerk have been announced as this year's T in the Park headline act :wacko:

I'd long ago vowed never to do T in the Park ever again, but I can see me splurging on a cheeky wee day ticket this one last time. It'll be their only UK festival appearance, seemingly, although they are playing others throughout Europe, most notably Sonar.

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Kraftwerk has announced an 11-date run of 3D live shows happening in the UK next June. 

The German outfit, which is these days made up of Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpertn and Falk Grieffenhagen, will play two London dates—both at the Royal Albert Hall, on June 21st and 22nd—plus shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Gateshead, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. Tickets will go on sale at 10 AM on Friday, September 30th. 
 

 Jun 09  Kraftwerk, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

 Jun 10  Kraftwerk, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

 Jun 11  Kraftwerk, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

 Jun 13  Kraftwerk, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Midlands

 Jun 14  Kraftwerk, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle

 Jun 15  Kraftwerk, Sheffield City Hall, North

 Jun 17  Kraftwerk, Colston Hall, West + Wales

 Jun 18  Kraftwerk, Royal Concert Hall, Midlands

 Jun 19  Kraftwerk, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

 Jun 21  Kraftwerk, Royal Albert Hall, London

 Jun 22  Kraftwerk, Royal Albert Hall, London

 

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I'll try and get tickets, but these will sell out in nanoseconds. And will probably be a stupid price. 

 

I can't see in 3D (my eyesight isn't good enough to work it out). This has been consistent through those weird 3D pictures in the 80's, using the old school red/blue lenses glasses, or the latest stuff. 


If I was to go, would I be able to just see the show, or would I be coming away with just a massive fuck off headache, and would do better to just stare at the floor throughout?

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20 minutes ago, englishbob said:

I'll try and get tickets, but these will sell out in nanoseconds. And will probably be a stupid price. 

 

I can't see in 3D (my eyesight isn't good enough to work it out). This has been consistent through those weird 3D pictures in the 80's, using the old school red/blue lenses glasses, or the latest stuff. 


If I was to go, would I be able to just see the show, or would I be coming away with just a massive fuck off headache, and would do better to just stare at the floor throughout?

It's just the background graphics that appear in 3D and isn't that intrusive.
You'd be fine not wearing them - especially if you neck a few pints before hand!

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Gutted. Probably the most influential band on my musical life. Planet Rock was the catalyst. But when I discovered Bambaata had ripped it from Kraftwerk, it opened up a whole new world. RIP Florian.

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