Kraftwerk Brings Their Tour to North America!

Kraftwerk is making history! For real, they are coming off of their history-making induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend (October 30)!!! To celebrate, electronic pioneers Kraftwerk announce their 2022 North American 3-D concert tour. 3-D? That sounds epic! The summer run will not only build on their concert tours worldwide 3-D of the last ten years, but also mark the tour’s long-awaited launch after 2020 plans had to be cancelled. We need this back in our lives! The group brings together music, 3-D visuals, and performance art. Kraftwerk are a true Gesamtkunstwerk: a total work of art. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 5.

The group was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider as a multimedia project.

First off, they set up their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. This is the iconic location where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums. By the mid-1970s, Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic soundscapes and their musical experimentation with robotics and other technological innovations. It was neat to see their visions of the future. Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age. The group used innovative techniques, synthetic voices, and computerized rhythms. As a result, their compositions have had a major international influence across a huge range of music genres: from electro to hip-hop, from techno to synth-pop, and beyond.

In their live performances, Kraftwerk—Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, and Falk Grieffenhagen—make vivid their belief in the contributions of both man and machine.

They have had many recent contributions to modern art, such as the 2012 retrospective of their catalogue at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In this display, Kraftwerk have returned full circle to their origins within the Düsseldorf art scene of the late 1960s. The 3-D concert series at MoMA was followed by further presentations at Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London, Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In 2014, Hütter and his former partner were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They have been going strong for quite some time now! The group celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2020, and, in 2021, Kraftwerk were recognized for their ground-breaking work with their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place in Cleveland on October 30 and will be broadcast on HBO on November 20.
Of course, you want to grab tickets for this ASAP! Tickets for Kraftwerk’s North American 3-D concert tour go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 5, at 10 a.m. local time. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 2 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, November 4 at 10 p.m. local time.
If Kraftwerk’s history of boundary-pushing music and performance are any indication, these won’t be shows to miss. Complete ticket information for all upcoming Kraftwerk 3-D concerts can be found at:
KRAFTWERK 3-D CONCERTS for North America 2022 are:
May 27
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant
May 29
Cleveland, OH
Connor Palace
Jun 1
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre
Jun 2
Chicago, IL
Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Jun 4
Detroit, MI
Masonic Temple Detroit
Jun 6
Toronto, ON
Massey Hall
Jun 8
Montreal, QC
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Jun 10
North Adams, MA
Jun 11
Boston, MA
Boch Center Wang Theatre
Jun 17
New York, NY
Radio City Music Hall
Jun 18
Philadelphia, PA
The Met
Jun 19
Washington, DC
The Anthem
Jun 22
Orlando, FL
Walt Disney Theatre @ Dr. Phillips Center
Jun 24
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
Jun 25
Memphis, TN
Crosstown Theater
Jun 27
Austin, TX
ACL Live at Moody Theater
Jun 28
Dallas, TX
Music Hall at Fair Park
Jun 30
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul 3
San Diego, CA
San Diego Civic Theatre
Jul 5
Los Angeles, CA
Shrine Auditorium
Jul 6
San Francisco, CA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Jul 8
Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Jul 9
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre
Jul 10
Vancouver, BC
Orpheum Theatre