Culture, Dance / Electro, Events — April 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Kraftwerk 3-D Tour in Asia


Singapore, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong will finally be able to see what this 3-D fuss is all about. Rejoice! one of the most influential bands in modern music history, Kraftwerk, is touring across the world, and stops by Asia between April 25th and May 4th.


Kraftwerk debuted Kraftwerk – The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 in April 2012 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Düsseldorf’s Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in January 2013 and London’s TATE Modern in February 2013. The show has garnered rave reviews as they created the definitive Kraftwerk retrospective by performing all of their catalogues at eight shows separately in each venue. Fans, who were eagerly anticipating the shows, crashed the TATE website as they rushed to purchase tickets. This revolutionary new performance series will also take place at Sydney Opera House in late May 2013 for Vivid Live.

The electro pioneers Kraftwerk started their vision of the future nearly forty years ago. Renowned as the forerunners in electronic music history, these self-described ‘operators’ have influenced artists of every possible genre.

“Kraftwerk are still the world’s most influential band” – The Observer (27 Jan, 2013) Jude Rogers

“Utterly captivating” – The Guardian (7 Feb, 2013) Alexis Petridis

“Even 30 years later, people are still trying to catch up” – (9 Feb, 2013) Danny Wright

The lineup for Kraftwerk 3-D tour in Asia will be: Ralf Hütter / Fritz Hilpert / Henning Schmitz / Falk Grieffenhagen.

Fans in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong – among the very few other countries in the world – will have the privilege to see Kraftwerk performing not only their innumerable hits but also a multimedia, creative, first-ever 3-D spectacular that promises to delight all. Be ready to explore one of the riches histories in global sound, visual culture and electro music!




More than 40 years ago, in the cold, clean recesses of their Kling Klang studio laboratory located in Düsseldorf, Germany, Ralf Hütter and his former partner Florian Schneider started the electronic multi media project Kraftwerk. They began churning out from an assortment of electronic equipment and their own secret inventions what they termed “machine music”, the likes of which had never been heard before. Cold, precise, minimal, repetitive and almost wholly electronically-processed, this new brand of music was produced by Hütter and Schneider and released on an unsuspecting public in the 70s, and pop music was never the same again…

Beginning in Germany’s late 60s experimental music and art scene and evolving into a notoriously reclusive synth-pop project in the mid 70s, Kraftwerk is today both an institution and an enigma. The group expressed the intention to “make the soundtrack for our computer world” music that incorporates distinctive industrial noise and electronic sounds – drum machine beats, synths, vocodered and human vocals – copied and sampled by musicians such as David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, New Order, Art of Noise and Afrika Bambaataa across all genres and styles.

Strikingly antiseptic and yet strangely compelling, Kraftwerk’s spare melodies, precise programming and hypnotic lyrics (“Radioactivity is in the air for you and me”) reveal a deadpan humor and an appreciation of the absurd. Experienced live, a Kraftwerk show is a perfectly synchronized visual spectacle in 3-D with four programmers standing quite still behind consoles onstage, against a backdrop of perfectly synchronized visual projection, lights, robotics and pure theatre.



Kraftwerk 3-D Concert in Singapore
Date: 25 April, 2013 (Thu)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Theater Hall
Tickets: SG$58, $88, $118, $148, $188 (One pair of complimentary 3-D glasses per ticket)
Booking: Sistic

Kraftwerk 3-D Concert in Seoul
Date: 27 April, 2013 (Sat)
Time: 9pm
Venue: Jamsil Sports Complex, Dome Stage, Songpa, Seoul
Tickets: W110,000
Booking: Interpark

Kraftwerk 3-D Concert in Taipei
Date: 30 April, 2013 (Tue)
Time: 8pm
Venue: NTU Sports Center, Taipei

Kraftwerk 3-D Concert in Hong Kong
Date: 4 May, 2013 (Sat)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets: HK$780 (Standing), $580 (Seated) – 1 pair of complimentary 3-D glasses per ticket
Booking: HK Ticketing, K11 Select, Tom Lee Outlets