Sheffield City Hall
Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall
Thursday, 15 Jun 2017
Start Time: 19:45
Doors Open: 19:00
After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the electro pioneers Kraftwerk return to the UK in June 2017 for a special 11 date run of their critically acclaimed live show. Bringing together music and performance art, Kraftwerk 3-D concerts are a true 'gesamtkunstwerk'; a total work of art.
The multi-media project Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums. By the mid 1970s Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic sound scapes and musical experimentation with robotics and other technical innovations. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century.
Their compositions, using innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerised rhythms, have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres: from electro to hip-hop, from techno to synthpop. In their live performances, Kraftwerk; Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert and Falk Grieffenhagen; illustrate their belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine.
Having received numerous of accolades over the years, Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honoured with the Grammy 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in 2014. Starting with the retrospective of their catalogue at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2012, in recent years Kraftwerk have returned full circle back to their origins within the Düsseldorf art scene of the late sixties. The 3-D concert series at MoMA was followed by further presentations at Tate Modern London Turbine Hall, Tokyo Akasaka Blitz, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and Berlin's Neue National Galerie.
Having toured the US and Europe this year Kraftwerk will head to South America in November before bringing their immersive 3-D multimedia concert experience to the UK in June 2017.
Please note that 3-D glasses will be distributed. This is a two hour show and there will be no support act.
Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
The name of the lead booker will be printed on each ticket.
The lead booker must be in attendance and photo ID checks will be made on entry into the venue. If the ID does not match entry will be refused.
If you are booking more than one ticket your guest must arrive at the concert at the same time as you. Failure to do so will result in the guest being turned away.
Failure to adhere the terms and conditions may result in the customer's order being cancelled. There are no exceptions to this rule
Maximum of 4 tickets per person.
Tickets for Kraftwerk (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk, over the phone on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.