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Friday, March 14, 2008

Countfunkula needs a miracle!

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In a career spanning more than 35 years, German electro pioneers Kraftwerk have been endlessly saluted and mimicked by each new generation of innovators. In the late 1970s, the post-punk futurists professed their devotion. In the 1980s and '90s, the leading lights of Chicago house, Detroit and Euro-techno paid homage. Kraftwerk is possibly the most sampled band on the planet, and their music continues to inspire.
Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Fritz Hilpert and Henning Schmitz are returning to the U.S. to perform a short series of shows in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Denver and the 2008 Coachella festival. These are Kraftwerk's first US shows since 2005. Their unforgettable appearance at Coachella 2004, combining state-of-the-art interactive audio and lighting, still has folks buzzing four years on.

Tour Dates
Sat 4/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
Sun 4/20 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Wed 4/23 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
Sat 4/26 Coachella, CA @ Coachella Music Festival