​Kraftwerk announce first tour of Australia and New Zealand in over 10 years

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Kraftwerk are setting off on tour around Australia and New Zealand for the first time in more than a decade.

The tour kicks off this November, marking their first trip down under since May 2013, and is set to include the group’s current members: Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Falk Grieffenhagen and Georg Bongartz.

The first stop on their forthcoming tour is Wellington’s TSB Arena before the group heads across NZ and Australia hitting Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.

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The pioneering electronic group are also due to headline Meredith Music Festival, a synthpop and post-punk three-day event in Victoria on December 9, 2023. Enter the ballot for tickets here.

Kraftwerk recently completed a North American tour and have played a handful of shows across Europe including Florence, Dublin, and Seville in recent weeks.

They’re due to perform tonight in Luxembourg’s Neumunster Abbey, and again on Sunday, July 16, at the historic Herodian Theater in Athens.

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Last July, Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos released a book titled The Sound of the MachineThe Sound of the Machine documenting his life as part of the influential electronic group from the ‘70s to the ‘90s across 600 pages.

Frontier Members can access pre-sale tickets for Kraftwerk’s NZ & Aus tour on Monday, July 17, at 11:AM. General sale goes live on Wednesday, July 19, at 10:AM.

Grab tickets here, and check out the tour dates below:

November 29 – Wellington, TSB Arena
December 1 – Auckland, Spark Arena
December 4 – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
December 6 – Sydney, Aware Super Theatre
December 8 – Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena
December 9 – Meredith, Meredith Music Festival
December 12 – Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
December 15 – Perth, Riverside Theatre

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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