With 25-dates coming up in Ireland and the UK, their largest tour in this part of the world in 25 years, Kraftwerk will release a special 3-D version of their albums on May 26th.

We know they’ve been doing 3D shows as they did at Longitude a couple of years back but what makes these releases 3D in this context?

Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue is a 3-D audio/video documentary of the Kraftwerk 3-D multi-media art performances in the leading museums of the world. It features 8 classic Kraftwerk albums in chronological order: Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) & Tour De France (2003) – filmed and recorded between 2012 and 2016 on the band’s 3-D World Tour. The locations include MoMA (New York), The Tate Modern Turbine Hall (London), Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo), Opera House (Sydney), Norske Opera (Oslo), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin). These 3-D multi-media performances have been met with universal acclaim from both music critics and art/culture curators, rightfully recognised as complete works of audio-visual art.

Kraftwerk live now is Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, Falk Grieffenhagen.

The new releases uss “high definition 3-D with Dolby Atmos surround sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf Hütter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art” in the comfort of their own home.”

Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue is released across a number of formats including: Blu-Ray, DVD, Vinyl, CD and Download. Special editions include a 236 page hardback art book of imagery from the tour and ther releases are deluxe vinyl box sets.

KRAFTWERK 3-D CONCERT UK & IRELAND LIVE DATES JUNE 2017

Fri 02 June 17 Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sat 03 June 17 Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sun 04 June 17 Belfast, Waterfront Hall
Tue 06 June 17 Oxford, New Theatre
Wed 07 June 17 Brighton, Centre
Fri 09 June 17 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 10 June 17 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Sun 11 June 17 Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Tue 13 June 17 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 14 June 17 Gateshead, The Sage
Thu 15 June 17 Sheffield, City Hall
Sat 17 June 17 Bristol, Colston Hall
Sun 18 June 17 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Mon 19 June 17 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Wed 21 June 17 London, Royal Albert Hall
Thu 22 June 17 London, Royal Albert Hall
Fri 23 June 17 London, Royal Albert Hall

My first post on Nialler9 was about Kraftwerk.