Kraftwerk to play UK's Tate Modern gallery in 2013

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - German electropop pioneers

Kraftwerk will perform in Tate Modern's cavernous Turbine Hall

next February for eight nights, their first live London

performances since 2004, the popular contemporary art gallery

said on Wednesday.

The band formed by Ralf Huetter and Florian Schneider in

1970 will perform one studio album in full on each night and

combine it with visual backdrops including 3D projections and

animation.

"As a former power station, Tate Modern's Turbine Hall is an

ideal venue for Kraftwerk's explorations of technology, energy

and rhythm," said Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern.

"Bringing together music, video and performance, these

events will be true 'gesamtkunstwerk' - a total work of art."

Tickets for the performances, titled "Kraftwerk The

Catalogue 12345678", will cost 60 pounds ($97) each and go on

sale from the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 12.

There is a four-ticket limit per person for a single show

and it is not possible to buy tickets for the whole series.

The shows are as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Autobahn (1974)

Thursday, Feb. 7 - Radio-Activity (1975)

Friday, Feb. 8 - Trans-Europe Express (1977)

Saturday, Feb. 9 - The Man-Machine (1978)

Monday, Feb. 11 - Computer World (1981)

Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Techno Pop (1986)

Wednesday, Feb. 13 - The Mix (1991)

Thursday, Feb. 14 - Tour de France (2003)

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

Most Popular in Middle East