Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whoa: Kraftwerk Announce 8-Night, 8-Album NYC Residency At The MoMA

DUDE. We tend to get a bit spoiled as New Yorkers, as pretty much every band we could possibly want to see comes to rock a show here at some point. But occasionally artists seem to dig our fair city so much that they hook us up with multi-night residencies that happen in few or no other places in the world (sup Björk).

Enter German electro pioneers Kraftwerk, who according to The New York Times will be camped out at none other than The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for an eight-night career retrospective from April 10 to April 17. Entitled Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (simple huh), each night of the event will be devoted to a full live performance of one of eight of their albums in order, starting with 1974's Autobahn and ending with 2003's Tour De France Soundtracks.

While co-founder Ralf Hütter will be the only member of the original lineup involved, this is still going to kick several kinds of ass. Tickets are $25 and go onsale next Wednesday (February 22) at noon ET.

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