Kraftwerk Wow On 'Radio-Activity' Second Night Of Eight

Kraftwerk got onto the second night of their eight night residency at the Tate Modern Art Gallery in London, with the praises of the first night’s show still ringing in their ears. How could they possibly top the previous night’s stunning rendition of their seminal 1974 album Autobahn?

The answer is, by turning their aesthetic towards the future, to match the futuristic sounds that their music already has – even after all these years. The NME reported that the 800 sell-out crowd were given 3D glasses in the Turbine hall of the art space, sitting on cushions until 9pm when a German introduction to the band saw them rise up as one. The group’s second album is Radio-Activity, and they performed it in full, with 3D graphics on the screen behind them flashing up visuals. Fans had paid £60 for the spectacle though they viewed it as money well spent, with the band playing some other classics alongside the Radio-Activity material. One spectator told the NME "Hearing Radio-activity was sublime; every track sounded perfect and the visuals just brought it all to life. Then it just felt like an extra set, hearing 'Autobahn' and 'The Model'. They’re one of the best live bands around."

Kraftwerk have six more nights of their residency left, as they bring each of their studio albums to the Tate Modern in full.


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