Kraftwerk tours the US

Kraftwerk performs on stage in Switzerland (Reuters)
Kraftwerk performs on stage in Switzerland (Reuters)

Legendary band and pioneers of electronic music Kraftwerk have announced a new round of 3D tours in the US.

Kraftwerk tours the US

Members of the crowd wear 3D glasses as they watch Kraftwerk perform in Switzerland (Reuters)

After meeting as students in Germany the late 1960s, the group's simplified lyrics and repetitive rhythms have been the foundation for the electronic movement that followed in their footsteps. But their influence was not limited to electronica, wide ranges of genres took from their digital lead.

The tour announcement follows the revelation the group will be the headlining act for Detroit Movement Electronic Music Festival's 10 year anniversary. They will join greats like Caribou, Four Tet and Green Velvet in entertaining the crowds for the three day festival in May.

Kraftwerk's distinctive sound has been revolutionary. It has been said they made an impact on pop culture comparable to that of The Beatles. They won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2014.

No tours in Australia or New Zealand have been announced. Kraftwerk will tour the US in September.

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