Kraftwerk Announce Irish Shows For Summer 2023
Kraftwerk have announced two Irish shows for next summer. The electronic music pioneers will play Limerick’s King John’s Castle on June 28, followed by a show at Dublin’s Trinity College on June 29 as part of the Trinity Summer Series.
General sale tickets go on sale at 9am GMT on Friday, 2 December.
The newly-announced Irish shows are just two of four dates Kraftwerk have scheduled for 2023, in addition to Italy shows in Firenze on 7 July and Genova on 8 July.
The current tour dates fall shortly after Glastonbury Festival 2023, which runs from 21-25 June 25, raising the possibility Kraftwerk featuring on the line-up next year.
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora recently teased the “possibility” of the band playing Glastonbury 2023, while Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses and Harry Styles are among rumoured headliners. Roxy Music, meanwhile, are tipped for this year’s Sunday legend’s slot. No acts have been confirmed as of yet.
Kraftwerk performed at a number of festivals this year, including MEO Kalorama and Field Day 2022.
Reviewing the band’s spectacular set at London’s Victoria Park, NME wrote: “Much of today’s festivities would be impossible without co-headliners Kraftwerk, whose relentless innovation practically invented much of the music and beats floating across the site.
“The fact that they still command headline slots 50 years on from their formation – and almost two decades from their last record, 2003’s Tour De France soundtracks – is a testament to their legacy and respect in the scene. The timeliness of The Model and Computer Love, two of the most brilliant pop compositions ever heard, is not lost on a crowd that spans several generations.”
Earlier this year, the German electronic pioneers released their Remixes compilation on CD and vinyl through Parlophone Records on 25 March.
The compilation, which appeared on streaming services in December 2020, also features the band’s most recent Kling Klang studio output with the inclusion of Non Stop, a track that began life as a soundbite recorded for MTV in the 1980s, but in 2020, Kraftwerk took the original 30-second sound clip and then transformed it into a full eight-minute odyssey. The set also features newly updated mixes of Home Computer and Tour De France (Etape 2).