Kraftwerk to play shows in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Kraftwerk played at MoMA in New York earlier this year Kraftwerk played at MoMA in New York earlier this year

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German electro pioneers Kraftwerk are to play eight shows at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in February.

Kraftwerk: The Catalogue will see the group play eight of their studio albums in full - one every night, in order of release.

The Tate described the shows as a "chronological exploration of the group's sonic and visual experiments" and promised "spectacular 3D effects".

Appropriately for the venue, the band's name translates as "power station".

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They first performed the retrospective set at New York's Museum of Modern Art earlier this year.

Beginning with their fourth album, 1974's Autobahn, the quartet will also play Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) and Tour de France (2003), along with additional compositions from their back catalogue.

"As a former power station, Tate Modern's Turbine Hall is an ideal venue for Kraftwerk's explorations of technology, energy and rhythm," said gallery director Chris Dercon.

"Bringing together music, video and performance, these events will be true gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art."

The shows will be the group's first in London since 2004.

Kraftwerk were at the forefront of synthesiser pop and had a huge influence on hip-hop and dance music in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Their most successful UK chart hits were Autobahn which peaked at 11 in 1975 and The Model which reached number one in 1981.

Tickets for the shows, which run from 6-14 February, will cost £60. They go on sale on Tate's website on 12 December at 07:30 GMT.

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