Not satisfied with playing one show though, the German group have lined up no fewer than eight shows at the museum venue, each gig given over to playing one of eight albums in its entirety.

The albums they will be performing are:  Autobahn (1974), 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).

Gallery director Chris Dercon says of the hotly anticipated shows: “As a former power station, Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is an ideal venue for Kraftwerk’s explorations of technology, energy and rhythm.

“Bringing together music, video and performance, these events will be true gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”

Kraftwerk translates into English as power station.

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