Thursday, May 12, 2011

11 May 11 Claudia, Ralf and Susanne part of the Eurovision Song Contest festivities in Düsseldorf

Never thought I would ever attend a Eurovision Song Contest festivity....! Rumours were Propaganda will completely reunite with all four protagonists on stage to have a teutonic party in their (old) hometown. Center TV was on top of the news...:

Officially, from the Onetwo and Propaganda FB and MS:

'Stars of the electronic scene to bring 80s vibe to Stadtwerke turbine hall'

Together with Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flür, Claudia, Susanne and Ralf (and Paul!) will be the stars of a very special electro night at the Turbinenhalle of Dusseldorf's Stadtwerke on Wednesday May 11 as part of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 festivities.

Rüdiger Esch (Die Krupps), Claudia Brücken and Wolfgang Flür

'Back in the 80s, bands like Kraftwerk, the Krupps, and Propaganda planted the roots of electronic music in Düsseldorf, and the musical style has grown from here, with branches reaching far beyond the German borders. The British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), for example, was heavily influenced by Kraftwerk. Düsseldorf's municipal utility company (Stadtwerke) will host an event dedicated to the music of the 80s on 11 May at 7 p.m., not only to give 'Lena fever' a boost, but also to show that the old 80s heroes continue to thrill fans of all ages.'

'In the Stadtwerke's turbine hall in Flingern, at the very roots of the Düsseldorf energy company, former Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür will read from his book 'I was a Robot', with musical accompaniment from Thilo Schölpen, who will interpret some of the most famous Kraftwerk songs on the piano. Next, Claudia Brücken, singer of the band Propaganda, and Paul Humphreys, OMD keyboardist, will take the stage to present hits from both bands' repertoires with their electronic quartet 'Onetwo'. Special guests Susanne Freytag and Ralf Dörper from Propaganda will also make an appearance, performing chart successes, 'Dr. Mabuse' and 'P-Machinery', and Andy McCluskey from OMD will also join on stage for a couple of numbers!'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Astounding. It seems like every month brings a new and amazing concert with Claudia singing that I never thought would happen. I can only hope that she'll perform in The States again. The first Claudia/Paul Revisited tour was at a time when significant travel to a show was not possible for me. I am hopeful that OneTwo can one day perform here. OMD had great success this year, so that is encouraging. Between British and European events like the mind-melting Back To The Phuture gigs or Claudia's Scala show, and now the tease of a Propaganda reunion, it's harder than ever not to be wealthy! What's a music fan in North Carolina to do? On the other hand, Bootsy Collins is playing his only Southeast non-festival date in my home town's club, so there are crumbs available to me.