From Virgin Years to Quantum Years Tour 2020
Wednesday 21 October 2020, doors 7.30pm
Founded by Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream were one of the major forces behind the introduction of electronic music and the synthesiser to popular culture. Over the past five decades, the band’s countless incarnations created more than 100 studio albums, plus some 60+ film scores including Thief featuring James Caan, and The Sorcerer featuring Roy Scheider. The band also received seven Grammy nominations over the years.
Since Froese’s passing in 2015, the line-up consists of remaining musicians Thorsten Quaeschning (2005 to now), Hoshiko Yamane (since 2012) and Ulrich Schnauss (since 2014). TD’s most recent album Quantum Gate became their best-selling record since 1987 and marked a welcome return to the UK and European album charts – contributing the score to Rockstar Games’ record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V as well as a number of high profile Syncs (Stranger Things, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Homecoming etc.) This further enhanced a resurgence of interest in the The Dream’s evocative soundscapes.
Subsequently, the band has toured extensively across Europe in 2018-2019, re-introducing the Sequencer-driven sound for which Tangerine Dream became known in the 1970s. Highlights included appearances at the Dekmantel Festival Amsterdam, Oya Festival Oslo, plus sold-out shows at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and the Barbican.
Tangerine Dream will release a new studio album on Kscope in June 2020, followed by a world tour including this Manchester date. The performance will be backed by a fantastic light and visual show and towards the end of the concert, a 30+ minute real-time composition/improvisation will be performed – turning every concert into a unique experience and promising yet another captivating live electronic music event.
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