- 06 Apr 21
German electronica group Tangerine Dream has released more than one hundred albums, singles, EPs and compilations since the group was formed in 1967.
Tangerine Dream have announced two Irish headline shows, taking place in Belfast and Dublin in March 2022.
The German group, which has seen dozens of member changes over the course of four decades, will perform at Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on March 3rd, 2022 and Belfast Limelight on March 2nd, 2022.
TANGERINE DREAM tour 2022
2.3.22 Limelight 1, Belfast, Northern Ireland
3.3.22 Liberty Hall, Dublin, Ireland
5.3.22 RNCM Theatre, Manchester, England
6.3.22 Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
7.3.22 St Lukes, Glasgow, Scotland pic.twitter.com/5FKPqnw8hK
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The ground-breaking electronica band began using synthesisers and sequencers when it was neither popular nor particularly profitable, earning multiple Grammy nominations in the process.
The best-known line-up of the group was its mid-'70s trio of founder Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, and Peter Baumann - who was replaced by Johannes Schmoelling in 1979.
Since Froese's death in 2015, the group has been under the leadership of Thorsten Quaeschning, Froese's chosen successor and the current longest-serving band member, having joined in 2005. Violinist Hoshiko Yamane was added to the outfit in 2011, Ulrich Schnauss in 2014 and Paul Frick in 2020.
Their most recent album of all-new music, Quantum Gate, was released on September 29th, 2017. In December 2019, the band released Recurring Dreams, a compilation of new recordings of some of the band's classic compositions.
Tangerine Dream's work with the electronic music Ohr label produced albums that had a pivotal role in the development of the German musical scene known as kosmische ("cosmic"). The group also had a successful career composing film soundtracks, creating over 60 scores; including Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, Flashpoint, The Keep, Legend, Near Dark, Shy People, and Miracle Mile. Among other scoring projects, they helped create the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
Image credit: Nat Urazmetova (2017)