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Last Chance to Catch Tangerine Dream?
June 3, 2014   
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German electronic music legends Tangerine Dream are coming to Poland to give a one-night-only concert in Warsaw June 4.

Tangerine Dream will perform at the Ursynów Arena as part of their Phaedra Pharewell Tour 2014. Despite the name of the tour, the band are not calling it a day yet, but from now on plan to play only one-off gigs. The current lineup is Edgar Froese, the band’s frontman since 1967, pianist Linda Spa, drummer Iris Camaa, guitarist Bernhard Beibl and cellist Hoshiko Yamane.

Tangerine Dream are widely regarded as one of the most important electronic music acts in history and their impact on the genre is hard to overestimate. Arguably, they were the ones to demonstrate the full possibilities offered by cutting-edge keyboard instruments which the unique Tangerine Dream sound is built around. The band are credited for contributing to the “krautrock” genre and to new age music, while their extensive discography includes scores for movies such as Sorcerer, The Keep and Risky Business.

In 1983, the group played a concert at the Torwar Arena in Warsaw, which led to the release of a live album entitled Poland, and in 2001 they gave a special concert in Warsaw entitled Most Beautiful Rock for Peace. While the Phaedra Pharewell Tour does not mark the group’s last performances, the June concert in Warsaw could indeed be the last opportunity to see them live in Poland.

Tangerine Dream
June 4, 8 p.m.; Ursynów Arena, 22 Pileckiego St.
Tickets available at www.eventim.pl and Eventim ticket offices.
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