It's been seven long years since Kraftwerk blew our freaking minds at Hammerstein Ballroom, and the hugely influential German electronica collective hasn't been back to NYC since. That will finally be rectified in April, when Kraftwerk (which currently features just one of its founding members, Ralf Hütter) will perform (or "manually sequence" sound and video) in the main atrium at MoMA. In a series of eight concerts over as many nights, the mysterious Kraftwerk will "play" songs from eight albums, as well as compositions from their catalogue adapted specifically for this exhibition’s format. And this format sounds elaborate, with 3D video and plenty of other post-modern psychedelic effects TBD. We hope they bust out the robots!

"Kraftwerk is an influential force not only in music, but also in visual culture,” says chief curator Klaus Biesenbach. “Through their experimentation with how images and sound are shaped by the latest recording and visualization tools, they have continuously anticipated the impact of technology on everyday life, and have captured the human condition in an era of rapidly changing mobility and telecommunication... In Kraftwerk’s practice, all of the components—melodic music and ambient sound, elaborate stage sets, live performance and performance by robots, their trademark videos and logo-like still imagery, all conceived and realized by the artists themselves—coalesce as one work of art."

The MoMA Kraftwerk Retrospective runs April 10th - April 17th. Tickets are $25.00 and will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 22, at 12:00 p.m., only at Space is limited! There is a two-ticket limit per person for the series, with each individual order limited to one transaction. Tickets will be distributed exclusively via will call, with photo ID required. (Nice moves, MoMA; way to stick it to the scalpers!)

UPDATE: Hitler isn't too pleased about the two ticket limit per person: