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No disrespect to the hard-rocking Scorpions, who rocked us like a hurricane with their '80s metal anthems, but Dusseldorf's Kraftwerk stands out as the brightest stars of the German music scene for helping to pioneer and popularize electronic music in the '70s and early '80s. More than 40 years after its inception, Kratwerk's sparse techno-pop tunes continue to inspire new waves of electronic musicians.

After taking their talents to North America last spring, German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk are coming back for more.

The group today (May 4) announced a new 12-date tour, bringing their immersive 3-D stage show to less frequented markets like Portland, Calgary and Nashville, where they will play at the legendary Ryman Auditorium.

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The influential outfit -- comprised of Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, and Falk Grieffenhagen -- has previously brought its career-spanning "The Catalogue" 3-D concert series to noteworthy venues in New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 8 at 10 am.

Kraftwerk's 3-D Concert Tour Dates:

Sept. 16 -- Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 17 -- Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 19 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
Sept. 23 -- Denver, CO, Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Sept. 25 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
Sept. 27 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 29 -- Miami, FL, Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
Oct. 2 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
Oct. 3 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
Oct. 5 -- Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 7 -- Minneapolis, MN, Northrop
Oct. 9 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland