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Kraftwerk’s Buenos Aires Show Will Go as Planned, Despite Synthesizer Ban

performs during the Kraftwerk - Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, Autobahn (1974) at The Museum of Modern Art on April 10, 2012 in New York City.

Earlier this year, the Buenos Aires government banned synthesizers and samplers at major music festivals following the deaths of six festival attendees at April’s Time Warp Argentina. This presented a problem for Kraftwerk, who were scheduled to play in the Argentinian city on November 23. There was a chance that show could’ve been canceled, thanks to the legal restriction.

But the show will go on. FACT discovered a report from the Argentinian newspaper Clarín that said Kraftwerk’s instruments will be allowed after promoters Move Forward argued that since the German act draws a mature audience, “not a so-called electronic music party” and “not a danceable event.” Kraftwerk’s Buenos Aires’ show will take place on its original date in Luna Park Stadium. Excessive dancing may be frowned upon, but you can try to push the limits.