Is It Safe To Listen To Tangerine Dream Again?
This might come a bit late but I’ve come across very little coverage about it since Moogfest 2011 at the end of October. Tangerine Dream headlined the festival and did a 2 hour show. Like many fans, I’ve become a bit inurred to the band. You can understand why with albums like Under Cover – Chapter One, on which they do covers of pop hits that are often faithful (The Eagles‘ “Hotel California”) and sometimes excruciating reinventions (Kraftwerk’s “The Model”). Either way: This is Tangerine Dream?
But I just found out that they are in the processing of booking a US tour and that made me look online again. And I discovered this great performance from Moogfest. NPR put up their entire 2 hour show, and while it’s not classic-era 70’s TD, it is an extension of that sound with a full band. The sound, probably a board feed, isn’t spectacular, but the performance is actually worth sitting through. I can’t remember the last time I said that about Tangerine Dream, and I really want too.
Here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/event/music/141658754/tangerine-dream-in-concert-moogfest-2011
Or you can get this set from TD’s site.
Here’s the reported US dates so far:
THE ELECTRIC MANDARINE TOUR IN USA 2012
July 1st – New York, NY / Whitman Theatre
July 6th – Philadelphia, PA / Verizon Hall
July 7th – Washington DC / Warner Theatre
July 11th – Atlanta, GA / Fox Theatre
July 13th – Cleveland, OH / Palace Theatre
July 14th – Detroit, MI / Fillmore Theatre
July 18th – Chicago, IL / Vic Theatre
July 20th – Milwaukee, WI / Pabst Theatre
July 21st – Minneapolis, MN / Orpheum Theatre
July 25th – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre (State Street)
John Diliberto ((( echoes )))