Tangerine Dream will headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall tomorrow on their From Virgin to Quantum Years tour.
The Manchester gig features the current iteration of the band, including Thorsten Quaeschning as musical director, Hoshiko Yamane and, since 2020, Paul Frick. In recent times, the band has returned to the classic sequencer sound of their origins.
Tangerine Dream was originally founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in Berlin, before the group established themselves with the ground-breaking Phaedra, which they released in 1974. The album quickly became a milestone in electronic music.
In the years since, Tangerine Dream has released more than 100 records. Their early ‘Pink Years’ albums had a pivotal role in the development of Krautrock, while their ‘Virgin Years’ albums helped define what became known as the Berlin School of electronic music.
Their latest studio album, the seven-track Raum, was released in 2022, entering the German Album Chart at #39 and the Official UK Dance Album Chart at #1. The record marked the band’s most successful release since the 1980s. Featuring the 17-minute opener In 256 Zeichen, the album became the second studio album that the current Tangerine Dream line-up has recorded since Edgar Froese passed away in 2015. The album follow’s 2017’s Quantum Gate.
When does Tangerine Dream headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall?
Tangerine Dream headlines at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 10 November 2023.