Founded by Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream were one of the major forces behind the introduction of electronic music and the synthesizer to popular culture. Throughout the past 5
Founded by Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream were one of the major forces behind the introduction of electronic music and the synthesizer to popular culture. Throughout the past 5 decades the band's countless incarnations created more than 100 studio albums, some 60+ film scores such as the US blockbuster movie soundtracks Thief with James Caan or The Sorcerer with Roy Scheider.
Tangerine Dream got 7 Grammy nominations over the years. Since Froese's passing in 2015 the line-up consists of remaining musicians Thorsten Quaeschning (2005 to now), Hoshiko Yamane (since 2012) and Ulrich Schnauss (since 2014).
TD's most recent album Quantum Gate (Kscope) became their best-selling record since 1987 and marked a welcome return to the UK and European album charts - contributing the score to Rockstar Games' record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V as well as a number of high profile Syncs (Stranger Things, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Homecoming etc.) have further enhanced a resurgence of interest in the The Dream's evocative soundscapes.
Subsequently the band's done some extensive touring across Europe in 2018 and 2019 - reintroducing the sequencer-driven sound for which Tangerine Dream became known in the 1970s.
Highlights included appearances at the Dekmantel Festival Amsterdam, Oya Festival Oslo, a sold out show at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and a sold out headline show at the Barbican Hall in London. Every performance is backed by a fantastic light and visual show.
Towards the end of every concert a 30+ minute real time composition/improvisation is being performed - turning every concert into a unique experience and promising yet another captivating live electronic music performance. Tangerine Dream will release a new studio album on Kscope in June 2020 and will start to tour the world right after that with a new light and visual show.
October 22 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - November 22 (Sunday) 11:00 pm
Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox
17 Bain Street G40 2JZ