Cabaret Voltaire set for stage comeback at Berlin festival

British dance star Richard H. Kirk is set to return to the stage in Berlin, Germany next month (Aug14) as the sole member of his band Cabaret Voltaire for its first concert in 20 years. Kirk formed the band with Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson in 1973, but they parted ways in 1994, a year after the release of their 11th album, International Language.
However, Kirk has now resurrected the act by himself and will perform at Berlin’s Atonal Festival from 20 to 24 August (14).
A statement from festival organisers reads: “Berlin Atonal is delighted to announce that it will host the very first Cabaret Voltaire live performance in over 20 years. Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimentalism made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 40 years…
“With a line up now consisting solely of machines, multi-screen projections and Richard H. Kirk, the first Cabaret Voltaire performance of the 21st Century – featuring exclusively new material and no nostalgia – promises to be formidable.”

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