Tickets for Kraftwerk's 12345678 shows at the Tate Modern went on sale this morning, causing the art gallery's website to crash.
Announced earlier this year, Kraftwerk are set to re-visit their back catalogue at the Tate Modern in London next year. Bringing their 3D audio / visual show to the UK, the iconic German project are set to write a new chapter in their already illustrious history.
Demand for tickets was expected to be huge, with Kraftwerk rarely venturing to these shows, however Tate Modern assured fans that it would be able to deal with any problems. Sadly, it seems that the overwhelming rush for tickets has resulted in numerous problems.
Tickets went on sale this morning, and within seconds it was clear that the Tate Modern website was suffering from lag. Phonelines have been jammed, with the website even going down for a short time period.
After this, the ticket page on the Tate Modern's website posted a message: "Kraftwerk at Tate Modern has just gone on sale and we are experiencing a phenomenal demand for tickets which is affecting our web server. We have extra staff on hand today but demand is extremely high."
Kraftwerk are set to play the following dates:
Wednesday 6 February 2013, 21:00
1 – Autobahn (1974)
Thursday 7 February 2013, 21:00
2 – Radio-Activity (1975)
Friday 8 February 2013, 22:30
3 – Trans Europe Express (1977)
Saturday 9 February 2013, 22:30
4 – The Man-Machine (1978)
Monday 11 February 2013, 21:00
5 – Computer World (1981)
Tuesday 12 February 2013, 21:00
6 – Techno Pop (1986)
Wednesday 13 February 2013, 21:00
7 – The Mix (1991)
Thursday 14 February 2012, 21:00
8 – Tour de France (2003)