Florian Schneider calls time on the electro outfit after 40 years

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Kraftwerk founder member Florian Schneider has quit the band, according to a posting on the band’s official fan site.

Schneider, one of the last two co-founders along with Ralf Hutter, of the legendary German electro act, has given no reason for his departure, but is now understood to be working on a solo venture.

Kraftwerk are still due to support Radiohead when they tour Central and South America.

The dates are:

Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol (March 15, 16)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Praca Da Apoteose (20)
São Paulo, Brazil Chácara Do Jockey (22)
Buenos Aires, Argentina Club Ciudad (24)
Santiago, Chile San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium (26, 27)


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