Today Planningtorock releases their radical fourth album Powerhouse via Human Level / DFA Records. Powerhouse marks the Berlin-via-Bolton producer’s most intimate album to date, a kinetic, self-produced record flush with attitude, humour, vulnerability and swagger.
To accompany the new album release, Planningtorock has been busy writing and producing the new ‘Powerhouse’ live show. Through storytelling, personally filmed biographical videos, spoken word, dance, stage design and lighting, Planningtorock seeks to create a show that is not only a concert but an intimate musical live experience that creates empathy and reflection, joy and comfort together with the audience. The show will feature all the songs from the Powerhouse album and further showcase new songs written especially for the event. Performing together with Planningtorock will be a cast of talented queer, non-binary, and trans identifying performers, both disabled and able bodied; the choreographer and dancer Ian Kaler, and the dancers / performers Maija Karhunen and Ambrita Sunshine.
The show has been co-produced by the Schauspiel Theatre in Leipzig and Berghain in Berlin, and will premiere at Berghain January 16 and 17, 2019, then January 20 at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris. Further shows in Dresden, Munich, London and New York to be announced.
The full ‘Powerhouse’ live show will be preceded by an album release party, with the Transmissions Transgender Apocalypse club event at Vogue Fabrics Dalston in London tomorrow, November 10.
Planningtorock Live Dates (More TBA)
Nov 10 – Album release party, Transmissions: Transgender Apocalypse, Vogue Fabrics Dalston, London – tickets
Jan 16-17, 2019 – ‘Powerhouse’ Live, Berlin, Berghain
Jan 20, 2019 – ‘Powerhouse’ Live, Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique