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2021, August 15
Gdansk Hevelianum

- United Arts Festival 2021 -


Date2021, August 15
Line-upThorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, Paul Frick, Michał Łapaj


Tangerine Dream performed as headliner on the last day of the three-day long 2021 United Arts Festival. Due to the worlwide Covid pandemic, all concerts that had been planned for 2020 or the first half of 2021 had to be either cancelled or postponed, so this was the very first live concert by Tangerine Dream after a hiatus of more than 21 months.


In June 2021 Tangerine Dream had made the following announcement: "Due to the current situation, Ulrich Schnauss has decided to step back from playing live with Tangerine Dream. Thanks to Ulrich for the last live concerts with the band!" The 'current situation' was not described further, but in an interview on May, 30th Schnauss had said "Yes, I'm not gonna keep on playing live with TD, because those last three years have shown me that basically I'm not 25 anymore and to have at least two projects which require a lot of gigging -- my solo stuff and TD -- that was a bit too much and so I'm not going to keep touring with TD." So despite the fact that Ulrich Schnauss still officially remained a member of the band (and worked on the forthcoming studio album with his colleagues), Tangerine Dream appeared as a trio, consisting of Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick only.


Michał Łapaj from the Polish progressive rock band Riverside performed as special guest during the live-improvised session at the end of the concert.


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