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Kreidler is a German band from Düsseldorf, which was founded in 1994. The band combines electronic and analog instruments, and is categorized by critics, depending on the publication, as electronic music, pop, avant-garde, post rock, IDM, ambient, neoclassical, krautrock, or electronica.
Kreidler was the inscription on a t-shirt worn by Andreas Reihse on the day when the band Deux Baleines Blanches sought a new name. It was subsequently interpreted as a kind of anagram for Klein, Reihse, Schneider, Weinrich.
In 1993, Andreas Reihse and Stefan Schneider from the Düsseldorf band Deux Baleines Blanches (Klein, Reihse, Schneider), along with Cor Gout of the band Trespassers W from The Hague, initiated the project Punt.(punkt)., a German-Dutch collaboration against the increase in right-wing populism and right-wing extremism in both countries. They organized concerts, staged readings and released a single and a newspaper that deals with forms and possibilities of artistic (musical) intervention in politics (including contributions from: Anarchist Academy, Attila the Stockbroker, F.W. Bernstein, BüroBert, Dr. Ralf Bohn, Günther Jacob & Wohlfahrtsausschuss Hamburg, Erinna König, Didi de Paris, Mayo Thompson, Andrea Zeitler et al.).
In the spring of 1994 they organized a spoken word evening in Düsseldorf with Celestine Raalte, Eddie Kagie, Attila the Stockbroker, Harald Sack Ziegler, Willem Jacobs and Cor Gout. There they were approached by the poet Stan Lafleur regarding the possibility of doing a concert together. Detlef Weinrich they knew as a student in the class of Professor Magdalena Jetelová at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf was deejaying on the same day under the name DJ Sport–during the 'Rundgang', the yearly presentation of the works of the art students.
The first appearance of Kreidler feat. DJ Sport (with Stan Lafleur) was held on 29 March 1994 at a bar in Düsseldorf's old town.
May 9th, 2014 // Cologne – Achtbrücken Festival @ Philharmonie
May 15th, 2014 // Nuremberg – K4
May 16th, 2014 // Offenbach – Hafen 2
May 17th, 2014 // Fulda – Kulturzentrum Kreuz
May 24th, 2014 // Düsseldorf – FFT
May 26th, 2014 // Stuttgart – Schocken
May 28th, 2014 // Leipzig – Täubchenthal
May 29th, 2014 // Bremen – Theater Bremen
May 30th, 2014 // Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich
May 31st, 2014 // Berlin – Bi Nuu