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Klaxons announce world’s “first ever 3D printed tour”

Every instrument, light and production tool for Klaxons’ autumn dates will be 3D printed.

Klaxons have announced dates for an October / November 2014 UK tour, riding on the back of new album ‘Love Frequency’. That’s all well and good, but here’s the selling point: They’ll be playing these shows using equipment made 100% out of a 3D printer. Surely this is an elaborate joke.

Yes, a 3D printer - the big, scary new tool that’s usually found in the Science museum, melting weird shapes out of its mind-blowing futuristic mechanisms. Usually it’s the kind of thing that wows audiences because of its ability to make a spherical object that isn’t - as we’re accustomed to - an inky piece of paper. This is the real deal, though. Guitars, drums - actual musical instruments - made from a bloody printer. Is this actually the year 3000? Is this what the whole McBusted thing is all about?

A video below sees Klaxons hanging out with a very enthused, sweet scientist who jokes that you could even print out the band on a 3D printer (you couldn’t). Watch them explain the process and collectively blow minds below those all-important UK dates. Tickets go on sale at 9am, Wednesday 11th June.

OCTOBER

25 Norwich, Waterfront
26 Leeds, Cockpit
27 Glasgow, O2 ABC
28 Manchester, Academy 3
30 Brighton, Concorde 2
31 Bristol, Thekla

NOVEMBER
01 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
02 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
04 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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