GERMAN TECHNO BAND Kraftwerk caused something of a fan frenzy today when tickets for upcoming shows went on sale and soon overloaded the venue's ticketing servers.
The chaps known as Kraftwerk do not tour much, and when they do they can be represented on stage by robot versions of themselves.
This set of dates to be held at the London Tate Modern gallery will see the band run through each of its albums over a number of nights.
While it does not appear that all dates are sold out, the Tate has tweeted that some are, like Man Machine and Trans Europe Express.
Computer World on 11 Feb has now sold out. There are still tickets for 5 #Kraftwerk shows. (Man Machine & Trans Europe Express sold out).— Tate (@Tate) December 12, 2012
Although the sale started on the Tate's website the computer love that people feel for Kraftwerk sent too many onto the information superautobahn and the gallery had to switch to taking phone calls for tickets.
"We are currently experiencing an extremely high demand online for Kraftwerk tickets. Please call the ticketing line. There is a capacity of how many calls can come through so please keep trying," says a note on its website.
"There is a four ticket limit per person for a single show and it is not possible to buy tickets for the whole series. This is to ensure a greater number of people get to experience Kraftwerk at Tate Modern."
According to Twitter, ordinary people and celebrities have been on hold for as long as an hour waiting to buy tickets.
We've dialed the number, and unless it is a Kraftwerk track that has passed us by, all we are getting is an engaged tone. µ
But it's probably not going to be available to customers anytime soon
But it's OK cos he thinks the battery life is crap
Callas to Cupertino
Cheers, trebles and big bonuses all round