In a brief series of concert dates which kick off Feb 12 at the Unsound Festival in New York, one of Berlin’s kings of dub-tech and founders of the ˜scape label, Stefan Betke (a.k.a. pole), will be returning to the US and Canada for live performances along with ˜scape co-founder, DJ Barbara Preisinger. Those dates are listed below. Alternately, Richie Hawtin will again be resurrecting his Plastikman moniker for the first-ever Plastikman Live world tour. The performance is purported to be a culmination of the 18-year history of Hawtin’s music produced as Plastikman, and will also showcase the artist’s love for visual arts and technology in partnerships with designer Ali Demirel and visual architects Derivative. Tour dates are yet to be released, but it is confirmed that Hawtin will be performing at this year’s Coachella Festival.

pole and Barbara Preisinger Tour Dates:
02/12 – New York – Unsound Festival (Barbara Preisinger – DJ)
02/13 – New York – Unsound Festival (pole – Live)
02/20 – San Francisco – The Compound (pole – Live / Barbara Preisinger – DJ)
02/26 – Toronto – The Drake Hotel (pole – Live / Barbara Preisinger – DJ)

pictured Plastikman