Laibach to perform in Sarajevo on April 1

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Legendary Slovenian avant-garde band Laibach has announced a concert in Sarajevo on April 1. 

The concert will take place in the Bosnian Cultural Center (BKC), as a part of Laibach’s ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ tour.

Laibach released their new album ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, the follow up to 2014’s ‘SPECTRE’, on July 14, 2017.

The music for the album was originally created for a theatrical production of ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’, based on German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, which premiered in March 2016.

The album is actually an update of the music Laibach created for the play, directed by Matjaz Berger for the Anton Podbevsek Theatre in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

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Formed in Trbovlje in 1980, Laibach represents the musical wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) collective, a group which Laibach helped establish in 1984.

The band is also famous for performing in Pyongyang on August 19, 2015, thus becoming the first foreign rock group ever to perform in North Korea.  

Members of Laibach perform at the Ponghwa Art Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea [EPA/KCNA]

The concert is the subject of the documentary film Liberation Day by Ugis Olte and Morten Traavik, which premiered in 2016.