Tate bosses have apologised "unreservedly" for the complications with Kraftwerk ticketing that occurred earlier this week, preventing some fans from getting tickets.
Matters were complicated further when visitors who showed up in person to Tate Modern, which will host the February 2013 shows, were sold tickets which was not originally planned. "Some customers came to Tate Modern and we made the late decision to sell tickets to them to avoid their disappointment. We are sorry that this was not communicated as an official route to buy tickets and subsequently led to more frustration from other customers trying to buy tickets online and by telephone."
Tate had expected to sell the majority of its tickets online ahead of their website crashing, and in the end most of the ticket transactions were completed via phone.
Next year's performances by the electronic pioneers will serve to provide a chronological journey of nearly forty years of music by the band, with each night being designated to one Kraftwerk album, commencing with 1974's 'Autobahn' through to 2003's 'Tour De France'.