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Laibach playing North Korea

Slovenian group to play two shows inside the hermit state

Laibach have confirmed that they will be playing two concerts in North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang, making them the first Western industrial rock group to play inside the communist-run Democratic People’s Republic.

Happening on 19–20 August, the concerts mark the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender to the Allies in August 1945, which also ended Japan’s 35 year occupation of the peninsula. Both performances will be filmed for a documentary to be released in 2016.

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Sure, Laibach says this, but has the DPRK even acknowledged it? Curious to learn whether there's an industrial fanbase in Pyongyang.

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