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2016-10-02 20:00:00
8:00 p.m. October 2
$22.50-$234.31

Location Info:

The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA  90013-1320
323-934-2944
For the children of the ’80s, the name Nena elicits immediate song recognition: “99 Luftballons.” It’s the rare German-language song to get radio spins (although you probably also know the English-language version, “99 Red Balloons”), a song so popular in its time that one would assume she had already toured the United States many times. But 33 years later, this is the new waver’s first Stateside tour. Don’t go for the nostalgia alone. Nena has had a long career and her most recent album, 2015’s Oldschool, is top-notch. The title track lives up to its name with its metronomic beat and computer-blip flourishes. Throughout the jam-heavy, 17-track album, she mixes up club-friendly synth-pop (“Mach Doch Was Ich Will”) with infectious pop-rock (“Berufsjugendlich”) and melancholy beats (“Peter Pan”). Give it a listen before you see Nena live.
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