The British press declared them the most dangerous group in the world. While on tour in America, a New York radio station introduced them as the group that abolishes states and creates new ones. They were even banned in Yugoslavia for several years by an official decree. In some parts of Europe their performances still evoke fear and because of ideological threats, they were already refused entry into the U.S. Nevertheless they have had four major tours across the North American continent, and have long lost count of the number of tours across Europe. Since its beginnings in 1980, the group has had nearly 1,000 concerts worldwide and sold over a million albums. The famous Bavarian radio station Zündfunk/Bayerischer Rundfunkplaced Laibach on the map of the most important bands and artists in the history of pop music. The acclaimed British music magazine THE WIRE ranked their appearance in the Trbovlje thermoelectric power station in 1990 among the “60 concerts that shook the world”. An international selection of leading music critics from around the world placed their album Opus Dei (the release of which in 1987 a militant Catholic organization of the same name attempted to legally ban) among the top 1000 important albums of all time. The December 2009 issue of the influential British magazine Classic Rock recognized Opus Dei as one of the top five industrial rock albums of all times. On the other hand, their LAIBACHKUNSTDERFUGE show in London’s Bush Hall was chosen as one of the ten best art events of 2009 by Artforum critic Catherine Wood.
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