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Doors open: 20:00
The Man & His Failures
One of the most important bands of the electronic music scene, the legendary Front 242 are coming to Athens!
The history of Front 242 begins in 1981 when Daniel B. presents his ideas to a first single: Body to Body. Patrick Codenys (keyboards) and Jean-Luc De Meyer (vocals) join the band for the first album ‚Geography‘ the 1982, followed by Richard 23 (singer/performer) in 1983. Gaining experience at major European festivals and concerts in the US from in 1985, the band established itself as a very strong live group and the EBM is spreading across Europe. The albums „No Comment“ (1985), „Official Version“ (1987) and „Front By Front“ (1988, including HeadHunter and Welcome to Paradise) The international success of the 242 and its status as an innovator and pioneer complex.
First In/First Out
Tragedy >For You<
W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G. / U-Men
Welcome to Paradise
Front’s vision continues to evolve into fuller maturity thereafter the acclaimed album ‚Tyranny For You‘ (1991). The next two albums, „06:21:03:11 Up Evil“ and „05:22:09:12 Off“ (1993) breaking the classic Front formula to bring in new singers, live guitars and drums, along with a new producer, Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Sonic Youth). This begins to redistribute roles and rules within the group, maintaining at the same time the scope of the invention and the radical attitude that accompanies it music by Front 242.
This initiates the redistribution of roles and rules within the group, maintaining at the same time the scope of the invention and the radical attitude that accompanies it music by Front 242.
During a 4-year hiatus (1993-1997), the band released the ‚Live Code‘ album, recorded during their last world tour, and “ Mut@ge – Mix@ge „, a compilation album where artists such as Prodigy, The Orb, Underworld, Rico Conning and others, suggest innovative mixes of Front 242 tracks. The 4 original members of the band reunited in 1997 and, with Germanos drummer Tim Kroker, and the live performances begin. Several live events follow album, capturing the energy and reflecting the numerous changes which came from the versions performed on stage.
After a long absence in the studio, comes the EP ‚Still & Raw‘ and the album ‚Pulse‘ in 2003, records based on the aesthetics of the decades of ’70 and ’80. Here the Front 242s recreate the original sound that was at the center of their art, enriched by 20 years of experience: analog technologies and vintage machines pulsating in deconstructed pieces where emotion and energy are still conveyed by a purely electronic attitude.
Having re-released their entire catalog in newer, enhanced versions versions the Front 242 continue to play around the world with the same level intensity, with the same success as always, followed and cheered by crowds of believers.