FRONT 242 — Black To Square One USA 2021 Tour
Sunday, March 14
Doors 7pm / Show 7pm
$27 to $45
18+ SHOW / ID REQUIRED
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Note: The Front 242 show originally scheduled for September 20, 2020 has been rescheduled and will take place on March 14, 2021. All tickets purchased for the September 2020 performance will remain valid for the new date, so please hang on to your original ticket for entrance.
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If you are interested and able to donate, consider putting the cost of your ticket toward the TC Music Community Trust’s Entertainment Industry Relief Fund in support of individuals in need. All funds donated will directly impact someone who has lost a gig due to COVID-19 and its effect on the industry. The outpouring of words of encouragement and monetary donations thus far has been incredible, and we thank you for your continued support of the Twin Cities music scene. Donation link and more information can be found here.
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Front 242’s entire history was clearly defined from the start when Daniel B. and Dirk Bergen released the first single “Principles” with the hit song “Body to Body” in 1981. In 1982, Patrick Codenys (keyboards) and Jean-Luc De Meyer (vocals) join Front 242 and they release the single “U-Men” followed by the first full-length album, Geography. This album already displayed the cold, synthetic brand of dance music that would become Front 242’s signature sound in the following years. In 1983, Dirk Bergen left and Richard 23 joined the band as stage performer and vocalist.
The band created its own label, and the organization which promoted music from Belgium. 1983 saw the release of an EP, Endless Riddance, and the re-release of the first two singles under the title “Two-In-One”. The band developed and quickly reached a specialized audience in Europe. With the second full-length album No Comment in 1984, the term surfaced to describe the synthetic and physically charged qualities of Front 242’s music and sounds recycled from the media and television.
In 1985, the fabulous Politics Of Pressure was released on 24 track. That year, the band played for the first time in large European festivals and flew to the U.S.A. for some live performances. They were soon tagged as a very powerful live group. The international breakthrough came in 1987 following the signing to Wax Trax in the United States and Red Rhino in Europe with the release of the single “Interception” and the albums Backcatalogue and Official Version. This album had a busier sound picture in contrast to the minimalism of the first two studio albums.
In 1988, Front 242 released the groundbreaking album Front by Front, taking their sound to its logical extreme. Preceded by the dance-club hit single “Headhunter” and its prize-winning video directed by Anton Corbijn, Front By Front was the band’s most streamlined and dance-oriented release, with an index/bpm chart displayed on the sleeve for DJ convenience. This release firmly placed the group as a major driving force of electronic music.
For their next album release, Tyranny >For You in 1991, Front 242 was approached by Epic Records U.S. In the next two years Epic did not only release Tyranny >For You, but also the entire back catalogue with additional material and new covers. Two different versions of “Tragedy >For You06:21:03:11 Up Evil and 05:22:09:12 Off, released within a few months of each other. Front 242 enlisted the services of a number of production people and musicians, giving the sound on both CDs an extremely rich and layered quality. 06:21:03:11 Up Evil is the opposite of 05:22:09:12 Off; 06:21:03:11 Up Evil utilizes guitars extensively and has a more
Cost: $27 to $45
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