Electronic Body Music pioneers celebrate 40th Anniversary in their hometown BXL
No less than four (!) decades have passed since the influential FRONT 242 saw the light of day in 1981. In that time they injected the music world with a brand new genre: Electronic Body Music (or: EBM). And tracks like ‘No Shuffle’, ‘Headhunter, ‘Quite Unusual’ and ’Tragedy For You’ became true classics.
Their resume still looks impressive. Record a video clip with Anton Corbijn? Check! Perform at the very first edition of Pukkelpop ever, America’s Lollapalooza or the influential Primavera Sound? Check! And tour with Depeche Mode during their ‘Music For The Masses’ tour? Front 242 ticked that box too.
This year the band celebrates their 40th anniversary with approximately the same number of shows, taking them through the likes of Russia, America and Europe. With a big pitstop in the form of a true two-dayer in their hometown BXL, and in their beloved concert venue AB. And, Patrick Codenys, what can we expect? “We’ll be re-inventing our catalog into new ‘live’-versions and presenting unplayed tracks!” It has been noted.