The band plays one very last show, 'The End'
In 1989 Praga Khan released his first single 'Bula, Bula', what followed was over 30 years of unseen international success. The dance pioneers, led by Maurice Engelen, broke through in 1993 with world hit 'Injected with a Poison'. Since then the group has performed worldwide under various aliases. Engelen's best-known side project was Lords of Acid. In 2000 Praga Khan was the first Belgian band to headline the Rock Werchter festival.
Few Belgian bands have had an international career like Praga Khan. With no fewer than three consecutive gold albums in the United States, more than 150 sold-out shows and inclusion in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Not only the USA hailed Praga Khan, they played at the biggest indoor rave in the world at Tokyo Dome in Japan and were headliner at Glastonbury in the UK.
In addition, the band made remixes for Jean-Michel Jarre, Alice in Chains and White Zombie. Praga Khan's music was used in the films Basic Instinct, Sliver, Austin Powers (The Spy Who Shagged Me) and Strange Days, among others.
33 years after that first single, Maurice Engelen is now putting an end to Praga Khan as a live band: "All good songs come to an end. With Praga Khan I have seen the whole world, but now I'm ready to leave those wild years behind me. In the AB this year, I'll give it a final whack! "Maurice does continue with his theater shows and other projects.
Concertpictures © Carlo Verfaille