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Tower Promotions presents

plus support


Saturday 28th February 2009
The Button Factory
Temple Bar,
Dublin 2.

Tickets on sale now from

FRONT 242 - Biography

Front 242s entire history was clearly defined from the start when, in 1981, Daniel B.
laid out his ideas on the first single : Body to Body. Following the recruitment of
Patrick Codenys (keyboards), and Jean-Luc De Meyer (vocals) in 1982 for the first album
GEOGRAPHY. In 1983, Richard 23 joins and completes the band as stage performer and

A year later, the project / band developed and quickly reached a specialised audience in
Europe. Successive tours and records are logical conclusions of the same concept of
electro induced energy music. At the same time, the band already provided for its needs
by having their own recording and graphic units. Wax Trax from Chicago is interested in
Front 242; they sign what will be their first US release : the EP Take One (1984)

In 1985, the band played for the first time in large European festivals and flew to the US
for some dates. They were soon tagged as a very powerful live group, and this form of
music continues to spread across Europe under the monitor of Electronic Body Music
which is the term Front 242 used to described the music they have invented. It is a
collage, a synthesis of music and sound, recycled from the media or TV; and Fronts own
interpretation of other artistic disciplines.

1988 saw the release of Front By Front (including HeadHunter and Welcome to
Paradise) which placed the band onto most of the covers of the European rock press. From
now on, Front 242 is a fact.

Fronts vision continued toward fuller maturity. The world drastically changed since
1991s Tyranny For You album, and the members of the group moved with it. The two
albums, 06:21:03:11 Up Evil and 05:22:09:12 OFF broke through the classical
Front formula to bring in new vocalists, live guitars and drums. Redistributing roles and
rules within the group, allowing other facets of the bands personality to shine
through. Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) was called in to mix the album in Fronts
studio. Exercising his talents within an electronic environment, bringing an abrasive,
edgy, and seductive album to full potential. Released in 1993, the project showed the
scope of radical invention and attitude, that goes hand in hand with Front 242s music.

Taking a two year sabbatical didnt stop Front from moving. It enabled them to realize
two attractive CDs: Live Code, recorded during their last world tour, brings to
the forefront the power of the groups live performance and sound. The compilation-album
Mut@ge-Mix@ge proposes The Prodigy, The Orb, Underworld, Rico Conning, and Front 242
all on the same record.

More than a remix album, all the tracks, enriched by the innovative mixes of the
other artists involved, and each dealing with different levels of technology, have been
reedited in a specific order by Front 242 to provide a successful continuity of enveloping
atmospheres and rhythms.

In 1997-98, the band has decided to undertake a World Tour to underline their last
releases. Playing live has always been a good way for them to check out excitement
and creativity. In that matter, the live music on their CD release Re-Boot
includes new sounds and structures in order to present updated versions of older

After a long absence, Front 242 released the EP Still & Raw and the Album Pulse
in 2003.

Based on an aesthetic from the 70s and 80s, when the roots of todays electronic
music were influenced by German bands , Front 242 re-invents the original sound that was
at the center of their art and enriched by 20 years of experience.

Analogue technologies and vintage machines pulsing into deconstructed tracks where emotion
and research leads to a purely electronic attitude. Front 242, an unpredictable band,
surprises the old and new audiences - while continuing to make the link with todays
music... with no concessions to their integrity.

FRONT 242 play exclusively in Dublin on Satuday the 28th of February 2009 in The Button
Factory(formerly Temple Bar Music Centre). This show is the only date in Ireland and Great
Britian. Do not miss this chance to see one of the true legends and innovators of the
Electronic and Industrial scene. Tickets are priced 28.50 and on sale next week from, City Discs and Soundcellar.

FRONT 242 are available for interview by contacting Eric at

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