Wed Sep 21 2022

7:00 PM Doors

The Magic Bag

22920 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, MI 48220

$30.00

All Ages

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Front 242’s history starts in 1981 when Daniel B. lays out his ideas on a first single: « Body to Body ». Patrick Codenys (keyboards) and Jean-Luc De Meyer (vocals) join the band for the first album « Geography » in (1982), followed by Richard 23 (vocalist/stage performer) in 1983. While developing their own independent recording and graphic units, along with a unique presentation on stage, the band progressively reaches a larger audience in Europe, touring and releasing records of its brand new genre they soon label « Electronic Body Music (aka EBM) ». EBM being a collage and synthesis of music and sounds, recycled from the media or TV, often reflecting or enriched by other artistic disciplines. In 1984, Front 242 sign on the label Wax Trax from Chicago. The EP « Take One » (1984) is their first U.S. release, their success there will be massive. Gaining experience in large European festivals and U.S. shows from 1985, the band establishes itself as a very powerful live group, and EBM spreads across Europe. The albums « No Comment » (1985), « Official Version » (1987) and « Front By Front » (1988, including HeadHunter and Welcome to Paradise) seal Front 242’s international breakthrough and their status of an innovative and pioneering band. Front 242’s vision continues to evolve toward fuller maturity after the acclaimed album « Tyranny For You » (1991). The two next albums, « 06:21:03:11 Up Evil » and « 05:22:09:12 Off » (1993) break through the classical Front formula to bring in new vocalists, live guitars and drums, along with a new producer, Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Sonic Youth). This begins redistributing roles and rules within the group, while retaining the scope of invention and the radical attitude that goes along with Front 242’s music. During a four year hiatus (1993-1997), the band releases the albums « Live Code », recorded during their last world tour and « Mut@ge - Mix@ge », a compilation album where The Prodigy, The Orb, Underworld, Rico Conning and others propose innovative mixes of Front 242 tracks. The four original members of the band reunite in 1997 and, with German drummer Tim Kroker, start performing live again. Several live albums follow, capturing the energy and reflecting the numerous changes brought in by the versions being performed on stage. After a long studio absence, the EP « Still & Raw » and the Album « Pulse » come out in 2003. These records, based on aesthetics of the 70’s and 80’s. Here, Front 242 re-creates the original sound that was at the center of its art, enriched by 20 years of experience: analogue technologies and vintage machines pulsing into deconstructed tracks where emotion and research are still conveyed by a purely electronic attitude. Having re-released their back catalog in newer, enriched versions, and breaking from the idea that every live campaign must necessarily be preceded by a new album, Front 242 currently continue playing throughout the world with the same level of intensity, with the same success as ever, followed and cheered by crowds of loyal fans celebrating the band’s uniqueness and renowned integrity. ​​

The Magic Bag
Front 242 with Kite

  • Front 242

    Front 242

    Electro-Industrial

    Front 242’s 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 vocalist.

    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 it’s needs by having their own recording and graphic units. Wax Trax from Chicago is interested in Front242; 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 Front’s 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.

    Front’s vision continued toward fuller maturity. The world drastically changed since 1991’s “ 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 band’s personality to shine through. Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) was called in to mix the album in Front’s 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 I nvention and attitude, that goes hand in hand with Front 242’s music.

    Taking a two year sabbatical didn’t stop Front from moving. It enabled them to realize two attractive CD’s: “Live Code”, recorded during their last world tour, brings to the forefront the power of the group’s live performance and sound and “Mut@ge - Mix@ge”.

    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 last CD release “Re-Boot” includes new sounds and structures in order to present updated versions of older compositions.

    After a long absence, Front242 releasesd the EP « Still & Raw » and the Album « Pulse ».

    Based on an aesthetic from the 70’s and 80’s, when the roots of todays electronic music were influenced by German bands, Front242 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.

    Lately, the band re-invented their catalogue into new « live » versions available on their album « Moments ».

    Front242, an unpredictable band, surprises the old and new audiences - while continuing to make the link with today’s music... with no concessions to their integrity.
  • KITE

    KITE

    Music

    Kite creates a dark wonderland of droning synthesizers and throbbing beats, full of majestic melodies.

    With spectacular lights, breathtaking projections and sometimes cat statues shooting laser beams from their eyes – Kite´s live show has given them a reputation as one of the best live bands not only in Sweden but in the entire world

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CURRENT COVID POLICY:

As we transition to normalcy, the Magic Bag Covid policy has shifted from a venue policy to the Artists’ discretion.

When purchasing a ticket, kindly note if your event has a Covid policy or restrictions.

The Magic Bag reserves the right to implement a vaccination only policy should Covid 19 track or climb to unacceptable levels of transmissibility. It is our fervent hope we are out of the pandemic. There are no refunds.

*All shows are General Admission.
*Seating is available on a First Come, First Served basis.
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*Please refer to the event listing for any age restrictions.
*Included in your fee is a 2.75% credit card processing fee.
The Magic Bag

Front 242 with Kite

Wed Sep 21 2022 7:00 PM Doors

The Magic Bag Ferndale MI
Front 242 with Kite

$30.00 All Ages

Front 242’s history starts in 1981 when Daniel B. lays out his ideas on a first single: « Body to Body ». Patrick Codenys (keyboards) and Jean-Luc De Meyer (vocals) join the band for the first album « Geography » in (1982), followed by Richard 23 (vocalist/stage performer) in 1983. While developing their own independent recording and graphic units, along with a unique presentation on stage, the band progressively reaches a larger audience in Europe, touring and releasing records of its brand new genre they soon label « Electronic Body Music (aka EBM) ». EBM being a collage and synthesis of music and sounds, recycled from the media or TV, often reflecting or enriched by other artistic disciplines. In 1984, Front 242 sign on the label Wax Trax from Chicago. The EP « Take One » (1984) is their first U.S. release, their success there will be massive. Gaining experience in large European festivals and U.S. shows from 1985, the band establishes itself as a very powerful live group, and EBM spreads across Europe. The albums « No Comment » (1985), « Official Version » (1987) and « Front By Front » (1988, including HeadHunter and Welcome to Paradise) seal Front 242’s international breakthrough and their status of an innovative and pioneering band. Front 242’s vision continues to evolve toward fuller maturity after the acclaimed album « Tyranny For You » (1991). The two next albums, « 06:21:03:11 Up Evil » and « 05:22:09:12 Off » (1993) break through the classical Front formula to bring in new vocalists, live guitars and drums, along with a new producer, Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Sonic Youth). This begins redistributing roles and rules within the group, while retaining the scope of invention and the radical attitude that goes along with Front 242’s music. During a four year hiatus (1993-1997), the band releases the albums « Live Code », recorded during their last world tour and « Mut@ge - Mix@ge », a compilation album where The Prodigy, The Orb, Underworld, Rico Conning and others propose innovative mixes of Front 242 tracks. The four original members of the band reunite in 1997 and, with German drummer Tim Kroker, start performing live again. Several live albums follow, capturing the energy and reflecting the numerous changes brought in by the versions being performed on stage. After a long studio absence, the EP « Still & Raw » and the Album « Pulse » come out in 2003. These records, based on aesthetics of the 70’s and 80’s. Here, Front 242 re-creates the original sound that was at the center of its art, enriched by 20 years of experience: analogue technologies and vintage machines pulsing into deconstructed tracks where emotion and research are still conveyed by a purely electronic attitude. Having re-released their back catalog in newer, enriched versions, and breaking from the idea that every live campaign must necessarily be preceded by a new album, Front 242 currently continue playing throughout the world with the same level of intensity, with the same success as ever, followed and cheered by crowds of loyal fans celebrating the band’s uniqueness and renowned integrity. ​​

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$30.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

CURRENT COVID POLICY:

As we transition to normalcy, the Magic Bag Covid policy has shifted from a venue policy to the Artists’ discretion.

When purchasing a ticket, kindly note if your event has a Covid policy or restrictions.

The Magic Bag reserves the right to implement a vaccination only policy should Covid 19 track or climb to unacceptable levels of transmissibility. It is our fervent hope we are out of the pandemic. There are no refunds.

*All shows are General Admission.
*Seating is available on a First Come, First Served basis.
*You will need your Valid Picture ID to be admitted for Digital Check-in at the door.
*Ticket purchasers will be digitally checked-in when the Magic Bag doors open on the event day.
*Please refer to the event listing for any age restrictions.
*Included in your fee is a 2.75% credit card processing fee.