Front 242 touring around Cold Waves fest (NYC & L.A. with Consolidated)
The 2021 edition of Chicago's Cold Waves festival is headlined by Belgium's Front 242, and the band will be touring the U.S. while here. Dates kick off in Brooklyn on September 15 at Elsewhere, and include shows in Philly, Tampa, Denver, Minneapolis, Los Angeles (The Mayan on September 30), San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, SLC, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Baltimore.
Both the NYC and L.A. shows are special Cold Waves Presents nights with Consolidated and more TBA. All Front 242 dates are listed below.
As for Consolidated, the San Francisco group formed in 1989, using a mix of funk, rap, and industrial to carry their radical, politically charged messages, and over the years released albums via I.R.S., Nettwerk, London and Roadrunner. Mark Pistel and Adam Sherburne reactivated Consolidated after a long hiatus and in March released Already There, their first album in at least a decade and a half. You can listen to that below.
The Cold Waves 2021 lineup also features clipping., Stabbing Westward, Youth Code and more.
SEPTEMBER:12:2021_Germany_Deutzen (Leipzig)_Noctural Culture Night
SEPTEMBER:25:2021_USA_Chicago_Metro_Cold Waves Festival
SEPTEMBER:30:2021_USA_Los Angeles_The Mayan Theater_Cold Waves Festival
OCTOBER:06:2021_USA_Salt Lake City_Metro Music Hall
OCTOBER:22:2021_Belgium_Leuven_Het Depot_SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY:05:2022_UK_London_Academy Islington_SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY:12:2022 _Belgium_Retie_GC Den Dries
APRIL:01:2022 _Belgium_Kortrijk_De Kreun_SOLD OUT
APRIL:02:2022 _Belgium_Kortrijk_De Kreun_SOLD OUT