Leo Presents


"US Tour 2022"
Chant, MC Ecelot
Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 7:00pm Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
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Leo Presents

wsg Chant, MC Ecelot

Sunday, October 9, 2022
The Crofoot Ballroom
7pm Doors

Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/kmfdm-us-tour-the-crofoot-ballroom-tickets/12030455

Emerging from the European underground in the 1980s, German firebrands KMFDM were part of the industrial wave that crashed the mainstream in the '90s alongside kindred spirits Nine Inch Nails, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and Ministry. With their bold, propaganda-styled album covers and techno-metal anthems, they placed more focus on pulsing dance beats and provocative messages than their darker contemporaries. Counting numerous members over the years, KMFDM's leader has remained frontman and founder Sascha Konietzko, whose multiple roles include songwriter, producer, mixer, programmer, sampler, vocalist, percussionist, bassist, and electronic gadgeteer. The band -- whose initials stand for "Kein Mitleid für die Mehrheit" and can be translated as "No Pity for the Majority" -- swiftly moved past the sinister soundscapes on their 1984 debut Opium to establish their trademark style on 1986's What Do You Know, Deutschland? After an early-'90s relocation to the U.S., they became fixtures on the Billboard Dance charts, crashing clubs with hits such as "Naive," "Split," and "Vogue." KMFDM continued to pump out albums for Wax Trax!/TVT until the end of the 20th century, including 1995's top-selling Nihil (home to "Juke Joint Jezebel") and 1999's Adios. The latter set was appropriately titled and might have been their final effort, as the group imploded due to internal fighting. However, Konietzko remained with Tim Skold and recruited vocalist Lucia Cifarelli to form offshoot MDFMK during the subsequent hiatus. The trio resurrected KMFDM in 2002, returning with a new label (Metropolis Records) and a reconfigured lineup that boosted Cifarelli as a permanent co-vocalist, kicking off their new era with Attak. Although KMFDM lost Skold and crucial longtime collaborator Raymond Watts (aka PIG) as permanent members, Konietzko, Cifarelli, and a revolving cast of collaborators maintained their streak of thought-provoking and body-moving output until the close of the 2010s with the group's 21st full-length, 2019's Paradise.

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