The Prodigy played Sheffield’s 02 Academy on Friday July 8, and it was their first live performance since frontman Keith Flint passed away.
Flint passed away on March 4, 2019 at the age of 49. It was confirmed by his bandmates in a statement that he died by suicide.
The Prodigy’s Sheffield show last night was the opening date of a sold-out UK tour that will see them playing again in Sheffield tonight as well as shows in Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and London.
The touring line-up includes original members Maxim and Liam Howlett. “It’s been a long time fucking coming,” said Maxim on stage in Sheffield last night, before the band opened with Breathe, their hit single that went to Number One in the UK when it was released back in 1996.
The packed setlist also included Voodoo People, Take Me To The Hospital, and Firestarter – that included a hologram outline of Keith Flint. Though the band previously hinted that they might drop new music on this tour, and also shared a snippet of new music on their social media last year, they didn't play any new songs last night. You can see the full setlist and the rest of the tour dates below.
Fans took to social media to share pictures and videos from the show, with many commenting that it was a fitting tribute to Flint.
Great punk rock show from the Prodigy in Sheffield last night. Keith was missed but the rest of the guys really stepped up. pic.twitter.com/SeAzjvX3kMJuly 9, 2022
So hyped last night at the emotional return of The Prodigy last night in Sheffield, the greatest dance act of all time raised the roof once more.30 years and still rippin shit up 🤘 pic.twitter.com/E5XLY8feKCJuly 9, 2022
The Prodigy were class last night in Sheffield. Never had an out of body experience by a sub woofer before 😂One of the hottest gigs I’ve ever been to and a beautiful tribute to Keith.July 9, 2022
The Prodigy setlist, Sheffield
Light Up the Sky
Everybody in the Place
Champions of London
No Good (Start the Dance)
Get Your Fight On
Smack My Bitch Up
We Live Forever
Take Me to the Hospital
Invaders Must Die
Out of Space
The Prodigy UK tour dates
Jul 09: O2 Academy, Sheffield
Jul 14: Monford Hall, Liverpool
Jul 15: O2 Academy, Leeds
Jul 16: O2 Academy, Birmingham
Jul 18: O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Jul 19: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Jul 22: London O2 Academy, Brixton
Jul 23: London O2 Academy, Brixton