The Prodigy paid tribute to the late Keith Flint by playing “Firestarter” in London last night (July 21).
Flint died by suicide on March 4, 2019. He was 49 years old. Earlier this month, the surviving members of the band hit the road for their first live tour since the frontman’s death.
Yesterday, The Prodigy paid tribute to Flint during the first of three consecutive stops at the O2 Academy Brixton, South London.
“He’s still with us, dammit,” Maxim told the audience near the end of “Firstarter.” “He’s still here! Mr. Flint is still fucking alive here.”
During their 1996 triumph, The Prodigy projected a laser silhouette of the late singer onto the stage that moved to the beat of the music. Maxim, for his part, remained motionless with his hands crossed behind his back as a sign of respect.
According to Setlist.FM, the last broadcast of “Firstarter” featured an outro that included Andy C’s remix of the classic theme. You can see the images here:
The Prodigy will complete their current UK tour by returning to Brixton Academy tonight (22nd July) and tomorrow (23rd).
The group shared a message on social media after opening night in Sheffield: “We want to thank everyone who came out and supported us, this statement. [sic] So much for us, the whole place blew up and it was a night we will never forget,” they wrote.
“Thank you for the continued love and support, we love all muthafukkas, now we’re going to do it again!”
Announcing their return live in March, The Prodigy said in a statement: “We can’t wait to get back on stage to play our songs for the people. Step forward”.
“We’re gonna play songs from our whole album and maybe some shit you haven’t heard before. This one is for Flinty…Let’s go fuck now!”
In a five-star review of their recent concert in Liverpool, NME wrote: “Bringing together a mismatched crowd of rags and metalheads alike to celebrate life and legacy, their flame burns brighter than ever . The Prodigy aren’t just back, they’re back. is here to reclaim his throne.”