2005.12.07 – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England

Date: 7th December 2005
Event: The Prodigy Concert – Their Law Tour
Venue: Nottingham Arena
City: Nottingham
Country: England
Support: Audio Bullys and Backstage Sluts

1. Intro
2. Break and Enter
3. Their Law
4. Wake The Fuck Up
5. Breathe
6. Spitfire
7. Hotride (El Batori Mix)
8. Firestarter
9. Back 2 Skool
10. Warning
11. Claustrophobic and We Are The Ruffest Link
12. No Good (Start The Dance)
13. Voodoo People
14. Heatwave Hurricane
15. Climbatize Link
16. Jericho
17. Poison
18. Diesel Power Beats
19. Smack My Bitch Up
20. Charly
Encore 2:
21. Out Of Space

Extra info:
Review by Chris Ratcliffe, www.bbc.co.uk:
Absolutely outstanding. Nothing like any other act you would see in the world.
Nottingham city has been blessed by the super group we all know as The Prodigy. Having sold out their tour dates they decided to release one more date at the last minute in our beloved city at the Arena.
The dark and manic sounds of the group are something that can not be missed as a live performance and their stage shows are well known as some of the best around today.
We were set to begin the evening with the increasingly popular Audio Bullys, yet they unfortunately pulled out of the Nottingham date creating a slight disappointment to the beginning of the evening yet this was to all be forgotten.
The savage super group of Prodigy is mainly run by the modern day musical genius Liam Howlett, who can magically transform the most obscure sounds into a spine tingling melody.
They started off their set with a more underground song, likely to be more known and loved by the true ‘old skool’ Prodigy fan rather than the ‘Firestarter’ fans; ‘Break and Enter’. This was the perfect way to start off with clucking chickens, heavy breathing and a pounding heart building up to a huge drop into the fury of the song with the sound of glass shattering which sent the whole arena crazy.
From the very beginning they had the crowd in the palm of their hands and played god with their unique music to the sweaty masses beneath them. With Keith Flint looking as crazed as he usually does and singer Maxim with a mask painted across his eyes with white face paint and a vacant yet menacing look upon his face, their stage presence was truly intimidating and overwhelming. Confidence oozed from every man on stage and the frantic live drumming and guitar playing added to the effect.
A dark demeanor seemed to have been set upon the arena and everyone had fallen into a trance under the bands command. Almost every man in the venue became topless with excitement and surges in the crowd became so big that many people were being stood on. The excitement of many could be seen in their eyes as a fury seemed to spread through the sea of scary ravers, yet at the same time everyone was in good spirits and everyone was having a great time and didn’t seem to care about the odd foot in the face from a crowd surfer or someone going utterly crazy next to you.
Surprisingly only playing one song off the new album, it seemed that the crowd were getting exactly what they had wanted. Playing some of their big hits such as ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’, as well as some of the absolutely fantastic old tracks from the album ‘Music for the jilted generation’ such as ‘Voodoo people’ and the title track from their greatest hits album ‘Their Law’.
As this was their greatest hits tour it seemed to hit home to everyone in the arena towards the end that this may in fact be their last chance to see the whole original group performing on stage. As a result of this every able body in the building set off to physically exhaust themselves and anybody else around them until it was almost impossible to breathe.
Leaving the stage relatively quickly without saying much there was a deafening shout for an encore, and when the group returned we were treated to the most fantastic finale of all time. All of the old classics were brought out, such as ‘Charly’ and ‘Out of Space’, which took the discerning Prodigy fan back to the early 90s. With hardly any breaks throughout the whole night and a constant stream of angry, rebellious and destructive music it is surprising how everyone managed to last the evening without collapsing. However it was all worth it and not a bad word could be said against them. Their performance was absolutely outstanding and nothing like any other act you would see in the world.
Sure, we often see a rock band or such and say that they were amazing, but no one else produces such crazily dark and beautifully constructed electronic music that can appeal to so many people throughout the world and at the same time put on such a spectacle of a show. If anyone were to have any complaints about this group and their live acts then they should be sectioned, no argument.





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