2009.06.18 – Pavilion Marquee, Cork, Irelnad

Date: 18th June 2009
Event: Oasis Concert
Venue: Pavilion Marquee
City: Cork
Country: Ireland
Support: Noise Control, Arveene

Tracklist:
1. World’s On Fire
2. Breathe
3. Breathe (Dubstep)
4. Omen
5. Poison
6. Their Law
7. Warrior’s Dance
8. Firestarter
9. Run With The Wolves
10. Jericho
11. Voodoo People
12. Comanche
Encore:
13. Omen (Reprise)
14. Invaders Must Die
15. Diesel Power Beats
16. Smack My Bitch Up
17. Take Me To The Hospital
18. Out Of Space

Extra info:
Review by Suite:
First of all, what a fucking gig. The boys played their hearts out and looked like they really enjoyed themselves. Leeroy was backstage with them and gave a few waves to us that spotted him.
The support was shite. Noise Control were first and then Arveene dj-ing.
The boys arrived on stage at about 9.30
Setlist as follows: […]
Yeah Liam’s synth blew during Jericho, bit of silence after it happened but they got it sorted quick.
Have to say Their Law didn’t work in the set at all, it seemed a bit sluggish after Poison, even Poison wasn’t the best but i’m nitpicking here.
Firestarter was surprisingly the 2nd best song of the night. It definitly had the biggest impact. But obviously Liam really pulled it out of the bag when Jericho came on. It was slightly different that the version played at Brixton. The beats at the 2nd part of the song were really banging.
Overall the atmosphere there was brilliant, everyone was really up for it as The Prodigy haven’t played a dedicated gig here since 2005.
So after the gig I made my way back to the hotel, quickly got changed and back to the Savoy where Leeroy was dj-ing. Started off his set with his remix of IMD. Not a bad remix at all but he played a very nice breaks set with a few prodigy tunes mixed in. Afterwards he was mobbed almost by everyone trying to shake hands and get pics etc.
I’ll post a few pics and videos later on

Review by Joe:
It was somewhat fortuitously and very much at the last minute that Guess List headed to Cork’s docklands to see The Prodigy open the Marquee summer shows in the rebel county.
En route we took in the split demographic who shell out to see Liam Howlett and co; on the one hand there are the florescent furry booted girls and overall-clad lads, many of whom seem ecstatic to be finished their Leaving (and in some cases even Junior) Certs; on the other there is the “I remember seeing them in ’93 after they brought out Experience…” posse who are more conservatively dressed and hanging at the beer tent pre-gig.
As for the gig itself, the first hour is relentless. The soundcheck/warm-up drone emanating from the Marquee prior to the gig left many media folk and hangers on, seasoned observers from many shows here, wondering just how loud this was going to be. While not ‘My Bloody Valentine loud’ the set packs a punch. Liam and Maxim Reality prowl back and forth on stage working the crowd into a frenzy. Visually too, The Prodigy refuse to let up. Their Slane slot supporting Oasis will hardly do the blistering lighting any justice, but here in the confines of the big top it dazzles.
The set-list seems to toy with a casual listener to the band. Personal favourite Breathe is dispensed with very early on, but just when you think you’ve heard all the trademark tunes and the show is descending into slightly more obscure hardcore-fan pleasing tracks The Prodigy pull out songs like Smack My Bitch Up and newer tracks like the title song from their latest album Invaders Must Die hold up well.
Despite this the show lulls slightly past the 60-minute mark, with both the crowd and band having given it their all for a solid hour. The Out of Space finale unites all the revellers in an arm swaying send off and leaves the fans wanting more as proceedings come to a close.
On leaving the Marquee many accents from across the country are heard and the die-hards, who are on their way to The Savoy for former Prodigy man Leeroy’s post gig set, are clearly looking forward to the Slane support slot. Based on the visceral set dished out tonight, by and large the band wont disappoint and may well be show-stealers this weekend. For the first gig of the Marquee series, The Prodigy haven’t raised the roof – they’ve ripped it right off.

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