2009.04.06 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England

Date: 6th April 2009
Event: The Prodigy Concert – Invaders Must Die Tour
Venue: Metro Radio Arena
City: Newcastle
Country: England
Support: DJ N-Type, Dizzee Rascal, Noisia

1. Invaders Must Die Intro
2. World’s On Fire
3. Their Law
4. Breathe
5. Breathe (Dubstep)
6. Omen
7. No Good (Start The Dance)
8. Poison
9. Warrior’s Dance
10. Firestarter
11. Action Radar Link
12. Run With The Wolves
13. Thunder
14. Voodoo People
15. Comanche
16. Omen (Reprise)
17. Invaders Must Die
18. Diesel Power Beats
19. Smack My Bitch Up
20. Take Me To The Hospital
21. Out Of Space

Extra info:
Highlights by James Jupiter:
The lights for the show are immense! It’s like the mother ship from the end of ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’.
The sound went to hell after ‘Worlds On Fire’. I thought they’d blown the speakers or something. I then looked at the sound desk and noticed them frantically drying the mixing desk with towels and a hair dryer! It went from having about 4 people there to 10 people (including John Fairs). Well done to the morons who throw drinks at the light and sound desk! That’s the second Prodigy gig I’ve been to in a row where people have done that. Are they thick or something? It took until ‘Poison’ to get it back to normal.
Leeroy might have been there as at one point Keith dedicated a track to him while pointing to someone. There’s every chance he was there as he was DJing in Newcastle later in the night.
Dizzee Rascal got a decent response. He played a few new tracks off his forthcoming album. ‘Road Rage’ and ‘Dirty Money’ were cool.
Once again I was asked by someone if I knew anyone with pills for sale. I seem to get asked this at every Prodigy gig. To quote Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Sirens’, some people seem to think by looking at me that “I roll with the dealers”.

Review by Mark Smith:
THEY’RE back – and back with an almighty bang.
It is so easy to forget that The Prodigy have remained at the top of their game for so long.
They have rampaged the rave scene, hammered the hardcore and battered the breakbeat in a career spanning two decades, and their latest stadium tour shows no sign of the three-piece letting up.
It is clear from the start of their Arena performance that the material from the new album, Invaders Must Die, is perfect for a packed-in Arena crowd.
Heavy guitar riffs, deep bass lines and grimy synth sounds are the foundations of the album, and when played at high volume for 10,000 people, there aren’t many more intense experiences.
New singles Omen and Warriors Dance offer a glimpse of nostalgic 90s rave with a bit of the new Prodigy thrown in, and both tunes went down a storm as a result. The majority of tracks from this year’s album are aggressive and punchy, offering perhaps what their last album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, lacked in some departments.
The band feeds off the crowd throughout, taunting and cajoling them into jumping higher, screaming louder, and ultimately turning the Arena into a mass sweat fest.
But in some parts of the set, the band sounded a little messy. Chart-topper Firestarter sounded oddly out of tune in parts, but at that stage I don’t think the audience really gave two hoots.
Besides, they really made up for it with brilliant versions of Poison and the anthemic Smack My B**** Up, which tantalisingly built up and up to an awesome climax.






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