2010.07.20 – Ibiza Rocks, San Antonio, Spain

Date: 20th July 2010
Event: Ibiza Rocks
Venue: Ibiza Rocks Hotel
City: Sant Antoni de Portmany
Country: Spain
Support: South Central, DJ Rob Da Bank

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

Extra info:
Review by Spotlight:
After last week’s maximum fun with Maxïmo Park, the big one… the event nobody wanted to miss… yep, the 5th birthday of Ibiza Rocks with The Prodigy. Second sold out of the season (Dizzee Rascal next week will be the third one) with the place rammed from the beginning!
South Central opened and, like last year, the set of the hooded duo was absolutely killer. The funniest moment of the evening arrived during their set when a little kid in the VIP (the raving baby as the ressie Doorly called him later) started jumping and waving his arms like the people downstairs. He had the entire audience cheering at him for a long while… a totally cool kid (I suppose this answers to people asking if children are allowed or if there’s an age restriction)!
BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank was next… I love Roberto Del Banko and his eclectic sets so what can I say? I enjoyed every second of the music he played!
And then the chaos with The Prodigy. Their second time playing on the island (first one was back in 1992) was for many, me included, one of the best nights of their lives. “Experience” and “Music for the jilted generation” had a big impact on me, at a time the most electronic stuff my ears could accept was Skinny Puppy/Front Line Assembly/KMFDM/Ministry/Nine Inch Nails/Scorn and other industrial bands like that, so having the chance to see them live was a dream come true. Apart from the expected classics from their first three albums, during their 80 minute long concert they played eight songs from their last album “Invaders must die” but none from the previous one “Always outnumbered, never outgunned” (not even “Spitfire”). Quite simply one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to!
On a curious note, the guys from Detroit Social Club loved Ibiza so much some of them had to come back one month after their support gig for Ian Brown to party for a few days. At the end of the night I had a chat with the singer and he assured me he’ll be visiting the island often from now on… good man. Anyway, feliz cumpleaños Ibiza Rocks!
Favourite moment of the night: “Smack my bitch up”, during which people was asked to get down on the floor and then jump back up again… something Slipknot (a band Liam Howlett loves) has been doing for donkeys and that was really cool to experience!

Review by Tom Thorogood (mtv.co.uk):
The Prodigy have been playing amazing live shows for so long now that last night’s gig at Ibiza Rocks was easy for them.
They formed in Braintree 20 years ago and have barely stopped raving since. Yesterday half of the Essex town’s lads and ladettes seemed to be in the audience – which obviously helped.
Despite the trio’s back catalogue bangers it was their newer material that went down best at this near two hour show. Breathe was played second but was immediately outshone by the reaction to Omen. Which was, to be frank, ballistic.
Keith and Liam literally bounced off each other on stage as the few thousand punters jumped in unison beside the pool, and they didn’t stop till the rave revival anthem ended.
Later Firestarter undoubtedly went off while Smack My B**** Up built up and banged – as the band’s frenzied light show helped the mood. But it was still The Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die material that was lapped up by the mostly young clubbers.
The twisted beats of the album’s title track and Take Me To The Hospital echoed around the building as those staying at the hotel-come-venue hung off their balconies. Through the set producer Liam – behind a bank of laptops and knobs and joined by a drummer and guitarist – mostly stuck to the original versions of his anthems.
To be honest that’s all that was needed here. Nothing could go wrong with two excellent frontmen, choons-aplenty and the most up for it crowd MTV’s seen in ages.




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