2015.03.11 – Luna Park, Sydney, Australia

Date: 11th March 2015
Event: The Prodigy Concert
Venue: Big Top Auditorium, Luna Park
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Support: Ecca Vandal

1. Breathe
2. Nasty
3. Omen
4. Wild Frontier
5. Firestarter
6. Roadblox
7. Rok-weiler
8. The Day Is My Enemy
9. Voodoo People
10. Get Your Fight On
11. Run With The Wolves
12. Wall Of Death
13. Omen (Reprise)
14. Invaders Must Die
15. Smack My Bitch Up
16. Their Law
17. Take Me To The Hospital

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Review by Chris Singh:
As the only Australian sideshow to their Future Music Festival appearances, The Prodigy gave Sydney yet another look at their intensely brilliant live show, working new and old tracks into their ridiculously energetic, explosive blend of numerous styles. It was my sixth or seventh time witnessing the boys live, and I still consider them to be the best live act in the world; but also the most painful.
You have to be a bit careful when seeing The Prodigy, especially if you want to get as close to the front as possible. After the first two or three tracks, the ground is guaranteed to be covered in a thick layer of slippery sweat and it’s quite easy to land the wrong way when you’re jumping around like mad.
This is especially so when they decide to bring out one of their biggest to introduce their new live show; “Breathe” has an instantaneous effect on the crowd, sweeping hysteria throughout Luna Park’s Big Top and causing many to almost fall over themselves with excitement. Everyone’s screaming while jumping all over the place, shifting the crowd violently from one side to the other while Maxim and Keith beg for more and more energy.
Liam Howlett is as genius as he was all those years ago, conducting the masterful flow of the show and twisting things up just enough so that we get different live versions of the tracks we all know and love; versions which manage to push the crowd’s vitality even further.
Maxim is like that personal trainer who assumes your limit is way beyond what it exactly is, pushing you further and further to conform to his view of you as a ‘warrior’ or ‘fighter’, not realising that you’re only human. Between him and Keith, we’re taken through the set list with the right balance of frantic energy and considered timing. It’s hard not to stay on the surface of The Prodigy when their live show is as fun as it is, but if you stop bouncing around for a second and watch them strut around the stage, you’ll realise that these musicians are working extremely hard to make sure there’s zero blemishes in their set.
New material like the awesome title track from The Day Is My Enemy, “Nasty” and “Wall of Death” slot in well with classics like “Firestarter” and an extended live version of “Voodoo People”, but it’s the rolling riffs of aggressive anthem “Their Law” which is the highlight, opening up the two-song encore with commands that a large circle pit is made up front.
It’s just as exhilarating as the high octane double-up of “Invaders Must Die” – one of their best live songs – and “Smack My Bitch Up”. Sadly calls from the crowd for tracks like “Spitfire”, “Poison”, and “Charly” are ignored, but it’s hard to even slightly be disappointed with a live show from The Prodigy when you walk out of the space with adrenaline levels at their peak.



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