Monday 6th April 2009
- Doors Open:
The Prodigy will be making a welcome return to Metro Radio Arena after a long break, on Monday 6th April, 2009, supported by Dizzee Rascal.
PLEASE NOTE: STROBE LIGHTS WHICH ARE IN OPERATION DURING THIS CONCERT CAN POTENTIALLY LEAD TO EPILEPTIC FITS.
NO LASER PENS ARE PERMITTED: THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED.
THIS EVENT USES AMPLIFIED SOUND. PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTION WITH EAR PROTECTION IN THE VENUE
It's easy to forget that not only have the Prodigy given us some of the greatest hits of the rave era and beyond with 'Outer Space' 'Everybody In the Place', 'Charley Says', 'Firestarter' and 'Smack My Bitch Up', they also gave a face to rave and to the rest of us donated the whole idea of selling a credible, uncompromising dance music album with the personality and punk panache of a rock artist - and sold 16 million albums in the process. Now, on Invaders Must Die, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim all feature on the album, which is the first time since the release of Fat Of The Land in 1997. The result is back to their bone shaking best, a collision of old skool rave noise with the stratospheric limits of new technology.
Dizzee Rascal "ABC," as the Jackson Five once put it, "it's easy as 1-2-3": Dizzee Rascal's third album, "Maths & English," is the most complete, intense and thrilling British hip-hop record ever made. Bar none.
From the Korn-inspired metal guitars of the barnstorming first single "Sirens," to the vivacious Bugsy Malone-inspired backchat of Lily Allen (on the irresistible "Wanna be"), every track on this album seems to find a new way of grabbing the listener's attention. But the amazing thing about "Maths & English" is the way the huge number of different styles and ideas that it showcases come together as the perfect vehicle for one man's voice.
It never takes more than half a bar of his raw, guttural, urgent rhyming to realise you're in the presence of the Rasket.