Thursday 29 September 2016

The Prodigy announce two Irish dates this winter with special guests Public Enemy

Published 26/05/2015 | 09:11

The Prodigy
The Prodigy

The Prodigy will play the 3Arena Dublin adn the Odyssey Arena Belfast as part of a huge arena tour this winter.

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They band that brought us hits including Firestarter and Smack My Bitch Up will hit Dublin on November 30 and Belfast on December 1 with special guests Public Enemy.

The band are touring with their latest album The Day is My Enemy, which according to the press material is "an album that takes you on a journey through the unchartered underbelly of urban nightlife where anger is an ever-present energy lurking just beneath the surface of an edgy calm".

“I can’t tell you why this record came out so angry, I think its just inbuilt in me,” says Liam Howlett “It’s more about what I like music to do. I’ve always seen music I like as a form of attack. That’s what I use music for, it’s an attack.

"I didn’t plan this album to sound violent, it’s just the sound that came out of the studio , a kind of build up over the last 4 years . ‘Anger is an energy’, that’s a lyric which always resonated with me. The tension is buried deep in the music right from the first drop. It’s all about the sound having that sense of danger. That’s what The Prodigy sound is about.”

Liam Howlett, Keef Flint and Maxim have been on the go for 25 years and have made five studio albums but there's no sign of them smoothing out those rough edges anytime soon.

 “The Prodigy right, we’re proud of our roots and we can not be lumped in with the f**kin’ formula dance music by numbers crew,” Liam says.

“They’re the f**kin’ jokers that stop this music getting taken seriously. Skits on Saturday night live takin’ the piss? That’s where it’s ended up…  That’s not what electronic music is about. The lazy DJ’s, they have to be exposed. I’ve gone out of my way on this album to not have any of those things that people attach to dance music now… there’s no f**king typical snare builds or that bollocks.”

“I’m coming out firing on this record.”

He adds, “I like to play stuff live on analogue rather than programme it all. I’m sick to death of looking at a computer screen, that was never me. Who cares if there’s a mistake or whatever, it gives the music a more organic loose feel.”

Tickets for The Prodigy's 3Arena headline show are priced from €52.65 incl.  booking fee and will go on sale this Friday at 9:30am from Ticketmaster.

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