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prodigyMitsubishi-Electric-Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany
5th December 2018
The Prodigy - “No Tourists” Tour 2018 - Support: Slaves

When we arrived at the hall just before 7pm, there was no long queue in front of the hall because the entrance was incredibly fast. The venue filled up quickly until the concert, but that was to expect since a band that wrote history invited you to celebrate and nobody wanted to miss that.


Slaves

The pulsating mix of old-school Punk and guitar riffs of the noughties brings SLAVES 2015 with the debut, ‘are you satisfied?’, a fabulous surprise hit including Mercury Prize nomination. The successor, ‘take control’ (2016), is dominated by urgent distortion sounds and powerful drums, so the British let “pop on” for the first time on ‘Acts of fear and love’ (2018). Humorous and socially critical at the same time, the duo jokes in pointed lyrics about the infected Instagram world (“the lives they wish they had“) or settles with the UK government. https://youareallslaves.com / https://www.facebook.com/slaves

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Music & Performance
Isaac Holman (vocals, drums) and Laurie Vincent (guitar, vocals) come on stage and Isaac bares his upper body first. From then on, there was no quiet moment. Drum attitudes like Bon Harris, freaky dance moves on the guitar. A song contains the words “fuck the hi-hat” and due to the lack of this two drums and two cymbals are maltreated instead. Then off to the audience, shove, animate the crowd, back on the stage and continue the madness ride. SEX PISTOLS meet NITZER EBB and team up with Pop. More heating is not possible.

Setlist
01. Sockets
02. Bugs
03. Magnolia
04. Fuck the Hi-Hat
05. Cheer Up London
06. The Lives They Wish They Had
07. Chokehold
08. Sugar Coated Bitter Truth
09. Beauty Quest
10. The Hunter

Rating
Music: 7
Performance: 9
Sound: 7
Light: 8
Total: 7.8 / 10

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The Prodigy

With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, THE PRODIGY are the undisputed superstars of British club culture. Their unique blend of Techno, Rave, Big Beat, Jungle, Drum’n’Bass, Acid House, Punk and Electronic Hardcore has been finding millions of fans across the scene for over 25 years. In the same year, they were the only ones to win an MTV Music Award for “Best Alternative Act” and “Best Dance Act”.

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In 2015, the British trio made an impressive return with their sixth studio album, ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, which promptly shook up the international charts, landed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the top 10 and reached the top in their British homeland. After a sold-out world tour and outstanding headliner shows at all major festivals around the globe, THE PRODIGY spent the past year in the studio actual album ‘No Tourists’. http://theprodigy.com / https://www.facebook.com/theprodigyofficial

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Music & Performance
They are considered as one of the best live bands ever and exceeds their standards tonight. That the current album is number #1 inspires the guys even more to a peak performance. Excellent light show with outstanding effects meets Techno-savvy Metal. People dance in the infield as well as on the tribunes and some even drop their clothes in their ecstasy. Each song is sung as loud as possible and the mood seems to break any scale. The new pieces fit perfectly into the older songs. The flash lights let the crowd twitch euphorically. If the sprinklers were to tackle now, you would have the opening scene of Blade I movie. The energy from the stage and from the audience is incredible. Musically there is not much to add: great, outstanding, indescribably beautiful!

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Setlist
01. Breathe
02. Resonate
03. Nasty
04. Omen
05. Champions of London
06. Voodoo People
07. Run With the Wolves
08. Need Some1
09. Poison
10. Everybody in the Place
11. Firestarter
12. Roadblox
13. Light Up the Sky
14. No Good (Start the Dance)
15. Smack My Bitch Up
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16. We Live Forever
17. Fire
18. Take Me to the Hospital
19. Timebomb Zone

Rating
Music: 8
Performance: 9
Sound: 8
Light: 9
Total: 8.5 / 10

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All pictures by Daniela Vorndran (http://www.vorndranphotography.com / http://www.facebook.com/blackcatnet)

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