The Prodigy have announced that all of their upcoming performances have been cancelled, following the passing of Keith Flint earlier this week.
On Monday night, the music world was shocked to learn of the passing of Keith Flint. Aged just 49, Flint became known as the iconic frontman of dance pioneers The Prodigy, making headlines for his iconic look, and powerful stage presence.
In the immediate aftermath of Flint’s death, numerous tributes flowed, with classic programs such as Rage even planning a tribute to the group for this Friday night.
Now, Keith Flint’s bandmates have revealed that all upcoming performances have been cancelled.
Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 5, 2019
Taking to Twitter recently, The Prodigy’s official account announced that, “following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.”
While The Prodigy’s final shows took place throughout January and February as part of a tour of Australia and New Zealand, the group were set to perform their first headline tour of the US in a decade beginning this March.
At this stage, it isn’t clear what the future of the band will be and whether they will again take their live shows on the road, so we’ll have to wait for an official announcement for the group to confirm this.
In related news, The Prodigy’s manager, Nick Halkes, recently took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to Keith Flint, referring to him as “witty, charming, pensive and mercurial.”
“Without Keef’s contribution to The Prodigy, life would have been quite different for me and there have been no shortage of voices over the last 36 hours expressing the sense of loss that accompanies the departure of this extraordinary performer,” Nick Halkes wrote on Twitter yesterday.
“Having signed The Prodigy to XL before they played their first gig I was fortunate to have a unique insight into the very early stages of the bands development. In the early 90s they once found themselves playing a bar in Florida.Many of the people in there were looking at the tiny stage with bemusement.”
“Undeterred, Keef left the stage and spent an extended period firing things up from in amongst the audience, connecting with every single person in there individually until he took up a position on top of the bar once he had the knowledge that he had won all doubters over.”
“By the summer of 1997 they had a number one album all over the planet.”
“Whether it was an underground rave in the early 90s, one of 2018s phenomenal tour dates or any number of performances across the spaces inbetween Keef and Maxim were always an incendiary combination out front,” Halkes continued. “Liam’s beats could not have been in better hands and it was in the live arena that Keef burned brightest.”
“Onstage Keef’s presence was immense. Offstage he could be witty, charming, pensive and mercurial.”