- 07 Mar 19
It comes as no shock that The Prodigy have decided not to proceed with gigs – at least for hte moment – in the wake of hte tragic death of Keith Flint.
The Prodigy have cancelled all future engagements, following the tragic death of frontman, singer and dancer Keith Flint. Flint was found dead at his home in Essex two days ago. He was just 49 years of age.
The band had already confirmed that Keith Flint took his own life, with the band's founding member and main composer Liam Howlett – also from Braintree in Essex – talking of his shock, anger and sadness at the terrible news.
The announcement was made in the simplest possible terms via Twitter. "Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect," a band statement said.
Among the events planned for the band was an appearance at Glastonbury 2019. While the full Glasto line-up has not been announced yet, the festival organiser Emily Eavis confirmed via Instagram today that The Prodigy were among the acts due to play the iconic festival.
She wrote: "We are so saddened to hear the news about the passing of Keith Flint. He’s played here so many times over the years with the Prodigy and was booked to play this year. What an incredible frontman, he gave us all so much life and energy.
"Here’s a clip from ’97 when they became the first dance band to headline Glastonbury - a huge moment for us which we will never forget."
The Prodigy had been due to tour the US – they were the first UK dance act to break through to the first rank there – and they had also planned to play a series of festival dates around the world, a headline appearance at the SW4 festival in London among them. For now, all that activity has been shelved. We will keep you updated with news as it emerges.